I like Dropbox. It is my own personal cloud storage. I use it for most of my documents, as well as many application data files. Today I found another use for it: Save PDF to Dropbox Web Receipts Folder.
OSX has a nice button on the the print dialog box labeled "PDF". This allows you to open, fax, and save any printable document as a PDF. One item on the menu is "Save PDF to Web Receipts Folder". I use this when making purchases online. It will save the web page that contains my confirmation number and receipt as a PDF file to a folder (automatically created) called "Web Receipts" located in the "Documents" folder. This is fantastic as I do not need a hard-copy.
Recently I have found the need to access these receipts from multiple computers and mobile devices (especially wen traveling). Luckily OSX makes it easy to add a new "save" location to the PDF button on the print dialog. All you ned to do is add an Alias to the destination folder in your Library/PDF Services directory. Here's how I added a new menu item to save PDFs to a new Web Receipts folder located in my Dropbox Documents directory. Using the Terminal, I did the following (note: you can do all this via Finder as well):
% cd ~/Documents
% mv Web\ Receipts ~/Dropbox/Documents/.
% cd ~/Library/PDF\ Services
% ln -s ~/Dropbox/Documents/Web\ Receipts Save\ PDF\ to\ Dropbox\ Web\ Receipts\ Folder
That's it. Your current receipts are now in your Dropbox Documents folder, and there is a new menu item labeled "Save PDF to Dropbox Web Receipts Folder" on your print dialog's PDF button.