[Windows] Droplr makes it easy to remotely share files with friends and family

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

Main Functionality

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.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Free accounts are restricted to file sizes of 25MB
  • Must create an account to use the service
  • Free version is ad supported

Discussion

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)

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12 comments

  1. Mr.Dave

    @permafrost: Jumpshare looks good, but I see no way do download the file again without viewing it in Jumpshare’s viewer program. That’s an un-needed extra step, but for most people I send things to they would stop after seeing a low-quality preview. So this may be simpler for most people.

    Thanks for the tip!

  2. permafrost

    Sorry guys but you are not googaling enough , plenty of sites allredy without registration to share large files .
    My favorite Jumpshare , tested and loved . Many file extension supported +200 they say , and you can see in realtime what the file consists before downloading , picture , mp3 , text , clips .
    Others are Dropcanvas , 5 GB per canvas.
    And more …
    http://t7.hu/03zy-file-transfers
    Or unlimited if using Direct Trans File , DTF
    http://t7.hu/03zz-dtf

  3. Frank D

    I’ve registered and the drop zone works, but the web page does not. I’m giving this a thumbs down because I’d rather not have another program running in the background with a drop zone hovering on my desktop when I’ll only be using it once a week or so. Plus, its limitation of only 25 MB is a downer. I’m going to stick with WeTransfer, which allows up to 2 GB per upload, and the web site works every time.

  4. Ashraf
    Mr. Boss

    @mukhi: Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve been struggling with this notion for a while now. Before I simply used to categorize it across all categories and add the OS name at the end of the title. Now, however, with the OS names at the start, the title of the article would be too delayed if I did that.
    While I’m not so sure a “cross-platform” category is the best way to go about it (simply because not very many people will sub to it), I do agree that something needs to be done. I’m open to more suggestions.

  5. mukhi

    i have a suggestion here. since these kind of programs are cross-platform, a separate category may be created for these! one may call it multi-platform or cross-platform. for a program to be eligible, it should be windows, mac and linux compatible, IMO.