The list goes on and on, but the end result is the same: You save time while getting things done. IFTTT is a complex but extremely powerful service that can make Dropbox a lot more flexible and useful. It does take some time to understand, though, and I recommend browsing the wide selection of public recipes that the service shares. They're very helpful for demonstrating just what IFTTT can do, and you can use any of them on your own account.
Send to Dropbox
IFTTT offers plenty of options for adding content to your Dropbox automatically--enough options to overwhelm. If you're seeking a simpler way to send content directly to Dropbox, Send to Dropbox has you covered. This free service generates an email address, and any attachments sent to that address automatically get saved to Dropbox.
Getting started with Send to Dropbox is a breeze: Just connect it to your Dropbox account, and it instantly generates an email address for you. Remembering it may be a challenge, though: My address contained a short, but random, string of numbers and letters.
Upgrading to the $29-per-year Pro account lets you customize your email address, which is a nice feature for business users--especially for sharing the address with colleagues. The Pro account also provides for multiple addresses and an email whitelist, so you can control who can send files to your Dropbox.
By default, Send to Dropbox saves your files to a new folder it creates in your Dropbox called "Apps/Attachments." You can change this name and add subfolders that contain the name of the sender and the subject line, if you prefer. However, you can't share this folder with other Dropbox users, as it is a special type of folder for Dropbox applications.
In my tests, all of the attachments sent to my Send to Dropbox address appeared in Dropbox almost instantly and were organized in the folders I'd selected. If you're looking for a quick way to send files to Dropbox, Send to Dropbox can't be beat.
Adding up to a better Dropbox
Dropbox doesn't need much help. After all, it's already simple to use and incredibly convenient. But whether you're looking to access more files, add security, automate your tasks, or listen to music, there's a Dropbox app to make your life a little easier. And chances are, it's free.