Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dropmark - Simple File Sharing In Your Browser and Now On Your Mac Desktop

Dropmark is a file storing and sharing service that I reviewed back in June. When I tried it then I was impressed by its slick interface and by how easily I could drag files from my desktop to my web browser to store them and or share them with colleagues.

Today, Dropmark released a free Mac app. The free Mac app allows you to upload files to your Dropmark account by just dragging them into your menu bar. Your files will sync to your Dropmark account. You can upload to your Dropmark account single files or complete folders.

Applications for Education
Shared collection folders is one of the handy features of Dropmark that I think some teachers could benefit from using. Create a folder of files that your students will need for a particular unit you're teaching. Share that folder with your students so that they can download the files when they need them. If you update the folder, your students will see the new materials in that folder too. You could also reverse this process and students create folders of their works that they then share with you. This could be a good way to collect digital assignments without cluttering your email inbox.