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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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                      Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                      Joe’s Goals

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                        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                        Daytum

                          Daytum

                          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                          Excel or Numbers

                            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                            Evernote

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                              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                              Access or Bento

                                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                Conclusion

                                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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