How to send Gmail attachments to Dropbox automatically
Michael Ansaldo |
Feb. 27, 2015
One of the pitfalls of Gmail's generous storage limits is the temptation to use it as a warehouse for all your email attachments. That seems like less of a good idea when you have to wade through your inbox for that report you need for the weekly all-hands in 15 minutes. But processing the daily influx of messages from clients, colleagues, and friends takes long enough without having to stop and manually save each attached file you receive. Fortunately, you can create an automated workflow to do it for you.
Similarly, click the beaker next to the Dropbox Folder Path field to define where your email attachments will be saved. The default path is "IFTTT/Gmail," but you can enter your own or have one created automatically based on ingredients such as the sender, the date of receipt, or the email subject line.
Once you've defined these fields, click Create Action. Now all incoming email attachments will be automatically added to your Dropbox account.