Droplings Makes Dropbox File Sharing Dead Simple

Droplings Makes Dropbox File Sharing Dead Simple

Droplings helps you look professional when you share Dropbox files

How you and I share files right now:

  • Open and write email.

  • Realize we need to attach a file.

  • Hide and/or move mail window out of the way.

  • Find file.

  • somehow manage to drag that file into the e-mail message window.

How Droplings shares a file:

  • Drag file to menubar item. File uploads to Dropbox and link is copied automaticlly to your clipboard.

  • Paste link.

Droplings, from developer Carlo Zottman, also generates a clean-looking landing page so that anyone clicking the link finds a nice web view allowing them to download the file.

There are of course a few other ways to send files cleanly. In Mountain Lion you can just choose to share the file right from the window you’re viewing it in. And recent changes to Dropbox mean that you can just right-click in the Finder to get a shareable link for any file already in Dropbox.

But Droplings is still handy, and that (customizable) landing page is great if you’re sending files to clients. What’s more, it’s currently free (and also in beta, so watch out and all that).

I recently vowed to stop sending files via e-mail and to use Dropbox instead. This might help.

  • nthnm

    I almost always find myself using the the attach button.

    Using Droplings, wouldn’t you still actually have to compose that same email to send that person the link to view the item? Just instead of attaching the file to your email, you’re uploading it to Dropbox. Doesn’t seem like it’s much quicker or easier – other than the fact that the item is there now if you need to send it to other people.

  • Garym

    Appears that Dropling will only do a single file, so to send multiple files, you’d need to ZIP or SIT them, then Dropling… and most mobile devices hate ZIP and SIT as far as easily viewing them.

  • Garym

    Appears that Dropling will only do a single file, so to send multiple files, you’d need to ZIP or SIT them, then Dropling… and most mobile devices hate ZIP and SIT as far as easily viewing them.

  • Rygaard

    how i do now..

    1) write mail
    2) activate Expose from hotcorner, mark files drag em to same hotcorner so mail reapears, release.

    now files is in the mail

    how you want me to do it:
    1) write mail
    2) upload 1 file at a time to 3. party
    3) attach link in file

    4) have receiver download file from 3 party
    5) Save that file somewhere
    6) have receiver download file number 2 from 3. party
    7) save that file somewhere.

    8) 2 weeks later forget were he saved the images i was sending, and instead of finding them in mail have to re download them from my dropbox… and hope i did not already delete them to make more space…

    somehow that does not make sense…

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