Dropbox Now Lets You Share Files With a Link

Dropbox Now Lets You Share Files With a Link

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Dropbox today announced the ability to instantly share files with a link.

Now documents, photos, and videos can be shared simply by creating and sending a link to friends, family, or colleagues, whether they are Dropbox users or not.

"We're always looking for ways to make life easier and solve the basic problems people face everyday," said Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox. "Sending files has always been a painful process, but now with Dropbox, sharing with friends, family, and colleagues is effortless."

Dropbox links allow people to easily view documents, photos, and videos in a beautiful full-browser display without any setup. Business presentations, home movies, and even entire folders can be opened and viewed instantly without having to sign in, download anything, or open files separately.

How it works
From the Dropbox desktop, web, and mobile applications, the "Get link" button generates a unique link to a file or folder. The link can then be quickly sent to another person. For Dropbox users, opening a link will provide the option to instantly save the file to their Dropbox.

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Dropbox Now Lets You Share Files With a Link

Dropbox Now Lets You Share Files With a Link

ECC - April 24, 2012 at 1:06am
This is old news...I have been doing this without having to use the public folder for a while! ECC
NoGoodNick - April 23, 2012 at 9:07pm
Yeah, I've been doing it for years as well, but, what's more, is that it's likely to end up getting lost, as most e-mail clients now treat any private e-mail with a weblink as spam (that is, if it's NOT from a corporate client trying to sell something). Whenever I try to send such a link to anyone I know, I have to send an e-mail confirmation just to ensure it isn't lost.
gelatine - April 23, 2012 at 4:07pm
This is just a marketing spin. From the dropbox website you can now create a link to any file, not limited to the "Public" folder. The link presents a splash webpage where the major part of the collateral is used for their service marketing. A download button is presented at the top of the page. The OS X dropbox client does not(yet) allow for creating links outside the "Public" forlder. Yaaawn ...
Throdne - April 23, 2012 at 2:32pm
Dropbox always had that... I've use it countless times to send document and PDFs to clients.
FARP.Thor - April 23, 2012 at 2:54pm
+1. Old news, don't understand why they are talking about it now.
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