Sharing with Dropbox

Clarify provided Dropbox support through the use of a Public App Folder permission in the Dropbox API. On September 1, 2017 Dropbox removed support for public folders. As of Clarify 2.0.7 Dropbox support has been removed. If you would like to export content to your Dropbox folder you can export using the HTML option and select a folder in the Dropbox folder on your computer.

Clarify can share your documents with others via your Dropbox account. This article will show you how to configure and use a Dropbox sharing account.

IMPORTANT: Clarify uses the Public App Folder permission when sending content to your Dropbox account using the Dropbox API. If you are a Dropbox for Business user and your team administrator has turned off public folders then Clarify will not work.

Open Clarify Preferences

Open Clarify Preferences

Create a Dropbox sharing account

Click the + button to add a new account.

Create a Dropbox sharing account

Authorize Clarify

You will be prompted to visit the website in order to authorize Clarify to access your Dropbox account. Click the Authorize button to begin.

Authorize Clarify

From the website, click the Allow button.

Once you see the following screen you can close the browser window.


Unable to create a Dropbox or Evernote sharing account

If, after clicking the Allow button on the Dropbox or Evernote site, Clarify does not create the sharing account it may be because another application is listening on the same PORT on your computer (currently Clarify uses port 9999).

We have had one report of Clarify not being able to finish creating an account if Extensis Portfolio is running. If you quit Extensis Portfolio you should be able to create the sharing account. After you have created the sharing account you can run Extensis Portfolio and Clarify together without any issues.

The result

If you switch back to Clarify your will see that a new Dropbox sharing account has been configured.

The result

Share on Dropbox

You will now see a Dropbox icon in the Sharing toolbar. Click on it to share a document on Dropbox.

After the document has finished uploading, the URL to the HTML page on Dropbox will be on the system clipboard. You can click the Visit button to view the page in your web browser.

The web page

Here is an example of what the web page looks like on Dropbox.

Configuring a clipboard template to use with Dropbox

If you are interested in sharing the Dropbox document in web forums or other sites then learn how to configure a clipboard template for Dropbox.


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