Bonjour, Paris

La Ville Lumière, here we come. We’re happy to announce the opening of our Paris office, which joins Dublin and London as our third European location. Our new Paris team, led by Philippe Plichon, is putting down roots in the city’s thriving tech neighborhood, “Silicon Sentier.”

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How an award-winning documentary was made in record time with Dropbox Pro

In 2013, Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber were nearly finished editing a documentary they’d spent the last two years filming in India. A few months before the documentary was due to premiere at film festivals across the country, the story behind the film took such a pivotal turn that the directors had no choice — they had to go back to India and keep shooting. The finished product was a documentary that had been reworked so quickly, that it ended up having a huge impact on the very story it was telling.

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Edit Office files right from your browser with our new Office Online integration

We’re willing to bet that your Dropbox is home to quite a few Microsoft Office files — and starting today, working with those files is even easier. We’ve released a new integration with Microsoft Office Online, so you can edit any Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel files in your Dropbox directly from your web browser.

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Pro tips: Film writer/director Greg Coolidge on perfecting the creative process

Hollywood Renaissance man Greg Coolidge — whose many accomplishments include writing Ride Along, writing and directing Employee of the Month, and writing and executive producing The Expendables — wears many creative hats. And with help from tools like Dropbox, he never misses a moment of inspiration. Here’s a sneak peek into his workflow and creative process, with a few tips for all you creative or media professionals out there.

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Document previews on the web are now better than ever

Starting today, when you preview a document in Dropbox using a web browser, it’s going to look better, load faster, and offer you even more functionality. The biggest change you may notice is that we’ve redesigned the document toolbar at the bottom of the preview, so it adapts to the type of file you’re previewing — across documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs, on any major web browser.

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Preserve your family recipes with Dropbox

When people think of family traditions, they often think of food. Whether it’s grandma’s chicken noodle soup, dad’s secret barbecue sauce, or newer additions to the recipe box (see: totchos), food lies at the heart of many family gatherings and fond memories. Unfortunately, family recipes aren’t always written down or saved in a consistent way, making it harder to track down your family’s secret snickerdoodle recipe when you get a sudden craving for it. Enter Dropbox, a simple way to preserve your favorite family recipes. Here’s how.

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