Extend your device storage by skipping the Camera Roll and sending photos and video directly to the Dropbox cloud locations you choose. Stay organized and choose your desired locations directly from the camera.

Direct Shot for Dropbox requires an internet (WiFi or Cellular) connection to use.

1) Connect your Dropbox account (Free, Pro, or Enterprise)
2) Choose or create as many folder locations as you want
3) From the Direct Shot camera, choose your desired location and take your photo or video
4) Your media is automatically uploaded to the chosen Dropbox location, and never gets added to your Camera Roll

Direct Shot is perfect for anyone who wants to use the camera on their iOS device as an archiving or organizational utility, including:
• Designers & Developers — Sketches, post-it notes, whiteboards, magazines
• Teachers & Students — Assignments, notes, whiteboards, project elements
• Business Travelers — Receipts, expenses, rental-car info, directions
• Photographers & Videographers — Layouts, locations, lighting tests
• Contractors & Plumbers — Receipts, wiring, replacement parts, specs


Dropbox accounts are available in Free, Pro, and Enterprise versions, and Direct Shot works with all three of these account types. Direct Shot needs access to your Camera (for images and video), Microphone (for video), and Cellular Data (for upload when away from WiFi) to be awesome... make sure to give access when prompted. You do not need to have the Dropbox app installed on your device to use Direct Shot.


If you have issues or questions, please use any of these methods for support:
• Email:
• Web:
• Twitter: @DirectShotApp
• Facebook:

What’s New

Version 2.2

Removed all ads, and fixed some other small bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Just_Me_Too56657 ,

Could be very useful

..but ran into a couple of issues:

1. On iPhone 6S Plus with iOS 9.0.2, the selection buttons in camera mode, overlap the camera interface, I had to fiddle with it a bit, even just to cancel taking the shot, to get back to previous menu.

2. after taking a shot, the only options available, are selecting a folder, retake or cancel.
These are fine, but I wanted to use it as a note taker, and for that, I don't need the maximum resolution, and image size that comes with it. The problem is, there isn't any option to lower or adjust it, so it will fill up my free Dropbox storage quickly, and data (if syncing over cellular network).

3. (I may be wrong, but) Dropbox allows 3 levels of privacy, allow access to all files & folder, only folders assigned by the user, or only app specific folder. the app is asking access to all files, and I don't see a reason why I should allow it to access all my files.

Developer Response ,

Hello — thanks for downloading the app. Here are some thoughts on your comments. First, iOS 9.0 is more than 2 full-releases old at this point, so it makes it very difficult to support. Have you considered updating to an Apple-supported release? Second, sounds like you make be wanting a note taking app? I know there are many great ones on the app store. This app is simply for taking photos or videos... no ability to add notes. Last, the reason the app has permissions to your entire Dropbox is so that you can upload photos to any folder in your entire Dropbox... if you want to choose a single folder you can easily do that. Hope this helps clarify things... thanks!

mypaperstuff ,

Useful, but read this:

Create your destination folders (aka drops) but do NOT do as I did (silly me) and think you chose the folder, then take the photo. You take the photo FIRST and then choose the destination. One star off for the confusion potential confusion. But: one star added for a super helpful developer. Verdict? 5 Star app!

Developer Response ,

Glad we got it figured out — thanks for contacting me!

Organized_Bro ,

Keeps me organized

I love that this app lets me keep my random archiving pics out of my Camera Roll... cool idea.


Jeremy Conn
70.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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