For a recent class, I had a need to share files with my classmates and I thought Dropbox was the perfect tool. I was going to create a folder and share it out to my classmates, however, not all of my classmates wanted to create an account. As a result, I opted for the public folder.
By placing the files in the public folder, my classmates did not need to create an account but they still could access the files. Here are some detailed procedures for accomplishing this task: How do I link to files in my Dropbox?
As I researched this topic further, I discovered there is a way for a user to click on the link and have it download rather than automatically open. Check out Make Dropbox Public Links Download Files Instead of Viewing Them In-Browser for more information.