Drop­zone 3.2

Drag, drop and then do

Mac Format - - RATED -

$10 (about £6), Up­grade: $5 (about £3) De­vel­oper Ap­tonic, ap­tonic.com/drop­zone3

OS OS X 10.8 or later Drop­zone pow­ers up drag-and­drop to speed up work­flow. Click Drop­zone’s menu bar icon to ac­cess its grid. It’s split into sec­tions: Drop Bar; fold­ers and apps; ac­tions; and progress. Fold­ers and apps can be used to stash app short­cuts, along with folder move/copy ac­tions. Be­low, ad­vanced ac­tions can be added from a built-in se­lec­tion of eight or via the web. Th­ese in­clude FTP up­loads, app in­stall au­to­ma­tion, and sharing over Air­Drop. In all cases, just drag an item from Finder or an­other app to one of the Drop­zone icons and the ac­tion starts. The split grid is new to Drop­zone 3 and im­proves us­abil­ity, as does the sim­pler way to add ac­tions, via a drop-down menu.

The Drop Bar is the real star, though, paus­ing drag ac­tions, and mak­ing it sim­ple to col­lect groups of items (like those from full-screen apps or short­cuts from web browsers) to then drag else­where. Craig Gran­nell

A great up­date to an al­ready solid app. The new de­sign and Drop Bar are par­tic­u­larly strong.

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