Why does this functionality require a separate app? Why not just allow the user to drag files to the Dropbox menu bar icon?
I totally agree 100%.
100% agree. Why do I have to pay $3.99 for this if I'm already a Pro subscriber?
Hello, Daniel. Thanks for feedback. Unfortunately, native Dropbox app doesn't allow to share files via drag-n-drop to menu bar icon. Also, native Dropbox URLs look ugly, with special symbols like % and others. They are long and not comfortable for sharing (e.g. at social networks). And, as you may notice, Upspace counts viewers statistics. And it's really helpfull, when you share files or screenshots in emails, or social networks.
Still kinda stunned that "Dropbox" took away the ability to "drop" things in your "box". When it first came out, this was how the app worked. You grabbed a file, dragged it up to the menu bar, dropped it. How they killed this off is beyond any reasoning I can come up with.
Nice to see someone bringing it back.
I don't think they are criticizing you so much as Dropbox itself. The benefits your app provides over Dropbox's native uploading are quite clear!
Neat product, but I don't get why they would advertise "no subscription". Since when would a product like this use a subscription system?
I guess because so many subscription services hide their pricing behind "try for free" links, with "hidden" pricing that they wanted to be clear. Although they could have included the price on their page to be really clear.
You're right, Scott. Thanks for feedback. We'll add price on page asap.
Droplr has a subscription tier.
Droplr doesn't use Dropbox to host your files, so it makes sense for them to have a subscription fee.
Superb idea. I never really thought about how an app could sit on top of my Dropbox Pro account and provide everything I currently rely on Droplr for.
This, of course, doesn't do everything Droplr does, but if it did, I'd gladly pay 5× this price to never have to pay for Droplr again. Things like:
- Screen recording to gif
- Annotation before upload
- Keyboard shortcuts for everything
- Short URLs on my domain
- URL shortening
Some of those seem easy. Some seem harder. Stretch goals of
- Screengrab a scrolling web page
- Automatically save out to Evernote (and/or Pocket, Drive, or… other services?)
Sorry for the inevitable "Yeah but I want a pony!" response. Hopefully, it helps you get rich. :)
It's like appending the functionality of cloudapp or jumpshare to Dropbox which I think it's beneficial. There's this another app that does the same for other cloud services like Rackspace or Amazon S3, which I use at home.
Does this make a direct image link that you could paste in to an IMG tag?
You can copy image address, but it'll be standard direct link, provided by dropbox.
So it's not copying a link to my clipboard when i upload a file OR when i hit the share icon... :(
Hello, Justin. Check your prefs here — http://upspace.co/u/LJm
I'm still a little confused as to what the value is for using this application. Can anyone share their take on the benefits of this?
Why should I use Cloud or Drop or other file uploading services when I already have Dropbox. This solves that problem.
Dropbox does not let you simply drag a file from your desktop to an icon and have it upload with a link to share immediately, and doesn't have an easy way to see how many times that link has been seen.
I think you misunderstood my comment. I understand how the features of the product work. I'm trying to understand what are the real benefits of this? Just to save me time? Who are the users that need to see how many times their files they've uploaded & shared are viewed? Maybe this just isn't for me, but I'd still like to know which set of users would get the most value out of this particular product.
It saves you time from having to open your Dropbox folder and move the file and then copy the public link, and it lets you know if anyone even looked at your file. Basically the same features and benefits that Cloudapp and Droplr and Infinit provide, except integrated into a service you already have.
If I share a screenshot or PDF with someone it is nice to know if it was ever opened and if shared with a group how many times it was opened.