The Complete Guide to Extending Dropbox with Add-ons, Plug-ins, and Web Services More
Millions of people use Dropbox for their Cloud Storage needs. We love Dropbox, but not just because it is easy to use; rather, we use Dropbox as a bridge between the files we like to store on the web and every one of our mobile devices.
What is so very cool about Dropbox is how it can automate and control almost everything you do. Dropbox is far more than Cloud Storage; it is Master Control for all things digital. Even if you do not use Cloud Storage, the very cool things you can do with Dropbox make it a great program.
We use Dropbox to automatically convert Word documents into PDF files. We use Dropbox to automatically resize images dropped into our Dropbox Folders and then email selected images to clients. And it happens automatically. You can drop still pictures, videos, text files and Word documents into a single folder and Dropbox will move the files to separate folders by file type or specific name or creation date.
Dropbox can find a specific image file in a specific folder and email it to someone with a specific document from a different folder. Automatically. Very Cool.
We record voice memos directly to Dropbox and we use Dropbox to control our Home PC. We even visually monitor our office using Dropbox.
Dropbox can be used with any program that can use Watch Folders. We use it with Hazel and Belvedere; adding rules and scripts, and anything uploaded to specific folders can be manipulated.
Dropbox is not just a convenient file storage solution; it gives us a very easy and very cool way to do some pretty amazing things that most users were not aware they could do. And best of all, Dropbox and most of the tools and services designed specifically for Dropbox are free.
Our guide to Dropbox explains how to simplify and automate your life with Dropbox, add-ons, plug-ins and free web services. If you depend upon Dropbox, you need our latest eBook. If you are new to Dropbox or perhaps not a Dropbox user, let us teach you why you should be.
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