We drag and drop files and folders. We drag and drop photos into email. We drag and drop all kinds of items on our Macs, but that’s about the extent of drag and drop. Drag. Drop.
What if you could drag something to a location, drop it, and then have an app take over and do something with what you dragged and dropped? That’s exactly what happens with Dropzone. Think of it as 1) drag, 2) drop, 3) something happens.
Dropzone is a configurable grid of actions– install an app, mount a disk image, upload to Flickr, upload via FTP, save text, copy or move files or folders, zip a file an get it ready to email. You get the idea, right? Configurable actions on a grid.
Actions are easily configured in the pull down menu from the Mac’s Menubar. Set up any action that you’ll use regularly. From then on, simple drag and drop a file or text or whatever to the action icon in Dropzone and it does the rest.
The Dropzone grid can be organized so your actions are easily located, removed, added to or edited. There’s a built-in progress display with animation so you can see the action’s progress. There’s even a built-in AirDrop action so you can share files with other Macs (it’s actually easier than using AirDrop).
Photos and snippets of tex can be shared with Flick, Facebook, Twitter, or Messages with OS X’s share service. There are other drag and drop utilities for the Mac, but none that add a configurable action that’s as easy to use as Dropzone. It’s nicely done, affordable, and good for the average Mac user who wants a bit more efficiency and productivity.