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These days its easier and more convenient to store your files online using one of the popular free cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive, to name a few. While these services let you easily upload and share files with others online, they don’t allow for other people to upload files to your folders. This feature is useful if you want your friends to be able to upload photos from yesterday’s party or let your colleagues to upload some work related docs.

EntourageBox is a handy online app that lets you do just that. It lets you give access to others to a public folder on your cloud storage account where they can upload files. Currently it supports Amazon S3, Dropbox and Google Drive storage services.

It works in 3 simple steps. Simply choose your cloud storage service (Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive), let the Entourage app connect with the selected storage service, choose/create a folder in your storage account where you want others to upload files to and finally click “Generate Upload URL”.

You will then be provided with an upload URL, which you can share with friends. They will then be able to upload files to your designated folder. You can enable a password for that folder, but that is optional.

allow others to upload files to your dropbox

Select/create a folder where you want others to upload files

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entouragebox

Receive upload URL, which you can share with others to upload their files

Features:

  • Works with Google Drive, Dropbox and Amazon S3 cloud storage services.
  • Enable password for upload URL (optional).
  • Activate/Deactivate the upload URL at any time.
  • No registration or sign in.
  • Free service.
  • Similar tools – Dropcanvas.

Check out EntourageBox @ www.entouragebox.com

  1. Christian Genco
    September 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Cool! I hadn't heard of EntourageBox before.

    I have a similar site that's faster and open source, if you'd like to make your own instance on heroku: http://dbinbox.com

  2. Roy Jensen
    June 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    There is a way to do this in DropBox, without installing software:

    The person has to Share the folder with you: Select 'Sharing' and then 'New shared folder' or, under 'Options', select, 'Invite more people'.

    This will send the recipient an email informing them of the share.

    The recipient must click the link in this email.

    If they have a DropBox account, they sign in and will be able to upload files into the folder.

    If they do not have a DropBox account, they must join DropBox by entering the requisite information.
    They then bypass the 'install DropBox software' page by selecting DropBox logo in the top left corner. (The recipient could install the software if you want to.)
    If other offers pop-up, repeatedly select the DropBox logo in the top left corner until they get to the home page, which lists their folders. The shared folder will be listed.

    When they click to enter this folder, there will be an upload icon at the top center.

    • Michael Menzel
      July 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      That requires getting a dropbox account!

      With EntourageBox you are able to send files to a friend's dropbox without signing up for dropbox or any other account.

  3. Michael Menzel
    April 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I'd like to add a detail. We increased the security level for our users and changed the access level to a single folder for dropbox uploads (folder "entouragebox" in your dropbox). That way we hope to eliminate any reason for people to be discouraged from using EntourageBox.com due to security or privacy issues.

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