Iâ€™ve had this problemâ€¦. I get an email with a link in it and I want to open the link on my mobile phone ( Android / Iphone / Symbian ) .â€¦ Iâ€™ve got dropbox installed on my mobile and I was looking for an easy way to get that link from my desktop into my mobile phone via the dropbox.
I couldnâ€™t find anything when I searched for â€œcan we put links into a dropboxâ€ so I tried searching for â€œsave a website as a shortcut into your dropboxâ€ and wah-lahâ€¦ what do we have here!!
Drag and Drop Method:
First you need to visit the url you want to save to your dropboxâ€¦
Next open up your local dropbox folderâ€¦.
Next drag the little icon in the URL field of the browser into your dropbox…
This will create a small file in your dropbox that is actually a shortcut to the webpage/URL. It does not actually save the whole website in the dropbox which is why we call it a shortcut.
Create shortcut using text editor Method:
Open up a text editor and type in the following:
Then save it into your dropbox as my-shortcut-to-whatever.url
Make sure it has the .url extension.
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Anyone else have a better way?