If you are a Mac user then you should be familiar with CloudApp – a free online cloud storage and sharing service. CloudApp allows Mac users to quickly upload and share files with friends and family. You can drag and drop files over the CloudApp client icon to automatically upload them to your CloudApp account. The sad part it that CloudApp client is not available for Windows users. This is where FluffyApp comes in. FluffyApp is a free client for Windows that allows you to access your CloudApp account with the same ease as the CloudApp client has in Mac.
You can download FluffyApp from its website. The downloaded file is a setup installer. The program is designed using Microsoft’s .NET 4.0 technology, so you need to install .NET framework 4.0 redistributable in your Windows system before you can install FluffyApp. You can download .NET Framework 4.0 from http://mcaf.ee/3gxo5. After the installation of FluffyApp in your system, it would place a cloud icon in your system tray (notification area). You can click on this icon to open the FluffyApp window where you can sign in using your CloudApp credentials. If you do not have a CloudApp account, then you can click on the Don’t have a CloudApp account? link in the FluffyApp window to create a free account. This free CloudApp account allows you to upload 10 files per day with each file limited to a maximum size of 25 megabytes.
After the installation, you are ready to upload and share files, screenshots and links to your CloudApp account. You can click on the cloud icon in your system tray to open a flyout window. In this window, you can choose to upload files and text or web links under the Upload and Text tabs respectively. The items (screen captures, files, text or links) that you have uploaded would appear in the Drops tab. You can right-click on any of these dropped or uploaded files listed under these various tabs to open them in browser, copy their links (to share them with friends), rename them, make them public or delete them etc.
There are many keyboard shortcuts for uploading content to your CloudApp account. For example, you can press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + R to upload the address of current webpage open in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Opera browser. Some of the keyboard shortcuts are not enabled by default. You can turn these on from the Options window for FluffyApp. To open the Options window, right-click on the FluffyApp icon in the notification area and select Options. In the Options window, you can set FluffyApp to automatically upload the contents of your clipboard when your press a hotkey. Similarly, you can set it to take a snapshot of your desktop and automatically upload it when you press the PrintScreen key. If you do not want to capture the whole desktop, then there is option to set hotkey for taking snapshot of a region too.
You can also enable notification area icon dropzone, so that you can drag and drop a file on the notification area icon of FluffyApp to automatically upload it. This feature resembles the one provided by the CloudApp client in Mac.
Although there are many heavy duty cloud services available like Google Drive, SkyDrive, Wuala, SpiderOak etc., but if you need a small app to easily and quickly share files with friends and family, then you should try FluffyApp. It is a simple and effective program that brings Mac’s CloudApp functionality to Windows. You can download FluffApp from its website at http://fluffyapp.com/.