Dropbox can be used in a number of ways. Many people use it for sharing and syncing files between different computers. Few people use it to share and store files between their smartphone and computer. Now consider a situation where you want others to send files directly to your Dropbox account. It is not necessary that everyone will have Dropbox client installed in their devices. In this situation you can easily create a web form using well known form creation tool Jotform, this webform will allow anyone to upload files directly to your Dropbox account. This Dropbox webform can be easily accessed from any device having internet connection. The best thing about this Dropbox form, created with help of Jotform, is its simplicity, all it takes is just to put the username and upload the required files.
How to use Jotform to send files to Dropbox
To create web form for Dropbox you need to go to http://jotform.com/dropbox/ , here just use the link “Create a Dropbox Form” . This will prompt you to login into your Dropbox account . Here Jotform will use Dropbox API (using OAuth) to connect to Dropbox server.
Logging into Dropbox using Jotform interface is completely safe and it is one time activity only. Dropbox has a versatile API library with which many web apps like ‘Jotform for dropbox’ has been created. Jotform will create a sample form for you,
You can edit this form as per your needs. Once you are done with form editing, save it. This is all you need to do. Now you can start using this form as it is or you can embed it in your existing website.
This service is absolutely free and you need not to create any special account in Jotform for using this service. Forms thus created can be used by anyone and can be used anywhere. As such there is no upload size limit and one can send as many files as one wants. Only restriction is that one can not send a file bigger than 50 MB.
There are other third party web appplications which also support direct file sending to Dropbox accounts. One such web application is sendtodropbox . This is also a good application for sending files from any gadget having internet to Dropbox. But if you are looking for easy to use application, which can be used almost anywhere you want, Jotform is best among the lot.