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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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                      Published on September 20, 2018

                      11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                      11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                      In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

                      Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

                      In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

                      Minimizing Tabs

                      Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

                      Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

                      Incognito Mode

                      Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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                      1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
                      2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
                      3. Download extension New Incognito Window

                      This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

                      Save Webpages as PDF Files

                      Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

                      Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

                      Open Recently-closed Tabs

                      Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

                      One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

                      The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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                      Solve Mathematical Problems

                      Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

                      For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

                      Play Media Files

                      Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

                      In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

                      Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

                      With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

                      Stay Focus(e)d

                      Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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                      Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

                      With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

                      This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

                      Grammarly for Editing

                      Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

                      You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

                      Loom

                      There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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                      There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

                      With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

                      Chrome Calendar Extension

                      No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

                      Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

                      Final Thoughts

                      Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

                      Featured photo credit: Andrew Neel via unsplash.com

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