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Sharing Content Made Even Easier With New Dropbox Link Feature

With the launch of Google’s Drive service just on the horizon, Dropbox is making it easier than ever to share the files you own with a single link. Starting now, when you scroll through your entire list of  folders and files, you will see a link indicator on the right side. Click that button to be taken to the page where your file/folder resides and then easily share that link among family and friends. No more having to share entire folder contents or adding permissions, which was becoming rather bothersome.

Via: Dropbox

  • Picaim Inc.


    Picaim is a project that aims to become a social network to see and share things that are happening in your city and in the world.
    The service is based on sharing geo-located photos of things that are happening in your city.

    The great idea is that photos can not be sent by the computer, just for mobile devices, and only at the moment they were captured. This measure helps prevent false information inserted in the social network.

    This means, you see what is happening, what the person who took the photo has to say, and where that is happening at the moment what is happening.
    You can see content classified by what is happening in your city.

    Also you can post anonymously, if you wish to protect their identity to share with the world.

    Anyone can see what is happening in your city on our web site, without registration or application for mobile.

    The project was launched this week, still has very few users, and we are asking for help to all who possess an android phone, just download the application, test and share with friends in your city.

    To check out the project, visit:

    The application for Android already available in the market!

    Help us to share with the twitter hashtag: #PicaimForAndroid

    OBS.: If you can not take the picture because of the gps location, try again in an open environment.

  • thatdude

    box.com has always been able to do this. love it!

  • I think this is just as much to do with other sharing sites like Minus.com (that already let you do this) as with the upcoming Google Drive. 

    I’m glad I can do this now, but I’ve been sharing individual files and whole folders using Minus.com for a while. 

  • trumpet444

    I love my dropbox synced folder on my mac. I’ll hope google makes that happen, and offers more storage. Heck, I already pay $ for extend storage on Google Docs

  • This has been a real lifesaver for Dropbox users butit hasn’t been that straight forward, when you’re sharing with non Dropbox users.

  • DropItLikeItsHottt

    I wish “box” was a little better on the features front like dropbox. Your so restricted with upload sizes as well. I have two 50gb accounts with box, an only 3.5gb on dropbox

  • Bezpredel

    In other words, “dropbox moves into the space that used to be occupied by megaupload, as google squeezes it”

  • dsass600

    They’re trying to make the most of their time lol

  • David Cohen

    Hasn’t this been around since dropbox started? I have been linking files to people since I got dropbox in 2010

    • Inquizitor

      They’re pulling an Apple by slightly retooling old, previously-unadvertised features and presenting them as new and revolutionary.

      I still love Dropbox though, and don’t resent them for doing this. Just calling it like I see it.

      • docmars

        It’s definitely been an available feature for quite some time now, but you weren’t able to share files this easily across your whole Dropbox. Before, you were either forced to share using your Public folder, or by sharing an entire folder to a group of people, who had to confirm through email.

        Now, it’s a matter of sending a link referring directly to the file.

        • Inquizitor

          Untrue. Direct links were an available feature for quite some time. I used them frequently.

    • Lucas Moller

      I was recently trying to do this in the browser and it seemed impossible to find where this feature was located, even though I knew it existed.  It was/is much more straightforward to share a link via the mobile app on Android enabled by the universal share menu.

    • bvgillis

       Agreed, I am not sure why people couldn’t find the link feature. Open Folder – right click – Get Link. 

      Go figure.

    • Noyfb

      is box and dropbox the same company?

      • Terrance Steiner

        Nope.  Two different companies with similar names.

  • doesn’t Box already have this feature?

  • John

    can’t wait to see what features google drive will have

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