Using Dropbox in Dropover

Dropbox in Dropover allows you to quickly create a shareable Dropbox link for your dragged items.

Dropbox in Dropover

To start using Dropbox in Dropover, follow these steps:

  1. Open Dropover's preferences screen
  2. Select "Cloud Sharing" tab
  3. Select "Dropbox" from the list
  4. Select "Configuration..." button in the content view
  5. Hit the "Link Dropbox" button and follow the instructions.

Once your Dropbox account is linked, you will be able to copy a public Dropbox link for your dragged content. To do so, click the "•••" button in the shelf and select "Copy Dropbox Link".

Customizing upload

When you select the "Copy Dropbox Link" button, a prompt will appear where you can customize the upload:

  • File destination path: The destination path inside Dropbox where the files should be placed. By default, the content will go into a directory called "Uploaded on {date}".
  • Password protection: An optional password which will be required to see the content when the shared link is opened (only available for Dropbox Pro accounts).
  • Expiration time: The time after which the content will no longer be available (requires Dropbox Pro).
  • Create ZIP archive: Indicates whether the files should be uploaded as a single ZIP file.
Copy Dropbox Link in Dropover

What happens when I use Dropbox in Dropover?

When you select "Copy Dropbox Link" Dropover will create a destination directory inside macOS Dropover. It will then upload the content from the shelve to that destination directory. If the shelve contains multiple files Dropover will first zip them and upload the zip instead.

Once uploaded, Dropover will create a public sharable link for the file. Anyone who access that link, will be able to access the uploaded content.

When you delete the directory or files, nobody will be able to access it anymore.

Dropbox uploaded items

How does Dropover use my data from Dropbox?

When you link your Dropbox account, Dropover will locally store an authentication token in the keychain. Dropover must use this authentication token in order to communicate with Dropbox.

Dropover can only access files and directories that Dropover has created. It does not have access to any other files or directories on your Dropbox.

You can revoke Dropover's access anytime, see here.

Where does Dropover store the content?

Uploaded content from Dropover will be placed inside a subdirectory in "macOS Dropover", for example "macOS Dropover/Upload at Oct 10/". However, you can change the destination in the prompt which appears before you share the content.

Who can access my uploaded content?

Anybody you share the link with, will be able to access (but not modify) the files in the destination directory.

When you delete the destination directory, nobody will be able to access it anymore.