Dropbox Connector

Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage and synchronization service designed to integrate with most operating systems and devices, sync content in real time across multiple devices, and act as a backup repository for data—i.e., if a device breaks, gets stolen, or fails, the data will still be retrievable from another device. It frees up space on local hard drives and can be used as a platform for sending or receiving files that are too big to be emailed. Real-time collaboration between users is also possible. You can manually access those folders to create translation jobs in Memsource, or you can configure Automated Project Creation to initiate jobs based on rules that you define in a project template.

Set up the Connector

To set up your connector, navigate to Setup, and scroll down to the Integrations section. Click on Connectors. After clicking on New, you can choose the connector you wish to create. Give it a name and change the Type to Dropbox. Click on Join Dropbox, and a popup will appear. Insert your Dropbox credentials and click on Sign in. If the credentials are correct, a tick will appear next to Connect to Dropbox button.

Tips and Tricks

  • You can create subfolders within your source folder. For example: target/{targetLang} will result in source/target/de'
  • You can also create an absolute path. To do this, begin your path with a slash (/). For example: /Output/APC-out/{targetLang}


Sometimes, the connector can become invalid. If this happens, it’ll be shown with a red exclamation mark. This can happen for a few reasons:

  • The authorization token expires after a long period of inactivity
  • Users revoke the access
  • Users change their credentials for a remote service (Dropbox, Google, ...)

If this happens, the Dropbox connector’s edit dialog will show a Re-authenticate button that you can use to re-establish the connection.