Thursday, April 19, 2012

Let others Drop it To Your Dropbox

Dropbox is an AWESOME tool, especially for iPadders, but also for anyone who needs to grab their stuff from whatever they have at hand (laptop, desktop, android, iOS). Most users know they can SHARE FROM their dropbox to others, but you can also use a couple of web services that allow others to ADD TO your dropbox (without sharing a folder or allowing them full access). Dropitto.me and Filestork are sites the work very well (and are FREE). You create an account and ALLOW it to link to your Dropbox account. The service will create a folder that others can upload stuff into.




Once your account is tilt and linked, you can direct people to http://dropitto.me/username (they will need to know your upload password), they choose the file and upload. This is a GREAT way to have students submit work to teachers!

 Drop me something... http://www.dropitto.me/jasonsmithcsbo The password to upload is "dropit".

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Shortening URLs

URL redirection has become very popular in this Twitter/SMS age. Since microblogs and text messages limit the character count, sometimes sending a long web address (ie URL - Universal Resource Location) can be hard. Several websites like bit.ly and goo.gl shorten the URL into a smaller URL that you can copy and paste into your email message, tweet or sms. If you create accounts at these sites, you can customize the shorten URL so that it doesn't look like jibberish. If you are using an iPad or iPhone, try the iShortenURLs App or Wel.Ly for iPad.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

App Share

Got a great app for the iPad?  Submit it to my form and I'll share it on my site...