How many steps does it take to put the files in a box? Just three steps: select, shake, and put in.

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Imagine three such working scenarios.

1. Today I will send a few files to John by mail.

2. I saw a few very beautiful pictures on the website, and a few very good descriptions, I want to save them.

3. Today I have sorted out some materials and need to send them to colleagues.

I believe that these three scenarios should be what we often face in our daily work. We are already familiar with the steps that need to be completed in these scenarios, but if we disassemble the workflow of each of the above scenarios Look, we will find that we can’t imagine that we are so proficient in actions that don’t need to think, and include so many process nodes.

Take the second scene as an example. We need to select the picture, right-click, select Save to local, select the save path, and click OK.

If we use another method, we can right-click, copy the image/text, send it to dropbox, and then copy it to our material library.

In the second scene, these operations will interrupt our ongoing collection work, so is there any way I can simply collect? Can the classification work be put later? Of course, the software that I will introduce to you today is called Dropover, which seems to be only available in macOS version.

This software answered perfectly, the question I asked in the title, how many steps does it take to put the file in the box? The answer is three steps:

Step 1: select the file;

Step 2: Shake the mouse;

Step 3: Put the files in the box.

You can think of Dropover as a box attached to your screen. When you have something to put in, you just put it in. It’s like walking on the beach with a box in your hand. , Put the shell you like into the box.

Application scenario 1: Move things from one place to another

The operation of Dropover is perfectly combined with the drag function of the mouse, which makes it extremely convenient to evoke Dropover. Officially, Dropover calls this box-like control shelf, but there are some shortcomings at present, that is, occasionally when the mouse is shaken. , Unable to evoke the situation.

Application scenario 2: network collection

Network collection is a scene we often encounter. Whether it is collecting image materials or text materials, existing routine operations always involve a large number of process nodes. Dropover can save the work of copying and saving, allowing us to focus more on The work of collection is to transform our original collection→classification→collection workflow into, collection→classification→end. This kind of workflow only does one thing at a time, which makes the behavior and goals more Focus.

The most important thing is that the collection is global, no matter what page you are, we can put the content directly on the shelf without interruption at all.

At present, the formats that Dropover supports for collection are url, image, and text. Video collection is not yet supported.

Scenario 3: One-click sharing of collected files

We can share the collected files to friends through the web with one click. The logic of the whole function is that dropover is equivalent to a lightweight cloud disk. After you choose to share the file, dropover uploads the files in the shelf to the cloud. A web link will be generated for you. After opening this link, you will find that everything on the web page supports downloading.

In this way, we can organize the files that need to be shared with others in batches, and then send them to others at a time, eliminating the need to upload to the network disk, and at the same time, we don’t need to endure the low trust caused by sending files in the chat tool. Bad experience of noise ratio.

This App perfectly complies with Fitz’s law, making the operation very simple. Whether it’s evoking a shelf, putting a file into the shelf, or sharing, you can complete the operation in a very short time.


When we put the files into the box, the download is actually completed, but the download path of these files is not in the traditional download module, but in the root directory of Dropover, there is a folder dedicated to these files, so If the frequency of use increases, then these folders may need to be cleaned up regularly. Click Show in finder to quickly find this folder.

At present, I feel that the operation of shaking the mouse to evoke the shelf is not very sensitive. It may also be the reason for my mouse. There is actually room for optimization in this product.
The above are some of my experience when I have used Dropover. You can download and install it directly in the App Store.