Dropbox is rolling out a way for users to electronically sign documents or ask for signatures via HelloSign, an eSignature company it acquired last year. Using Dropbox, users can set up an existing. Login to Dropbox. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and keep your files safe. Dropbox and HelloSign can help you get key documents signed fast, all with the added benefit of an audit trail—the proof of where and when the document was signed. Audit trails have been shown to reduce contractual arguments and disputes, arguably making an e-signature even more powerful than its handwritten counterpart. Use Dropbox to easily add electronic signatures to Word docs, PDFs, and more Dropbox integrates with best-in-class e-signature tools, including HelloSign, a Dropbox company, Adobe Sign, and DocuSign, so you can seamlessly send important documents online for electronic signature.
DocuSign integrates with Dropbox to simplify the electronic signature process, helping organizations be more productive and get business done faster. With Dropbox Extensions, users can easily set up and send documents for signature to multiple recipients directly from Dropbox.
The Dropbox and HelloSign integration lets you send files for eSignature, or eSign files yourself, without leaving Dropbox. The signed files automatically save to your Dropbox account.
Hellosign Sign In
Learn more about HelloSign in the HelloSign Help Center.
Connect Dropbox and HelloSign
When you send for a signature through Dropbox, you’ll be prompted to connect your Dropbox and HelloSign accounts and accept the terms of service. A free HelloSign account will be created with the email address you use for Dropbox. (If you already have a HelloSign account with the same email address as your Dropbox account, the accounts will be connected). After your accounts are connected, you’ll also be able to sign in to HelloSign.com by clicking Sign in with Dropbox.
Send for a signature or sign a file
You can send a file in Dropbox for a signature or sign a file yourself.
To send for a signature or sign a file on dropbox.com and the desktop app:
- Sign in to dropbox.com or open the Dropbox desktop app.
- Hover over the name of a file and click the check box that appears on the left.
- Click the arrow next to Share below the file thumbnail in the right sidebar.
- Click Send for signature.
- Choose who needs to sign.
- If you’re the only signer, click I’m the only signer.
- If you’re not the only signer, type their name and email address in the box. To add more signers, click Add another signer. To add yourself as a signer, click Add me as a signer.
- To request an attachment from any signer, click the paperclip icon next to their email.
- Drag and drop onto the document to add fields where the signer(s) will need to sign. Assign each field to a signer in the right sidebar.
- Note: Each signer must be assigned at least one non-date field before you can continue to the next step.
- Click Continue.
- Choose a file name and a Dropbox folder location for the signed copy of the file. (The original file won’t be renamed or moved).
- Click Continue.
- Add anyone you’d like to be copied on your email or an email message.
- Click Send for signature to confirm and send for a signature.
Once your signed files are complete, you and all signers will receive email confirmations. Your signed files automatically save back to your Dropbox account, in the location you chose for that file and in your connected HelloSign account. If you delete a signed file from either Dropbox or HelloSign, it’ll still be saved on the other.
In Dropbox, while a file is waiting to get signed, an in-progress PDF version of the file is saved in the location you chose named “[file name] (in-progress).pdf”. Once the file is signed, that file is replaced with a new, signed PDF file named “[file name] (signed).pdf”.
File types and sizes
Single files uploaded to be signed can’t exceed 40MB or 500 pages. Visit the HelloSign Help Center for all supported file types and file sizes.
Limitations and storage quotas
If the HelloSign account you connected to Dropbox is on the limited free plan (which is the default plan), you can make three document transactions per month. Learn more about the limited free plan and how to upgrade.
Signed files take up space in your Dropbox account. If you run out of space in your Dropbox account while a file is in progress (waiting on a signature), you’ll see an error message and the signed version of the file will only save on HelloSign.com and not in Dropbox. Learn how much storage space you have in your Dropbox account.
Admins: Manage the HelloSign integration for your team
Dropbox Business team admins can turn the HelloSign integration on or off for their entire Dropbox Business team.
To turn the integration on or off:
- Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin account.
- Click Admin console.
- Click Settings.
- Under Additional settings, click Send for signature.
- Toggle to On or Off.
HelloSign becomes the default e-signature service of Dropbox. In addition to the integration with HelloSign, Dropbox also introduces other new features to make work within the platform easier.
With the integration with HelloSign, users can now more easily send, sign and save agreements without leaving Dropbox. The new functionality will be rolled out to private beta users in the coming weeks and will be released to the general public next month. Dropbox acquired HelloSign at the beginning of 2019 for 230 million dollars (205 million euro).
In addition to the integration with HelloSign, Dropbox also added a new App Center for business customers. App Center serves as a hub for finding tools from Dropbox partners such as Zoom, Slack and Google. The new hub will initially only be available to a few beta users. By the time this service is officially added to Dropbox, App Center will have tools from more than 40 partners at its disposal.
Dropbox also introduces new Dropbox Plus features, including Dropbox passwords. This feature allows customers to store and synchronise passwords between different devices with zero-knowledge encryption. This feature is made possible through the acquisition of Valt, a company specialised in password management.
Another new feature called Dropbox Vault allows consumers to securely store important documents, such as a testament, to ensure that only a select number of friends or family members have access to these documents when needed. Dropbox Vault contains extensive security including a 6-digit PIN code.
Dropbox also introduces the Dropbox Family Plan for up to six members. Each family member has their own account, and family members can share files such as photos or documents in a shared folder.