Why are we Mac users? We love elegance, simplicity, ease-of-use, and that warm and fuzzy feeling when we use an app that just works.
How do you share files with friends, family members, or co-workers? Sneaker net. Email. Dropbox. And any one of a dozen other ways that get our stuff from here to there.
Droplr is possibly the easiest way ever to share files, links, photos with others. Simply grab what you want to share, drop it on the Droplr icon the your Mac’s Menubar. The item gets uploaded to Droplr’s servers in the cloud, and gives you a link to the item. Paste it into email, Twitter, Facebook, iChat, or wherever, and others can click and get the file.
That’s about it. Droplr gives you an option to create a private note which can be uploaded and linked. It also takes custom screenshots on your Mac.
For the geeky Mac user there are keyboard shortcuts to make it fast and efficient to use Droplr.
The app is free and comes with a bunch of plugins so you can use Droplr within a variety of Mac apps (from Safari to Chrome, from iPhoto to Photoshop, and more).
You can also fire up a web browser, login to your Droplr account online, and manage all your drops and other options.
For online file sharing, this is about as easy as it gets. My only concern is the Droplr business model. The free account has limited drops and storage, and their site does not make it easy to find the price tag for more features.
The Droplr Pro version offers 100 gigabytes of storage for $3 a month.
Droplr competes with Instagram (bought by Facebook) and other file sharing services, but is somewhat unique. There’s also an iPhone and Windows version of the Droplr app.