How to Share a Dropbox Link with Just Two Clicks

Last Updated Jun 25, 2010 2:01 PM EDT

If you're a Dropbox fan, and I know you are, here's a little news you'll love: Now it's a two-click snap to share a link to any Dropbox file or folder.

To use the new feature, just click the context menu for any file/folder, then choose Get shareable link. That'll take you to a unique landing page with a URL you can copy and paste into an e-mail, tweet, Facebook update, etc. (Dropbox even goes to the trouble of shortening it for you using their system.)

Just one catch: You must have the Dropbox desktop client 0.8 beta installed, otherwise you won't see the link-share option.

In case you're not a fan, here's why you should be: Dropbox quickly and easily synchronizes data between your PCs, the Web, your phone, etc. A free account nets you 2GB of storage; the Pro 50 account (50GB) costs $9.99 per month.

The new link-sharing feature may seem minor, but it's an awesome addition. My only question for Dropbox: what took you so long? [via Web Worker Daily]

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