Love It: Request files from anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.
Hate It: Off-site uploading could concern some users. Can only upload 1 file at a time.
Surely you’ve heard of Dropbox, but if you haven’t, here’s the quick and dirty version. Dropbox is a service that gives you a cloud-based storage box for storing, sharing or receiving files. Honestly, it’s probably one of the handiest applications that I have, and I use it daily.
AirDropper is a Dropbox utility that lets you request files from anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. All you have to do is fill in a form that sends an email to the person who has the file you need, then AirDropper handles the rest.
Your recipient then gets an email that looks like this:
Once they click the link, they’re taken to an upload page. They can upload the file you’re requesting, and then AirDropper will toss it right into a folder that you specified in your request.
When you have an already-great service like Dropbox, it’s hard to go wrong when you’re providing an application that simply makes it easier and more handy. AirDropper does just this, and is going into my short list of must-have web applications.
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