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Create Dropbox Forms with JotForm

March 14, 2011

We’re happy to announce that it is now possible to connect your Jotform forms with your Dropbox account. You can access your uploaded files instantly on your computer or mobile phone.

We are big fans of Dropbox. It's a great way to share your files among different computers and mobile devices. If you ever find yourself, e-mailing files to yourself, then Dropbox is the way to go.

One step further

What we did was to take it one step further and enable our dear Jotformers to receieve files from anyone, with minimal effort. Now, with Jotform Dropbox Integration, you can receive submissions from your website, directly to your computer.

Meet John! He'll be illustrating a few details you should know.

To integrate an existing form with a Dropbox folder, go to Submissions page for your form, click on Preferences icon, click on Dropbox Integration and then complete the Dropbox integration wizard.

How to integrate an existing form

We really wanted to reach out, thus decided to share what we have done with everyone. The result was this Create a Dropbox Form page which contains a sample form generator and an extremely simple integration wizard at the click of a button.

Help us spread the word with your "tweets" and "likes", so that none shall go through the horrors of constant e-mail traffic again!


30 Comments...


   
abajan (March 15, 2011 at 09:40 AM)

I just recommended it on Facebook because it's so cool! :)


   
heli46 (March 15, 2011 at 09:46 AM)

Herzlichen Dank für das tolle Anmeldeformular für unsere
www.mostviertlerkoeche.com
beste Grüße aus Wien/Vienna
Helmut Hagler


   
garysomerhalder (March 15, 2011 at 05:40 PM)

Awesome! Good work guys.


   
garysomerhalder (March 15, 2011 at 05:57 PM)

This was very easy to setup and works right out of the box no pun intended.

The easiest way is to just click on submissions and setup the integration.

The upload form that you can generate with multiple file uploads is very handy also!


   
labviewpartnerprogram (March 16, 2011 at 11:36 AM)

I'd like to be able to move the folder where it copies the forms so it's not in top-level of my dropbox hierarchy.


   
tony (March 16, 2011 at 09:08 PM)

Does uploading to drop box count against the jotform upload limits?


   
aytekin (March 17, 2011 at 01:38 AM)

tony: Yes, since uploaded files will also be stored on JotForm, it will count against your limit. However, you can delete the submissions on JotForm site and you will still have files those files on your Dropbox and you will gain the space back from your JotForm uploads limit.


   
aandptranscript (March 17, 2011 at 03:02 PM)

I am trying to integrate my existing form with DropBox and I cannot click on the preferences under submissions, it states that there is an error on the page. Can you please help me? Thanks, aandptranscript


   
integracn (March 17, 2011 at 03:56 PM)

WOW!!!!!!! Great job! I just signed up because it's a great work! I'm impressed with your design too... Congrats for you for the great job. :)


   
kevinreynolds (March 17, 2011 at 05:55 PM)

This is great - however - when saving the folder name from a field, when one or more submissions are sent - it will write over the previous dropbox document in that folder.
I set up an expenses form, and wanted a folder by persons name - all ok so far and works fine, yet it will over write any previous sends of that for with the same name.

Perhap - naming the file with a date/time field would resolve this.

Otherwise - FANTASTIC POTENTIAL

Cheers - Kevo


   
ayhansari (March 18, 2011 at 05:10 AM)

Amazing Job


   
aytekin (March 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM)

aandptranscript: Emailed to you yesterday to get more details on your browser.

kevinreynolds: On your Submissions page for that form, click on the Preferences icon on the right side and click on the Dropbox integration. It will open a wizard. You can change the field to use Submission ID on folder names. Submission ID is always a unique number.


   
cjwworld (March 18, 2011 at 03:32 PM)

how do you or can you upload a file or series of files and have it automatically send to Dropbox?

Great design


   
cjwworld (March 18, 2011 at 03:34 PM)

I found out that it does automatically.. Great job!


   
ronaldcduke (March 19, 2011 at 04:33 PM)

I click on a form I've already created, click on "submissions" but see no 'preferences' to click on. What am I missing?


   
abajan (March 20, 2011 at 05:00 AM)

@ronaldcduke On the "Submissions" page, click the little icon below the "Delete" button that looks like a gear in the top right of the page. In the menu that appears, click "Send Uploads/Submissions to DropBox".

Please see http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3288/submissionsgearicon.png (copy to your browser's address bar)


   
dotcomUNDERGROUND (March 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM)

Does forms created with http://www.jotform.com/dropbox count towards monthly submission quota? or its free to create just a "Dropbox Upload Only Form"? Free submission I mean.


   
JotFormSupport (March 22, 2011 at 07:12 AM)

Yes they are counted in your submission quota.


   
jgriffin (April 05, 2011 at 09:23 AM)

Is there a file size limit for uploading files from JotForm to Dropbox?


   
JotFormSupport (April 05, 2011 at 09:29 AM)

The limits in your jotform apply. You can delete the form submissions in your account to create more space.


   
pareshchrindia (April 12, 2011 at 04:12 PM)

Awesome! Good work guys.

Thank you


   
tagstorm (April 15, 2011 at 06:46 PM)

The best "create form site" i've seen !


   
concretebasics (April 21, 2011 at 05:44 AM)

hi!
whts the total upload limit for free account when integrated with dropbox ?
thx

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accountupgrading (April 25, 2011 at 08:05 PM)

accountupgrading


   
HeroesMusicFest (May 16, 2011 at 02:24 PM)

Any plans on adding SugarSync integration?

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lshad24 (May 16, 2011 at 04:05 PM)

I am trying to submit my form to Dropbox, but the link doesn't work for me. I tried the sample Dropbox form and it won't send either. Is there a problem with JotForm?

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yequ162 (May 25, 2011 at 03:40 AM)

I was read a review about JotForm on Makeuseof.com and in that article, they(Makeuseof) told me, i can use JotForm to send any file to another Dropbox user who does not have Public Folder with you. But i tried and fail, JotForm just let you send a file to your Dropbox account and if someone want to see this file, they must have a Public Folder with you. :|.


   
Alex (July 20, 2011 at 09:49 AM)

If you have multiple forms that you want from one user, can you send those forms to a single directory or will each form create its own directory on DB?


   
tashes (May 01, 2012 at 07:08 AM)

Is it possible to make frop box folder name related to 2 fields ex: Unique Id + Name (1234566-MrFirstName)? that would give sense to the folder and keep it unique?

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kulawat (July 30, 2012 at 04:48 AM)

This is a great feature folk. One comment is that configuring it (manage integration) is quite too well hidden!


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