All you do is type in a desired user name, then click Link with your Dropbox. You’ll have to give Dbinbox permission, of course, after which you’ll find a newly added Dbinbox folder inside your Apps folder.
Now, just hand out your custom Dbinbox link. When someone uses it, he or she can drag and drop files right to the browser window or use a file selector. There’s even an option to send a message (which gets delivered as a text file), a nice touch.
For a little added security, Dbinbox lets you create an access code you can require users to enter before sending files your way.
This is a great little service that overcomes one of Dropbox’s hassles—few and far between as they are. There’s no charge to use it, though the developer does accept Bitcoin donations.
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For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.
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