January 6, 2014

Sitedrop – Share Work-In-Progress Files

It’s normal for clients to get antsy and want to see their projects while they’re still in progress. The trouble for many creative professionals has traditionally been finding a way to quickly share files that are still a work-in-progress without losing control over the way their work is presented. Enter Sitedrop.

Sitedrop is a file sharing application for design conscious professionals. Creative-types who connect Sitedrop to their Dropbox accounts can publicly share any type of file with clients online. More importantly, the files they share can easily be uploaded, downloaded, commented on, and “favorited” without the client having to decipher any complicated web platforms. In fact, collaboration is encouraged on Sitedrop. Files are stored locally, and backed up in the cloud, and users maintain complete control over who sees which of the projects they’ve uploaded. The folders that users upload are turned into galleries and presentations, and individual presentations can include multiple types of media formats.

Sitedrop can generate a preview from virtually any type of file, and headers, text, and even links appear perfectly for clients who view their in-progress projects through Sitedrop. The platform’s commenting system is straightforward and easy for people to use, encouraging clients to add their two-cents using a large comment box that appears underneath each file.

Practical Uses:

  • Share any file with a client
  • Solicit feedback on projects that are still a work in progress
  • Professionally display design files in a semi-private setting
  • Give clients a peek at the design you’re working on

Insider Tips:

  • Connect Sitedrop to your Dropbox account for article storage
  • All uploaded files are published instantly on Sitedrop
  • Users can choose whether or not to add passwords to their sites
  • Sitedrop translates Markdown into HTML

What we liked:

  • Clients are encouraged to post comments underneath specific files
  • Users can quickly create galleries by posting groups of images next to one another
  • Sitedrop supports embedded videos and music playlists
  • vCard files display as digital business cards

What we didn’t like:

  • Because Sitedrop is still in beta, there are still some bugs that need to get worked out


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York, New York
  • Founded by: Betaworks
  • Web site:


  • Free


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