7 Awesome Dropbox Tricks you should know

Dropbox is a fantastic application that offers you many features which most users fail to take advantage of such feature. Now, let me list out all those 7 Awesome Dropbox Tricks you should know. Without using much application, Dropbox serves all your needs like Restoring Your Deleted files, Back-up your Social site’s pictures and download torrents distantly!


In this article, we are going to discuss briefly all those 7 useful tricks that might surprise you.

  1. Restore Deleted Files

We always accidentally delete files and struggle to get that file back. You don’t need to worry if that file was stored in your Dropbox. Dropbox helps you to restore all the deleted files which were deleted in last 30 days.

To restore all deleted files log in to your Dropbox account on the web and press the show deleted files button. You’ll see all your recently deleted files highlighted in light gray color. Click on the Images/doc you wish to restore using Restore key.

Note – you can’t retrieve any deleted files more than 30 days ago.

  1. Back up your social site’s pictures.

Many photos which we upload on social sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter haven’t backed up anywhere – This might be terrible if your account has been blocked, hacked or compromised. But Dropbox offers a unique app called IFTTT. It automatically backs up all your pictures to Dropbox instantly.

  1. Download Torrent files distantly

Dropbox allows you to download torrent files, even if you are far away from your PC. Just change settings of torrent program so that it automatically loads to your Dropbox

  • To download torrent files to your Dropbox or any other cloud storage, open your desire torrent site like BitTorrent or uTorrent
  • Go to Options > Preferences. On the Preferences window > select Directories and then checkmark on automatically load( .torrent ) from (.Next)!
  • Browse and select your desired storage folder. To start downloading torrent files in that particular folder.

Note – your device must be on and have a connected network for this to work!

  1. Additional Security

For more protection to your Dropbox files, enable two –step verification option .whenever you sign in Dropbox using different device

  • To enable two-step verification sign into your Dropbox account.
  • Click your name under drop-down menu select Settings then Click > Security tab.
  • Go to Account sign in > Two-step verification >enable.
  • You’ll be asked to re-enter your password, and after that, you’ll be receiving security code via text.
  1. Selective sync

Selective sync offers you to choose which files are downloaded to which device.

Example – you might not want movies to be downloaded automatically to your work device, just enable this feature and choose which files to be included.

  • Go to preference > Advanced tab > selective sync >
  1. Shareable Dropbox link


Dropbox not only provides you to save files in your cloud storage but also share them directly by right clicking the selected file and using “Copy Dropbox Link.”  You can share this link anywhere without logging into Dropbox account online

  1. Offline Reading

Any picture, document you ‘favorite’ on your mobile using Dropbox.

  • Firstly, it saves the favorite file to your mobile, and you’ll access it offline later
  • Secondly, it adds a file to app’s “Favorites tab” to access easily.

Hope, 7 Awesome Dropbox Tricks you should know helps you get rid of all those separate applications that offer all in one Dropbox. Let us know via a comment if you have any doubts and more tricks to share with us. Your suggestion is highly valued.