By Aptonic Limited
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Dropzone makes it faster and easier to copy and move files, open applications and share files with many different services.
Dropzone 3 is a unique and amazing app that's like nothing you've ever used before.
We've paid fanatical attention to every detail and built an app that looks and feels like an integral part of OS X.
Dropzone ships with a powerful scripting API and with a little programming knowledge you can modify any of your actions or even create entirely new ones. This gives Dropzone unlimited extendability and utility. We're always thinking up new actions so Dropzone will become even more useful over time.
Drop Bar is a brand new feature in Dropzone 3 that makes it easy to stash files you know you'll need later. Just drop files on the target and they stick there until you're ready to use them. You can even combine groups of files into stacks and then drop them onto a Dropzone action or onto another app.
Setup your customizable grid of actions how you want and swap in different actions as your needs change.
• AirDrop integration lets you drop files or folders from any app and share them with your other Macs over the network.
• Imgur integration lets you share images fast and get a link for pasting. It even allows you to drop multiple images to create an Imgur album. You can use it with or without an Imgur account and it comes setup and ready to go.
• Open applications, move and copy files.
• Upload via FTP and Amazon S3.
• Download and install add-on actions like ImageShack, TwitPic and many others.
• Share with Twitter, Flickr, Facebook or Messages using the all new OS X sharing service integration.
• Notification Center notifications let you know when your actions finish.
• Powerful multi-tasking engine allows you to run multiple tasks at once and track the progress of each one through the new and improved in-grid task status area.
• See how tasks are progressing at a glance in the new animated menu item.
• Reorder your actions quickly via drag and drop.
• Add applications, folders or actions to your grid easily by dragging and dropping them on the Add to Grid area.
• Develop your own actions using the updated and massively improved Ruby API.
This is just the beginning and we're going to bring you many free feature updates and more actions in the coming months. We'd love to hear what you think of our new masterpiece, you can get in touch via the App Store “Support” link, or tweet us @aptonic.
What's New in Version 3.2.3
- OS X Yosemite now fully supported
- You can now drag files or text to the top of the screen to open the Dropzone grid
- Added Yosemite dark mode support
- Updated the Amazon S3 action to work under Yosemite, use the official aws-sdk gem and support uploading of multiple files
- Added video to splash screen how to use the grid
- Added warning that actions that depend on Ruby 2 cannot work under OS X 10.8
- Added app_version task variable with the current Dropzone version
- Fixed bug where calling $dz.error still showed success in status item
- Fixed bug where action config window popped up if SkipValidation: Yes metadata field was set and fields were left blank
- Fixed bug where leaving a field blank on a SkipValidation: Yes action caused keychain errors
- Fixed bug where AuthScope, SkipValidation and RubyPath metadata fields were not copied when doing Copy & Edit on an action
- Fixed rare bug in rsync lib where dragging files with unicode names from Safari could cause breakage
- Fixed bug where add action alerts displayed behind add action popup menu
- Fixed bug in FTP action where holding option to zip files before upload failed under Yosemite
- Fixed issue where some Preferences button text was being cut off under Yosemite
- Fixed bug where drawing artifacts showed underneath the grid under Yosemite
- Fixed bug where grid showed in incorrect position after resuming from sleep under Yosemite
- Improved $dz.inputbox API method
- Made User Actions preferences panel taller if you have more than 6 actions added
- Fixed bug where the status item would become highlighted when moving the mouse between screens under Yosemite
- Fixed some OAuth flow issues with the Imgur action
- Updated Imgur and Save text action to use $dz.inputbox method
- Bundled rest-client, httparty, fog, excon and aws-sdk gems
The DropZone app makes it brilliantly easy to take something — a website, a document, whatever — and place it in one or more files by drag-and-drop. I do a lot of research and have a lot of documents (paperless, of course). Documents that I want to save for research, I drag to the Evernote icon in Dropzone. Documents that I want to share with others, I drag to the Dropbox icon. Documents that I want to encrypt and save on Dropbox, I drag to Viivo (an encryption program), which encrypts the documents and then saves to Dropbox.
I admit that DropZone's uses were not immediately apparent to me after I first downloaded the app, but I’m ecstatic now that I’ve figured out how to use DropZone.
Caveat — I am not a programmer, and I am aware of other programs that can automate certain tasks if you can write applets. I can’t do that and have no interest in learning how. That said, why bother when this is so easy to set up and use?
The Aperture Science Portal Gun of OS X utilities.
Every once in a while someone comes up with a really good idea that, once you see it you know it was the next step in elegant design. And very occasionally they’re able to execute it with all the variations covered splendidly and solidly. Dropzone is more rare and special than that.
Imagine if your Aridrop directory were as easy to get to as an icon in your menu bar. Then imagine that it would send or pull things from anywhere your computer knows about. And then make it extensible and programmable—and easy to understand. Now you’re just starting to imagine what this tool will do for you.
Dropzone makes file and data management simple and elegant. If you move files into archives, data hierarchies, file systems, or between users and groups, this is the Aperture Science Portal Gun of productivity. Dropzone lets you bypass the overhead of opening Finder windows, clicking on sidebar links, and opening shortcuts or applications you find yourself trudging through over and over. When you install Dropzone, you tell it about the places you put things and where you go for things.
It puts all your resources at close reach. It’s ready to go at an instant to transfer files from your suppliers, among your peers, to your clients, to your friends, and to your social network streams.
Think about all the times you have to drag stuff around to move and upload and share and send. Now hold back the tears of all that time lost, because you’ve finally found a better way: Dropzone 3.
It’s super useful, and probably my only complaint is that I wish more apps and services were built in right out of the box. For example, I shorten links a lot with Bitly, but that’s only avialable as a plugin from the website. I think it would be smart to have more of that stuff built in out of the box to help blow people’s minds straight out of the gate at how much time they can save.
Dropzone 3 wipes away the tears of wasted productivity. Get it.