Review: Upload files to Dropbox via email with Send to Dropbox

At a Glance
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    PCWorld Rating

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

If you’re looking for a simpler way to send content directly to Dropbox, Send to Dropbox has you covered. This free service generates an email address, and any attachments sent to that address are automatically saved to Dropbox.

The free version of Send to Dropbox doesn’t allow you to create a custom address.

Getting started with Send to Dropbox is a breeze: You just connect it to your Dropbox account and it instantly generates an email address for you. Remembering this may be a challenge, though. My address contained a short but random string of numbers and letters.

Upgrading to the $29-per-year Pro account gives you the option of customizing your email address, which is a nice feature for business users, especially those who may want to share the address with colleagues. The Pro account also lets you create multiple addresses, and an email whitelist, so you can control who can send files to your Dropbox.

By default, Send to Dropbox saves your files to a new folder it creates in your Dropbox called “Apps/Attachments.” You can change this filename and add subfolders that contain the name of the sender and the subject line, if you preferHowever, you can’t share this folder with other Dropbox users, as it is a special type of folder for Dropbox applications.

By default, Send to Dropbox saves files to a folder it creates, but you can create subfolders in there, if you’d like.

In my tests, all of the attachments sent to my Send to Dropbox address appeared in Dropbox almost instantly, and were organized in the folders I’d selected. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to send files to Dropbox, Send to Dropbox can’t be beat.

 
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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

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

    Pros

    • Free
    • Works quickly

    Cons

    • Email address can be hard to remember
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