Dropbox - Integration
What is it?
The Dropbox Integrations widget provides a portal into your existing Dropbox files from within your Igloo community.
Through it you can view, add, and download files in Dropbox.
Features and functionality
The Dropbox integrations widget provides many of the features available in the Dropbox web interface.
Search - You can search files and folders in your Dropbox through the search bar in the widget.
Add folders - You can create and name new folders and sub-folders through the widget.
Upload files - You can upload new files to any location in your Dropbox.
The ellipsis menu
The rightmost column of the file list in the widget contains an icon with three dots. Selecting it opens a menu with additional features.
View in Dropbox - selecting a file name or selecting View in Dropbox will open a file in the Dropbox interface.
Download - Selecting Download will save the selected file to your computer or device.
Delete File - Selecting Delete will remove that file from Dropbox as if deleted from within the standard Dropbox interface.
Information - Selecting the information button will open a small prompt with details on the file like the author, size, and its online location.
How to add a Dropbox widget
Step 1:Add a widget
Add an integration widget to your page. Follow the steps outlined in the Widgets article for adding widgets, and select the Integrations widget.
Step 2: Select Dropbox
Edit the widget and select the Dropbox icon.
Step3: Enter a folder ID (optional)
If you would like the Dropbox integration to display a specific folder when it loads, enter the ID of that folder in the Initial Folder ID field. The folder ID can be found as part of the folder’s URL when navigating in the Dropbox web interface.
If you want to use the root folder, leave it as “\”
Step 4: Configure advanced options (optional)
Selecting Advanced Options will expand a list of additional features. You can enable or disable them as appropriate.
Enable View in Dropbox - Enable the option for files to be viewed in the Dropbox interface.
Enable Auto Height - The widget will automatically adjust its height to match the folder content.
Show search - Displays a search bar within the widget,
Show Last Modified - Makes the ‘Last Modified’ column in file list visible.
Show File Type - Makes the ‘Type’ column in file list visible
Show File Size - Makes the ‘Size’ column in file list visible
Frequently asked questions
Can I save files from my Igloo into Dropbox, or vise versa?
Not directly. Due to security restrictions on both sides, Dropbox cannot transfer files directly to Igloo, nor can Igloo transfer files to Dropbox. You will need to download the files and then upload them in the other system if you need to move or copy them.
Can I search my Dropbox through the normal Igloo search feature?
The only way to search your Dropbox is through the widget. Igloo does not have direct access to your Dropbox because of security restrictions.