By Timo Josten
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Your very own secure file sharing tool! Dropshare is a menu bar application for Drag&Drop upload files, screenshots and even directories to your own server, Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files. Sharing files with friends, customers, colleagues or anyone else has never been so professional!
Dropshare is a secure alternative to cloud hosted file sharing. Instead of sharing your files via a cloud hosted service with no control and monthly financial commitments, just use your own server: Dropshare natively supports Secure Copy (SCP over SSH), a secure industry standard protocol for file transfers.
Uploads to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) or Rackspace Cloud Files are also supported, which both are low-priced file hosting services in the cloud. Compared to other cloud hosted file sharing services, Dropshare directly connects to your very own Amazon S3 bucket or Rackspace Cloud Files container, so there is no third-party involved at all.
Dropshare supports Multiple Connections: You can set up different upload destinations at the same time and switch between them using user-defined keyboard shortcuts!
** Uploads everything
No matter if files, folders, text or screenshots - Dropshare uploads every file and data to your selected destination - also from clipboard or other applications like Safari.
** Automatic screenshot upload
Set up your own keyboard shortcuts for fullscreen or selection-based screenshots that'll be uploaded automatically with Dropshare.
** Screen Recordings
Take & upload Screen Recordings directly with Dropshare, both fullscreen and selection-based recordings are available.
** Dropshare Safe
Easily create access-restricted URLs for your uploads with either a lifetime and/or password.
** Beautiful individual landing pages
** Choose your URL shortener
Dropshare supports URL shorteners as well - natively supported URLs (e.g. dsh.re), or configure your very own URL shortener service like bit.ly (for hosted services) or YOURLS (for self-hosted services).
** Dropshare Sync
Synchronize your upload history across all your devices which have Dropshare installed.
** 1-Click Delete from your server
Whenever you decide that you no longer want to share a specific file, just use Dropshare to delete it from the upload destination again.
** Markdown to HTML
If enabled, Dropshare automatically converts Markdown files to HTML.
** Services enabled
Dropshare introduces itself to the Mac OS X Services Menu. By doing so, you can perfectly use the tools Mac OS X provides to create e.g. keyboard shortcuts for specific actions.
** IPv6 ready
Worth to mention, Dropshare works perfectly well in IPv6 environments.
To be sure Dropshare is the right tool for you, please read the following technical requirements:
** Secure Copy (SCP over SSH) to your own server
Dropshare supports SCP over SSH natively. A working SSH user account is required on the server. A password (for keyboard-interactive authentication) or a SSH key pair (for public key authentication) is also required. Please note that both the public and private key needs to be set up. To have the uploaded file displayed in a web browser, a web server needs to be installed and configured on the server. Please refer to the User Guide for more information.
** Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
An AWS Access Key ID and AWS Secret Access key is required in order to use Dropshare with Amazon S3. All AWS regions are as well as custom domains / domain aliases perfectly supported.
** Rackspace Cloud Files
A Rackspace username and API key is required in order to use Dropshare with Rackspace Cloud Files. Rackspace UK and Rackspace US are supported, as well as custom domains / domain aliases.
Please note that Dropshare does not support FTP!
What's New in Version 3.9
We're happy to announce a brand new update for Dropshare:
* Introducing Dropshare Safe: You're now able to create access-restricted URLs for your Dropshare uploads (lifetime and/or password-restriction). Upload a file with Dropshare, and then choose "Create access-restricted URL" from the right-click menu or History.
* Introducing HQ video recording: Dropshare is now able to record screen recordings in a higher quality than before.
* Introducing Shift+Enter to upload notes: You can now create and upload notes without even touch your mouse or trackpad.
We hope you enjoy this update and would like to ask you for a review in the App Store in case you're satisfied with Dropshare. Let us know if we can help!