Business Communication Platform
Smooth communication makes all the difference when managing projects and working with clients. But juggling endless email threads, file versions, and progress updates hampers productivity. Teams need unified platforms that enable seamless file sharing, tracking, and access controls.
Orangedox delivers these capabilities and more through native integrations with Google Workspace and Dropbox. Rather than another siloed app, it embeds efficient collaboration into the tools 5 million businesses use daily.
We sat down with Orangedox CEO Chad Brown to discuss how the platform simplifies teamwork and unlocks productivity.
The Headache of Fragmented Business Communication
Most companies rely on a patchwork of apps and channels for communication:
- Email for discussions and sending file attachments
- Cloud storage like Google Drive or Dropbox to store and access documents
- Instant messaging via Slack, Teams, etc for real-time chatter
This fragmentation creates all kinds of friction:
- Team members struggle to stay on the same page across disparate apps
- Email attachments get buried in overflowing inboxes
- You lose visibility once files leave your cloud storage ecosystem
- Following document progression across tools is messy
Such friction drags projects out unnecessarily. Teams want unified platforms to message, share files, and track progress without context switching between apps.
Unify Teamwork Under One Roof
Orangedox unites communication, file sharing, and tracking within familiar platforms teams use daily.
Rather than yet another new solution teams must adopt, Orangedox works directly within the following:
- Google Workspace – Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides
- Dropbox business folders
With deep integrations unavailable via APIs, Orangedox feels like an extension of these tools instead of another destination.
Key features include:
Secure document sharing – Share files externally without recipients spreading docs downstream
Detailed visibility – See exactly who viewed what documents and when
Real-time sync – Changes in Drive/Dropbox folders automatically update in Orangedox
Message threads – Discuss files inline without endless email chains
Access controls – Revoke access instantly anytime
Orangedox also enables:
- File previews without allowing downloads
- Brand customizations for professional data rooms
- Usage analytics like reading time and scroll depth
With everything in one place, teams communicate faster, close deals quicker, and boost productivity.
Use Cases Across Teams and Departments
While popular in dealmaking, Orangedox proves valuable across functions:
Sales and marketing – Share collateral with prospects and see interactions
Product development – Review specs/wireframes and collect feedback
HR – Distribute handbooks, guides, and training content
Executive leadership – Securely provide board members with financials and planning documents
IT and engineering – Share credentials, APIs, and databases with internal/external parties
Support and services – Share diagnostics data with partners and vendors
Essentially any team collaborating with internal or external stakeholders benefits from streamlined file sharing and visibility.
Why Integration Drives Adoption
Early on, Orangedox focused solely on file tracking. The platform enabled senders to see recipient activity like document opens, views, and downloads.
“We gave away our tracker to thousands of companies, including Fortune 500s,” recalls founder Chad Brown. “But when we tried charging for more features, people balked.”
This feedback revealed that file tracking alone didn’t solve a burning customer problem. But seamless integration did.
“People were asking for tighter connections with tools like Google Drive and Dropbox,” says Chad. “Rather than yet another destination to upload files, they wanted security controls applied directly in platforms they already used daily.”
So Chad rebuilt Orangedox embedding protection into Drive and Dropbox instead of bolting on another repository. Adoption exploded as users appreciated the frictionless experience.
“If you listen to your customers and provide good support, talking with them as people, I think you'll have a successful startup.”
Eliminating context switching between apps unlocks productivity. Orangedox gives teams robust controls without changing user behavior or tools.
Secure Collaboration in Action
Orangedox helps companies like marketing agency M5 tighten data security and streamline client collaboration.
Handling many concurrent projects with localized assets and regionalized messaging keeps M5 project managers on their toes. Juggling client reviews and progress updates via email and phone-tagged productivity.
With Orangedox integrated directly into Google Drive, M5 aligned all stakeholders into unified workspaces. Clients access planning docs, creative files, and annotated mockups via secure portals instead of attachments.
“We avoided endless email chains and version confusion,” explains M5 founder Clara Wu. “The ability to discuss files inline sped up reviews and approvals.”
Detailed tracking also helps Clara measure engagement. Seeing which prospects opened proposals versus merely receiving them helps refine follow-ups. Review duration and scroll depth signals content quality.
“Orangedox gives me insight to create more compelling collateral and service clients better. Our productivity jumped over 30% in the first quarter alone.”
Whether sharing deals with clients or collaborating internally, unified communication eliminates friction. Teams share files, discuss progress, and track engagement without switching apps or monitoring inboxes.
This seamless workflow fuels productivity and business growth.
Why Integration Drives the Future
Despite innovating online document sharing 20 years ago, many legacy virtual data room (VDR) providers still operate separate document repositories. Users upload files to these proprietary platforms instead of relying on integrated tools like Drive or Dropbox.
Chad Brown sees tight embedding as the future for secure collaboration:
“Unless VDRs integrate natively with platforms like Google Drive, they just won't survive. People want security applied directly in the tools they already use.”
Rather than bolting on yet another destination for files, teams want more control over existing ecosystems. As communication continues online, security and tracking must be embedded directly into those channels.
Vendors like Orangedox will thrive thanks to frictionless integration. Those failing to pivot will slowly fade away.
Streamline Your Teamwork Today
Smooth collaboration eliminates friction hampering project progress and deal velocity. Orangedox bakes easy file sharing, tracking, and security into Google Workspace and Dropbox.
With no learning curve thanks to native integrations, Orangedox helps teams:
- Work together more efficiently using existing tools
- Avoid productivity lag from switching apps
- Share files externally without leakage or version chaos
- Accelerate reviews and approvals
- Provide clients with unified workspaces
Sign up for a free 14-day trial to streamline team collaboration with Orangedox today.
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Does Orangedox work on mobile devices?
Yes, Orangedox offers mobile-friendly data rooms accessible on any smartphone or tablet. Recipients easily review confidential documents on the go without installing any apps.
What types of documents can I share through Orangedox?
Essentially any business document needing controlled external access fits Orangedox use cases. Orangedox supports the secure sharing of:
– Microsoft Office files – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
– Image files – JPG, PNG, SVG
– PDF documents
– Multimedia – Video, audio
– Google files – Docs, Sheets, Slides
Can I migrate data from another vendor?
Yes, Orangedox can migrate data from legacy systems like old-school virtual data rooms. Since Orangedox does not store documents, it points to your existing Google Drive or Dropbox folders instead.
An Orangedox representative can guide you through the quick and easy migration process. Avoid duplicate data by pointing to Orangedox at current cloud storage locations.
Does Orangedox offer custom integrations?
Currently, Orangedox focuses solely on Google Workspace and Dropbox integrations within their respective ecosystems. However, popular business tools like Slack, Salesforce, Office 365, etc, integrate natively with Drive and Dropbox.
So while Orangedox does not integrate directly with these third-party apps, you can still access Orangedox quickly from your preferred tools thanks to existing connections.
What happens when my Orangedox access expires?
By default, recipient access to Orangedox data rooms expires after 90 days. However, the admin can manually extend or revoke access at any time.
Once access expires, recipients can no longer view protected documents. However, the actual files remain stored securely in your connected Google Drive or Dropbox account.