With most cloud storage services providing more or less similar services, it is getting increasingly difficult to stay ahead of the stiff competition. Dropbox must be feeling the heat now that both SkyDrive and Google Drive have started improving their services and raising the bar on their service offerings. Dropbox has now added yet another feature that is sure to make customers of the popular cloud service delighted. Users can now send links to files and folders in Dropbox in 2 clicks and this tutorial I’ll show you how to do this.
How to Send Links to Files and Folders in Dropbox
1. Upload a photo album, video, document, or file you want to share with someone. You can do this simply by dragging a file to the Dropbox folder on your computer.
2. Right-click the file or folder and choose Get link.
When you create or get a link, your photos, videos, or documents are opened in a web browser. Visitors with the link can download the files or just view it online within the web browser itself.
If you are using the Dropbox mobile app, all you need to do to share a link to the file is to open the file and press the link icon in the bottom left corner.
The cool thing about this feature is that users with links to the page cannot edit your stuff.
This new feature in Dropbox is somewhat similar to what Microsoft Web Apps offers, only better. You can not only share links to files and folders but you can even share presentations with users who do not have Dropbox installed on their computers.
Don’t forget to get the Dropbox App for Android so that you can automatically upload your camera photos instantly to a special folder in Dropbox. The first download entitles you to 500MB of Dropbox space.