This post was last updated on September 15th, 2013 at 08:42 pm
If you work and used to spend your lots of time in multi-gadget environment and if you think USB flash drives are only the option which brings the files across your different devices then you are wrong, there is another popular option called cloud storage.
In the consumer cloud storage service, Dropbox is one of the leading names. Since the service started few years back, it had already come up with enhanced functionality among which URL Droplet is one.
The same principle is used by almost all the cloud services. You can upload your file and at any time you can access from anywhere but must have an Internet connection. But it seems that it is impractical when you have to upload the file coming from some web address. If this is your case you have to download that file into your hard disk and upload them back to the cloud. If you go through this process of downloading and uploading, it will take your lots of time which depends on your Internet connection and the size of the file that you are downloading.
Let us see:
Let, you have a dedicated internet connection with a downloading speed of 100 kbps. To download a file of 100 MB you have to spend more than (100*1024)/(100*60) 17.06 minutes. And again you have to upload that file to your Dropbox and it’s sure that it will take more than 17 minutes. The total time taken will be more than 34 minutes.
Is there any solution for this problem?
If you want to directly upload files from a URL to your Dropbox then URL Droplet will be the best solution. It is the service which will work as the hard disk of your computer. It is a web tool which allows you to directly upload files to your Dropbox storage from the web directory. If you upload files to your Dropdox from URL of any website then in this process of file transfer two servers will take part and the process of file transfer will be very fast. Here the size of the file will not matter much.
How to Use URL Droplet
To connect to your Dropbox account you first have to give permission to URL Droplet. You will get all the services offered by URL Droplet after granting it the access to your Dropbox.
Let the Download begun
If you want to download a file then just copy the download link and past that link to the address field of the URL Droplet. After that click on the “Save” button or if you want to save that file with a different name then click on “Save as” link.
After that the downloading will begin and you can monitor the downloading process by looking at the bar which s at the bottom of the page.
And at the bottom of the page you can see your successful downloads. And all the successfully downloaded files will be saved in your Dropbox account’s main folder.