Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've been looking for a service like this, but have had no luck, so far. Perhaps I overlooked something during my search.

I need to find a cloud-based file-storage and sharing service that will let me upload a file via API by providing a URL to the file (rather than posting the file).

Use-case #1: Let's say I'm using Drawloop's cloud-based mail-merge solution to create mail-merged PDFs via API. Each time I create a PDF, I get a URL to the created file. I'd like to be able to upload this file to a file-storage service without having to download it first - so pass in the URL to the file and have the file-storage system retrieve it from the URL. I'm creating the file in the cloud - why should I have to download it first, in order to get it into my cloud-based file-storage system?

Use-case #2: I'm using Formstack to collect form submissions along with uploaded files. Formstack stores the files on S3, but I'd also like to store them in my own cloud-based file-storage system. Formstack gives me the URL for each uploaded file, and I'd like to be able to pass that URL to my file-storage system and have the system retrieve the file directly from the URL.

Surely somebody's doing this already, right?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by ChrisF Oct 1 '13 at 11:37

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Use Uploadcare to upload any files directly from the web, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox or Google Drive. The have iOS widget as well.

share|improve this answer
Are you affiliated with this product? If so, you need to disclose it. – John Bensin Oct 1 '13 at 11:23

Formstack now integrates with both Box and DropBox.

share|improve this answer

We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed.

You can also try the AWS S3 service also.

share|improve this answer
How? Why? Provide some more information. – Vidar S. Ramdal Nov 6 '12 at 14:36

The article at the link below may be useful; however these are apps which allow uploading from a URL to your dropbox and similar.


share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.