[Windows] Droplr makes it easy to remotely share files with friends and familyOctober 26, 2012 12 Email article | Print article
Have you ever wanted an easy way to share your videos, pictures and documents with family and friends? Well, now with Droplr you can. This is a service that is well-known for Mac and iOS, but many people are not aware that they have an app for Windows as well.
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO
Droplr gives you an easy way to share files (videos, pictures, documents and more) with family, friends and coworkers. You can share files by simply dragging and dropping them on the Droplr homepage. However, if you want to share documents right from your Windows desktop, you can download the free Droplr app. Now you can share your files without ever having to go to the Droplr website.
- Conveniently located in your taskbar
- Sharing files is quick
- The process is seamless and very user friendly
- Apps also available for Mac and iOS systems
- No limit on the “amount” of files you can share
- Free accounts are restricted to file sizes of 25MB
- Must create an account to use the service
- Free version is ad supported
Droplr is, by far, the easiest way to share files between people. The way the program works is simple. Just drag and drop the file that you want to add onto the Droplr Windows app or onto the Droplr web page. After the file is uploaded, you are given a link that you can give out to your friends and family. They can then use that link to download whatever it was that you uploaded. It is as simple as that!
Although you don’t have to have the Windows app installed on your computer to use Droplr, I highly recommend it. Mostly just for convenience proposes. Many times when I come across a file I want to share with someone, I don’t always have my web browser pulled up. Sure, I can take the time to open my browser, load Droplr’s homepage, login, and then upload my file. However, it is just so much easier to drag the file I want to upload right to the Droplr icon on my desktop.
You do have to create an account to use the Droplr service, but it is worth it. After creating just one account, you can access the program from any Droplr app you may be using. You can get apps for Windows, Mac and iOS systems (sorry Android users).
Droplr is free to use, but there are some limitations. For example, you can upload as many files as you want (you have 1GB of storage space), but you are limited to a 25MB file size per upload. Thus, sharing pictures and most files should not be a problem, but uploading long videos is out of the question. They do offer a Droplr Pro account which allows you to upload files up to 1GB in size. They also give you more customizable options and so on. However, a Pro account costs $3 a month, or $30 a year. So I have learned to live with with limitations of the free version.
CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK
In short, Droplr is a great service to use if you’re looking for an easy way to share files with people you know. Although there are limitations on the free account, like 1GB of storage and a 25MB size limit per file uploaded, the average user should not have a problem with these restrictions. Once again, Droplr is a service that you can use without this program, but this app for Windows makes sharing files just that much easier.
Price: Free (Pro version available for $3 a month, or $30 a year)
Version reviewed: v2.0.3
Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
Download size: 850KB
VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/41
Is it portable? No (iOS version available for those who want to take this service on the go)