Using DropBox in Project management

Dropbox is a wonderful file storage tool, you can save your documents and files in the cloud and access them from any location and from any device, be it your computer, phone or tablet.

It also lets you share huge files that email programs like Gmail would not allow. Huge Movies and CAD files could be shared with family, colleagues, and friends.

Even though Binfire has its own cloud storage space, we felt strongly that we need to integrate it with our project management software for the benefit of our customers.

Integration with Dropbox

Binfire has its own secure (encrypted) storage folder in the cloud for every project, but our customer’s files are saved in multiple locations and services. Storage services are well known. convenient to use, easy for saving files and syncing them between multiple devices.

We believe when you are using a project management application, you should have access to all your files regardless where they are stored.

Binfire lets users make files stored in other storage services accessible in their project management application. The user can attach Dropbox files to tasks, bugs, messages, and comments. It also lets the user paste images on Binfire’s interactive whiteboard for online brainstorming sessions with team members.

In addition to above, all image files stored in Dropbox could be viewed in Binfire. This is a great feature since it makes document collaboration available for all project members for files stored in services other than Binfire’s storage folders.

Those members of the project which don’t have a Dropbox account still have access to all files made available by their team members from other storage services.

Adding Dropbox files to Binfire is real easy. In both tasks page and Files page click on Dropbox icon. A window opens in which you can give permission for connecting the two applications and then selecting files which you want to bring over.

From now on all files you have given permissions will be shown in your project folder. Product icons will identify files  from Google Drive, Dropbox and Binfire’s own native files

Our aim is to integrate with as many useful application as possible. So far we have integrated with Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Dropbox.

Soon we plan to add integration with CRM and finance applications. If you have a favorite application which you would like us to integrate with Binfire, let us know.

Dan Smiljanić

Dan is a practitioner of project management and our resident geek. With a background in computer science, Dan is the lead product tester at Binfire. When Dan not writing code, you will probably find him cycling and hiking with friends.

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