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25 Apps for Dropbox

Dropbox is a cloud-storage service. Similar to Google Drive and SkyDrive, Dropbox lets you access and sync files across all your devices. While Dropbox only offers 2GB of initial free storage — Google Drive offers 5GB, SkyDrive offers 7GB — it expands free storage for completing a few simple tasks, offering up to 16GB free for friend referrals (500 MB per friend). Dropbox offers native support for Linux and Blackberry, as well as Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android. And if you want to really supercharge your Dropbox, there are many third-party apps and services available to enhance its functionality.

Here is a list of third-party for Dropbox. There are applications to organize and send files, write forms and documents, create websites and more. Nearly all of these applications are free.

25 Apps for Dropbox

Dropbox Automator. Drag and drop files into a predefined folder on Dropbox, and automatically convert and sync to your favorite places: Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, and other web services.

Mover. Move files and data automatically between online services: from Dropbox to Box to Google Drive to SkyDrive. Create schedules to handle transfers, and timestamp your transfers to keep historical data. Back up your website or files, all while reducing user anxiety about how and where data is being transferred.

Dropbox Folder Sync. Dropbox Folder Sync is a simple app for Dropbox that allows you to seamlessly sync folders outside the Dropbox folder.

Scriptogr.am. Scriptogr.am is a tool for generating weblogs by reading Markdown files stored in a Dropbox folder. Writers can write with their preferred editor app, then publish from the Scriptogr.am dashboard or from the writing environment.

MacDropAny. MacDropAny is a simple way to sync any folder on your Mac with Dropbox, Box.com, Google Drive, iClouDrive, or Microsoft SkyDrive.

DROPitTOme. Securely receive files from anyone to your Dropbox. Set up a unique upload address with password protection. Receive email notification when a new file is uploaded. When you don’t want to receive any files, simply turn off the upload feature.

Site44. Site44 turns Dropbox folders into websites. Start a site and Site44 creates a folder for the website in your Dropbox. Modify the folder’s contents, and your changes are immediately live.

JotForm. JotForm is a free form builder. With a free account, you can use JotForm for up to 100 submissions per month. Quickly and easily upload JotForm forms to Dropbox.

Dropboxifier. Dropboxifier helps you share saved application data between computers by simplifying the process of adding folders to Dropbox and creating symbolic links.

DropVox. DropVox is an iPhone and iPad app that records audio and sends it directly to your Dropbox account. Use DropVox to capture your spoken ideas, reminders, and more. Price: $1.99.

DropboxPortibleAHK. DropboxPortableAHK makes Dropbox fully portable. You no longer have to install it on every computer, just copy the entire directory and start the application. Select which folders should be synchronized. Maintain multiple accounts on the same computer.

DropLink. DropLink is simple software that allows you to sync any file or folder on your Mac with Dropbox.

Gimme Bar. Gimme Bar stores items in your personal library in the cloud. Organize your content as a collection to tell a narrative. Make your collections public and share with your peers or clients.

IFTTT. If This Then That is a service that lets you create connections, and set triggers and actions. For example, autosave all new Instagram photos to Dropbox.

BoxCryptor. BoxCryptor secures your data in the cloud, if you use Dropbox, SugarSync, Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, or any other cloud storage provider.

KISSr. KISSr is a web-hosting service that is synchronized with your Dropbox. With KISSr, manage your entire website from a folder in your Dropbox. KISSr will only have access to one folder in your Dropbox. Domains that end in KISSr.co are free.

Otixo. Manage all your clouds from one login with Otixo. Connect services like Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, Google Docs, SugarSync, Picasa, CX, Amazon S3, FTP sites and WebDAV drives, all from one simple app. Price: $4.99/month.

sideCLOUDload. Send files from a URL directly to Dropbox without downloading to your computer or mobile device. There is a 25MB limit.

Send to Dropbox. Email files right to your Dropbox. Connect with Dropbox, get your unique email address, and start sending files. Your attachments will automatically appear in your folder.

SortMyBox. SortMyBox is an automatic sorting folder inside your cloud storage folder. Save new files, and they are sorted according to rules you create. It’s like an email filer for your Dropbox.

Writebox. Writebox is a simple text editor for Dropbox. Write and share writing on your computers and devices. Your text is automatically saved locally with every key type.

AirDropper. AirDropper is a file-sharing solution that automatically delivers files. When you exchange files through AirDropper, the recipient sees your logo and branding. File transfers are grouped into packages for easy reference and retrieval. Price: $9 per month.

Dropboxifier. Dropboxifier fools applications into reading and writing directly to Dropbox. You can do this on multiple computers, all reading and writing to the same data.

Dropbox Encore. Dropbox Encore enables a second instance of Dropbox to run in a single user account. Useful if you need to keep accounts separate, such as work and home.

URL Droplet. URL Droplet transfers files from their host directly to your Dropbox. Upload target links and easily save web-based downloads.

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Comments ( 15 )

  1. sdenvers April 14, 2013 Reply

    Perfectly timed article, thanks!

  2. Leonid Kurza April 14, 2013 Reply

    Cool list. Just want to mention rollApp file opener is nice app, which allows me to open almost any types of files. Sometimes I just don’t have right software for shared file. It helps to overcome it.

  3. Marcus Baloney April 15, 2013 Reply

    Interesting read. I just bought a Macbook on http://redmallard.org/ and have been thinking to integrate dropbox. Maybe I will now. Thanks a lot.

  4. KimSRT April 15, 2013 Reply

    WebDrive is another application that can be used to map a drive letter to DropBox and other cloud services and web servers such as Google Drive, Amazon S3, SFTP, and WebDAV (I work for the publisher of this application).

    WebDrive allows you to access and edit remote files in the same way that you interact with files on your local PC.

    WebDrive also works well with BoxCryptor.

    There’s a fully functional download available at http://www.southrivertech.com/download/downloadwd.html

  5. Nicki Escudero April 15, 2013 Reply

    Very cool list! Here at CX, we especially love Otixo, since we also have a partnership with them. Thanks for sharing cloud storage news with your readers!

  6. starks July 8, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for this article.

    If anyone wants to use different ways to organize your files, try Mihand!
    Mihand organizes files and folders flexibly using tags in Dropbox.

    Mihand: http://www.mihand.com

  7. Pavel Bashmakov July 28, 2013 Reply

    Interesting article!

    Another interesting tool for viewing images, icons and graphic designs in actual size on Android devices right from your Dropbox is Real Pixels app. It saved a tons of time of our designers and hope you can find it useful too.

    http://realpixelsapp.com/

  8. Amr August 24, 2013 Reply

    http://www.autofilemove.com allow users to move files between dropbx, ftp and amazon s3, send files directly to dropbox, delete files from dropbox based on rules and filters.
    Plus creating schedules to automate all previous jobs.

  9. ttkk August 25, 2013 Reply

    I was using Dropbox (not enough free space for me), Sugarsync (same like Dropbox, and for me slow).

    Now I am using new service – Copy. They will give you 15GB for free.

    If you register on Copy by this link, and install their application to backup / sync your data, you will get 20GB for free!
    Here is the link: https://copy.com?r=zPku0e

    Bonus for you is, that if you will find some referral, you will get next 5GB for free per each! Like this, you can get unlimited space for free!

  10. Jack Koning September 5, 2013 Reply

    I have a need – should be easy to do, unless someone has already done it – No Charge for the idea…!

    I need a icon on my phone (Andriod) that I can give to my associates/employees that when tapped will simply display a file. I’d prefer a PDF, as I have a few pictures and data that I can incorporate into one PDF file.

  11. Josh October 3, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for sharing.

    And we made a Dropbox app called JustCast that turns dropbox folder into podcast hosting. And it will also generates RSS feed meets the iTunes standard.

    JustCast: https://justcast.heroku.com

  12. Leonard February 19, 2014 Reply

    Great list. Thank you. Also you may like http://kanbantool.com/ . It helps you to keep both, tasks and files in one place. It greatly simplifies time management

  13. handell March 24, 2014 Reply

    i am looking for a dropbox app that can sync shared files from someone else’s dropbox. The only thing i can do now is copy an entire folder structure over to my dropbox and compare the new with the old with a compare script.

    More & more customers are sharing files via dropbox & I would like to get alerts when something new has been added to any of the shared folder from my customers.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

  14. LWiking May 17, 2014 Reply

    Great article, thank you. I’m looking for an app that is photo editing and creative that will access my drop box photos! Does anyone know of something like this?

  15. Julia Rochele July 8, 2014 Reply

    Last few month my friend recommended me iqBoxy app.
    It does a pretty good job in understanding my receipts + they gave me a personal email address that I can use to collect all emailed receipts + they have a Dropbox integration so all my receipts are backed up.
    No more shoe boxes full of paper receipts.
    I love this app and it’s FREE :)
    Check it out: http://www.iqboxy.com

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