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Getting started for new users

In this article, you’ll learn the best way to start using Droplr

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What is Droplr

Droplr is a smart productivity tool and collaboration platform that makes communicating online with your team much easier. It integrates with some of the world’s most popular apps including Slack, Trello, Jira, and more. Droplr’s primary goal is to help you share information across distances by tapping into the potential of visual elements like screenshots and screencasts. It lets you transfer large files with handy short links. Importantly, it’s simple, intuitive, and easy to use. Learn more about Droplr by checking out this article.

Droplr Cloud Storage

droplr cloud storage

Start using Droplr and we’ll give you access to cloud storage where you can easily manage, organize, and save your files, photos, and videos. It’s a bit like folders on your hard drive, but much cooler :). Cloud storage gives you access to all your historical files and to all drops you’ve ever seen, no matter whether you are the owner or not. You can easily sort them however you prefer, such as by ‘Number of Views’, ‘Create date’, ‘Title’, ‘Size’, or ‘Last Activity’.

Droplr Apps

transfer big file

Droplr offers apps for the major operating systems - MacOS, Windows and Chrome Extension. Droplr apps let you transfer files as big as 10 GB, take screenshots of your whole screen or just part of it, annotate it, and even do a screencast. You can download Droplr apps here, and it’ll always be waiting on your menu bar, ready for action.

Drop Settings

droplr features

Self-destruct

Droplr helps you secure sensitive and important files by automatically deleting them when they are no longer in use. You can set a default time for how long your drops will stay alive. This could be forever, for just an hour, for a day, or for a week. The default setting is to keep them alive forever.

Add a custom logo to your drop page

You can make your account more personalized by adding your brand’s custom logo to a drop. You look professional when sharing your work, and you stand out against the competition. A custom logo can help you acquire extra traffic by directing people to your website when they click on your logo. You can add your company logo to your drop pages and let people know the files you’re sharing come from you. Here you’ll find more information about account customization.

Add a personalised background theme

Pro users can also choose a white or dark theme for their drop page background to have a unique and personalized profile. You can choose a theme in Team Settings inside your dashboard.

Customize drop links with your domain

You can personalize your Droplr account with a custom domain for your drop links to replace the default link shortener (d.pr), for example: mydomain.com/123456. You can choose a theme in Team Settings inside your dashboard. Check out this article for more information on configuring a custom domain.

Droplr Features

Screenshot with annotation

screenshot markups

Screenshots are a superb way of sharing your work, ideas, and inspiration with colleagues and clients. Droplr allows you to create and share screenshots quickly and easily while keeping your desktop squeaky clean. Droplr automatically uploads all your screenshots to your personal workspace and automatically copies a link to the clipboard. Paste the link into Slack, an email, a forum, Facebook, or anywhere else you want to share it.

For annotations, Droplr grabs a screenshot and opens the annotation dialogue so you can add text, draw arrows, or just scribble on the image before you transfer it to the cloud and get a drop link in seconds.

Screencast

screen recording

Screencasts work great when you want to share more complicated messages like a digital video recording of the screen combined with an audio narration, or multimedia presentations. It can be something as big as a welcome video for a new client or as small as a bug report. Screencasts will do the job with no fuss and no muss. You can mute the sound or record and broadcast your voice. Files can be saved in MP4 and GIF formats.

Droplr automatically uploads your screencasts to your personal workspace and copies a link to your clipboard which you can easily paste into Slack, an email, a forum, or anywhere else you want to share.

File Transfer

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Droplr helps you transfer files up to 10 GB with easy drag and drop functionality. Just drag your file and drop it on the Droplr icon in your menu bar, or select the Upload File feature in the Droplr app - Droplr will do the rest! You can also share a folder or multiple files with your Droplr account. Simply drag the folder or files to the Droplr icon in the menu bar. Your file will be uploaded to your personal workspace, and a link to it will be copied to your clipboard.

Invite your friends

Droplr is a communication tool, so it naturally works even better when everybody in a conversation uses it. You can invite your friends, colleagues, and clients to sign up for Droplr and make communication simple and seamless. Just open your Workplace, go to Settings, and click on user setting, then you can invite others by email or by copying the sign-up link.