I often put files in my public Dropbox folder and send the public link to people by email. Is there a way to get some sort of report of how often files were accessed? Or is it possible to know the number of downloads?
At present (February 2011) this is not possible to do in Dropbox. It is on the wish list though.
we've just released a beta version of our Dropbox plugin for Orangedox which does lets you monitor the number of times your dropbox files have been downloaded.
Feedback would be greatly appreciated!