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

Create/ Share Colorful Notes & Convert To PDF With Cool Writer HD [iOS]

By now, the iOS app collection has reached a point of saturation where very few apps have the potential to surprise you and entice users to download them. The same holds true for notes app, and there are many good contenders which offer a variety of features for people wishing to experiment a little with the way they write on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Cool Writer HD is another notes app, and the customization options it brings to the mix are impressive, to say the least. Not only does it have many cosmetic features, the app can also be used to sync notes to Dropbox and convert them to PDF or image formats as well. Read More

Cloudfogger: Drag & Drop Files To Auto-Encrypt & Upload To Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive & More

Cloud services, such as SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box.net and SugarSync, are a great way to store and access important data across all the configured systems without having to manually move the files around. With multiple devices like PC’s, tablets and even mobile phones becoming capable of creating and opening a large number of file formats, it is a tedious task to manually copy each file to every required device. This is where cloud services come in. The number of cloud services have 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. Even though the cloud-based services for syncing data provide you with a convenient way to access your data across all the configured devices, there is always the issue of security. We have found a service named Cloudfogger, that simplifies the two step process of manually encrypting and then uploading the files into one single step. Update: Now has an Android client and supports Google Drive. Read More

FileDrop: Transfer Data Between Dropbox & Android via Drag & Drop

The official Dropbox client for Android is pretty simple to use, but it still requires one to navigate through multiple screens and options in order to upload/download required content to/from local and cloud storage. What if you could transfer data back and forth between your device’s local storage and Dropbox account via quick and simple drag and drop gestures? Enter FileDrop – a neatly designed unofficial Dropbox client for Android that does just that. Using the app’s beautifully-designed split-screen file explorer, you can speed up your part in the uploading and downloading of files through drag and drop. To keep you apprised of the progress of file transfer, the app also sports a native Upload Download List. That’s not all; FileDrop also features a Mail Mode and Link Mode to let you share local as well as Dropbox files via compatible apps including Gmail and Facebook. Read More

Safebox: Encrypt Files Before Uploading Them To A Cloud Service [Mac]

Dropbox is essentially a great service; cloud storage and cross platform sync sum up what makes it so useful. If you aren’t a fan of Dropbox, you might like one of the other and equally popular cloud storage services like SkyDrive, SugarSync, Box etc. Safebox is a free Mac app that compliments Dropbox and other cloud storage services by making sure important files are encrypted before being uploaded to the cloud. It is most conveniently used with Dropbox, as it adds a separate folder in Dropbox, visible on your local drive. All important files are first added to the Safebox folder, which, in turn, syncs with the cloud service, encrypting the files and uploading them. It is worth mentioning that the app only encrypts your data, and does not decrypt them. Read More

Syncly: Automatically & Instantly Upload Captured Photos To Dropbox [Android]

Despite the presence of so many alternative options including SugarSync, Box, CXAcronis et al, Dropbox still remains at or around the top of the cloud storage. Using the Dropbox mobile client, Android and iOS users can remotely access and manage their cloud content. Although the Android variant of said client has been receiving frequent updates, one feature that is still missing is the option to automatically sync files between their devices and Dropbox account. Yes, there are a handful of apps, such as, Dropsync and DropSpace, that let you manually sync files and folders from your device's local storage with your Dropbox cloud, or set them to be synced at regular intervals, but we were yet to come across a free app that allows real-time uploading (of photos, in particular) from Android to Dropbox until we found Syncly - a fresh entrant in the Android Market that offers instant and automatic uploading of photos to your Dropbox account. That is, as soon as you snap a photo, the app starts uploading it to Dropbox. Read More

Meernotes For iPhone: Create Notes With Retro Looks & Sync To Dropbox

iOS has a lot of note-taking apps, and even the stock Notes app is quite decent, but there some apps which show how things can be done a little differently in a field which is pretty congested. Meernotes is one such app, and its retro looks and the way of creating notes, which look like real books, have made it a favorite among iPhone users. Not only that, the app goes beyond mere looks, and comes with some really good features, like Dropbox sync and a few pretty cool themes which can be applied to your Meernotes books. Read More

[Giveaway] QuickShot For iPhone: Automatically Upload Photos & Videos To Dropbox

If you are an iPhone user running iOS 5, then you must be aware of the iCloud integration offered by this latest iOS version. One of the most used feature of iCloud is Photo Stream, which automatically uploads all your Camera Roll photos to the cloud. No one can doubt the usefulness of this capability, but if you are already using some other cloud storage service, like SkyDrive or Dropbox, then it poses a bit of a problem, as your photos are divided across different services, and it becomes relatively hard to manage them. Fortunately, for Dropbox users, now it is possible to easily share your photos and videos over the cloud storage service with the amazingly useful app QuickShot. The app will automatically upload all the photos and videos shot with its camera to Dropbox, and you can even sync older media with ease, too. Read More

TextDropApp: Edit Text Files In Dropbox Directly From Your Browser [Web]

TextDropApp, a web application, lets you edit and create text files in your Dropbox account directly from the browser. The app can especially come in handy for people who like to write while on the move. However, the service is limited to TXT files only. TextDropApp works seamlessly, and all you have to do is simply go to TextDropApp and give it permission to access your entire Dropbox. Once done, start editing or creating new text files and save them directly to Dropbox. Read More

Green Cloud Is A Virtual Printer Driver To Save Paper & Ink Costs

GreenCloud Printer is a virtual printer driver that helps you save money on your daily print jobs. With the help of this application, you can save up to 33% of paper, ink and toner costs, without reducing paper quality (as claimed by the developer). It completely integrates with installed applications as a virtual printer, and allows reviewing printing jobs, removing unwanted pages, grouping pages per sheet of paper and printing documents as PDF. Furthermore, you can directly send your documents to GoogleDocs, Dropbox, Evernote or Minus. Read More