Dripps App

April 09, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Dripps(AppStore)1 is a very clever menu bar app that makes the process of sharing Dropbox files extremely easy.

Drag a file to the menu bar icon and Dripps uploads to Dropbox and grabs a shareable and shortened URL. The URL is added to the clipboard but Dripps also keeps a running list of the links and the number of times it has been viewed.

The developer Web site has a nice overview of the app, but I really enjoyed the blog post about how he came up with the idea and just built it to satisfy his own needs.

One caveat though: As with all Mac App Store apps that have Dropbox integration, it fails for me when my Dropbox folder is on a secondary drive by way of a symlink. I have a SSD primary drive and I didn't want to eat up space with Dropbox. Now it looks like every MAS app has the same problem (named sandboxing). Dripps works on my Macbook without the symlink.

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