November 02, 2019

Archive your screenshots to your Dropbox account

Archive your screenshots to your Dropbox account

You can now get your screenshots uploaded directly to your cloud storage through Apps, including to your own Dropbox account.


To start getting your captures uploaded to your Dropbox account, follow these steps:

  1. Authorize Blitapp for Dropbox
  2. Configure your App
  3. Use the App

Authorize Blitapp for Dropbox

We have created an app for Dropbox that let us upload your screenshots into your Dropbox account under Apps/Blitapp. The first step is to authorize this app to access your account.

In the left menu, there is a new entry for Apps (beta). There, you will see all the Apps that you create. Click on Add an App.

Choose Dropbox as type. Don’t enter any other information as they ill be lost when you authorize the App.

Under URL, you will see a link to Authorize the Blitapp Dropbox App. Click on it.

Authorize the Bliapp app

You will be redirected to Dropbox.com to authorize our app, then back to the App creation page.

Once the Blitapp app has been authorized, you can create multiple Dropbox Apps with different folders and file names.

Configure your App

Now that the Blitapp App has been authorized, you can finish configuring your App on Blitapp.com.

Choose a custom name that will be sued to reference the App when creating or editing captures. You can enter custom folder and file names that will be used to for each image. We support a number of variables to create dynamic paths, see our previous post for more details.

Before you save the App, click on Verify to make sure it is configured correctly. Blit will attempt to upload the file blit.png to the folder you specified. If an error occur, we will display the error message we received from Dropbox. You can find the test file under Apps/Blitapp in your Dropbox account.

Configure the Dropbox App

Use your App

Your App will know show in the list of Apps. When you edit an existing capture or schedule a new capture, there is a new field for Apps. Click in the box to see the list of Apps available, or start typing its name to filter the list.

Use multiple apps

That’s it! Now your captures will be uploaded to your Dropbox account automatically. If there is any issue during the upload, we will send you an e-mail.

If you want to use different folders of files, you can create multiple apps for your Dropbox account.

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