dropbox client

pub package

A flutter plugin for accessing Dropbox.


Register a Dropbox API app from https://www.dropbox.com/developers . You need dropbox key and dropbox secret.

For Android, add below in AndroidManifest.xml (replace DROPBOXKEY with your key)


            <!-- Change this to be db- followed by your app key -->
            <data android:scheme="db-DROPBOXKEY" />

            <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />

            <category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />

If you need more help setting up Android, please read https://github.com/dropbox/dropbox-sdk-java#setup .

For iOS,

  1. add below in Info.plist

  2. add below in Info.plist (replace DROPBOXKEY with your key)


3.a) If you are using Swift, add below code to AppDelegate.swift

    import ObjectiveDropboxOfficial

    // should be inside AppDelegate class
    override func application(_ app: UIApplication, open url: URL, options: [UIApplication.OpenURLOptionsKey : Any] = [:]) -> Bool {
      if let authResult = DBClientsManager.handleRedirectURL(url) {
          if authResult.isSuccess() {
              print("dropbox auth success")
          } else if (authResult.isCancel()) {
              print("dropbox auth cancel")
          } else if (authResult.isError()) {
              print("dropbox auth error \(authResult.errorDescription)")
      return true

3.b) If you are using Objective C, add below code to AppDelegate.m

    #import <ObjectiveDropboxOfficial/ObjectiveDropboxOfficial.h>

    - (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)app openURL:(NSURL *)url
        options:(NSDictionary<UIApplicationOpenURLOptionsKey,id> *)options {
      DBOAuthResult *authResult = [DBClientsManager handleRedirectURL:url];
      if (authResult != nil) {
        if ([authResult isSuccess]) {
          NSLog(@"Success! User is logged into Dropbox.");
        } else if ([authResult isCancel]) {
          NSLog(@"Authorization flow was manually canceled by user!");
        } else if ([authResult isError]) {
          NSLog(@"Error: %@", authResult);
      return NO;
  1. Update Deployment Target to iOS 9.0 or above from Xcode. (dropbox_client 0.7.0 and above)

If you need more help setting up for iOS, please read https://github.com/dropbox/dropbox-sdk-obj-c#get-started .


import 'package:dropbox_client/dropbox_client.dart';

Future initDropbox() async {
    // init dropbox client. (call only once!)
    await Dropbox.init(dropbox_clientId, dropbox_key, dropbox_secret);

String accessToken;

Future testLogin() async {
  // this will run Dropbox app if possible, if not it will run authorization using a web browser.
  await Dropbox.authorize();

Future getAccessToken() async {
  accessToken = await Dropbox.getAccessToken();

Future loginWithAccessToken() async {
  await Dropbox.authorizeWithAccessToken(accessToken);

Future testLogout() async {
  // unlink removes authorization
  await Dropbox.unlink();

Future testListFolder() async {
  final result = await Dropbox.listFolder(''); // list root folder
  final url = await Dropbox.getTemporaryLink('/file.txt');

Future testUpload() async {
  final filepath = '/path/to/local/file.txt';
  final result = await Dropbox.upload(filepath, '/file.txt', (uploaded, total) {
    print('progress $uploaded / $total');

Future testDownload() async {
  final filepath = '/path/to/local/file.txt';
  final result = await Dropbox.download('/dropbox_file.txt', filepath, (downloaded, total) {
    print('progress $downloaded / $total');

Example can be found in example folder.