Dropbox has become a valuable and beloved tool for business people who need to collaborate with others around the office, around the country or around the world. By providing a secure place to upload andanywhere, it can help boost productivity both in the office and on the go.
What some people don’t know is that there’s also a way for other people to upload files into your Dropbox. CBS MoneyWatch technology writer Dave Johnson suggests two tools that allow you to do this without sharing your password.
- Send to Dropbox. People can upload documents by sending your Dropbox an email. All the sender needs to do is attach the document to an email to the address Send to Dropbox gives you. The basic service is free, but for $29 a year, the pro version will allow you to create a whitelist so that you can limit who is allowed to send to your Dropbox.
- DROPitTOme. This service is also free and operates through a website. Co-workers and colleagues go to a website and securely upload any files up to 75 MB. You are allowed to password-protect uploads to further restrict who can see them.
— Adapted from “Two Easy Ways to Send Files to Your Dropbox,” Dave Johnson, CBS MoneyWatch.