Boxopus Lets You Download Torrents Directly To Your Dropbox Account

If you're looking for another way to utilise your cloud storage, then you might like the idea of completely outsourcing your torrent downloads to Dropbox. With newcomer Boxopus, there's no need for a client or local storage, you can just feed it ".torrent" files and it will do the work of transferring the data directly to Dropbox.

If anonymity is your primary concern, Boxopus probably isn't for you. An email address is required to sign up and then you need to pair your Dropbox account with the service. Transfers are handled via the Dropbox API, so Boxopus won't have access to your other cloud files or your Dropbox details, but that's still more information than what many are willing to part with.

One also has to wonder how long Boxopus will be around for. If Dropbox disapproves for whatever reason, there's nothing stopping it from blacklisting Boxopus and disabling access to its API. That said, a number of torrent sites have already integrated one-click support, according to TorrentFreak.

The beta version of Boxopus is currently free, but TorrentFreak reports that some limitations may be implemented once the service is finalised.

Boxopus [via TorrentFreak]


Comments

    Whilst I like the concept, most people aren't interested in downloading music, movies and games directly to their Dropbox account.

      How do you know this?

    add box.net support... download movies remotely... stream to iphone... fuck yeah!

    Would be great if this could turn drop box into a seed box. :D

    Will also be interesting to see what speeds are like too.

    Tried it out, worked very well. This could pretty much serve as my torrent box, saving me from wasting power keeping a pc on to download. I don't even have to sync the dropbox folder locally, I can just stream the content as I watch it straight from Dropbox. Awesome.

    from the FAQ: Why do I need to buy traffic if it's unlimited?
    Your unlimited traffic is temporary. Our project is at its beta-stage yet. When we launch the final version, users will need to purchase traffic to use the service.

    We offer a free tool at FreeSafeIP.com for torrent protection and other online anonymity for various devices. If you would like to write about or review our tool or have any questions Logan, I welcome you to get in touch.

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