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Email to your Dropbox without new email address (if you use Google)

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Felix Jacomino's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:38 AM

I was looking for an easy way to have students and teachers put files in my dropbox account. Of course, there's http://DropItTo.me which allows senders to upload files through a web interface but on an iPad, that's limited to images and videos in your camera roll.

 

If only there was a way to email files to my dropbox directly. Well, there's https://sendtodropbox.com and that's exactly what it's for. The problem... the less than desirable email address you're given, like felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. So I got to thinking.

 

Did you know that if you have a google mail address (gmail or your own domain), there's a neat trick that allows you to have more email address aliases without setting anything up? All you need to do is add a + and anything after it. For example: anything sent to felix+hello@jacomino.com will arrive at felix@jacomino.com. 

 

What I did next is, in my gmail settings, I added a forwarding email address and used the sendtodropbox address felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. But wait, I need to verify that I own that account! Will that be a problem? Not without one little setting change. In SendToDropbox.com options, be sure to check BOTH "Include HTML email body (if available)" AND "Include plain text email body (if available)."

 

After doing so, send the verification email from your gmail > settings > forwarding and check your dropbox for the email body which will contain the verification code. 

 

Once verified, create a gmail filter. Mine was simple. Any email sent to felix+db@jacomino.com, forward to felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. I also selected to skip the inbox and add a label, but that was my personal preference. Feel free to customize as you see fit.

 

I tested by sending a small file from another email address to felix+db@jacomino.com and voilà, it worked! The file is uploaded to Dropbox > Apps >Attachments folder.

 

I hope this helps and happy dropping!

Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:38 PM

Cool. Looking forward to testing this one out!

Robert Sims's curator insight, June 14, 2013 8:24 AM

Yahoo email also has a connection with Dropbox.  Dropbox is an excellent storage place for your documents you want to have access to at anytime, anywhere!

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20+ Tools To Supercharge Your Dropbox

20+ Tools To Supercharge Your Dropbox | IKT och iPad i undervisningen | Scoop.it

Dropbox is a powerful cloud service but it is more than just a website for online storage. Dropbox has many apps that work together with it to enhance your Dropbox experience...


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The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition)

The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | IKT och iPad i undervisningen | Scoop.it

A slideshow of the "30 Best Web 2.0 Tools" that contains many popular tools. Most are free (although a few have costs involved) and chances are there may be one or two that are new to you. "Each slide...contains the name, description, link and screenshot of what each tool looks like and does."

 

Have fun exploring and bringing a new tool into your classroom.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/best-web-tools-2012/

 


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Blake Mead's curator insight, October 17, 11:53 AM

My teaches should take an interest in this type of learning because it would dramatically improve our grades.

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Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox

Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox | IKT och iPad i undervisningen | Scoop.it
Dropbox is an awesome service. You can back your files up to the cloud, sync them between computers, and share them with your friends. That's not all it can do, though.

 

Here are our top 10 favorite clever uses for our favorite file syncing program.


Note: If you don't use Dropbox, don't fret—you can do most of these things with any file syncer you want, whether it's SkyDrive, Google Drive, Cubby, or something else.

 

Read more:

http://lifehacker.com/5933884/top-10-clever-uses-for-dropbox

 


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