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This article was published on June 14, 2013


Now you can share Dropbox links straight from your desktop

Now you can share Dropbox links straight from your desktop
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Josh Horwitz is an intern for TNW based out of Taipei, Taiwan, where he enjoys studying Mandarin, translating forgotten Taiwan independent f Josh Horwitz is an intern for TNW based out of Taipei, Taiwan, where he enjoys studying Mandarin, translating forgotten Taiwan independent films, playing German board games, and rowing on his dragon boat crew team. You can find him on Twitter at @HorwitzJosh, and can email him at [email protected]

Dropbox, the incomparable file hosting service, posted a brief notice on its blog today introducing a minor but useful new feature – link sharing from one’s desktop.

Now, when users right click on any file stored in Dropbox from their desktop, they’ll see the option “Share Dropbox Link.” Clicking will provide users with hyperlinks that can then be copied and pasted.

Here’s how it works in practice (pic from the Dropbox blog)

quick-sharing-menu

Updates that eliminate a few short but tedious steps tend to excite users of any service, and the comments section of the Dropbox blog page is already brimming with enthusiasm for the new feature.

Within the past month, Desktop has introduced two other features that streamline its overall functionality. Last week the company rolled out an experimental photo-transferring feature, and in late-May it introduced single sign-on for Dropbox for Business. The steady stream of updates confirms that the company isn’t content to sit pretty as it faces competition from Google Drive, iCloud, Box, and Windows Skydrive.

Dropbox has a base of over 1oo million users, and over 1 billion files are shared through the platform daily. The company is rumored to be preparing for an IPO later this year.

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