January 9th, 2014
Share and share alike: Droplr releases new Mac OS X version of its ridiculously simple and elegant file sharing software
For an overly connected, always-online society, sharing files can often be way more complicated than it needs to be. It’s no secret. Quite a few people have noticed. And any number of them are trying to solve the problem. (In fact, I’ve got another local company doing something awesome in that regard to reveal later.) But no one does file sharing between people quite as elegantly and simply as Bend-based Droplr.
No folders, no syncing, no waiting. Just the easiest way to send files—both big and small—from A to B. Simple, secure, and fast.
And as happy as I was with previous versions of their product, I’m even happier to report that the newest version—Droplr 4.0 for Mac OS X—is even better.
And it’s stupid simple. I mean, even I can use it. All you have to do is drag whatever you want to share—images, audio, video, notes, links, or any other kind of files—to the little Droplr droplet. And? And nothing. That’s it. The file is uploaded and you’ve got a link saved to your clipboard. So you can paste that link and share it with whomever you want. It’s even a short link. Just in case you’re into social medias that are character constrained.
See? Simple. Elegant, even.
Want to find something you shared before? Well, there’s an archive. So you can go find it. And organize stuff.
This release also marks Droplr’s move away from a free model to one that generates revenue. So that’s a really good thing. First, because we want them to stay around and continue to build elegant solutions. And second, because you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck in terms of functionality. Like unlimited storage and the ability to share files up to 2GB in size. All for the price of one of those fancy schmancy coffee drinks, per month.
Sound interesting? Well then, get to it.