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Drag2up revolutionizes the process of sharing files: Drag + drop and share [Firefox and Chrome only]

Posted By Ashraf On September 30, 2011 @ 12:20 PM In Freeware Reviews,Tips 'n Tricks | 14 Comments

Whether it is with friends, family, coworkers, etc. we – as Internet junkies – are continually sharing files with others. To share a file we typically have to go to the specific file hosting website, upload the file, and link it to others. Drag2up is an add-on for Firefox and Chrome that is looking to change that.

Drag2up allows users to share files by dragging + dropping files into textboxes in Firefox or Chrome:

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Users don’t need to worry about anything except making sure they have dropped in the right file because Drag2up does all the legwork behind the scenes, uploading the file onto a file hosting service and generating a link to the file:

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Drag2up supports URL shorteners, so you don’t have to use the drag2up.appspot.com URL if you don’t want; and Drag2up allows you to pick what file hosting service you want to use:

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The following is a video of Drag2up in action (created by the developer):

Although Drag2up is available in Firefox and Chrome, there are a few things to note:

  • The Firefox version “has not been tested by Mozilla”.
  • The Firefox version doesn’t seem to work… at all. I installed it on my computer and tried to use it but nothing happens when I drag + drop files. The Chrome version works flawlessly.
  • The Chrome version does not fully support all file hosting services yet because of restrictions within Chrome itself. If you want to use ImageShack, Flikr, Piacasa, Dafk up, Hotfile, Dropbox, and CloudApp you need to have Chrome 9 or higher.
  • Drag2up is open source, so if you are a developer that doesn’t use Firefox and Chrome, you can try to port it to your specific browser.

Even in its current state, I can see Drag2up being a very useful tool. It will only get better when the developer fixes bugs, such as the Firefox problem I mentioned, ports it to other browsers, and adds support for more file hosting services. You can grab Drag2up from the following links:

Version reviewed: v2.0.0

Supported OS: Any Windows that runs Firefox or Chrome

Drag2up homepage [4]

[Firefox add-on page [5]]

[Chrome add-on page [6]]

[Drag2up source code [7]]

[via HowToGeek [8]]


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[1] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2010-12-22_120307.png

[2] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2010-12-22_120332.png

[3] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2010-12-22_120735.png

[4] Drag2up homepage: http://antimatter15.com/wp/2010/10/drag2up-drag-files-onto-any-site/

[5] Firefox add-on page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/265087/

[6] Chrome add-on page: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bjgjolhpdlgebodaapdafhdnikagbfll

[7] Drag2up source code: http://github.com/antimatter15/drag2up

[8] HowToGeek: http://www.howtogeek.com/news/drag2up-lets-you-drag-and-drop-files-to-the-web-with-ease/2470/

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