Why save web files to Dropbox?
Nowadays, most Internet users tend to use cloud-based storage services to keep their data and essential files safely. Compared with saving data onto the local device, the cloud storage allows easy access from any device anywhere and makes it easy to share them with family and friends as long as the Internet connection is avaiable.
It is quite common to save or upload local files to cloud. However, sometimes you might want to directly save web files to cloud storage without downloading them to local device first of all. This is particularly necessary when you find something useful on the web on the office PC, a friend’s laptop or the other public computers, and want to directly save them to your personal cloud such as Dropbox.
How to directly save web file from ULR to Dropbox without downloading?
Now that it is necessary to directly save web files directly to Dropbox or other cloud storage, like Google Drive,, OneDrive, etc, next we need to find out the best way to make it realized easily. Here, we would like to share you 2 ways to help remove the hassle of downloading large files from URL to your local storage device and directly save any file from Internet to Dropbox cloud. Just keep reading.
Method 1. Use “Save web file, URL to Dropbox”
If you just have the Dropbox cloud account and only need to save web files to this cloud, you can try the “Save web file, URL to Dropbox”. It was an extension, but not available now. However, you can directly visit the webiste:https://urltodropbox.softgateon.net/.
When you enter the address and you will get the follow screen. Just enter the URL that contains the files you need in the blank (both HTTP and HTTPS URLs are acceptable). One URL per line and you can enter several URLs at one time. However, you can only save up to 100 files each time. After you input the URL, just click on the button “Save to Dropbox”.
Then you can create a new folder or select an existing folder in your Dropbox to save the web files from URL, and click on "Save".
Finally, it will start saving web files to Dropbox cloud. When you see "Success. All Files saved to your Dropbox", you can click "Visit Dropbox Home" nearby to check files in your Dropbox account.
Method 2. Apply MultCloud (More Versatile)
The first method is ideal enough if you only need to save web files to Dropbox without downloading them to PC. What if you have created more than one cloud service and own Google drive, OneDrive, Mega, etc? Then we highly recommend you using MultCloud. As its name suggests, this is a multiple cloud manager and enables users to manage 30+ mainstream cloud drives in the only one platform.
- Cloud Transfer: move data between different clouds without downloading.
- Cloud Sync: sync cloud data seamlessly or automatically (real time sync included).
- Cloud Backup: backup one cloud data to another for easy recovery.
- Remote Upload:backup one cloud data to another for easy recovery.
To realize direct downlad from web URL to Dropbox, the “Remote Upload” is what you need. Just several simple clicks can make it completed.
Step 1. Create an account and sign into MultCloud.
Step 2. Click “Add Cloud” on the left side and choose “Dropbox”.
Step 3. Click on Dropbox on the left menu and press “Upload File”>"Remote Upload” button.
Step 4. Input the URL of the web file. Finally click "Save to Cloud" to start downloading and saving file from web to Dropbox.
If you want to check the process, you can click on “Remote Upload” and then view the task status in detail.
This method is also proper for downloading torrent files to Dropbox. Different from multiple cloud manage Application, the MultCloud is web-based service, so you can free save web files to dropbox on desktop or laptop no matter which operating system it is using. No need to worry about the compability.
Now, you can choose a proper method to save save web files to Dropbox based on your specific situation. The MultCloud does not only allows you to directly download files from URL to Dropbox cloud, but also to many other popular cloud drives. It is more recommended if you have more than one cloud.
Apart from the "Remote Upload", it is also able to help transfer data among clouds without manually downloading and re-uploading from one cloud to another one. Besides, it supports offline transfer and the transferred data won’t go through your computer. Its “Scheduel” option can even enable you to set a specific time in daily, weekly or monthy to start the cloud transfer, sync, backup taks automatically.