September 23, 2014

Octobox – Centralized Organization for Dropbox Users

Octobox is a Dropbox interface add-on that people can use to collect all different types of files, including images, gifs, text notes, links, and webpage clippings. Because Octobox never actually touches information directly, its users’ files are kept securely and privately without any extra eyes looking in. The solution makes it incredibly easy for people to filter, sort, and browse the documents they’re planning on storing in Dropbox.

When the time comes to research a new work project or gather visual inspiration for an upcoming home redesign, join Octobox and link the application to your Dropbox account. Almost immediately, you’ll be able to pull information from anywhere on the web and organize it into what Octobox calls “collections” and “stacks.” You can also add tags for easier sorting. Edit the documents you collect in Markdown format with live renderings and to-do list support, and use Octobox’s browser extension to seamlessly grab links and clippings from your favorite websites.

All the files you collect with Octobox are stored in your Dropbox account, and you have the option of whether to share individual documents or entire stacks of content with your friends at any time. You can also access files from your hard drive and access older versions of your documents through the Dropbox website.

Practical Uses:

  • Store all your favorite design inspirations in one place
  • Organize research material into collections and stacks
  • Keep group projects organized
  • Make sure favorite code snippets are always available when you need them

Insider Tips:

  • Download the browser extension to quickly grab links and snippets
  • Octobox syncs with Dropbox automatically when the window reloads
  • Organize information with stacks, collections, and tags
  • Octobox never handles its users’ files directly

What we liked:

  • Users can collect virtually any type of file with Octobox
  • Octobox allows users to edit files in Markdown format
  • All new files that users add to their accounts are synced to Dropbox
  • Older version of files are never truly deleted when they’re saved in Dropbox

What we didn’t like:

  • Because Octobox is so new, there are some kinks in the app that still need to work out


  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: 2014 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Founded by: Milosz Falinski
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. Sangeeta G

    Dropbox sure keeps personal stuff available. But, I prefer Binfer when I have to send a huge file to someone. They also have a referral program:

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