In this article, you will learn how to manage your files in the Droplr cloud storage.
When you do a lot of screenshots, screencasts and share a lot of files with your friends you need to have a tool to store and organize them. Keeping this in mind we came up with a solution that lets you have access to all files you’ve ever created and sent with Droplr application.
Workspace gives you access to your drop history
When we were designing our cloud storage, the first and most important feature was access to all the drops you’ve ever made. You can log in to your workspace here. You will find there your historical drops. You can easily sort them however you want, for example by ‘Number of Views’, ‘Create date’, ‘Title’, ‘Size’, or ‘Last Activity’.
If you didn’t title your drop, sorting them this way can help you find it much quicker.
Upload files with Drag and Drop
When you want to add any photo or file to your Workspace, you can easily drag and drop the file right into your account and it will appear in your drop list, instantly. Droplr creates a short link that you can easily copy and paste anywhere you want to share!
You can also upload more than one drop simultaneously. Simply drag a whole bunch of the files and drop them to your Workspace or Board. It’s a huge time saver.
Boards feature – your photo/file collections
Boards are really useful when it comes to organizing and manage your files separate from your entire drop collection. Boards can be used as a collaboration space where you can interact with your colleagues and clients on specific projects and groupings of files you want to keep separate. You can view them from the latest drops listed first, or if you prefer, you can change the order whatever you want.
Boards allow you to have the capability to share those specific drops within your company, or even outside with a public link option.
You can also have the option for others to add to your collection, you control all of this as the board creator. The options are endless.
How to Create a Board
Go to your workspace and click ‘Create a board’ on the top left side menu of the page.
You will be presented with options like ‘Board Name’, ‘Privacy’ and ‘Password’. Give your board a suitable name and select its privacy either private or public.
If your board is public you can enable public upload and let others send files to board. You can always change privacy settings whenever you want as the board creator. Your newly created board will appear on the left sidebar of your workspace after it’s been created.
Private boards are protected by a password, so anyone who doesn’t have it will not see its content. But if you want to add anyone to your board you can send them a board link and a password or if they are in your team you can just invite them to a board, and they will see it’s content. However, if you want to share the board with people out of your team for example on Facebook groups or forum, you can change the settings of boards from private to public and then everyone with a link will have access to them.
The public boards allow anyone with a link to access your content, even when they don’t have a Droplr account. You can also invite everyone from your team or go through and select users you want to collaborate with. From there you can decide if you would like your teammates to just view the content, or contribute to it. You can add any photo or file by dragging and dropping. You can either change the way how files are displayed or choose to display them as a grid or list view. When you want to share your collection with someone else just copy the URL of the board and send it anywhere you want.
Sometimes you want to receive files from others. In this case, you can enable public upload feature. The ‘Public Upload’ allows others to upload files or photos to a board you shared with them. The public upload option is pretty useful when you have to get some files from your coworkers or stakeholders or anyone outside of Droplr. For example, it might be a pretty tough experience to receive files from a graphic designer or a photographer especially when it comes to large size file. Secondly, the boards can be used to let people collaborate in building a collection. For example, photos from the last integration or ideas of a new feature. File transfer might be a problem as it takes time and requires extra effort, but Droplr solved both of these problems not only for you and also for your coworkers and stakeholders.