Send Your iPhone Clipboard Contents to Dropbox in Three Taps

Before the release of version 4.5 of Drafts for iPhone, I wrote about ways to move text between your iPhone and your desktop or laptop. Now that this awesome app supports URL Callbacks and Action Triggers, you can now use Launch Center Pro to send the contents of your iPhone clipboard to Dropbox even faster than before.

First, follow these instructions to allow URLs to trigger actions. (If you don’t toggle the URL Security button, this trigger won’t work.) And of course, link Drafts to Dropbox in the Drafts settings.

Next, go the Action Composer in Launch Center Pro, tap on Custom URL, and enter the following in the second field (you can name it “Clip to Dropbox” or whatever you like):

drafts://x-callback-url/create?text=[clipboard]&action=Save%20to%20Dropbox&x-success=launchpro%3A

After this is all set up, you can use the following steps to send the (text only) contents of your iPhone clipboard to Dropbox:

  1. Press the home button.
  2. Tap LCP icon.
  3. Tap “Clip to Dropbox” action.

LCP will send the contents of the clipboard to Drafts, which will send it to Dropbox, and then Drafts will send you back to LCP. Then visit the /Apps/Drafts directory in Dropbox to find your note, the title of which will be the date and time, such as 2013-01-10-11-51-14.txt.

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