How to Let Anyone Upload Files Directly to Your Dropbox without signing in

Ever since Dropbox first appeared on the storage scene back in 2007, it has made waves in the way it allowed collaboration easier than ever before! Whether you need to send files to your clients or collaborate with friends, coworkers, and family, Dropbox makes sharing files easy! However, using Dropbox is almost impossible if the person you're collaborating with doesn't have their own account. When you need to allow other people to upload a file directly to your Dropbox without an account or login information, you're going to need more than what this cloud storage system has to offer.

If you're wondering "how do I allow others to upload to my Dropbox?" You should try EZ File Drop today for free to get more control, more features, and more customization options available to you. With EZ File Drop, anyone can upload files to your Dropbox without the need to create an account, sign in, download an app, or stress about file sharing permissions.

When you they upload files to your Dropbox, they will go directly to a folder location that you designate. They will also be automatically organized using the information you ask from the customizable form fields.

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Creating a new Dropbox upload form in EZ File Drop is a quick and easy process.

Once you create an EZ File Drop account, connect it to your Dropbox account. This is a simple process that you can do in the "Cloud Settings" menu in EZ File Drop. You can follow the steps in the following article: How to Connect EZ File Drop to Dropbox.

After you connect EZ File Drop to your Dropbox, you can allow others to upload their files. All you need to do is click on the "Upload Forms" button in the main menu, then click the "Create New Form" button. This will launch the Upload Form editor.

The Upload Form editor is easy to use. You have the chance to name it, share it, upload your own logo, and create custom headings and text to make your form as customized and individualized as your needs are.

A screen shot of the upload form settings in EZ File Drop.

As you scroll through the form editor, you'll notice how easy it is to configure options such as:

  • Form Fields
  • Upload File Type Restrictions
  • Upload File Size Limit
  • Drop Zone Text
  • Multiple drop zones

Form Fields make it simple to collect information from the person uploading files to your Dropbox. The most common fields are things like their name, email address, and phone number, but you can add plenty of other form fields specific to your business needs like account number, file number, case number, project number, account manager, etc.

A screen shot of the custom form fields in EZ File Drop.

You can use any of these fields to create subfolders in Dropbox to organize your submissions. Our goal is to make it easy for anybody to upload files even if they have no Dropbox login or account on hand.

A screen shot of dynamic file organization of a Dropbox upload form in EZ File Drop.

Once your Upload Form is completed, you can click the "Save and Publish" button for your form. At that point, it will be available to share with everybody who needs it so they can upload files to your Dropbox with no login and no account necessary.

There are several ways for people to access your Upload Form:

Whenever you create a new upload form through EZ File Drop, each form has it's own unique URL that can be accessed directly so you don't have to have multiple variations of the words "Client Upload" or compromise with your coworkers on the names of each of these different forms. This is a feature unique to EZ File Drop that other similar services aren't able to provide!

A screen shot of the custom URL in EZ File Drop.

Embedding your form onto your own website is as easy as creating the form itself. No coding or programming necessary. Just copy the Embed Code and paste into the code for your website. There are even simple toggles available to view on EZ File Drop that let you show and hide the information and designs you want to incorporate so you create the exact form you want to put out onto any website, including WordPress, Webflow, Wix, Squarespace, and more!

A screen shot of the embed settings in EZ File Drop.

So next time you're wondering "how to let someone upload to my Dropbox" you can count on EZ File Drop to help you let people securely upload files to your Dropbox without an account.

Written by Matt Townley

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