Dropbox’s addition of a quick-sharing link makes it super simple to share a single file or folder with another person without the hassle of setting up a formal share.
From the Dropbox announcement:
We’re super excited to announce a whole new way to share: now you can send a link to the files or folders in your Dropbox!
Sharing with friends and family is easy! Once you’ve saved that video of your niece’s birthday party to Dropbox, just make a link to send to grandma and she can simply watch online — no download required! This saves you the hassle of having to re-upload or attach it to an email.
Anyone with the link gets access to a snazzy page where they can view (but not edit) your stuff. Our gallery pages give your photos, videos, and even docs the gorgeous, full-browser view they deserve. This means that people who follow your link can see pictures, look at presentations, and watch home videos without having to download and open them separately.
But just in case a friend wants to save that picture or PDF for later, they can choose to either download it or save it straight to their Dropbox.
The quick link function works from the Dropbox.com web interface, the mobile interface, and from your desktop if you have Dropbox installed. The new feature is current rolling out to new users; if you don’t see it immediately expect to see it in the next few days.
Share Your Stuff with a Link [Dropbox Blog]
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- Published 04/23/12