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AirDropper – Request a file from anyone.

AirDropper lets Dropbox users securely request a file from anyone.
(Link: AirDropper – Request a file from anyone.)

DropFolders Watches Folders and Converts Media with HandBrake

DropFolders relies on the native code capabilities of Adobe’s AIR 2.0 platform, and it’s a great use case for them. The app interacts with HandBrake through its command line interface, so you’ll need to be up on the lingo—but only just slightly. Since DropFolders handles the file input/output commands, the only presets you’ll need to set up are the encoding parameters. HandBrake’s own CLI guide shows that, rather than typing in archaic variables, you can usually get away with entering something like –preset=”iPhone & iPod Touch”, or any other preset name that HandBrake understands. We’re wondering though—would this work with iTunes’ automatically watched folder?
(Link: DropFolders Watches Folders and Converts Media with HandBrake)

How-To: Hazel + Dropbox = Automated File Management

Thankfully, Hazel is becoming my electronic assistant that just takes care of these tasks for me. Simply put, Hazel takes the idea of mail rules and applies them to the entire system. At its core, Hazel is a watchdog. You tell it to keep an eye on a folder, and if certain criteria are met, perform an action. We’ve covered Hazel before, but I wanted to focus specifically on combining it with Dropbox.
(Link: How-To: Hazel + Dropbox = Automated File Management)

Habilis – the email-to-Dropbox gateway

Send files to your Habilis email address and they show up in your dropbox a few seconds later – simple! It’s dead handy for devices like the iPad where you can create documents but can’t easily get them into your Dropbox.
(Link: Habilis – the email-to-Dropbox gateway)

15 Awesome Dropbox Tips and Tricks

To do this in OS X, open Terminal and navigate to your Dropbox directory (Type: cd Dropbox ). You’ll now need to create a symbolic link to your Documents directory (Type: ln -s ~/Documents/ Documents ). That’s it! You’re done! You can see in the screenshot below, a new “directory” appears with a black arrow on the icon. This is to indicate that it is a symbolic link, which we’ve set to point to your Documents directory. Dropbox will now begin synchronizing the files within that directory.
(Link: 15 Awesome Dropbox Tips and Tricks)

SparkleShare – Sharing work made easy

SparkleShare shines by its absence. Unlike other syncing tools it’s designed to get out of your way, to make sharing documents and collaboration easier, and to make peers aware of what you are doing.
(Link: SparkleShare – Sharing work made easy)

RDropbox: A Ruby Client Library for Dropbox

With RDropbox you can log into a Dropbox account using OAuth and then upload and download files. A requirement, however, is that you apply for Dropbox API access and are approved, as the API is not fully open to the public without going through the approval process (this appears to be in order to avoid overloading their service). The API was, notably, worked on by notable Ruby alumnus, Zed Shaw.
(Link: RDropbox: A Ruby Client Library for Dropbox)

How To Sync Your TextMate Bundles Across Multiple Macs Using Dropbox

If you’re a TextMate user like myself who happens to have multiple Macs (say, one at home and one at work), keeping your Bundles in sync can be a bit of a hassle. Sure, you can stick to the Bundles from the GetBundles repository, but what if you want to have your own customizations? Keeping them in sync across all of your machines would be great—fortunately, thanks to Dropbox this is an easy and completely hassle-free possibility!
(Link: How To Sync Your TextMate Bundles Across Multiple Macs Using Dropbox)


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