How do you copy or move files from your Mac to somewhere else? You need an app that does that, right? How about installing new apps? The Finder doesn’t do it. You need an installer. In fact, most file operations require multiple steps, and many require a third party application.
What we Mac users need is the simplicity of drag and drop, but extended so the drop results in an action we want. Enter Dropzone, one of the more clever Mac utilities that makes child’s play of basic functions that used to require multiple steps.
Dropzone lets you drag and drop to get things done. Need to upload photos to Flickr? Drag and drop the photos onto Dropzone’s Flickr uploader. Need to save some text snippets? Drag and drop to Dropzone’s Save Text destination.
You get the idea, right? Dropzone is a pop up (or, pop down) menu; a grid of actions that range fro FTP, to save text, to copying and moving files, even zipping up an archive for an email attachment. And it’s all drag and drop.
Dropzone is customizable, too. The grid is where actions live, but you control what goes into the action grid. Add folders or other apps. Drag and drop to organize the grid. Use Dropzone to store files or folders temporarily, or as a shortcut to open them in a hurry.
Dropzone also works with OS X’s built-in file sharing and notifications. It works with AirDrop, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, and Messages, too. For an app that can do so much so easily, Dropzone’s Preference Settings are nominal so the learning curve is quick.
You can adjust the grid icon size in General, and add or remove Actions. Dropzone gets plenty of four and five star reviews and for good reason. It gets better over time, and it does what OS X does not.