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How to save Google Docs to Dropbox

Sending files from Google Drive over to Dropbox, manually or automatically

By Justin Pot · February 12, 2019
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Google Drive and Dropbox are both great places to store files, but sometimes you're going to want to move a file that's in Google Docs over to Dropbox. Here's how to do that, both manually for an individual file or automatically for every file in a folder.

Save Any Google Docs File to Dropbox Manually

Saving a single Google Docs file over to Dropbox is quick. Open the file in Google Docs, then click File > Download as. From here, you can choose from a number of file formats.

Saving an important Google document to my Dropbox

Download whatever file type you prefer. If you use the Dropbox app on your computer, simply save the file to your Dropbox folder; otherwise, head to and upload your file there.

Save Google Docs to Dropbox Automatically

Saving Google Docs manually to Dropbox isn't hard, but what if it happened automatically? We can help with that, with workflows that automatically save Google Docs files in your Dropbox folder. Here's a workflow you can set up right now:

Or, in the other direction, here's one for automatically saving Dropbox files to your Google Drive:

There are a bunch more Dropbox and Google Drive integrations, so be sure to check those out too if you're constantly moving files between these two platforms.

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Justin Pot

Justin Pot is a staff writer at Zapier based in Hillsboro, Oregon. He loves technology, people, and nature, not necessarily in that order. You can follow Justin on Twitter: @jhpot. You don't have to. But you can.


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