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Dropbox & Trello: Turn Up Team Collaboration With More Features

dropbox power-up in trello

Other than getting coffee and checking Twitter, there are two activities that are essential in your workday—collaborating with coworkers and sharing information. 

Communication happens constantly so your team needs a shared perspective on tasks, projects, and progress. That’s why Dropbox is partnering with Trello to bring more harmony to your team’s workspaces. App and context switching will be mundane tasks of the past thanks to updates to the Dropbox Power-Up and an exciting new Trello integration for Dropbox.

Not only has the Dropbox Power-Up been improved and added more functionality to the Dropbox Power-Up, Dropbox has also launched their new Trello Integration, which enables teams to create Trello cards (or add content directly to existing cards) from within their Dropbox account. 

Your team needs to be productive without app overload. With Trello and Dropbox in your productivity toolbox, work will feel like magic. Let’s dive into the new and improved features.

Access Your Work In One Place With The Dropbox Power-Up For Trello 

Work doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Most likely, your team uses multiple apps and tools to manage workflows, processes, and teamwork—and that’s where Trello Power-Ups can really come in handy.

Trello Power-Ups are powerful integrations you can turn on and off from your Trello boards whenever you want to give more depth or complexity to a workflow. This means you can enable them only when and where it's meaningful for your work, a great way to create custom processes without adding clutter. 

With the Dropbox Power-Up, you can strengthen your team's workflow with the power of both tools in one place:

  • Thumbnails are richer with Trello cards.
    Get a file attachment better experience on the back of a Trello card. Easily identify all the content your team is working on, without needing to click into the files themselves. You can also view any file format supported by Dropbox, regardless if you have the source application installed or not.

  • Get more context with better previews.
    If you click on a file, enhanced previews from files stored in Dropbox will show up in your Trello cards, too, so you can scan visual assets without needing to click into the files themselves.  

documents in dropbox to integrate with trello

So, how does the Dropbox Power-Up work?

  • On a Trello board, enable the Dropbox Power-Up. (You’ll be prompted to log into your Dropbox account, if not already connected.)
  • From within a card select the Dropbox file or folder you want to attach.
  • Preview your documents without leaving Trello.


    Trello dropbox integration

Stay Focused With The Trello Integration For Dropbox

Staying focused during the workday is one of the most difficult tasks to master. One of the main culprits of distraction is context switching. It’s interrupted task switching from one activity to another—such as writing an email then responding to a Slack message, all while getting a phone call from your boss. 

This anti-productivity perpetrator can result in miscommunication and lost information. For example, if you’re deep into writing a report, you will lose focus if you need to stop and head to another app to give a status update to a co-worker on the report’s progress. 

With the Trello Integration for Dropbox, you can share your updates and progress with your team the moment they need it—all while staying focused in your Dropbox file. 

Thanks to this integration, when in Dropbox you can now: 

  • Attach any file or folder to an existing Trello card straight from Dropbox, whether you’re using the new Dropbox desktop app or dropbox.com. You can coordinate with your team in Trello without having to switch context from your content. 

    attach trello card from dropbox
  • Create a new Trello card from a file, right from Dropbox. Add new tasks and resources to Trello boards from the comfort of your Dropbox instance.

    how to add trello cards in dropbox documents

Worried about who will have access? You can have peace of mind knowing that attachments from Dropbox will retain their original sharing permissions in Trello. 

To get started, follow these simple steps:

  • Connect your Trello account to Dropbox 
  • On Dropbox, click on the “Share” dropdown next to any file or folder, and then select “Trello”
  • Attach the file or folder to a Trello card, or create a new card to attach it to

Turn Up Team Collaboration With Trello And Dropbox

Get ready to arrive at collaboration station and drop some serious productivity on your team. 

Log into Trello and Dropbox to set up these integrations for your team and get information flowing so you have more time for more pressing matters like a fika-style team coffee break (and maybe a few scrolls through Twitter).

In fact, it can be a good moment to chat with your team: How can improving your workflows make your workdays better? After all, you’re spending them together so it’s worth making every interaction—and integration—count! 


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