December 31, 2009

Droplr – Drag and Drop File Sharing


Droplr is a file sharing system developed specifically for users of Mac OS X. With 1GB of free online storage, the application makes it easy to upload photos, text documents, or screenshot images and share them with all of your online friends. Rather than uploading a file multiple times and sending it via instant message or email, Droplr takes all the files you “drop” into its system and provides you with a single URL that can be easily distributed to friends, coworkers, and anyone else you wish.

After downloading Droplr onto your Mac OS X system, get started instantly by dragging files onto the Droplr menu icon on your screen. From there, you’ll be given a unique URL that can be emailed to friends with ease. Or, thanks to Droplr’s integration with Twitter, you can Tweet your file’s unique URL directly through the Droplr system. For those who aren’t interested in Droplr’s drag and drop technology, the system also features a series of keyboard shortcuts that you can use instead.

Whether you are looking to distribute images, screenshots, notes, or bits of code, Droplr is a system that makes sharing files easy. Never again will you need to worry about attaching a file to an email that is too large to send or uploading one photo multiple times when sharing it with friends. For users of Mac OS X, Droplr is the fastest, easiest way to share files online.

Practical Uses:

  • Share text files with coworkers
  • Distribute special photos without uploading multiple files
  • Send a large screenshot image to a friend
  • Include images or text files in a Tweet

Insider Tips:

  • Uploaded files are saved in the Droplr system and can later be deleted as needed
  • Droplr supports Markdown text formatting
  • Save your Twitter login information and preferred client in the Droplr system

What we liked:

  • Twitter integration saves time and makes file sharing even easier
  • Drag and drop technology speeds up the uploading process
  • Each account gets up to 1GB of storage space
  • Droplr is completely free to use

What we didn’t like:

  • Droplr only works on Mac OS X systems


Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, England and Helsinki, Finland
  • Founded by: Josh Bryant and Levi Nunnink
  • Web site:


  • Free

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