Dropbox, the cloud storage service, has came up with a pretty useful new feature. You can now drag and drop links directly to Dropbox, and that link will be available to all the devices you’ve synced with your account.
When it comes to the web, we visit many sites we find useful, and keeping track of all of them is easy thanks to the history and bookmarking feature on our browsers. But if you’re using Dropbox, now you can drag and drop URLs into your Dropbox, be it on the web and on your desktop, and then open them on any of your devices.
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This means these links are now not just limited to a certain computer. Think of this feature as just like a bookmark but more useful since it will be available across all devices.
Dropbox clearly explains this with an example in the blog post:
For example, let’s say you’re planning an event. Your event agency uses Word documents, and your marketing team puts everything in an online company wiki. Instead of checking two (or more) different locations for the information you need, you can put everything in a dedicated Dropbox folder that’s shared with the team — so your wiki URLs are next to your Word docs, which are next to the vendor invoices and the invite design mockups — and everyone can have easy access to all the files they need, on all their devices, from that one Dropbox folder.
Apart from simply dragging and dropping the link to your Dropbox on the web or desktop, you can also categorize them in folders. For example, your work-related links can be saved to a “Work” folder, and entertainment-related links can be stored in a separate “Fun” folder. However, note that this feature only saves links and won’t cache any files on the web.