Majority of people prefer to save their files online on different cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. What about those people who don’t have an account on either one of these services and want to share files with you? He can either email you the file or host it on any file sharing service and share the link with you. A much easier way would be if he can somehow upload the files to your Dropbox account. This is where Entourage box comes into play.
EntourageBox is a very handy online utility that allows other users to upload files to your Dropbox account. All you have to do is generate a unique URL with EntourageBox and share it with your recipient. He can then upload the files to the specified folder. Later, you can also delete the folder after the files have been uploaded.
How to Use EntourageBox To Let Others Upload Files
Using EntourageBox is pretty simple and straightforward. First of all go to EntourageBox homepage and click on the service you want to use. Currently, the service supports Dropbox, Amazon S3 and Google Drive. Just select the service you want to use and authorize it to access your cloud storage account.
The next step involves you to enter the name of the folder you want EntourageBox to create. This will be the folder where the recipient will upload the files. If you want you can even password protect this link so that only the person who knows the password can access your account. Click on Generate URL after specifying the required information.
It will now show you a private URL which you can share with the recipient.
When the recipient will open the URL, he will be presented with few simple options that will allow him/her to upload files. Just click on Add Files and start the upload process.
Now, when I first tested the service, I was unable to find the files uploaded using the private URL. What the service does is that it creates a folder (which you specified in the earlier step) in the Apps folder. You will be able to find the uploaded files there.
Later, you can easily delete the links you created by clicking on My EntourageBoxes and it will show you all the folders and links you have created. Just click on the Delete button right next to any folder and it will deactivate the URL.
EntourageBox is a very simple utility that can help users share with each other in a very different way. The best thing about the service is that you don’t have to sign up for any account or give access to your account to the recipient. He/she can easily upload the required files to your Dropbox or other cloud services and you can access them on the go. If you tried EntourageBox, feel free to share your views in the comments below.