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

Task Management App Nozbe Updated With New UI, Provision For Free Local Usage [Android]

Task and project management Android apps are abound in the Google Play Store. As with every other app category, the candidates belonging to this particular genre also keep constantly vying for the top spot. Then there is the ever-increasing threat of competition, meaning that the existing players simply cannot rest on their laurels. The only way to move is upwards, and for that, new features must be frequently added to the mix. The official Android client of the well-known web-based task-management service, Nozbe, has been updated to v2.0 with a complete UI overhaul and a bunch of improvements, such as better syncing and integration with content stored on Evernote, Dropbox and Box, easier access to your personal notes, to-do lists, inbox, projects, errands, reminders and lots more. In addition, the app has received quite a few much needed bug fixes and is now much more stable than previous versions. Read More

Scriptogr.am Uses Dropbox To Create Markdown Document-Based Web Log

Markdown language, despite being not as powerful as other markup languages such as HTML, XML etc, allows users to create web document in easy to read & write text format, which complies with all W3C standards and rules. Unlike HTML, XHTML, and other structurally valid web documents, markdown document requires following only a few code syntaxes in order to publish them on web. Unlike other languages, this light-weight, general-purpose language doesn’t require any dedicated compiler to render the formatted text. Scritogr.am is a newly launched service that lets users create their markdown document-based personal blogs/webpages without having to manually configure web page-related settings. Read More

DropboxAppSync: Sync App Data Across Systems With Dropbox [Mac]

If you don’t know what Dropbox is, it might be a good time to choke ?yourself with a light saber. Cloud storage, file sharing and syncing are things that have gained so much traction in the past few years, that it has now become a religion in Sweden (no joke). For those of you who may already be sharing and syncing files via Dropbox, you can now sync app data with it using DropboxAppSync for Mac. This app lets you choose and sync data for other apps between two Macs via Dropbox, ensuring that no matter what system you’re using, you’re data is not only backed up but synced. Read More

CloudOn: Compose & Edit Office Word, Excel & PowerPoint Documents On iPad, Android Tablets

iPad might be the most popular tablet in the world, but there are certain things that just aren’t meant to be for iOS. One such thing is the Office suite by Microsoft, which, despite being the most popular documentation tool in use, does not have an iOS version. Nevertheless, the huge number of apps present in the App Store ensures that users have some good alternatives available for the original Office. CloudOn brings Microsoft Office to the iPad, allowing you to edit and compose Office documents, view PDF and image files & upload your work with Dropbox, Google Drive & Box. While using the app, you are likely to feel that you are using Word, Excel or PowerPoint on your PC rather than on a mobile device, thanks to the stark similarities in interface. Update: The app is now available for Android tablets as well. Read More

Add Actions To Automate Dropbox Folder Tasks With Dropbox Automator [Web]

Dropbox is perhaps one of the most widely used cloud storage service across numerous desktop and mobile platforms. While cloud storage services like Dropbox provide efficient synchronization of data, they have been criticized as of late for lack of security. Moreover, there is no built-in method for task automation for such services. Dropbox Automator is a web service that enables automatically performing actions with files stored in your Dropbox directory. You can, for instance, automatically encrypt files when they are added to a specific directory, including converting the added file(s) to PDF, adding it to a ZIP archive, encrypting it, and more. Read More

Dropbox For Android Updated With Batch Upload, Improved Gallery & More

As announced on the official Dropbox forums, a preview build of the updated (v1.3.0.6) official Dropbox client for Android has just been released, an APK of which is now available for download. Apart from getting a taste of the Ice Cream Sandwich UI, the updated client brings plenty of new features for Android smartphones as well as tablets. These include better and quicker access to your Dropbox content, batch-uploading files to cloud and quick access to favorite content while offline. The updated client also brings a new native gallery to help you select/upload your photos and videos with ease. Preforming various file and folder actions such as renaming, deletion, sharing et al have also been made quite convenient. Read More

How To Setup Dropbox-Like Synchronization Using Windows Live Mesh

Many users who use Dropbox and other cloud storage services, have recently been more concerned about security vulnerabilities that can compromise their personal data. While many people like using services like Dropbox because of the convenience that they provide, Windows Live Mesh can be used as a viable alternative for syncing multiple folders (instead of just one parent folder) between Windows and Mac computers. In this post, we will walk you through the steps of setting up your Windows Live Mesh synchronization folders. Read More

Automatically Upload Screenshots To DropBox With CloudShot

Screenshots, or even simple images, add flavor to whatever you are writing in an article. Images are used whenever you want to make the article more interesting to the reader, while screenshots are useful in situations when you are explaining something important to the reader and you feel that words alone will not be enough to get the meaning across. We have previously reviewed a lot of screenshot taking tools like GreenShot that lets you capture screenshots of a particular region, a window and whole screen, and Shotty, for taking high quality delayed screenshots of complete windows with the Aero Glass effect included. The screenshot tool offered today is rather similar in functionality, but with one added twist. In this post, we are bringing to you CloudShot, an open source application that allows integration of your DropBox account. It lets you take screenshots of any selected region or complete windows, and directly puts them in your DropBox account, enabling you to accesses your screenshots from multiple access points. It can save screenshots in JPG and PNG format, and keeps a history of 10 recent screenshots. Read on to find out more. Read More

Pancake.io: Get Public Link While Keeping Files Private In Dropbox

Dropbox is a great service; it lets you upload files to the cloud, lets you share files publicly and collaborate with others within a folder. Of course, you wouldn’t make just any file public, or you might want to make certain files public to a group of people, like in a forum, but not to everyone visiting the Public folder. Pancake.io is a web service that extends public sharing files in Dropbox. It allows you to upload and share links to files that you upload. You can link to each file individually, make changes to any file and embed a list of links to each file. Details after the break. Read More

Bloodrop For Dropbox: Drag File Onto Mac Dock To Get Its Public Link

One major downside of Dropbox desktop application is that it doesn’t provide a convenient way to get a shareable link for files present in Dropbox public folders and sub-folders. This compels users to open Dropbox Public folder, right-click the file(s) and then select Copy Public Link from Dropbox menu to get public link. Wouldn’t it be better if you could get shareable links for files that you move to Dropbox Public folder via drag & drop? Bloodrop has been developed to provide you with just that. It’s a small system dock application for Mac OS X, which copies public file source link to clipboard when you drag the file over its icon. The application requires nothing except your Dropbox ID and public folder/sub-folder path to copy source links of public files. Read More

Capture And Share Elements Of App Windows & Webcam Images With JShot

We have previously covered a number of screenshot taking tools, GreenShot, Shotty, WebKut, just to name a few. Recently, we came across another feature-rich screenshot taking application, called JShot. It is a cross-platform application that provides many robust screenshot taking options. It enables grabbing screenshots of the whole desktop, current window and widgets (specific area of a window), as well as from the webcam (Windows only). You can also edit screenshots, assign custom hotkeys (in Windows and Linux) and upload screenshots to FTP Server and configured Dropbox, Twitter, Picasa, ImageShack, Skype and Minus accounts. Read More