BoxCryptor Brings Dropbox & Google Drive Folder Encryption To Chrome

You can never be too careful when it comes to security, so if you ever run into someone looking for a padlock for their padlock, don’t be surprised. Of the many things that come under threat and require extra protection, your digital data is possibly the most valuable and frequently targeted. This is why many of us look for ways to padlock our data, i.e., encrypt it so well Tony Stark wouldn't be able to get to it. BoxCryptor is a well known encryption tool for cloud drives - with clients for Windows, Windows 8 and RT, Mac, iOS and Android - and it has just released an extension for Chrome that lets you encrypt files from Dropbox and Google Drive’s web interface.Read More

Encrypt Sensitive Files Before Syncing Them To Cloud Services

Cloud storage services have become an integrated part of our daily computer use for most of us. I can’t quite recall sending large files using my decade old email account anymore when my Dropbox suffices for the job. It’s both secure and easy to use, and has plenty of advantages over other options, for instance instant file synching across all connected platforms, no attachment size limitation that most email services are plagued with (until Google's recent integration of Drive with Gmail), and not to mention the free cloud space one gets for keeping our files accessible from anywhere in the world. However, for many, cloud storage raises the concern of security. Previously, we covered a Windows application called Cloudfogger that can encrypt any file before uploading it to the cloud. Today, we are bringing you yet another such utility called Secured Cloud Drive, which encrypts files using military-grade 256-bit AES encryption prior to sending them your selected cloud drive. It supports all major cloud services including Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive and Bitcasa. Read More

Upload Screenshots From OS X To Your Public Dropbox Folder With UpShot

Dropbox is more than just a cloud drive; with an API that allows other apps to add Dropbox integration, it’s been used in a lot of unique ways. Not only does it make collaboration easier, it also allows developers to create apps that can sync their app data over to it. One of the more frequently used features of Dropbox is the public folder where you can upload files for public viewing. Anyone with the link to your files can view or download them, and they don’t even need to have a Dropbox account for this. UpShot is a free and open source Mac app that makes use of the public folder to share your screenshots publicly.  The app runs in the Menu Bar and while enabled, it automatically uploads the screenshots you take to your Dropbox public folder.Read More

Save High Quality Wallpapers To Dropbox With Desktoppr

Background wallpapers are the prime example of desktop customization. The right wallpaper works as a foundation of which way you choose to go in terms of embellishing the desktop with applications like Rainmeter and Rainlendar. I recently stumbled upon an incredible wallpaper web service, which is not just intuitive, but quite fun to use as well. Meet Desktoppr, an enticing web app that does a wonderful job in providing you with fresh wallpapers every day. It uses your Dropbox account to quickly send the selected wallpapers to your computers.Read More

NOTE’d Is An Impressive iPhone Notes App With Themes & Dropbox Backup

A good notes app should be cosmetically well-designed, with users having the confidence that all their work is constantly being backed up somewhere. Other features, like support for image attachments and audio recordings are bonuses that you will rarely find in one place. NOTE’d for iPhone fulfills all these criteria, offering a perfect combination of useful features and a beautiful interface. You can divide your notes into several notebooks, each with a different theme, attach photos, audio recordings and maps to notes. You can put your important notes under password protection, and everything can be backed up (and restored) to Dropbox with a single tap. Read More

Nitro Is A Simple OS X To-Do List App That Syncs To Dropbox & Ubuntu One

Task management, at times, gets so complex that you need a better way to keep track of the things you have to get done, other than just taking a mental note of them. Not doubting the use of a stack of Post-it notes, but you might want to use a more sophisticated method for creating  lengthier to-do lists or reminders. Nitro is a free Mac app that lets you do just that. Besides an aesthetically pleasing interface, the app is very well written in terms of functionality. Tasks can be grouped into lists, you can set a due date for a task and add tags and notes to it. It supports keyboard shortcuts, allows you to control how the week and date are laid out, comes loaded with five UI skins to chose from and last but not the least, syncs with Dropbox and Ubuntu One.Read More

Norton Satellite For Windows 8 Scans Local Files, Facebook Feeds & Dropbox For Malicious Content

Cloud storage is gaining popularity with each passing day. Online storage services such as Dropbox, Box and Google Drive let users easily store and access their data online. The reason why users love using cloud storage services is that they let them create a backup of sensitive data online and access it on the go. In Windows 8, Microsoft offers deep integration with SkyDrive. Plus, the upcoming Microsoft Office (2013) will also include support for saving all documents to your SkyDrive account. Some cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, allow you to sync specific local folders with online storage, meaning that any file saved in that will be automatically uploaded to online storage and any file uploaded to the latter will be downloaded to the folder on one or more devices. Although it is a hassle-free way of keeping your files up-to-date, should your system be infected with malware, there is no way of knowing whether that malware passed onto a synced file, and subsequently, another one of your computers. Today, we have a Windows 8 app called Norton Satellite that allows users to scan their Dropbox account for infected files, Facebook feeds for malicious links and local files and folders for any malicious script that may harm your PC.Read More

Dropbox Integrates With Facebook Groups; Lets You Share Cloud Files

Facebook may have had an impressive IPO and perhaps its vale in the market had decreased since then, but that doesn’t mean the Palo Alto giant is going to hang up its gloves. For many users out there, Facebook is still how they connect with friends, and other tech companies still seem to think it's still got potential. A leading such venture, Dropbox, is positive Facebook is still at the top of its game, and has recently announced integration with the social network which will allow users to upload files to groups from their Dropbox folder. The feature is being rolled out slowly and should be available worldwide soon.Read More

Fabrik: Elegant Holo-Themed eReader For Android With Dropbox Support

We know that you’re fond of reading, and are always in hunt for some quality eReaders for your smartphone. That’s why we keep bringing you some of the best available solutions in this regard. Take the previously-reviewed, crowd-favorite Aldiko Sync for that matter. Not only is the app a very fine multi-format-supported and tablet-optimized eBook reader, but also supports syncing your content with Dropbox cloud storage. Fresh to the scene, and developed by XDA member eirikrwu, Fabrik is yet another beautifully-conceived, Holo-themed Android eReader with Dropbox support that makes accessing your eBooks, complete with reading progress, on the go a breeze. Currently in beta, the app has the capacity to automatically fetch any new eBooks added to your Dropbox storage, and can also keep your existing books’ reading progress in sync with the cloud. As of now, it supports TXT, EPUB & MOBI formats, and brings to the table several nifty features that are surely going to make your eReading experience on Android all the more enjoyable. In addition, its tablet-optimized, dual-pane layout and support for full-screen reading helps you digest most of your books’ content from the same screen. Also, the day/night reading modes, customizable fonts, adjustable font size, easy sharing options, subtle animations, orientation lock, volume key scrolling, and menu-based easy navigation to desired segments of the book, all account for a pretty impressive cloud-based eBook reader for Android.Read More

AMMO Rack: Transfer Images & PDF Files From Dropbox & Edit Them On Your iPhone Or iPad

For a platform that is not really known for its file management tools, iOS offers a few pretty good apps of that genre. Of course, the most famous of them is iFile, but not everyone owns a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, and most of the times, you just need something very basic for your everyday needs. AMMO Rack just might be the most uncomplicated file management tool available for iOS. For one, the app only deals with two of the most commonly used file formats; PDF and photos. Other than that, transferring files to AMMO Rack is really easy, and you can import files from Dropbox, the app’s own cloud service, your device’s camera roll or via iTunes. Not only does AMMO Rack let you arrange everything really neatly, it is also possible to make a few handy changes to the files. You can add annotations, scribble new notes and rename any file with complete ease.Read More

Smart Office 2 Lets You Compose & Edit MS Office Files On iOS, Provides Dropbox Access

Even some of the more expensive iOS apps don’t let users edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel files on their iPhone or iPad. You have got many options if you just want to view Office files on an iDevice, but editing and creating documents is a whole new matter. Smart Office 2 is an app that can really make sure you never have to go to your computer ever again just to make changes to a Word file or presentation. The app comes with pretty comprehensive Dropbox and Google Docs integration. You can access any Office file stored on these two services on your accounts, and the files edited in Smart Office 2 can be exported as PDFs or you can make any change you want to them (even images can be added to documents). The app offers almost all the formatting options you can ever want on your iDevice, and comes with special focus on letting you print your work via AirPrint.Read More

Clips: Instantly Share Clipboard Items From iPhone To PC via Dropbox

One of the features that made Chrome a really popular browser on iOS, is its real-time tab syncing. People really find it useful that everything they do on their iPhone is reflected on their computer straight away. Clips is a Cydia tweak that is based on the same concept, except that it syncs your iDevice’s clipboard rather than browser data. Using this action menu-based tweak, you can share images and text from your iPhone to PC with a single tap. All you need is a Dropbox account and a Windows PC to enjoy some really efficient instant sharing. Although the text data from your clipboard will appear in your Dropbox account immediately after you give it the Clips treatment, you will need the service’s desktop client to read the shared files. While this might be a slight inconvenience, there are no such limitations for images and even for text you are sure to get used to the way things work in Clips.Read More

Droplings: Upload Files To Dropbox Public Folder From Mac Menu Bar

Of the many reasons behind Dropbox’s popularity, its desktop client is possibly one of the more obvious ones. It simplifies uploading files and makes it so much easier to work on an item on your desktop, and still be able to save the changes directly to your cloud drive. For users who just can’t be bothered with uploading a file using the web interface of a service, Dropbox is a welcome solution. A while back, the little Dropbox folder on your system would have been the most amazing thing ever, but now, many services (like Google Drive) have created similar desktop clients, some even better than the former. Granted Dropbox’s desktop folder that syncs is still impressive, but in an OS like Mac, where users are accustomed to making better use of the Menu Bar, it sometimes feels like adding files to Dropbox is a bit of a drag (no pun intended). Droplings is a free Mac app that lends better functionality to your Public Dropbox folder by way of the Menu Bar. Files that you drag & drop on to this app’s icon are automatically added to your Public folder, and you can easily retrieve the public link.Read More

Cloudpipes: Set Up Automated Data Transfer Between Dropbox & Android

There is no denying the fact that cloud computing has truly taken the technology world by storm. However, despite the emergence of umpteen number of nascent cloud storage services, the popularity of Dropbox hasn’t seen a significant dip. In fact, even the inception of Google Drive hasn’t affected the user base of Dropbox a great deal. Just like the service itself, the companion Android app of Dropbox has also been constantly improving on quality as well as the set of features with every subsequent update that it receives. That said, there are certain key areas where the service’s official Android client can still improve, and this is what encourages third-party developers to come up with their own solutions. The latest to join the list of some very promising unofficial Dropbox clients for Android is Cloudpipes (beta). Apart from letting you remotely access your cloud content, the app brings forth the concept of scheduled data transfer to the table, so that you may automate uploading/downloading any type of content from your Android to Dropbox, and vice versa.Read More

Edit & Save Any Web Page Directly To Box, Dropbox & Google Drive [Chrome]

Do you often feel the need to save web pages while surfing for quick access later, or to archive important information? Or maybe, you are a teacher who wishes to refer articles to students in a convenient manner? Whatever the case may be, you definitely need to install Save Content to Box, Google Drive & Dropbox, a handy extension for Google Chrome users that allows you edit and save web pages as PDF or text file to your Box, Google Docs or Dropbox account directly from Chrome. No more copy and paste needed, and unlike a bookmark, you have your own copy of the content, preserved in the form that you saw it in. It not only gives freedom to save web pages to these services, but also helps you to clean (remove unwanted content) the web page before saving. You may also utilize social media platform to share the articles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn directly from the extension, too.Read More

Download All Images From Any Website & Save To Dropbox & Google Drive [Chrome]

Did you ever experience a moment when you wanted to download all images on a web-page instantly? While looking for unique quality images, we often explore different image hosts and libraries, such deviantART, Picasa, PhotoBucket etc. However, executing searches on all these sites and downloading images separately can be quite inconvenient. We have already covered a desktop application called Image Collector for image collection enthusiasts who may be interested in getting hold of exotic images from online galleries such as Picasa, deviantART, imgur, PhotoBucket and 4Chan. However, the caveat was that it was restricted to only these few websites. Image Collector Extension for Google Chrome, however, solves your problem for all webpages. This extension allows you to retrieve the script file to grab gorgeous images on the page you're just visiting and to save them to your PC, or upload them directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive.Read More

PicBackMan: Backup Facebook & Instagram Photos To Dropbox, Box & Image Hosting Services

Image sharing is one of the most used functions on the internet these days. Hundreds of image sharing websites as well social networks are used by millions of people each day to share images among their friends family, and even random strangers. While the social networks, such as Facebook and Google+ allow you to share images with your friends and family, websites such as Flickr and apps like Instagram let you publish your albums for the world to see. When you have thousands of photos uploaded to various image hosting platforms, it is very hard to keep a backup of each and every image manually. PicBackMan is an application for Windows that lets you back up images from multiple sources (image sharing websites and social networks) by automatically uploading them to seven photo and storage services. Other than the images saved in online accounts, you can also upload images from local folders to different websites. PicBackMan supports backing up the pictures from Facebook, Foursquare and Instagram accounts and local folders to Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, SkyDrive, Dropbox, and Facebook.Read More

Found: Desktop Search For Dropbox, Google Drive & Gmail Files [Mac]

With the number of cloud storage services growing constantly, it’s no surprise that your local hard drive isn’t the only place you keep some of your frequently accessed files. Services like Dropbox and Google’s recently launched Google Drive are on top of the list and both have a desktop client that makes syncing your files easier. Found is a neat little Mac app that’s free and is like Spotlight search, not just for the files on your hard drive but also for those synced to your Dropbox and Google Drive folders and your Gmail account. Mac’s Spotlight is by far a more sophisticated file search system than the simple little search feature on Windows and it certainly indexes the files and folders in Dropbox and Google Drive but what makes Found really great is that it helps you search your Gmail account. Not all files that you send or receive as attachments end up in your Google Drive, probably for good reason too, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need an efficient search tool like Found for it.Read More

CaptureToCloud: Save, Share & Organize Online Content, Convert It To Google Documents [Web]

CaptureToCloud is a clever cloud application that integrates some of the major Google apps and Chrome bookmarks, as well as DropBox, and is optimized to work seamlessly with all of them. It will enable you to capture, share and organize all kinds of digital media, including websites, images, articles, links, bookmarks, files etc. The web app makes sure that important information is always accessible from any internet connected device. Your captured media can either be shared with your colleagues, or you can post it to Facebook, Twitter or email. Moreover, saved media can be converted to a Google Document or even viewed in a clutter-free layout. CaptureToCloud will also monitor specific URLs for any changes and support uploading Chrome bookmarks to the cloud. Content may be saved to the service from your browser's toolbar or the right-click context menu. More after the jump.Read More

Dropboxifier Syncs Game & App Data Between PCs Through Dropbox

If you use Steam to play a Steam powered game, you must have an idea of how the Steam cloud works. It does not matter which computer you use to sign in to your account, all your data will be saved in the cloud and synced across all the configured computers, whenever you log in to your Steam account. It actually works just like Dropbox, doesn’t it? The major difference between the Dropbox and Steam cloud service is that Dropbox only syncs your files and folders between all configured devices, while Steam syncs the game data and enables the system to read and write data to the sync location. Dropboxifier is an open source application for Windows that lets you create a symbolic link in order to place the game and application data in your Dropbox storage, allowing you to directly save and access applications/games data without having to manually move the files to the Dropbox folder. It basically tricks applications into reading and writing data directly to the specified Dropbox folder. Other than Dropbox, Dropboxifier also works with other cloud storage services such as SkyDrive, Google Drive etc. Read past the jump for details.Read More