Dropbox is easily one of the most popular cloud storage services in the world right now, and with good reason. It is reliable, secure, and offers a good amount of free space and lots of opportunities for earning more storage space.
Since the tool is so popular, it’s only natural that many tools have cropped up that can help you to integrate other online services and tools with Dropbox and help you access the service more conveniently. Here is a list of our six favorite complementary tools for Dropbox.
Everyone downloads files from their web browsers on a daily basis. If you want to send these files directly to your Dropbox folder for storage, there is a great Google Chrome extension for doing just that called Download to Dropbox. After it’s installed, simply right-click on any file you want to download and then choose to upload it directly to Dropbox.
This is a similar tool, but it can be used by anyone who is running Windows, regardless of the browser that they are using. All you need to do is right-click on the file and you can choose to download and move it to Dropbox right away. There is also an option that lets you have one copy of the file on your computer and another copy of it in Dropbox in case you are looking to have the file on your computer and in your cloud storage space.
One of the best things about Dropbox is that it allows you to access your files from anywhere. You can check your files from any computer or from a mobile device. This Chrome tool makes it extra easy to access your Dropbox files from your browser. No need to go to the Dropbox website and sign in to get to your files, this extension gives you direct access to all of your Dropbox files right from the browser, no matter what site you are on.
This is a cool iPhone application that allows you to record voice messages and then upload them to your Dropbox account automatically. It’s a great too if you want to take some verbal notes and reminders while you are on the go. Simply record the message and then upload it to your Dropbox so that you can listen to it later.
Conflicted Copy Pro
This is an excellent collaborative tool for teams working on documents together. If you want to only allow one person at a time to change a Word or Excel file you are working on together, this tool will help you do just that. With this installed, all editable files in your Dropbox will only be able to be opened by one person at a time.
Our desktop app is, of course, another great tool that can be integrated with Dropbox. After installing the app, head over to your Dropbox account, and with just one click you will be able to convert any files within the folder using our file conversion capabilities. Once the file is converted, the new version will be downloaded directly into your Dropbox folder and synched with the service.