Dropbox is a cloud storage provider (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used for storing and sharing files. It allows you to save, sync, and share your personal files, such as photos, videos, and docs. Dropbox lets you backup your files to the cloud, sync them between computers, and share them with your friends.



  • New Folder

    Triggers when a new folder is created

  • New File

    Triggers when a new file is created

  • Update File

    Triggers when an existing file is updated

  • Delete Folder

    Triggers when an existing folder is deleted

  • Delete File

    Triggers when an existing file is deleted



  • Append Text

    Add text to an existing file

  • Copy File or Folder

    Copy an existing file or folder to the specified location

  • Create Folder

    Create a new folder

  • Delete File or Folder

    Delete the specified file or folder

  • Download File

    Download the specified file

  • Get Folder Details

    Retrieve the details of the specified folder

  • Move File or Folder

    Move the specified file or folder to a new location

  • Restore File to Specific Revision

    Restore a file to the specified version

  • Get Files and Folders Metadata

    Retrieve the metadata of the specified file or folder

  • Search file and folder metadata

    Retrieve the metadata of the files and folders of which name contains the specified search string

  • Upload File

    Upload the specified file

Common Questions

To use Dropbox in your workflow, you will first need to connect it Built.io Flow. 

To do this, drag any Dropbox action listed under Dropbox service on the canvas. in case of configuring Dropbox triggers, double-click the Start icon and select Dropbox service. Then, click on the Add New option listed under the Authorize Dropbox field in the configuration window. You will be prompted to login to your Dropbox account, if you are not already logged in. 


Once you have logged in to your Dropbox account, you will be redirected to a permission window where you need to allow Built.io Flow to access files and folders of your Dropbox account. Click Allow


Once you click Allow, you'll be redirected to canvas. 


Rename the authorization as per your choice and click on ADD link. You can now see the added authorization under the Authorize Dropbox field. Once added, this authorization will be available in all Dropbox actions and triggers.

In order to upload a file in Dropbox using Dropbox - Upload File action, you first need to ensure that it is saved on flow engine local storage. To achieve this, you can use Download File action of any other storage service (such as Box, Google Drive). Click here to know more about it.