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App of the Day: DropSnap

So we just got turned on to this sweet little photo uploading app called DropSnap, thanks our boy MrPicolas who found this in the market yesterday.  The idea of the app is simple, but man is it something we’ve been waiting for as cloud sharing addicts.  DropSnap allows you to automatically upload photos from your device straight to your DropBox account.  By selecting a directory to monitor, DS knows almost instantly when you have taken or added a new photo and will then toss it straight up to DropBox.  You can set up syncing options and times, notifications on uploads, and choose where you want the photos to go.  We should point out that the automatic syncing comes with an in-app purchase of $3.99 though – without the upgrade it will simply notify you of new items to upload.  

Market Link (Free with $3.99 in-app purchase)

*Today’s AAS of the day is Gaia GPS.  The app is normally $9.99 and appears to be a pretty impressive outdoor GPS tracker.  For those of you into hittin’ the trails on weekends, this might be worth a grab before it jumps back up to full price.

*On Friday took a look at News360.

If you have a suggestion for a future App of the Day, send it on over.

  • Anonymous

    Great idea, but poorly executed.

    1. you have a 25-picture upload limit with the free version, which the description in the market never mentions. You assume you can take pictures with the free version and then manually upload the photos later – the premium version adds automatic syncing.

    2. although you can set a watch folder on your phone, if you have more than 25 pictures already on your camera, DropSnap automatically starts uploading photos from your default picture folder. You can’t change this, even if you set a different watch folder before it starts syncing

    3. you can’t set the Dropbox destination folder – it’s set to Photos/Dropsnap.The app could use a quick setup wizard asking you which folder you want to use. For me, I process all photos with Vignette so I’d want my Vignette folder, and I already have a Vignette folder in Dropbox that I’d want to sync to.

    Fix these issues and I might consider purchasing.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Granted

    Free…. yeah that word totally applies to something that requires an in app purchase. Hi I’m Bob, but my name is Bogart.

  • PRONO

    I had this idea like six months ago and never bothered to develop it for obvious reasons.

  • Android Addict

    I would think most of us Dropbox users have Sugarsync as well.  SS does the same thing for free.  I find Dropbox easier to use for my files, but I let SS handle my photos.

    • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

      No, it doesn’t sync instantly. Stop spreading misinformation – the
      minimum window is 15 minutes, and it uses a different mechanism which
      will wake up your phone every 15 min, while DropSnap doesn’t.

      • Anonymous

        Are you trying to justify a 15 minute window so that I can spend $4 on an app that I don’t absolutely need? lol. troll.

        • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

          I don’t care what you buy and at what price, but what I do care for is correcting wrong information.

          • http://twitter.com/robmnh Rob Maynard

            Every time I take a picture on my phone, it immediately gets sent via Sugar Sync. I’m not sure what part of this is not considered instant. I was not aware of a a timer that must elapse before the next one can go up, but that is irrelevant to me as I don’t rapid-fire take pics with my cell phone. it’s a one-off here and there.

          • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

            Hrm, doesn’t work like that for me.

  • Jon Kim

    titanium media sync is a MUCH more powerful tool for only $3.39. From the guy that brought you Titanium Backup, you can rest assured his work is pretty legit. I use it quite often to backup my apps, special folders and camera folder.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.keramidas.MediaSync&feature=search_result

    Btw, it can do two way sync as well.

    • Anonymous

      Wait, much more powerful than DropSnap, 20% cheaper, and from a developer I am already a fan of? Bought it on the spot! Thank Jon for the link! Now between my SugarSync and Titanium Media, well, I just don’t need DropSnap.

  • Boblevel

    The Photobucket app does the same thing and is free.

    • Boblevel

      To your Photobucket account, not to Dropbox, that is..

    • Anonymous

      this is good info!

  • Anonymous

    Sugarsync does it instantly and it doesnt cost $4. It also has 5GB free off the bat. If you like this comment, throw me a bone: 

    1. Use my referral link and get a bonus 500MB (total 5.5GB) when you sign up for your free account. https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=boavccpymh7sm
    2. Like this comment and keep it up where others can see it.
    3. Enjoy a mocha, on me, for saving you the $4 to purchase Dropsnap.

    • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

      No, it doesn’t sync instantly. Stop spreading misinformation – the minimum window is 15 minutes, and it uses a different mechanism which will wake up your phone every 15 min, while DropSnap doesn’t.

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like you’re the one that’s misinformed. https://sugarsync.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/311  Also, it’s ok for you to be a fan of DropSnap. There’s nothing wrong with that. I just think that $4 is a bit much for a syncing app when you can get 5.5GB of automatic syncing storage for free by following my referral link.

        https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=boavccpymh7sm 

        • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

          How does showing me that it syncs automatically, which we already established, prove that it syncs instantly? If you actually tested your claim, you’d see it’s not true and all you are doing is spamming your referral link.

  • http://twitter.com/robmnh Rob Maynard

    Neat idea, if you want your photos in your Dropbox account. If you want them instantly backed up somewhere else, use SugarSync.

  • http://twitter.com/robmnh Rob Maynard

    Neat idea, if you want your photos in your Dropbox account. If you want them instantly backed up somewhere else, use SugarSync.

  • Anonymous

    Oh snap!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3F52SIGKZTAHNMDCDS64HCJY3I Janos

    dropsoap?
    sounds like prison rape to me :-/

    • Anonymous

      Then use this instead: https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=boavccpymh7sm

      • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

        SugarSync doesn’t sync instantly.

        • Anonymous

          Actually Artie, it does. And it’s free. https://sugarsync.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/311

          • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

            I never said it didn’t sync automatically, did I? ADD a bit?