Sync Mac Desktop & Downloads with Dropbox

You can use Dropbox to sync things outside your Dropbox folder using a little Linux wizardry.

Sync Mac Desktop with Dropbox:

Open terminal and type this and hit enter:

ln -s ~/Desktop ~/Dropbox

Sync Mac Downloads with Dropbox:

ln -s ~/Downloads ~/Dropbox

Done and done.

Pro tip: the first path is the source, the second is the target container you want to choose (not a copy of the source itself on dropbox). Read here for more info on this.

I do the same thing to sync my MAMP folder on my mac through Dropbox:

ln -s /Applications/MAMP/db ~/Dropbox/Apps/MAMP

And to sync my Wiretap Studio library:

ln -s ~/Documents/WireTap\ Studio\ Library.wtpl ~/Dropbox/Apps