Dropbox is a cool cloud storage solution that makes file saving, sharing and collaboration as easy as pie. The trouble with Dropbox is that it provides users with only 2GB of free storage. Users who can’t cough up more money for the additional space end up using other free cloud storage solutions such as Google Docs, Windows Live SkyDrive and so on. If you use both Google Docs and Dropbox for your storage solutions, then you may often find yourself wanting to transfer or sync files between Google Docs and Dropbox. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Docs.
You could of course download the files to your PC and then upload them again but that’s probably the way to go if you were living about 10 years ago. Now there’s an app for everything and in this case, there’s Otixo.
Otixo is a web app that lets you connect not just Google Docs but many of the popular cloud services such as Box, Picasa, MobileMe, SugarSync, FTP, WebDav, and Amazon S3 without downloading them to your computer. Let’s see how you can transfer files between Dropbox to Google Docs.
How to Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Docs
1. Sign up for a free Otixo account.
2. Select your cloud service account, in this case Dropbox.
3. Enter a display name for your Dropbox account and click Authorize via Dropbox.
4. You will be redirected to Dropbox to authorize Otixo to provide you access to your Dropbox files.
5. When the account is connected, you will be able to view all your Dropbox files and folders in the Otixo dashboard.
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6. Now select another cloud service account, namely Google Docs and follow steps 3,4, and 5.
7. In your Dropbox account, select the files or folders that you want to transfer to Google Docs and click the Copy button.
8. Then navigate to the Google Docs folder and click Paste.
You can follow this process for transferring files between any of your connected accounts within your Otixo dashboard.
Otixo is completely free, supports bulk transfer of files and allows you to transfer files even to a custom FTP server and everything is done online. Now you can manage multiple cloud accounts effectively from one location.
Do give this web application a try and share your thoughts with us.