Enable Dropbox Downloads

Written by Jarad on March 20, 2023

ATF ruling 2016-1 requires that you must download your bound book at least daily in a format that is unencrypted. To meet these requirements you can enable Dropbox. With Dropbox linked to your FastBound account, FastBound will generate a Bound Book every night and save it to your Dropbox.

To enable Dropbox downloads:

  • Login to your FastBound account and go to Settings > Dropbox

  • If you do not have a Dropbox account you can click the “sign up for free” link and create one

  • Check the “I understand and agree” check box and then click the Connect button. 

  • If you are not logged into your Dropbox account you will have to log in to Dropbox.

  • Click the “Allow” button when presented with the following message.

You’re done! Return to FastBound and go to Settings > Dropbox to confirm that this feature has been activated.


During the signup process for Dropbox you do not need to sign up for Dropbox Professional or Dropbox Business. FastBound only uploads one Bound Book to your Dropbox account and overwrites the existing Bound Book every time. The 2GB Basic plan is more storage than you will ever need for your Bound Book.

During the setup click the “Or continue with 2 GB Dropbox Basic plan” link.

During the Install process Dropbox may ask you to choose how to sync your files.

  • Choose “Make files local”, then click the Continue button

DO NOT choose “Make files online-only”

Also During the install process Dropbox may ask you if you want to back up your PC.

  • Choose “Not right now”

Check out our Dropbox FAQ page if you have more questions.