Dropbox & Buzztouch, a Perfect Match / Downloading your Source Code.

Buzztouch Process
How-To: installing Eclipse & more

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10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive, and more

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Using Dropbox in the App

62 Things you can do with Dropbox

Automate your Dropbox Free basic Account

Warning: Don’t Share Your DropBox Folders, here’s why:
It’s not nice to share Dropbox folders.

2nd Warning: Have over 300,000 files

When using DropBox for data or image in an app, ask yourself these questions:
Did you use the public Dropbox folder?
If so, did you use a public link?
If not, did you use a share link?
Using any other link won’t work.
Note: a link to a public folder, is not necessarily a public link.

According to Dropbox’s website, users can open Word, PowerPoint, PDF and text files from directly within their browser, which saves them from needing certain software programs installed on their computer.

Interesting Question: Will the Buzztouch URL Website plugin display the Dropbox docs?

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Dropbox For Developers

Dropbox today released a version 2.0 of its desktop client for Windows and Mac OS X, featuring a new drop-down menu from which users can create links to documents and folders, accept invitations, view shared links or albums, and monitor changes to their accounts. The new client is also supported by Dropbox for Teams, the business-groomed version of the popular file-sharing service.

“If someone shares a link with you, you can now get to it immediately — directly from the Dropbox menu. You’ll get notifications in real time as people share with you, and can see them later just by clicking the Dropbox icon. You can also accept or decline invitations to shared folders directly from your desktop,” wrote Dropbox engineer Max Belanger.

Other changes include a fix to a bug through which discrete graphics could be enabled on OS X laptops.

The new menu is only enabled for Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later, and for Windows XP and later. The new menu is the major change to Version 2.0 of Dropbox. There’s no Linux support for the time being.

On the mobile side, shared-folder notifications show up on the latest versions of the Dropbox iOS and Android apps, as well as via the Web.

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Dropbox Rest API
We wanted to let our developers know about an upcoming change to the Public folder for all user accounts. In April, we launched the ability to share any file or folder in your Dropbox with a simple link. This new sharing mechanism is a more generalized, scalable way to support many of the same use cases as the Public folder.

After July 31, 2012 we will no longer create Public folders in any new Dropbox accounts. If your app depends on Public folders, we recommend switching to the /shares API call. Public folders in existing accounts, however, will continue to function as before.

Please email us at api-program@dropbox.com if you have any questions or concerns.

– Dropbox API Team

August 10th, 2012 (This feature may be limited to Dropbox for teams) As the owner of a shared folder, you now have the ability to determine whether members can share the folder with others.

This feature will be available through a check-box labeled ‘Allow members to invite other people’ within the shared folder options. You can limit sharing with existing shared folders as well as any shared folders you create in the future. Members will still be able to create links to files within the shared folder.

To learn more about this feature, check out our help center article at https://www.dropbox.com/help/359/

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