Boxopus – Torrents Directly On Your Dropbox
Boxopus comes and changes the way we torrent as it replaces any file-sharing client, and downloads your files directly to your Dropbox account.
The new service called Boxopus completely eliminates the need for a torrent client as it efficiently builds a bridge between cloud storage services and the file-sharing world.
The web application uses Dropbox’s API, meaning that you can link both by simply using your Dropbox account. After that’s done, all you have to do is download – files are kept in a special folder.
Dropbox is a cloud-based service, meaning that it syncs files with all of your devices. However, a selective sync feature is also present, proving to be quite useful when it comes to downloading large files.
As far as security is concerned, Boxopus guarantees it, but requires your e-mail in order to register.
The web application is drag-and-drop oriented, making it easy to use. One more feature worth mentioning is the one-click Boxopus download button which can be integrated into websites. Several portals, including TorrentReactor, Fulldls.com, Vertor.com and Torrentzap.com have already chosen to add this “button”, a TF report confirms.
At the moment using Boxopus is completely free, but paid subscriptions are to be implemented in the near future.
Hardly had Boxopus taken off when news about its banning came storming on the web. Apparently, Dropbox doesn’t want the BitTorrent’s bad rep to be in any way associated with its cloud storage service. Of course, the decision left the Boxopus developers with a bitter taste. The time, money and energy invested in the project have been wasted due to a very unhealthy fear with which the copyright owners have manged (and continue to do so) to dominate the market and scare off damn good innovations.