Cloudpipes: Set Up Automated Data Transfer Between Dropbox & Android

There is no denying the fact that cloud computing has truly taken the technology world by storm. However, despite the emergence of umpteen number of nascent cloud storage services, the popularity of Dropbox hasn’t seen a significant dip. In fact, even the inception of Google Drive hasn’t affected the user base of Dropbox a great deal. Just like the service itself, the companion Android app of Dropbox has also been constantly improving on quality as well as the set of features with every subsequent update that it receives. That said, there are certain key areas where the service’s official Android client can still improve, and this is what encourages third-party developers to come up with their own solutions. The latest to join the list of some very promising unofficial Dropbox clients for Android is Cloudpipes (beta). Apart from letting you remotely access your cloud content, the app brings forth the concept of scheduled data transfer to the table, so that you may automate uploading/downloading any type of content from your Android to Dropbox, and vice versa. Read More

Edit & Save Any Web Page Directly To Box, Dropbox & Google Drive [Chrome]

Do you often feel the need to save web pages while surfing for quick access later, or to archive important information? Or maybe, you are a teacher who wishes to refer articles to students in a convenient manner? Whatever the case may be, you definitely need to install Save Content to Box, Google Drive & Dropbox, a handy extension for Google Chrome users that allows you edit and save web pages as PDF or text file to your Box, Google Docs or Dropbox account directly from Chrome. No more copy and paste needed, and unlike a bookmark, you have your own copy of the content, preserved in the form that you saw it in. It not only gives freedom to save web pages to these services, but also helps you to clean (remove unwanted content) the web page before saving. You may also utilize social media platform to share the articles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn directly from the extension, too. Read More

Download All Images From Any Website & Save To Dropbox & Google Drive [Chrome]

Did you ever experience a moment when you wanted to download all images on a web-page instantly? While looking for unique quality images, we often explore different image hosts and libraries, such deviantART, Picasa, PhotoBucket etc. However, executing searches on all these sites and downloading images separately can be quite inconvenient. We have already covered a desktop application called Image Collector for image collection enthusiasts who may be interested in getting hold of exotic images from online galleries such as Picasa, deviantART, imgur, PhotoBucket and 4Chan. However, the caveat was that it was restricted to only these few websites. Image Collector Extension for Google Chrome, however, solves your problem for all webpages. This extension allows you to retrieve the script file to grab gorgeous images on the page you're just visiting and to save them to your PC, or upload them directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive. Read More

PicBackMan: Backup Facebook & Instagram Photos To Dropbox, Box & Image Hosting Services

Image sharing is one of the most used functions on the internet these days. Hundreds of image sharing websites as well social networks are used by millions of people each day to share images among their friends family, and even random strangers. While the social networks, such as Facebook and Google+ allow you to share images with your friends and family, websites such as Flickr and apps like Instagram let you publish your albums for the world to see. When you have thousands of photos uploaded to various image hosting platforms, it is very hard to keep a backup of each and every image manually. PicBackMan is an application for Windows that lets you back up images from multiple sources (image sharing websites and social networks) by automatically uploading them to seven photo and storage services. Other than the images saved in online accounts, you can also upload images from local folders to different websites. PicBackMan supports backing up the pictures from Facebook, Foursquare and Instagram accounts and local folders to Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box.net and Facebook. Read More

Found: Desktop Search For Dropbox, Google Drive & Gmail Files [Mac]

With the number of cloud storage services growing constantly, it’s no surprise that your local hard drive isn’t the only place you keep some of your frequently accessed files. Services like Dropbox and Google’s recently launched Google Drive are on top of the list and both have a desktop client that makes syncing your files easier. Found is a neat little Mac app that’s free and is like Spotlight search, not just for the files on your hard drive but also for those synced to your Dropbox and Google Drive folders and your Gmail account. Mac’s Spotlight is by far a more sophisticated file search system than the simple little search feature on Windows and it certainly indexes the files and folders in Dropbox and Google Drive but what makes Found really great is that it helps you search your Gmail account. Not all files that you send or receive as attachments end up in your Google Drive, probably for good reason too, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need an efficient search tool like Found for it. Read More

CaptureToCloud: Save, Share & Organize Online Content, Convert It To Google Documents [Web]

CaptureToCloud is a clever cloud application that integrates some of the major Google apps and Chrome bookmarks, as well as DropBox, and is optimized to work seamlessly with all of them. It will enable you to capture, share and organize all kinds of digital media, including websites, images, articles, links, bookmarks, files etc. The web app makes sure that important information is always accessible from any internet connected device. Your captured media can either be shared with your colleagues, or you can post it to Facebook, Twitter or email. Moreover, saved media can be converted to a Google Document or even viewed in a clutter-free layout. CaptureToCloud will also monitor specific URLs for any changes and support uploading Chrome bookmarks to the cloud. Content may be saved to the service from your browser's toolbar or the right-click context menu. More after the jump. Read More

Dropboxifier Syncs Game & App Data Between PCs Through Dropbox

If you use Steam to play a Steam powered game, you must have an idea of how the Steam cloud works. It does not matter which computer you use to sign in to your account, all your data will be saved in the cloud and synced across all the configured computers, whenever you log in to your Steam account. It actually works just like Dropbox, doesn’t it? The major difference between the Dropbox and Steam cloud service is that Dropbox only syncs your files and folders between all configured devices, while Steam syncs the game data and enables the system to read and write data to the sync location. Dropboxifier is an open source application for Windows that lets you create a symbolic link in order to place the game and application data in your Dropbox storage, allowing you to directly save and access applications/games data without having to manually move the files to the Dropbox folder. It basically tricks applications into reading and writing data directly to the specified Dropbox folder. Other than Dropbox, Dropboxifier also works with other cloud storage services such as SkyDrive, Google Drive etc. Read past the jump for details. Read More

Wappwolf Automator: Auto Convert & Upload Tasks For Files Placed In Specific Dropbox & Google Drive Folders

Nowadays, there are a large number of cloud storage services available like SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box.net and SugarSync, and they offer an easy way to store, access and sync files across all configured devices without having to manually copy or move the files. Since multiple devices, such as PC’s, tablets and even high-tech mobile phones are becoming capable of creating and opening almost each and every file format, it becomes quite a wearisome task to manually copy each file to all devices. This is where cloud services come in. The number of cloud services has increased a lot in the last few years, and with each new service, users get a considerable amount of cloud storage to store more and more data online. The cloud services like Dropbox only save the files and syncs them across your devices. Today, we came across an old web service called Wappwolf Automator, which now allows you to assign automated actions to specific Dropbox and Google Drive folders. How exactly does it work? Let's find out after the break. Read More

Keyboard Shortcuts For Gmail, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook & YouTube [Web]

Who doesn’t love a nice, convenient hotkey? I personally think the only thing that can replace keyboard shortcuts (on PCs and Macs), could be the ability to transmit commands via brain signals, and that doesn’t appear to be happening any time soon. Keyboard shortcuts have transcended beyond desktop, and work on many websites and web apps, making it easier to navigate them. Almost all popular sites support keyboard shortcuts, and the following is a simple compilation of keyboard shortcuts for Gmail, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook, and YouTube, some of the most visited and used portals across the world wide web. Since they are shortcuts, there isn’t much of an opinion to have about them, but for what it’s worth, this list is arranged with respect to which site has the best to worst keyboard shortcuts. Read More

Walletx: Feature-Rich Password Manager With Encrypted Dropbox Sync Support [Mac]

From a security perspective, Macs haven’t been having a great time lately. Just last month, the Flash Trojan had many people scanning their systems for a possible infection, and now the news of the password exposing bug in OS X 10.7.3 is going to leave you wondering how secure your login credentials are. Undoubtedly, Apple will have a fix for this, just like with the Trojan. In the event that you’ve been unaffected by either of these incidents, it’s time to count your lucky stars and at the same time, perhaps consider putting your information behind an extra layer of protection. Walletx is a free Mac app that lets you store your important information, like login IDs, passwords, credit card numbers, insurance information, home address, banking information, contact numbers, emergency numbers, and more. The app allows you to create several separate databases (or profiles), and save items to them. This is helpful when you want to keep your work and personal information in the same place, but avoid mixing them up, or just make it easier to retrieve later. The app additionally allows you to sync data to Dropbox, so that it is available across different Macs. Walletx saves information in its own format, and the data saved to Dropbox is password protected. Read More

Folder Downloader For Android Lets You Download Entire Dropbox Folders At Once

Popular cloud storage service, Dropbox, has been consistently improving on its service, the web interface, as well as the official desktop and mobile clients. However, one feature that is currently missing in the official mobile client of Dropbox, is the option to download entire folders at once. There are a few third-party apps that let you establish a partial or complete two-way sync between your Anroid device's storage and Dropbox cloud (like Dropsync & Dropspace), but these won't be all that appealing to users who only find the need to download data in bulk from Dropbox. Folder Downloader for Android is a simple but handy solution for such users. This extremely lightweight tool works perfectly in combination with the official Android client of Dropbox, allowing you to download an entire Dropbox folder, along with all its subdirectories and underlying files to a directory on your Android device's local storage. The app supports running in the background, and keeps you informed of download progress within the notification area. Read More

Hojoki: Unified Workspace For Group-Management Of All Your Cloud Apps

For those who work with a multitude of cloud services, especially if they all cater to a different type of online content (social media vs. online storage, for instance), sifting through those all at the same time can become really annoying. That is perhaps the main reason why there are so many web apps that let you keep track of all the activity on all your cloud services, and get a real-time vision of, say, a team’s input for a project. Recently, we covered a service called BusyFlow that allowed you to manage all your cloud-based apps in a single interface. Hojoki is a similar web application that retrieves content from a range of services and displays them in a central, unified workspace. Supported services can then be accessed directly from the news feed, which can be shared between a number of team members. Additionally, content can be filtered by different categories, and individual files can be accessed with a single click. The feed updates whenever someone in the team updates a file, creates a new one, or performs any other action. Hojoki lets you access all your tools and team members on one page, so you can always discuss important points and stay informed. Update: Hojoki is now available on Android, iPhone & iPad as well. Read More

Dillinger: Online Markdown Document Editor That Lets You Save To & Import From Dropbox

There are various markup languages and one of them is Markdown. Markdown lies in the category of languages, which are considered extremely lightweight. Markdown allows you to create structured documents using an easy-to-read & easy-to-write text format. While markdown documents can be easily converted into structurally valid HTML, you can also use markdown language to quickly create and publish your documents online without having to understand complex HTML syntax. Previously, we reviewed a Windows app called MarkdownPad, and a Mac app named Mou, both of which allow users to create markdown documents. However, if you've been looking for an easier, online solution, try out Dillinger. It is a web-based markdown editor with a live preview section that enables you to view the output of applied text formatting. In addition, the application supports saving markdown documents to your Dropbox storage and Github account. You can choose to export your document to any local location, and save the document in HTML format. More on Dillinger up ahead. Read More

BusyFlow: Manage All Your Cloud-Based Apps From One Place For More Effective Collaboration [Web]

Multiple productivity apps allow you to manage your projects and tasks more effectively, but switching between all of them can be a cumbersome process. BusyFlow is a workspace that creates the easiest way for you and your team to collaborate and manage all your cloud apps, such as DropBox, Google Docs, Pivotal Tracker, Google Calendar etc, through a unified interface. With it, you can easily juggle files, notes and tasks between your apps with a simple click or drag. Additionally, you can create a private wall for each project, and discuss any task, document, event, image or link together with your team. You can also add tags, edit or comment and add more collaborators. This smart web application is meant for the teams working together on a particular project, to be able to access, synchronize and discuss the same data in real time. As the developer's webpage illustrates, the service is particularly useful for developer teams, media agencies, power internet users and consultants. More after the break. Read More

Sync Any Folder On Your Mac With Dropbox Using Symbolic Links [Tip]

Symbolic links in Mac have been around for quite a while, and beyond doubt, they’ve been extremely useful. With the popularity of cloud storage services, particularly ones like Dropbox that sync files and folders from your hard disk directly to your online drive, it only makes sense that the usability scenarios for Symbolic Links will increase. We’ve previously covered apps that allow you to sync data between any two folders of your choosing, and a probable usage of such apps would be to sync an important folder on your drive to Dropbox (instead of manually copying all of its contents to your Dropbox directory). This can be particularly useful for automatically syncing app data or game saves with the cloud. Though, the problem with apps like these is that there is often a constraint to the number of folders you can sync. That is where Symbolic Links can come in handy. Read on for further details. Read More

Comparison Of Best Free Cloud Storage And Sync Services

With the recent release of Google Drive, along with all the existing cloud storage and sync services out there like Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox, SugarSync, iCloud and Ubuntu One, you might be wondering what free cloud storage service is right for you. There are countless such comparisons out there but most of them aren't focused on the free tiers of these services, or simply don't include all these services. That’s why we are bringing you a detailed comparison of the free plans of all major cloud storage and sync services that should make it easier for you to choose the one that suits you best. Read on for the complete comparison. Read More

Save Web Content Directly To Dropbox & Google Docs, Or Convert To PDF

When you have to save content from websites to cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Docs, you first have to download it from the web, save it to your local system, and then upload it to the cloud. This whole process is not only complicated, but also quite time consuming. This is where CleanSave, a Chrome extension, comes to the rescue. With it, you can move and save files directly from the web to your cloud-based accounts, like Google Docs and Dropbox. Not only does it allow you to upload content to these services, but you can also edit and convert webpages to PDF or simply print them. Before you can upload something, you have to, of course, log-in to the specific cloud service and authenticate Clean Save to send content to it. Read More

AngryFile: Backup Files To Cloud & Restore Them To The Same Directories

The advent of cloud computing has made a big leap forward towards content sharing. Services like Dropbox has made a tremendous impact on the way we save and share our files, and many companies have started creating content sharing tools and online services to let users easily share files with others. Angryfile is a Dropbox-like file sharing and file back up utility that can help you store important files on the cloud. What it does is, allows you to make backup of your files and folder, and restore them at any time you want. The thing that makes it unique from Dropbox and other data sync & backup utilities, is its ability to restore data to the same location where it was backed up from. In addition, it performs incremental backup operation over selected folders, which means that only newly added files and updated file fragments will be copied to cloud. The total available free cloud storage is 1GB, but you can get additional space (25GB) by subscribing to the premium service for $5 USD. Read on to find more. Read More

Manage & Remove App Permissions For Facebook, Twitter, Google & More [Web]

If you’ve granted permissions to loads of apps on multiple personal accounts over time, it can be quite difficult to figure out exactly where to go and delete them. A few days back we covered a web application called Bliss Control that provided us with a single directory of links to manage all our social networks' settings. MyPermissions is a similar tool that gives you one-click access to the app permissions page for multiple social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Dropbox, Flickr and more. While Bliss Control allows you to access multiple settings, MyPermissions is specialized for managing your apps on social media sites. With it, you can spend only a few minutes, and get rid of all the random apps that have access to your personal information. The service doesn’t require your login information to work, and merely points you to the right settings page on the appropriate website. It does, however, require you to be signed in to your social networking accounts. Read More

archivme: Manage Invoices/ Receipts & Sync Them With Dropbox [iPhone]

There are many iOS apps that let users create digital copies of paper receipts and invoices, and keep them safe for later user, like the previously covered Lemon. The whole concept of such apps is to let you keep your financial records safe, so that you don’t have to worry about suffering a financial loss just because you lost a tiny bit of paper. So, what happens if the app in which you stored all such data gets deleted from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? This is why archivme has the potential to become the only app you use for creating digital copies of your receipts and invoices. This handy app not only keeps track of your financial documents, it also lets you sync them with the archivme cloud service, and even with your Dropbox account. Read More