CloudApp makes it possible – and incredibly easy – for Mac users to share files using its cloud-based storage facilities: drag your chosen file on to the menu bar, it’ll upload automatically and a quick and convenient URL to said file is placed on the clipboard for you to share with friends, family and colleagues via email or whichever medium you choose.
What a brilliant concept, let down by one small oversight: the CloudApp desktop client works on Macs only. Thank goodness then for Richard Wang: this Australian student has moved quickly to fill the yawning gap by offering an equivalent tool for Windows users. FluffyApp offers similar functionality, albeit from the Taskbar’s Notification area rather than the Taskbar itself. Just drag files on to the program icon to upload them (click the program icon for an update on the uploading process or to cancel it for whatever reason). Once complete, FluffyApp places a URL to the file in the clipboard, ready for pasting into your email or chat tool.
Like the official Mac version, FluffyApp can also be used to share screen grabs: configure this functionality from the program’s options dialogue box (choose Hotkeys).
The program is still in beta, so expect some stability issues running it, and remember that you’ll also need a CloudApp account in order to use it: a free account lets you upload up to 10 files each day, with a 25MB limit on each file. Upgrade to the Pro version ($5/month) for unlimited uploads at a maximum of 250MB per file.
FluffyApp 2.0 changes include:
-Drop history now displayed in a flyout, similar to Volume, Network, Action Center, etc.
-The flyout also has tabs for uploading and publishing text/shorterning links
-Notification area dropzone is now no longer enabled by default
-Options have been consolidated and partially split into the context menu
-The login screen has been redesigned and integrated into the flyout, and also has a cool Gravatar thing
-Internet Explorer trigger plugin (shorterns URL in currently active tab) added
-Hotkeys now use the Windows-provided mechanism, which fixes many issues with the old system. NOTE: Some previously set combos may stop working, as they are invalid hotkeys.
Improved sign in error flow
-Fixed various connection errors