How to Download Files Directly to your Dropbox

Posted by Mayank on August 13, 2011 in Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.

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How to Download Files Directly to your Dropbox

Consider a situation: You are done for the day and leaving for home and would like to read a document as soon as you get home. If you use Dropbox, you can have it ready for you as soon as you get home. URL Droplet is a simple webapp that allows you to paste in the download link for a file and have it download straight to your Dropbox. Using the webapp, you can start a large download while out on their mobile phone, on a company computer at work, or just sitting at an internet cafe.

The downloaded file is saved in the main Dropbox directory—if it were saved to public, anybody could see what you’ve been getting. URL Droplet needs access to your Dropbox account, so you should be comfortable granting permissions to third-party apps. The project is in Beta phase, but it works like a charm. I especially like to download files directly to Dropbox when I’m going to office or coming back from office – it gives me a sense of accomplishment for the time wasted in travel.

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