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A Python SDK for integrating with the Dropbox API v2. Compatible with Python 2.7 and 3.4+. Documentation is available on Read the Docs.


Create an app at

Install via pip:

$ pip install dropbox

Install from source:

$ git clone git://
$ cd dropbox-sdk-python
$ python install

After installation, to get started, follow one of our examples or read the documentation on Read the Docs.


All requests need to be made with an OAuth 2 access token. To get started, once you've created an app, you can go to the app's console and generate an access token for your own Dropbox account for development. You can also find a variety of examples outlining different authorization flows under:


You can also view our OAuth guide

Example Applications

  • updown - A sample application that demonstrates simple file upload and download


Contributions to this SDK are always welcome and encouraged!

See the CONTRIBUTING doc for more information


MIT - See the LICENSE for more information

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