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Top 10 Extensions That Can Make Dropbox Even More Amazing

Top 10 Extensions That Can Make Dropbox Even More Amazing

I have computers that run both Mac and Windows, so one of the main problems I encounter is transferring files from Mac to Windows or vice versa. Most of time, I try to use Gmail, but it won’t work if the file size is over 1G. After downloading Dropbox, everything comes so easily. Just by dragging and dropping, all my files can be synced to my Mac, Windows and even my iPhone. Here I would like to share the top 10 Dropbox extensions that can make it even more amazing, which I use frequently during my daily work.

1. Need to speed up the process of moving files to Dropbox?

Try Dropbox Copy Plugin, and move it fast!

I’m a professional Web Editor who needs to test and review software, as well as offer suggestions and tips for others. Therefore, it’s common that tons of media files, like screenshots, possess my Mac screen. If I need to open Dropbox and sync remotely one-by-one, it would kill me. Under this condition, I think 24 hours is not enough for me to complete even an infographic. After downloading this plug-in, with just a right click, you can move files and folders to Dropbox within seconds.

Dropbox Copy Plugin

    2. Didn’t download Dropbox for new versions of Windows/Mac?

    Install Send to Dropbox and send files to Dropbox via Gmail.

    This is a common problem when someone needs my help and I need to send some updates to my Dropbox. The problem is that he or she didn’t use Dropbox. The most time-saving solution is to send the files via Gmail/Yahoo or other email providers to a unique email address, which is generated by connecting the service with your Dropbox account. This should be done in advance to handle similar situation when you can’t use Dropbox. You can take it as third-party transferring system which can transfer all your documents, even RAR, to your Dropbox account in a new folder.

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    Send to Dropbox

      3. Team members need to upload files from Dropbox?

      Dropittome can create a public portal for file upload.

      Rather than using a Dropbox Uploader PHP Script, I prefer to use Dropittome, which can just connect my Dropbox account with the app using Oauth. I can then get a unique web address as dropitto.me/username. When I have my public Dropbox upload page set up and running, I can point anyone in my group to that page and request them to upload any file. Though the maximum file size is 75MB, it works well for team uploading.

      Dropittome

        4. Dropbox only supports 2GB for a free account. What if I need more storage?

        Don’t forget your Add-on Space via social account.

        To be honest, it’s not a tool, but rather, a trick to increase Dropbox storage. As a multimedia software reviewer, I have over 10 videos that need to be edited. Therefore 2GB is really not enough for me, which is the reason why I upgraded the account to 100GB. For those who need more room, don’t give up your social account, as it can cut a conspicuous figure at that time. All you have to do is perform any or all of the following actions in screenshot.

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        Adds-on Space

          5. Don’t want to log in to Dropbox every time you use it?

          Try mini Dropbox: Dropbox Extension for Chrome.

          This software allows access to all documents in my Dropbox account from Google Chrome without having to log in to Dropbox every time. After installed, go to the options and save your Dropbox username and password.

          Dropbox Extension for Chrome

            6. Can’t download your favorite file during a working hour?

            Start a Bittorrent Download Remotely.

            I have tons of work daily, and even though our office doesn’t care about downloading films, I don’t have much time. For those who are under the supervision of a strict boss and wish to have the chance to download your favorite films and enjoy it in the way home, it’s easy to start a BitTorrent download on your home PC with a little bit of Dropbox magic. What you need is to point your program towards a folder in your Dropbox file-sharing program, and done. If you’re in your office, you can add a .torrent file to the public Dropbox folder from work and the download will automatically start at home.

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            Bittorrent

              7. What if my files are voice memos? Is there a better way to save them?

              Yes, DropVox (iOS) can solve your problem.

              When I don’t want to write, I may take notes via voice memos about ideas rushing to my head, especially in the middle of the night or early in the morning. You may have this similar situation. DropVox records your voice and sends it directly to your Dropbox account in quality M4A format, which is the best tool to capture spoken ideas, reminders, and more. Later, when you have spare time, you can listen to those memos on computer using various players.

              dropvox

                8. What if I need to download all files to my Samsung? (Yes, I have 2 cellphones.)

                Folder Downloader for Dropbox is the tool you need.

                It lets you download entire folders from your Dropbox account to your Android device, which can create new folders on the local storage on the fly, so you don’t need to use a separate file manager. You may suggest downloading Dropbox for Android; however, it doesn’t actually download your files locally in the same way it does on your regular computer.

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                Folder Downloader for Dropbox

                  9. Is there any way I can send my webpage to Dropbox directly?

                  Yes, Download to Dropbox is your best choice.

                  It’s not always a one-click job to get files from the web into Dropbox. Fortunately, the Chrome extension Download to Dropbox adds an option to right-click the menu to send any files like webpages, images, or videos directly from the web to Dropbox. If you would rather download the mini Dropbox for Chrome, that’s fine too. This is just an alternative.

                  Download to Dropbox

                    10. What else?

                    The last cool extension is WordPress Backup to Dropbox Plugin

                    I have a WordPress blog too, and if I forget to back up my latest article, I won’t sleep tonight. This plugin can give me peace of mind. Just choose a day, time and how often you wish the back up to be performed and kick back and wait for your websites files and a SQL dump of its database to be dropped in Dropbox!

                    WordPress Backup to Dropbox Plugin

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                      40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2018 Updated)

                      40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2018 Updated)

                      Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.

                      There are certain ones that many of our contributors and editors (past and present) have adopted over the long-term — there are always the stalwarts that stick around. But there are also new apps that crop up every day, adding more and more depth to the app category.

                      Some of the apps are incredibly plain and simple, while others are more robust and offer more features than you can shake a stick at. And everyone has the one they prefer.

                      It’s been our job (and still is our job) to keep abreast of all of the productivity-type apps out there. As a result — and as a bit of a refresher — we’ve put together a list of 40 best productivity apps for iPhone to provide you with an all-in-one resource for you.

                      Productivity apps to help you get things done

                      1. OmniFocus

                      This app is, while pricey, considered to be one of the (if not the) most robust and full-featured productivity apps on the market.

                      Download it here.

                        2. Forest

                        Train yourself to put your phone down and stay focused on the task at hand by playing with this planting game. It’s fun and will help you achieve more.

                        Download it here.

                          3. Things

                          Another robust choice, this app is a favorite amongst “productivityists”.[1]

                          Download it here.

                            4. 30/30

                            Recently covered here at Lifehack

                            , 30/30 is a newcomer to the game that incorporates lists and timing of tasks into an elegant and easy-to-use interface.

                            Download it here.

                              5. Any.Do

                              A beautiful-looking app that is both easy on the eyes and your wallet.

                              Download it here.

                                6. PocketLife Calendar

                                This calendar app is specifically designed to be stylish and super easy-to-use. You can organize your life easily with different modern features.

                                Download it here.

                                  7. Asana

                                  We’ve covered Asana here at Lifehack

                                  , and it is being actively developed by a strong team committed to making collaborative task management a more efficient and effective experience.

                                  Download it here.

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                                    8. ToDoist

                                    This app keeps track of everything – from simple errands to your most important projects – so you can get it all done and enjoy more peace of mind along the way.

                                    Download it here.

                                      9. FlowTasks

                                      From the folks at MetaLab, Flow is a gorgeous collaborative task management app that is easy-to-use and incredibly functional.

                                      Download it here.

                                        10. Calendars 5

                                        This calendar app focuses on events that help you to keep track of upcoming events and tasks easily. It has everything you need to organize, track and complete your to-dos.

                                        Download it here.

                                          11. Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists

                                          A fun and innovative list-making app that relies on swiping and pinching to make things happen. Clear created a lot of buzz when it launched, and might be the perfect to-do list gateway app for many.

                                          Download it here.

                                            12. Due

                                            A robust reminders app that lets you store and maintain reminders of all types. It’s replaced Reminders for me when it comes to the basics, and it’s worth a look if you want to keep the mundane stuff out of your head and cluttering your mind.

                                            Download it here.

                                              13. Checkmark 2

                                              I use this app

                                              for location-based reminders (such as groceries I need to get or single items I need to pick up from various locations). Checkmark is simple to use and a valuable addition to my productivity arsenal.

                                              Download it here.

                                                14. TeuxDeux

                                                Created by Tina Roth Eisenberg and Fictive Kin — Teux Deux is simple and incredibly stellar in terms of design. If you like lists (including the popular “Someday Bucket”) and want to associate dates with tasks, then Teux Deux will be right up your alley.

                                                Download it here.

                                                  15. Wunderlist 

                                                  Another incredibly popular choice is Wunderlist. Part of 6Wunderkinder’s software family, it sports a gorgeous design and is incredibly functional. We’ve talked about the app a couple of times here at Lifehack, so check those posts out here.

                                                  Download it here.

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                                                    16. Nirvana

                                                    For the GTD enthusiasts, there’s Nirvana. Straight from the source: “Nirvana frees your mind to focus on actually getting things done. If you’ve had enough of generic to-do lists, it’s time for Nirvana.”

                                                    Download it here.

                                                      17. Priorities

                                                      An elegant-looking task management app that has received decent reviews,[2] this could be the one for you if you’re not a fan of OmniFocus or Things — especially if you need (or want) to share tasks with others.

                                                      Download it here.

                                                        Productivity apps that help you build habits

                                                        18. Productive

                                                        With this app, you can plan your habits with an easy-to-use interface, schedule habits for any time of the day, set smart reminders for each time of the day and stay on track with useful feedback. This app is perfect for anyone who wants to build a habit that sticks.

                                                        Download it here.

                                                          19. Habitica: Gamified Taskmanager

                                                          You can complete tasks and build habits in a more fun way with this app. Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests.

                                                          Download it here.

                                                            20. Streaks

                                                            This app follows the model of the popular “don’t break the chain method” in that you use the app to track how you are donig in the pursuit of your goal. Great for goal-setting — and an easy and elegant interface to boot.

                                                            Download it here.

                                                              21. Remember The Milk

                                                              Another popular to-do list app, Remember The Milk has a huge following. It has plenty to offer, including the ability to share tasks with others.

                                                              Download it here.

                                                                22. Day One Journal

                                                                When it comes to journaling, nothing really beats Day One. Its latest update added a slew of features that will make you want to start making journaling a habit.

                                                                Download it here.

                                                                  Productivity apps that makes organization easy

                                                                  23. Evernote

                                                                  Touted as the world’s most widely-used productivity app, Evernote an be used simply as a notetaking app or can be customized to be your GTD app of choice — among other things.

                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                    24. Pocket

                                                                    You can save an article, video or link you want to read or watch later to Pocket from anywhere including your computer, Safari, email, and your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, and Feedly.

                                                                    Download it here.

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                                                                      25. Sync.Me

                                                                      This app identifies unknown phone calls, warns you from annoying spam calls, and adds a caller picture to your contacts from Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                        26. Droplr

                                                                        One of the most popular file-sharing apps out there today. Straight from the source: “Stay productive on the go. Droplr for iPhone keeps you in sync and makes sharing on the iPhone natural.”

                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                          27. Dropbox

                                                                          Before iCloud, there was Dropbox. And there still is Dropbox, which is still widely used by both Mac and PC users all over the globe. It’s like having a flash drive in your iPhone. A must-have.

                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                            28. iDolly 

                                                                            In conjunction with Dolly Drive and DollySync, iDolly allows you to edit and share your documents from your iPhone.

                                                                            Since all your changes sync automatically to all your devices, the current version of a document will always be accessible because Dolly Sync keeps everything in sync. Very handy.

                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                              29. Soulver

                                                                              It may seem odd that a calculator app shows up on this list, but this is no ordinary calendar app. Ben Brooks over at The Brooks review describes Soulver as follows: “It is what calculators would have been if they were invented at the same time computers were, instead of what we have with most calculator apps.” [3]

                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                Productivity apps that help you work smart

                                                                                30. Captio

                                                                                A simple capture tool. Straight from the developers: “It’s simple. Open Captio and start typing. When you’re done, hit Send. The note is immediately delivered to your email inbox.”

                                                                                Download it here.

                                                                                  31. Drafts

                                                                                  A tremendous capture tool that allows for simple capture, followed by sending items to various applications such as OmniFocus, Things and more.

                                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                                    32. NoteShelf 2

                                                                                    This is a perfect note-taking app for you. You can take beautiful handwritten notes, type, annotate PDFs, record audio & create lists. You can organize them into categories or groups.

                                                                                    Download it here.

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                                                                                      33. Doodle

                                                                                      This app links directly with the Doodle service, which is one that allows you to plan and organize meetings far more efficiently and effectively. Lifehack contributor Steve Dotto has written about Doodle more in-depth here.

                                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                                        34. TextExpander (Legacy)

                                                                                        I have saved countless hours of time with TextExpander, and despite its inability to be as robust on iOS as it is on the Mac, it is still a worthy app to have in your arsenal.

                                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                                          35. Launch Center Pro

                                                                                          A quick launcher for the iPhone that doesn’t just launch an app…with some of them it can do much more. This app saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap.

                                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                                            36. GoodReader

                                                                                            This may seem to be an odd one to make this list, but here are plenty of reasons why it is here with this article.

                                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                                              37. LogMeIn

                                                                                              Want to be able to control your Mac from wherever you are? Then get this app.

                                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                                Productivity apps that improve security

                                                                                                38. 1Password

                                                                                                There is simply no better password manager out there. I’ve even put together a 1Password Emergency Kit worth looking at here.

                                                                                                Download it here.

                                                                                                  39. LastPass Password Manager

                                                                                                  You can store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo and audio notes.

                                                                                                  All you have to do is remember your LastPass master password, and LastPass autofills web browser and app logins for you.

                                                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                                                    40. Truecallers

                                                                                                    Identify and block spammers, search for unknown numbers and call friends easily with this app. With a community-based spam list from over 250 million users, you’ll need this app.

                                                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                                                      There are plenty of other options out there (and we’ve heard from readers in the past as to what they enjoyed using), but these 40 are among the best.

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