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Dropbox & Jimdo: upload faster, anytime, anywhere

Have you heard of Dropbox? At Jimdo, we like it a lot. It's one of the easiest ways to share files with friends and coworkers without cluttering up your inboxes with files. Dropbox is online -- and if you connect your computer to Dropbox, you'll have your files in a folder there, too. To share documents, all you have to do is create a folder and invite everyone by email who you want to allow access to it. And now, together with your JimdoPage, uploading images and other files will be blindingly fast!

 

Dropbox and Jimdo: uploading has never been easier or quicker!

How’s that for teamwork? As you saw in the video, thanks to the new Dropbox function, you can add new content to your site in the blink of an eye -- and you can do it from anywhere!

 

A few examples:

  • No more long uploads from your computer: your pictures and files go directly from Dropbox to JimdoPage. The direct connection between the servers makes it super speedy.
  • What if you're in another country (or just traveling in another city) without your computer? Well, you can still work on your JimdoPage! Just save everything you'll need in Dropbox, and you can access it from anywhere you have an internet connection. 
  • Say you're working on a JimdoPage with people spread out in different cities or countries. No problem! Just save your files in a shared Dropbox folder, then upload them from there. No need to email 20 versions of the files back and forth.
  • Even faster with Dropbox and Jimdo: If you're out taking pictures with your phone camera, save them to Dropbox -- and your friends at home can upload them directly to the website!

 

Pretty awesome, right? You don't have to take my word for it -- take a look at the video again. We're really excited to share this feature with you, making it easier to edit your website whether you have your personal computer or not, and whether you're working alone or with a group!

 

How to Get Started

To use the new function, you'll need to link your Dropbox account with your JimdoPage. If you don't have a Dropbox account, you can sign up for free.

 

The next time you want to upload pictures, click on the "Dropbox" button. You'll be taken automatically into your JimdoPage settings.

 

Confirm that you want to use Dropbox with your JimdoPage and log into Dropbox.

 

Now your Dropbox and JimdoPage are working together! You can browse through the files in your Dropbox and place them directly on your JimdoPage -- no need to upload from your computer anymore!

Comments: 17 (Discussion closed)

  • JimdoPro
    #1

    levittmedia (Thursday, 02 June 2011 01:39)

    not clear how I link accounts

  • #2

    nguyensontung1997 (Thursday, 02 June 2011 05:11)

    ukm

  • JimdoBusiness
    #3

    Rene Arndt (Thursday, 02 June 2011 06:02)

    That sounds great

  • JimdoBusiness
    #4

    ADSL Tenerife by Fernando R.H. Beckett (Thursday, 02 June 2011 12:30)

    Cool need to try it out soon!

  • #5

    网型网秀 (Thursday, 02 June 2011 14:52)

    一直都在使用Dropbox,感觉很不错,能和Jimdo联系起来肯定相当完美。

  • #6

    chuotnhat (Friday, 03 June 2011 03:17)

    i don't know

  • JimdoBusiness
    #7

    Powen (Friday, 03 June 2011 03:32)

    levittmedia, you link accounts in Settings, or you can just click on the Dropbox icon when you're trying to upload a photo or another file.

  • #8

    TheSimon (Tuesday, 07 June 2011 20:59)

    I like it ...
    I Love Jimdo and Dropbox

  • #9

    Josef Weibel (Wednesday, 08 June 2011 07:59)

    Yay! Great!

  • #10

    123car456 (Wednesday, 08 June 2011 21:16)

    YEAHHHHHHHHHH

  • JimdoPro
    #11

    dapaspaite (Saturday, 16 July 2011 19:58)

    yes but it cant upload more than 12 pics at once !! why?

  • JimdoBusiness
    #12

    Powen (Saturday, 23 July 2011 00:08)

    dapaspaite, I can't seem to reproduce this issue -- I can upload more than 12 pictures. Can you email us with more details about the problem?

  • #13

    Alice (Wednesday, 31 August 2011 11:20)

    The app says it will have access to my entire dropbox. I thought it would only have access to a specified folder?

  • JimdoBusiness
    #14

    Powen (Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:57)

    Hi Alice, you'll be able to access all the files in your Dropbox if you connect it to your JimdoPage -- not just a single folder.

  • #15

    brianentwistle (Saturday, 03 September 2011 14:08)

    I can't figure out how to LINK jimdo and dropbox. I can't find SETTINGS in either. I have added dropbox.com as a link in JIMDO, to no effect.

  • JimdoBusiness
    #16

    Powen (Tuesday, 06 September 2011 20:29)

    You can connect your accounts by clicking on the dropbox icon in any of the elements where you upload stuff -- photo, photo gallery, file download, for example.

    Alternatively, if you go to the SiteAdmin and click on Settings, it's in the Tools section.

  • #17

    bizdemingovan (Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:55)

    there was a problem with dropbox - cant remember now but had to offload - think the account filled up far too quickly

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