How to email files to your Dropbox

I’m a huge fan of Dropbox, but there’s one missing feature that I’ve always wanted: The ability to email files and have them appear in a folder on your Dropbox.

Enter Habilis, which takes advantage of Dropbox’s API to give you a secret, personal email address which then places any attached file into a “From Habilis” folder on your Dropbox. It’s extremely quick – when I tried a simple small file it took just a couple of seconds between hitting send and the file appearing online.

It’s particularly useful with the iPad, as unfortunately some applications such as Apple’s iWorks don’t support direct upload to Dropbox. But it’s also useful if you like to email yourself documents for later sorting into folders online. And best of all, at the moment it’s free.