How many times have you wanted to quickly share a file with someone, but didn’t want to necessarily go through the steps to use YouSendit? Or clog up yours (or your recipient’s) email with a large file. Well, for you Mac users out there, you need to take a look at CloudApp. This little utility packs some power in its simplicity. For some of you, it may even be better than Dropbox in some cases. Here’s how it works.
- Drag and drop a file onto the menu bar icon.
- Listen for the “ding.”
- Paste the URL into Twitter, email, etc.
- Share large PDFs like invoices or proposals
- Upload images I want embed on a blog or my Tumblr by using the CloudApp URL for the file (great if you don’t want to use up your allocated space)
- Sending digital photos to portrait clients who’ve purchased them
- Quickly create a short URL
Integrates with Other Apps
Lastly, CloudApp integrates with other apps, allowing you to quickly and easily send files or make short URLs. They include Grab, Chrome, Safari, Photoshop, iPhoto, the Finder, and iTunes.
System Requirements and Cost
The basic version is free. With that you get 10 uploads per day, and a 25mb file size limit. The Pro version gets you unlimited uploads/day, a 250mb file size limit, and the ability to create custom domains. The Pro version is either $45/year, $25 for 6 months, or $15 for 3 months. It requires MacOS 10.6.6 or better, and must be installed via Apple’s Mac App Store (which works via iTunes like the regular App Store). Click here to get it.
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