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Editors' Review

by   / December 18, 2011

Have you ever wished you had a desktop icon that would do whatever you want it to when you want it to? Like saving different files to different folders based on their name or file type? Or creating custom associations that do everything from rename files to run scripts? And enabling multiple profiles? And is widely customizable, on top of it all? Well, DropIt. No, we're not telling you to give up the quest: we're recommending DropIt, a free, open-source desktop app that does all of the above and more.

We like simple user interfaces, but DropIt takes it to the limit: it's a single icon, a downward-pointing arrow on a blue aero background. You can drag it anywhere on the desktop, stick it there, enable always-on-top, hide it, and so on; it's a versatile little tool in many ways. Right-clicking the icon opens a menu accessing DropIt's Associations, Profiles, and Options as well as Hide, Help, and Exit commands. The PDF-based Help file goes to 11 (pages, that is) while the About file includes an Update button. We opened the association manager, a gridded dialog displaying Name, Rules, Action, and Destination. We clicked New, named our new association, and added our rules. DropIt provides examples, such as *.jpg, which affects all files with the extension .jpg, covering most image files. We selected our Action from a drop-down list offering choices like Move, Compress, Rename, and Ignore, and our destination directory. We could also apply additional filters for items such as Size and Date Modified, Created, and Opened. A nice extra let us configure Internal Environmental Variables for File, Date, Music, and Other selections such as desktop path, document path, and portable drive letter. We could create as many associations as we needed and select them from the menu. It was the same with Profiles--as many as needed. Under Options we could configure everything from startup behavior to compression options, set folders to monitor, create HTML lists, manage duplicates, and much more.

It seems possible to configure DropIt for virtually any task you need it to perform from the desktop. It's great to be able to drag and drop things into it without a thought and then find them where they're supposed to be when we go and look. Impressive? Definitely. Essential? Possibly. Totally cool? Absolutely.

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Editors' Review

by   / December 18, 2011

Have you ever wished you had a desktop icon that would do whatever you want it to when you want it to? Like saving different files to different folders based on their name or file type? Or creating custom associations that do everything from rename files to run scripts? And enabling multiple profiles? And is widely customizable, on top of it all? Well, DropIt. No, we're not telling you to give up the quest: we're recommending DropIt, a free, open-source desktop app that does all of the above and more.

We like simple user interfaces, but DropIt takes it to the limit: it's a single icon, a downward-pointing arrow on a blue aero background. You can drag it anywhere on the desktop, stick it there, enable always-on-top, hide it, and so on; it's a versatile little tool in many ways. Right-clicking the icon opens a menu accessing DropIt's Associations, Profiles, and Options as well as Hide, Help, and Exit commands. The PDF-based Help file goes to 11 (pages, that is) while the About file includes an Update button. We opened the association manager, a gridded dialog displaying Name, Rules, Action, and Destination. We clicked New, named our new association, and added our rules. DropIt provides examples, such as *.jpg, which affects all files with the extension .jpg, covering most image files. We selected our Action from a drop-down list offering choices like Move, Compress, Rename, and Ignore, and our destination directory. We could also apply additional filters for items such as Size and Date Modified, Created, and Opened. A nice extra let us configure Internal Environmental Variables for File, Date, Music, and Other selections such as desktop path, document path, and portable drive letter. We could create as many associations as we needed and select them from the menu. It was the same with Profiles--as many as needed. Under Options we could configure everything from startup behavior to compression options, set folders to monitor, create HTML lists, manage duplicates, and much more.

It seems possible to configure DropIt for virtually any task you need it to perform from the desktop. It's great to be able to drag and drop things into it without a thought and then find them where they're supposed to be when we go and look. Impressive? Definitely. Essential? Possibly. Totally cool? Absolutely.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.2

Version 5.2 has added "Encrypt" and "Decrypt" actions and improved "Create List" action.

General

Publisher Lupo PenSuite
Publisher web site http://www.lupopensuite.com
Release Date June 02, 2013
Date Added June 03, 2013
Version 5.2

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 2.85MB
File Name DropIt_v5.2_Setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 10,536
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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