We have personal and business files that sync between Mac and iPhone and iPad and the cloud and managing all those time saving tools takes time. Here’s an example of incremental improvements to an already simple effort. What’s easier to use than Dropbox?
What Price Easier?
Rocky and Bullwinkle fans will remember the convoluted ways our heroes got themselves into and out of trouble each week.
Drop for Dropbox is much like a solution to a problem we didn’t even know we had on our Macs. It makes Dropbox easier.
Wait. What? How can Dropbox be any easier when it’s not even difficult to begin with?
That’s the incremental improvement of modern technology. For most of us who use Dropbox we just drop files and folders inside and they get synchronized with other devices; Mac, iPhone, iPad, whatever.
Instead of rifling through the Finder to find or save files to Dropbox, click the Menubar and Drop for Dropbox springs (or, drops) into action with a bunch of shortcuts which make it easier to get files from and save files to Dropbox.
The dropdown Menubar menu displays your Dropbox folder. The Drop app displays shortcuts and lets you drag and drop files and folders to save to Dropbox. Files can be previewed from within Drop, bypassing the Finder, making Dropbox usable and accessible from within any Mac app.
We live in the age of Notification Center so Drop doesn’t disappoint (or, it bothers and annoys; it’s half full, half empty thing) with notices for file uploads. There’s also details on how much space is left on your Dropbox account. Drop probably is aimed more at heavy Dropbox users, but anyone can benefit from a little extra productivity, and a small donation-like payment to help the economy.