Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Easy Clip Sharing with Dropbox

(This is a reposting of an earlier post from 1/29/11. I think it's a really useful tip and worthy of another look.)

Have you ever been in a café browsing with your laptop and found an image, a URL, or some text you wanted to copy to use later at work or at home on a different computer?


Here's a quick, easy, free way to use your Dropbox account to do just that.

1. Make a new folder in your Dropbox folder to hold the items you clip. I named itDropClips for this example.


2. Right(Cmd)-click on the DropClips icon and select Make Alias.


3. You now have a new folder named DropClips alias in your Dropbox folder.


4. Drag the folder DropClips alias from your Dropbox folder onto the desktop of each of your computers.


Now select any text, image, URL, etc that you want to copy and access from other computers and drag it onto the DropClips alias icon on the desktop. That clip will now be added to the DropClips folder in your Dropbox and be accessible from any other devices with Dropbox access.

(This how-to is Mac-specific, but I'm sure you can do something similar in Windows.)

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