Five free Dropbox tools you're not using (but should be)

At a Glance

One thing that stops a lot of people from using cloud storage companies is the perceived lack of security. BoxCryptor's encryption helps fill that need.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Place an encrypted folder on your computer for all main popular cloud storage services
  • Access your folders on your smartphone

Cons

  • No master password retrieval process, so if you forget your password, you've lost your data.
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At a Glance

DropTunes lacks any real advanced features, but for basic music streaming from Dropbox, it works well.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Free
  • Interface makes it easy to use
  • Works automatically

Cons

  • Can't create playlists or scramble songs
  • Can't play video

At a Glance

Ifttt is a free, fun service that lets you build interesting connections between various pieces of the Web.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Clever, fun and useful service
  • Lots of options

Cons

  • Text messaging feature didn't quite live up to expectations

At a Glance

Send to Dropbox offers a simple solution for adding content directly to your cloud storage service.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Free
  • Works quickly

Cons

  • Email address can be hard to remember

At a Glance

DropittoMe is a free and easy way to allow others to upload content to your Dropbox—and you might find it pretty handy, too.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Free and easy to use
  • Provides a simple link

Cons

  • Can’t choose where files go
  • Size is limited to 75MB
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