Mountain Lion’s new sharing options and its Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter integration is one of the best ways that social media could have been built into an OS. The only disappointing thing about it is that, for now, it’s limited to the stock apps only. You can use the share options from Finder or Safari only, so if you favor apps like Chrome or have a desktop reader for your RSS feeds, you will find that these options are not as conveniently accessible for you. The integration isn’t as deep as one would hope, but that’s where third-party apps (such as Eggy) come into the picture. Wrap is a Mac App worth $1.99 that takes these sharing options and puts them in the Menu Bar. It reads the text or images you’ve copied to your clipboard and, depending on the type of data you’ve copied, allows you to share it via email, Messages or Airdrop over Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr.
Wrap adds a little clipboard like icon to the Menu Bar. Once you’ve copied an image or a text snippet, it appears in the app’s Menu Bar pop up. Depending on the type of content on your clipboard, you will be given options to share it via the Mail or Messages app. Images can additionally be shared to Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.
Depending on which option you choose, the app will either launch the relevant app (Messages or Mail) or open the share box for Flickr, Twitter and Facebook. Your accounts should already be added in System Preferences.
Wrap aims to make Mountain Lion’s share options universally available. It does miss out a few things; for example, there is no keyboard shortcut associated with each of the sharing options. In fact, there aren’t any keyboard shortcuts that the app makes use of. Additionally, it can only copy and share one image at a time even if you copy four to the clipboard. The text that it shares is in the form of a text file, which seems strange, especially if you’re sending it via Messages.
Users are more forgiving if a free app falls a few features short, but with paid apps, it is different. Wrap, being a paid app, has less room for such quirks. The app does cover the essentials, so it doesn’t really need additional features, but fixing the issues mentioned above could help it gain more users.