External document links

If a user wants to link to an external document (eg., a goole doc) to a record (eg., a Lead or Opportunity), is there a reasonable way to do this without just pasting the URL in a note?

We’d like to treat linked documents more like file attachments. We don’t want to attach the file, though, as it immediately becomes stale when extracted from its source environment.

While this is a general question, my primary concern is for google documents. The existing integration doesn’t appear to let you link drive files or anything like that. I want to be sure that I’m not overlooking anything.

If I’m not wrong, when you fully activate the integration with Google, it will enable the Google Drive integration, that allow you to find the file on Google Drive!

For other platforms like Dropbox and Office 365, additional development will be needed!