Easily save time with shortcuts

You can create and store a shortcut to any web page in your Dropbox account, just like you would a file. Shortcuts make it easy to keep content from online project management and productivity tools—even news articles, wiki pages and Paper docs—together with the rest of your work in Dropbox. You can create a shortcuts on dropbox.com, the new desktop app, and from your system tray or menu bar. In the Dropbox mobile app, you can also open shortcuts, but not create them. 

Note: Shortcuts have the file extension .web and are represented by a globe icon in your folders. They open in your default browser.


Learn more about shortcuts.

How to create a shortcut to a web page

To create a shortcut on dropbox.com or the new Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com or open the new desktop app.
  2. Open the folder you’d like to store the shortcut in.
  3. Click Create new file (dropbox.com) or Create (new desktop app).
  4. Click Shortcut.
  5. Enter your URL and Name. 
  6. Click Create.

Note: Business teams must opt in to use the new Dropbox desktop app.

To create a shortcut from Dropbox in your system tray or menu bar:

  1. Open the Dropbox desktop application and click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
  2. Click“+” (plus sign).
  3. Click Shortcut.
  4. Enter your URL and Name.
  5. In the Location dropdown menu, choose the folder you’d like to store the shortcut in. 
  6. Click Create.