How to Make File Sharing Using Dropbox Much Much Easier
If you’re a DropBox user, it’s safe to say that you’re already aware of the file sharing capability of the service. All files that are saved in your Public folder can be easily shared with anybody online. All you need to do is to get the link from your Dropbox pubic folder by right clicking the public file, and copying the public link, and share it with whomever you choose.
The normal sharing process in your Dropbox normally takes about 3 to 10 seconds. Pretty fast? But, what if you can save those precious seconds of your life by making the process automatic? In order to accomplish that, all you need is a very lightweight Windows (Sorry Mac users) utility called Dropbox Linker.
Simply install the Dropbox Linker utility and enter your Dropbox user ID. Your user ID can be found by doing a manual link copy from your Dropbox public folder. Paste the link somewhere and you’ll see your User ID on the link. It’s the series of numbers just before the filename of the shared item.
While this utility running in the background, you will get the link automatically copied to clipboard and receive the corresponding visual notification every time you place something on your DropBox’s public folder. You can also place multiple files on your public folder and get multiple links copied to your clipboard.
If you rename a file within your Public folder, and the file was already referenced by a URL in your clipboard, its link will be corrected corresponding to the last version.
Additionally, if you move referenced a file out of Public folder (or simply delete it), its URL will be safely removed from the clipboard.
This is ultimately a very useful application for someone who shares a lot using Dropbox.