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Work remotely and sync offline, anytime

Often work remotely, or on the go? Get offline access to your files and folders so you can continue working from any device, anywhere.

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No Wi-Fi? No problem

With offline sync and access, you can easily make files in your Dropbox account available when you don’t have access to Wi-Fi or a cellular network. 

No signal on the commuter rail, airplane, or while working remotely at your go-to coffee shop? No problem. All you need to do is make the files you need available offline, and you can access them anytime, anywhere.

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Access your files from all your devices

The Dropbox desktop app offers a range of features to help you keep your files in sync across multiple devices. That includes allowing you to automatically sync files to your Windows or Mac computer so you can access them even when you're offline. You can also make files available for offline sync on iOS and Android devices with the Dropbox mobile app.

Mobility means you and your co-workers can collaborate and work remotely wherever and whenever you need—whether that’s from your home office, in coworking spaces, or while telecommuting part-time.

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Make your folders available, too

With Dropbox, you can create folders to help you organize your files—and make those folders sync offline on desktop or mobile.

Whether your project collaborator is working offline on a plane headed to a conference, or the internet suddenly goes out at the office, all team members—including freelancers in remote positions—will have access to the folders. This allows everyone to stay on top of their work and makes it simple to collaborate on projects—no matter where you are.

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Frequently asked questions

Remote working and working offline are two activities that are often related. Working offline means you’re not connected to the internet but are still able to access your files and folders. You can work offline and any changes made to your file will sync when you’re back online

Working remotely means you’re away from your normal working environment. This could mean you’re offline without access to Wi-Fi or have a limited internet connection. Some of your team members may be full-time remote workers who never travel to a central office.

Yes, you can work offline with Dropbox files and folders from your mobile device. To make files available offline, simply turn on the “Available offline” option for individual files you’d like to work with. Dropbox users on Professional, Enterprise, or team plans can also make folders available offline by switching on the same option in each folder.

The Dropbox desktop app will update and sync files automatically any time you’re connected to the internet. This ensures you always have the latest version of your file across all of your linked devices. 

However, you can set specific files to not sync when you’re online with our selective sync feature. By turning on selective sync, you can choose which files will update and sync automatically whenever an internet connection is detected.

It’s possible to work in Dropbox Paper offline using only the Paper mobile app. With the Paper mobile app, you can create new documents, edit existing ones, add comments, and easily share content with co-workers, team members and remote employees. 

When you’re offline, you can access, edit, and comment on starred and recent documents or create new documents. Any changes you’ve made will sync when you’re back online.

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