Dropbox Tip Using Jing

I found this post on the Dropbox Wiki, and had to post it.  I am a huge fan of Dropbox, and continue to find great ways to use it.

Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot and have it uploaded and in your clipboard with one click?

Well now you can!

Jing offers you exactly this! But you don’t want them storing your stuff do you? You want to store it on Dropbox so you:

  • Aren’t restricted by their space limitations.
  • support Dropbox.

So download Jing install it on you Mac or PC and let it start up (you’ll need to get a screencast account to use it). Now go to the most right bubble(“More”) then “Preferences” and at “Set up sharing for” click “File”.  Set the Target Directory to some folder in your public Dropbox folder and set the share link to “http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/$USERID/%5Bfolder%5D/%5Bfilename%5D” (replacing $USERID with the number you find when creating other public links). Now click “OK” and you’re all set. There is one minor disadvantage: If you move your file in the public dropbox folder, the link changes, whereas with screencast it stays the same.

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