Why need to download directly to Dropbox? Because it is troublesome to save web files indirectly to Dropbox. If the target files locate locally, it is much easier to store them to cloud by just upload them to Dropbox drive; but for download web files to Dropbox, users usually have to first of all download them from internet to local devices and then upload them from local back to web cloud drive. This is really time-consuming. Thus, the idea of download directly to Dropbox cloud drive come into being.
Downloading files directly to Dropbox means saving online files directly to destination Dropbox via URL link without taking local storage as transit. This can also be called downloading file from URL to Dropbox, downloading website to Dropbox, downloading from internet to Dropbox, downloading link directly to Dropbox and so on. Then, it's a question on how to download files from the internet to Dropbox directly.
Guides to Download from Link to Dropbox
As for downloading from URL to Dropbox, Dropbox currently does not have such function for its users. Therefore, people have to rely on third party software like MultCloud, a professional and reliable multiple cloud drive manager which can easily help you download URL to Dropbox directly.
Then, how to download web file to Dropbox with the help of MultCloud? To make use of MultCloud, you should firstly create an account of it without any charge. It is completely free! Or, you can create a temporary account without providing your email address by selecting “Experience without signing up” option.
Note: MultCloud is a web-based program, so you do not have to download and install it on your computer occupying your local storage space.
After successfully creating a MultCloud account, just sign in with it to get to MultCloud App UI. Or, you can just log in with your Google Plus or Facebook account without any MultCloud account.
Step 1. Add Dropbox Account
In the main interface of MultCloud, move to Add Clouds tab and choose “Dropbox” in the cloud drive list. Then, follow the easy steps to finish adding your Dropbox cloud drive account to MultCloud platform.
Step 2. Upload Files to Dropbox
Go to "Cloud Explorer" tab, click on Dropbox cloud drive on the left menu and press “Upload” button.
Step 3. Upload File from URL to Dropbox
In the pop-up window, you can directly move a local file to the set area and upload it Dropbox cloud. However, here, we should select “Upload URL” to download from web to Dropbox.
Step 4. Input the URL Link of the Internet File to the Text Box
In the next window, input the URL link of the Internet file. It will automatically assign a name to the file to be save to Dropbox according to its web link. Of course you can change the default name as you like. Yet, make sure not to change the suffix name for the improper suffix name could result in that the file can’t be opened properly and cannot be previewed in Dropbox. Finally click “OK” to start downloading file from web to Dropbox.
Step 5. Check the Status of your URL Task
You can check out the status of the task by clicking on the “little icon on upper right – URL Tasks”. In the pop-up window, it shows that the task is completed successfully. The time it needs to finish the task depends on how large the target file is. The larger it is, the longer the uploading will take.
Now, you can see the uploaded file in Dropbox on MultCloud. Move to Cloud Explorer tab and load the content in Dropbox cloud drive.
Or, just check out target files directly in Dropbox web version.
Note: If you can’t view target file in Dropbox either in MultCloud platform or in its web version, just refresh the explorer or reopen Dropbox. Though it display the success of the task, it still takes some time for target file to be shown in destination. If it still does not show itself, please try to download file from Internet to Dropbox again.
MultCloud is a very useful tool to manage multiple cloud drive accounts of the same or different cloud brands. Besides download directly to Dropbox, it can also directly transfer/move/migrate files from one cloud to another, sync files among clouds but within two each time, merge multiple cloud accounts in one place and make it easy to manage them and many other basic cloud drive functions like upload files from local to cloud drive, download items from cloud to computer, create new folder, delete unwanted videos, share interesting pictures to others, copy a document from source cloud account to destination cloud account, etc.