Make file downloading easier with this Direct-Download Link Trick!
With just a few simple tweaks, you can create direct download links for your PDF files in either Dropbox or Google Drive.
Let’s walk through the process of creating one-click direct download links for your PDFs, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience for users.
You can place these download links on your web pages or in emails!
One-Click Direct Downloads in Dropbox
1. Locate your file in Dropbox
Find the PDF file you’d like to share in your Dropbox account.
2. Edit the URL
Locate the URL for the PDF file, which should end with “dl=0”. Change the “0” to a “1” and copy the modified URL.
3. Share the modified URL
Share the new URL with your intended recipient(s). When they click on the link, a pop-up will appear, prompting them to choose a location to save the file. If their browser settings do not require them to select a location, the file will automatically download to their default downloads folder.
One-Click Direct Downloads in Google Drive
1. Use the Google Drive Direct Link Generator
To create a direct download link for a PDF file in Google Drive, you can use a third-party tool like the Google Drive Direct Link Generator.
2. Obtain the shareable URL
In Google Drive, locate the PDF file you’d like to share and obtain the shareable link. Note: You can use the same approach for other file types, but *not* Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
3. Create the direct download link
Paste the shareable URL into the generator and click “Create Direct Link”. The generator will provide a new link that prompts an automatic download of the file when clicked.
4. Share the direct download link
Share the generated direct download link with your intended recipient(s). When they click on the link, a pop-up will appear, prompting them to choose a location to save the file. If their browser settings do not require them to select a location, the file will automatically download to their default Downloads folder.
Creating one-click direct download links for your files in Dropbox and Google Drive can save both you and your users time and effort. With these simple steps, you can provide a more efficient and user-friendly experience for accessing and downloading your PDF content. Try it out and let me know what you think!