Automatically Save Screenshots to Dropbox

Dropbox has rolled out a new feature in their latest build 2.3.2 which lets you save screenshot of your PC straight to Dropbox and upload it as usual. This feature aligns with the Camera Roll upload feature so any screenshot taken using Print + Screen keys will be saved into Dropbox Camera Roll Folder.

Once you install the latest build ( download here), the application will map the keys to itself to capture. Now in my case I have set this for SnagIt and if you have anything similar, you will have to choose what to do. As most of the scenarios doesn’t make sense for auto upload for screenshot, I  will change the options when I need them e.g. Where I want to send bulk of screenshot to somebody.

Screenshot to Dropbox

Apart from saving the screenshot, it also copies the sharable link to the computers clipboard. So all you need to do is text, email or IM it to anybody you want. This is seriously useful. Below is a short video.

This feature is available for Windows, Dropbox and Linux.

Apart from these, there are three more features rolled out :

  • Move to Dropbox
  • Import from iPhoto
  • Much faster upload/download speeds for large files

Move to Dropbox was a much-needed menu option which was being fulfilled by a third party plugin, Dropbox Shell This option will allow you to move any folder or file directly into your Dropbox folder on your PC.

MAC users will be happy to get the Import from iPhone feature (iPhoto 7.0 or higher) which will let you import photos from iPhone Library. Best part is that all these iPhoto albums and events will also be created as Dropbox albums.