Uploading a file transfers that file’s data from your computer into Dynalist’s servers. Which takes up space from your monthly 1 GB upload quota.
When linking files (images or .pdf and etc.) you are essentially inserting a “link” into Dynalist that is being hosted by another website altogether. So Dynalist doesn’t take the weight of that file’s upload size, but simply redirects you to the host website.
Say, for example, you insert an image link from the website
The image file will appear on your Dynalist, but it is hosted by imgur, taking up memory space on imgur’s servers instead of Dynalist’s.
Dynalist lets you upload a file but it doesn’t put it in your document, all you get is a popup of the link. You have to copy and paste it into your document.
To this point, the link that Dynalist provides you after you’ve uploaded a file is also a sort of redirection, but instead of redirecting you to a third party website that is hosting the file, the link is hosted by Dynalist. Notice how the link contains
Generally, users opt to upload files rather than link from third party websites in fear that the file hosted there might one day be taken down or that link replaced with a different file or image.