The latest trend among the marketing minions across the country is to drop a vowel from a product name. There’s Tumblr. Flickr. And now there’s Droplr.
Think of Droplr as a Dropbox with a specific purpose. Drag and drop files, photos, documents, links, or whatever from your Mac to others. Once you’ve uploaded a file to Droplr you receive a URL which you can share with others so they can download the file.
File Drag And Droplr
Sharing files with others can be accomplished a multitude of aways. Email. Upload. Dropbox. Every method takes multiple steps to accomplish and each has a few hidden drawbacks that cause problems.
Some files may be too large for email attachments. Uploading files can be complex. Dropbox requires manual maintenance to share files.
Droplr is just drag and drop and then share the link to the file.
It works within a browser window, too, but the Droplr app on the Mac (and on Windows PC and iPhone) makes the sharing process much easier.
Click the Droplr icon in the Mac’s Menubar, select a file or create a note, and Droplr uploads the file and gives you a link where they file can be downloaded.
For Mac power users, Droplr has keyboard shortcuts for each Menubar option. Images receive a thumbnail preview.
Another nice feature is Droplr’s view tracking. When you share a file, Droplr records the number of times the file has been viewed or downloaded.
Droplr works with Growl but also has built-in notifications. How is it that Droplr is free?
It’s not really. Droplr Free gives you 1GB of storage and file uploads top out at 25MB each.
Droplr Pro comes with a price tag ($3 a month, or $30 a year) but gives you 1GB uploads (think movie clips) and 100GB of total storage.
Like Dropbox and iCloud, if you keep a tight lid on your storage usage, Droplr is a quick and painless way to share files, photos, documents, URLs, and more with others.