I am planning on getting to getting down to business soon with DropShorty 1.0, with a full code-rewrite and some, if not all the features listed below. If you have ideas, please continue to share them by commenting or following me on twitter @tehsuck. Thanks!
- Options to allow DropShorty to appear in the task bar and/or dock
- DropBox’s own db.tt short url support
- Growl notifications
- Icon updates during file copy (done/copying/etc.)
- Native DropBox API code re-write (will allow you to log in and not have to enter user ID etc.)
Are you a DropBox user? Do you like sharing things using your public folder? Do you hate long URLs? Well I have something for you. DropShorty is a simple little droplet that will copy a file into your DropBox public folder and then get a shortened URL and copy it to the clipboard.
URL Shortening Services Currently Supported:
Unfortunately until DropBox releases an API, you will need to setup some things in order for this to work.
First, you willl need to find your DropBox public ID. The easiest way is to open your public folder, right click and copy the public URL to your clipboard. It will look something like this:
Your DropBox public ID would be “00533.” Enter this into the preferences. Next, use the pop-up dialog to select the folder where your Dropbox public files are stored (This is usually ~/Username/Dropbox/Public).
Finally, use the dropdown menu to select your URL shortening service. If you select Bit.ly, you will need to switch to it’s config tab and enter your API username and key which can be found on Bit.ly’s website.
To use DropShorty just drag a file onto it’s icon. As of version 0.1.0 folders are not supported.
DropShorty 0.2.0 (requires Mac OSX 10.5+)
Help / Feature Requests / Shortener Service Request:
Feel free to comment below.
Thanks to all developers involved in those projects.
- Version 0.1.0
- Added massive code-changes from DropBitly project
- Initial Release
- Version 0.2.0
- Fixed issue with copying to custom subdirectory of dropbox/Public/ folder
- Added Goo.gl and kl.am support