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1/19/2014

How to backup your Droplr account (before they discontinue your free account)

Cause

Two weeks ago I received the following email from the Droplr team (quoted):
Next week we will release some exciting new features to Droplr that we’ve been working on for a long time and that many of you have been asking us for. At that time, we will be discontinuing our free accounts. All current free accounts and new sign ups will be placed on a 30-day trial. At the end of 30 days, you’ll be asked to pay for a Droplr subscription if you'd like to continue using it. If you don’t want to pay, you won’t be able to upload any more files, but none of your existing data will be deleted, and all of your links will continue to work.
I don't know about you but I felt like being held in hostage when I discovered that Droplr offered no way to export/backup my account nor an open API to programmaticaly do that.

Consequence

As usual I started to write a tool to export my 5322 drops. Here is how DroplrBackup came to life, see the full tutorial on Github (only tested on Google Chrome/MacOS).

Alternatives

Some great open-source alternatives exist, give a shot to FileShuttle or Upshot.

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Made with on a hot august night.
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