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Dropbox recently announced support for screenshot sharing and iPhoto imports Dropbox Experimental Build Tries Out Screenshot Sharing And iPhoto Import [Updates] Dropbox Experimental Build Tries Out Screenshot Sharing And iPhoto Import [Updates] Dropbox has released an experimental update (version 2.3.12) that is geared for better productivity. The update brings an easier way to share your screenshots and an iPhoto import tool for Macs that will automatically mirror... Read More , and now to up the ante even more, you can now copy file links directly to the Windows & Mac clipboards for easy sharing. This will come as great news to fans of Dropbox, as it makes your Dropbox usage just a little easier to use.

Dropbox are determined not to be outwitted by the impertinent upstart, Google Drive, so they are announcing improvements all the time to their service (even though the one improvement they could make that would really excite the hell out of me is changing their pricing system, which is double that of Google Drive).

All you have to do is right-click on the file you want to share and choose the option “share Dropbox link“.  The link will then be automatically copied very fast to your clipboard and you’ll even get a notification bubble telling you the link is there waiting for your CTRL+V or Command+V keystroke to paste it wherever – an email, an IM message, or whatever.

“Once upon a time, we came up with a cool new way to share links. But after our team used it for a while (believe it or not, we use Dropbox here pretty frequently), we didn’t think it was quite there. So we made it faster!” — Dropbox

That is pretty much it.  Nothing much else to say about it.  But it sure is a very handy development which will shave a few seconds – and clicks – off your time when sharing Dropbox files.

What do you think of this new Dropbox feature? Will you be using the service more because of it?

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Source: The Dropbox Blog

  1. Mark O
    September 23, 2013 at 10:33 am

    The clipboard is Windows' way of remembering what you copied and pasted. I assume you know how to copy and paste?

    When you copy text and / or a picture using CTRL+C, Windows remembers the copied text / picture in its memory. That memory is the "clipboard". Doing the key combination CTRL+V will paste that text / picture to wherever you want it to go.

  2. Karl
    September 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    All this is great but I dont know what a clipboard is or where to find it on my computer. So I cant find the links I am creating in dropbox and how to I send these links to a phone by text

  3. null
    June 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    It works nicely on LINUX TOO.

  4. vineed g
    June 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    dropdown is not for me it does not gives enough space on free account as other cloud drive does :/

  5. David Moreira
    June 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Nice feature they added. But do you know about Copy.com? They are offering 20GB + 5GB if you sign up under a referral.

    Then, for every referral, they offer 5GB more, with NO LIMITS!

    Dropbox and Google Drive should watch their back. This is a lot of storage that can be earned.

  6. null
    June 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

    dropbox is worth a try !!

  7. macwitty
    June 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Nice but I agree it is not a killer feature. I also think the price is a problem for Dropbox. Less that it higher than Google Drive, more that it is a too big step from free to paid. Maybe a small 25 Gb plan could make it easier to take the step. A lot of people do not need more as they do not use it for "back up"/sync all files. Dropbox is great in its easy way.

    Saying that, Google Drive is not bad but I know people who do not like the way Google press a lot of other things on you to get the drive. Gmail and G+ seems more or less compulsory. I know, you do not need to use it but people do not want to get things they do not want. And not all love gmail

    • Mark O'Neill
      June 15, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Sure, it's not a killer feature, but it's all the little things that build up to form a near-perfect product. I am with Google Drive but only because they charge half the price of Dropbox. I am praying that Dropbox finally comes to their senses and drops their prices to match Google. If they do, I will defect to Dropbox in a heartbeat, as I am not really a fan of Google Drive. Their desktop sync leaves a lot to be desired.

      • eltioska
        June 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

        I use Insync to overcome the shortcomings of Gdrive on Windows. I find it does the job very well. though I still feel that Dropbox is better. however I agree that a lower tier would be great on Dropbox. personally, I don't need 50gb. a 25gb account would be nice though. And if they had Gdrive prices as well - whoa that'd be awesome!

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