How to Instantly Save Gmail Attachments to Dropbox

Following the steps outlined below, you’ll be able to save any of the attachments included with your Gmail messages straight to Dropbox.

  1. To get started, head over to and click the Sign in with your Gmail account button at the bottom of the page.
  2. You’ll be redirected to your Google accounts page where you’ll need to grant access to – make sure that Remember this approval is checked, and then click the Allow button.
  3. On your insync page you’ll need to add an account – so click the Dropbox button.
  4. This time you’ll be redirected to your Dropbox page, where you’ll need to grant access for Insync on your Dropbox account. Click the Allow button.
  5. Finally, set a label to use in Gmail. The default label of @Dropbox is perfect – but you can use anything you’d like. Click the Set label button when you’re done.
  6. At this point there should be a “Connected service” on your Insync page (see the image below – yours won’t be identical but it will be close).
  7. Now open up your Gmail. Locate an email that has an attachment you’d like to save to Dropbox. You can either “move” the email to your @Dropbox label, as illustrated in the image below…
  8. or you can simply apply the @Dropbox label to the email (which means it will remain in your Inbox, but also be included in your @Dropbox “folder”, and thus downloaded to Dropbox).
  9. Once you’ve applied the @Dropbox label to an email with an attachment, your Dropbox folder will automatically create a sub-folder titled Attachments.

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  11. Inside of that folder you’ll find additional folders. Each will be named using the email addresses of people who have sent you messages, that have attachments, that you applied the @Dropbox label to.

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  13. Open one of those folders, and you’ll find the attachment happily waiting for you :)

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  15. Going forward, all you need to do is apply that @Dropbox label to any messages with attachments, and those attachments will be automatically sent to Dropbox. That’s it!

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