Dropbox is out today with news that it is refreshing its third-party software integration program with new capabilities and partnerships. Dropbox Extensions will offer new features along with integration from big names like Adobe, Autodesk, Vimeo, Docusign, and more.

Announced in a press release, the company says that the new Dropbox Extensions platform will give users an even more powerful and seamless experience by being able to start workflows for many different file types right within Dropbox.

Users will have the ability to initiate workflowsdirectly within Dropbox across popular content types (including DWG, PDF, Word, image, and multimedia files) and compatible partner applications from Adobe, Autodesk, DocuSign, Vimeo, as well as other category-leading tools. With these integrations, users will have the capability of launching actions such as file editing, send for eSignature, video annotation, and electronic fax.

Here are some use cases for the new Dropbox Extensions:

Send for eSignature: with Adobe SignDocuSign, and HelloSign, share a PDF or Word document with external collaborators, obtain eSignatures, automatically save back the final signed copy to Dropbox, and receive notification when the entire signature process is complete.

Edit PDFs: with NitroairSlate, and Smallpdf, combine, convert, organize, fill forms, edit, annotate, and more, while automatically saving the changes back to Dropbox. Dropbox and Adobe will also collaborate on a future Dropbox Extension for users to edit PDFs with Adobe Acrobat DC.

View and Edit DWGs: with Autodesk, view and edit DWG files and drawings through the AutoCAD web app without installing any software or downloading any files.

Annotate Videos: with Vimeo, invite clients and collaborators to review and annotate video projects across popular multimedia files like MPG, MP4, and WMV, including features such as time-coded feedback.

Edit Images: with Pixlr, achieve professional-level photo editing with a robust set of tools that crop, rotate, resize, filter, add effects, and add images or text to photos.

Send Electronic Fax: with HelloFax, send an electronic fax from any Word or PDF file and receive a confirmation receipt in your Dropbox when the process is complete.

The first new Dropbox Extensions will start rolling out on November 27th, with the company sharing more details in the future.


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