Social media is all the rage in 2010. From Facebook to Twitter to text messaging and iChat video, we have more ways to stay in touch than ever before.
I find Twitter mildly useful, somewhat interesting, and sharing photos via TwitPic to be a personal broadcasting phenomenon. For Mac users, one easy way to share photos on TwitPic needs to find it’s way into other apps.
Twitter And Photos
I’m not convinced that there’s much value in Twitter, other than shameless self promotion. On the other hand, Twitter can be handy to follow some people and companies but the effort required often seems more than the value received.
Image Drop is nifty little Mac app that lets you drag and drop images to a few social media sites, including TwitPic.
I’m all about efficiency, and I see Image Drop as a quick and dirty way to share photos online, but it falls short in a few areas. Image Drop is elegant, simple, single-minded, and a limited trick pony.
Drag a photo to the Image Drop Dock icon and away it goes. No fuss, no bother, no strange settings to worry about, no need to login. Image Drop sends the photo.
This is an idea whose time has come. Drag and drop and done.
The problem with Image Drop is that it doesn’t go far enough. While there are many millions of Twitter users who may need a fast way to share photos online, and Image Drop does just that via TwitPic, the only other options are Image Shack or KTTNS.org.
The drag and drop option is wonderfully done, but that’s all it does.
That’s fine for Twitter users and TwitPic, but Image Drop needs additional options to curry favor with the masses.
Another feature I like in Image Drop is the drag and drop from Safari. Select an image in Safari or Mail (or other browsers or apps), and drag and drop to the Image Drop icon in the Dock. Away it goes.
This whole process is similar to another favorite app—Dragster—which lets you drag and drop files and folders and have them automatically sent to other Macs, internet servers, even PCs.
Dragster isn’t social media aware, but that would be a nice feature to have. As it stands now, Image Drop is free. But it still needs more features and other online destinations.