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Saving to Dropmark with "Do"

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Last week IFTTT, the “If This Then That” service, announced a suite of new mobile apps called Do. The two most exciting apps from their suite (for us) were Do Camera and Do Note. Using the Gmail action in a Do recipe you can quickly upload a photo, add a note, or save a link directly to a Dropmark collection with one tap.

Save to Dropmark using Email

So how do you do this? First, you need to be on a Pro or Team plan. If you’re on one of these plans then there’s a unique email address associated with each of your collections.

Head over to our support site to see how you can find these email addresses and for more info on email uploads.

Save notes and links to Dropmark with Do Note

Using Do Note you can quickly create a new text item and save it to your Dropmark collection with one tap. Dropmark is smart, so if you paste a single link or multiple links separated by a line break, we’ll save each link to your collection.

To set this up, create a new recipe and select Gmail as the action. In the “To address” field, enter the email upload address for the collection you want new items added to. Then in the “Body”, make sure to include the {{NoteText}} ingredient at the top. That’s really all you need! For fun, you could also use Markdown to format your note and include the {{LocationMapImageURL}} ingredient, which is a map snapshot of your location when you created the note. Here’s what our recipe’s “Body” looked like:

{{NoteText}}
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![]({{LocationMapImageURL}})
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{{Latitude}},{{Longitude}}

Quick note: don’t include an attachment on these emails, since Dropmark will identify your email as a file upload rather than a note or link. See below for file uploads.

Save photos to Dropmark with Do Camera

Using Do Camera you can quickly snap a photo from your phone and upload it to your Dropmark collection all in one tap. Additionally, you can do the same with existing photos already on your phone.

The recipe for saving photos to a Dropmark collection using Do Camera is almost identical to the recipe we created for Do Note. Again, you’ll want to use the Gmail action and set the “To address” to your collection’s email upload address. The biggest difference for this recipe though is the “Attachment URL”. This is the URL to the file that we’ll save to your collection. You’ll want to include the PublicPhotoURL in this field. Now just snap or pick a photo, press the email button, and your photo is on its way to your Dropmark collection.

Customize your collection

New view modes in Dropmark

Every Dropmark collection is unique. Whether you add videos, images, bookmarks, text, files, or any combination, we think your collection should be easy to navigate, feel organized, and look beautiful.

To help make your content shine, we’ve introduced some advanced view modes to better fit your needs: square, shelf, flow, and list. In addition, you can choose to hide labels (sometimes visuals can say it all), drag to re-order your items, or sort by date, title, and kind. These settings are visible at the top of your collection, and are available now for Pro and Team users.

Here’s a quick look at these 4 view modes:

1. Square

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You might recognize Square, our default view mode. Ideal for the grid-obssessed, items are cropped to clean and tidy squares. See your content on an level playing field (regardless of type), and drag to re-order your collection with ease. For the visually inclined, toggle labels off and let the thumbnails stand out. See an example: Pattern Study.

2. Shelf

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Shelf mode shows items in their natural aspect ratio. Great for photography where landscape/portrait orientation is important, editorial and design mockups, and for celebrating variation among your items. See an example: Design Books or Research Project.

3. Flow

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Flow assembles your items together like a jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes referred to as “masonry” layout, this view is a nice way to view mood boards or content streams where strict order is not neccesarily important. See an example: Typography Inspiration.

4. List

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For power users or when thumbnails aren’t a priority, List mode gives you a quick and simple way to scan your items at a glance. Useful information is surfaced (including who, what, and when the item was created), making it a great fit for alphabetical and date sorting. Ideal for bookmarks, files, and list making. See an example: Best Pictures or Reading List.

Pro tip: Alternate between these view modes using keyboard shortcuts. Tap 1 through 4 and choose the option that suits your content best.

Not already Pro? Give these new options a spin with our free 14 day trial.

Welcome to the new Dropmark

Welcome to the new Dropmark

You know that feeling where you step out into the world with a fresh new hairdo, ready to take on anything? That’s us today.

After months of designing, iterating, and beta testing, we’re excited to officially welcome you to the brand new Dropmark.

We first launched in 2011 with a simple mission: organizing and sharing ideas should be easier. As a creative studio, we envisioned Dropmark as a simple way to collect and share ideas among our team and with our clients. Since then, Dropmark has become an essential daily tool for thousands of companies, artists, writers, educators, and makers. The new Dropmark builds on this foundation, stressing every detail to make the collaborative process frictionless. Simple, yet powerful, Dropmark gets out of your way so you can focus on your craft.

This is your new creative dashboard — where ideas gather, discussions flow, and inspiration sparks. It’s all your stuff in one simple, visual, private place.

Your new Dashboard

Here’s a quick overview of what’s new:

  1. Teams
    Bring your whole team together under one roof. Share collections with your group instantly, provide feedback, and get things done faster. Admins can set up members with user roles and consolidate billing, so everyone’s happy.

  2. Dashboard
    Redesigned from the ground up, this is your new home for everything Dropmark. Catch up with what everyone’s working on and talking about with your new activity feed.

  3. Search
    The new global search allows you to easily locate items, collections, and comments wherever they are. Search it all in one place.

  4. Tags
    Organize your items with tags to group content together by subject or categories, even across collections. Along with teams this has been one of our most requested features, and we think you’re going to love it.

  5. Highlighted collections
    Star the collections you’re working on to keep them front and center. They will appear first in your dashboard so you can focus on what’s important.

  6. Cover images
    Upload thumbnail images to easily distinguish and personalize collections on your dashboard. As visual people, we can admit to judging by the cover.

  7. New grids and list mode
    In addition to our familiar grid view, we’re excited to bring you 2 fresh new ways to visualize your collections: masonry flow and list view. Toggle with simple keyboard shortcuts, and choose the one that best represents your collection.

  8. Improved thumbnails
    To make use of those stylish new grids, we’ve enhanced thumbnails to be bigger, smarter, and better all around. Face detection puts an end to awkward cropping, and our favorite thing ever: animated GIF and scrolling websites previews on hover.

  9. Markdown
    Take notes and collect your thoughts in Dropmark with simple Markdown formatting. Ideas have never looked so **bold**.

  10. Alternate emails
    Link multiple email addresses to a single Dropmark account. Colleagues and friends no longer have to guess which email to invite you with.

That’s just a start. There’s much more under the hood, so stayed tuned to the blog over the next couple weeks for a deeper look into all the new features.

Special thank you to all our beta testers.

Visit your new Dashboard or sign up to get started.

We hope you like it! Follow @dropmark for more updates.

Beta test the new Dropmark

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We’ve been hard at work on some really great updates to Dropmark, some of them we mentioned earlier this year. They’re almost ready for primetime, but before then we want to give a sneek peek of the updates to our Pro subscribers.

What’s new?

We’ll let you poke around yourself and discover all the new goodies, but some of the bigger updates include:

  • A fresh new design
  • A way more helpful dashboard
  • Global search
  • New collection style options
  • Tagging!

How do I become a beta tester?

Update (Feb. 9, 2015): We’ve launched! Just go to http://app.dropmark.com now and you’ll see all of the great new features.

If you’re a Pro subscriber, you can start using the Dropmark beta today. Just head over to http://beta.dropmark.pro. This is a beta, so don’t be startled if you run into a bug (or two). We’ll also be adding even more features and tweaking things as the days go on.

Not a Pro subscriber but still want to beta test the new updates? Join the waitlist and we’ll let you know when we open more spots.

Find a bug?

Running into a bug or having troubles? Send us an email at support@dropmark.com or tweet at us: @dropmark.

Import from Icebergs

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Fellow bookmarking tool Icebergs announced this week it is shutting its doors after being acquired by Pinterest. With its users left stranded, we decided to quickly jump in and make it easy for people to import their data safely into Dropmark.

If you’re new here, Dropmark is a visual collaboration tool for creative people and teams. We’ve been around since 2011 and are trusted by thousands of creative and productive companies like Etsy, Wieden+Kennedy, and The Atlantic. To date our users have uploaded nearly 3.5 million items, and growing every day. Find out more about Dropmark on our home page and sign up to give it a spin.

Using our Icebergs import tool, your collections, bookmarks, images, and files will all be retained so you can focus on being the awesome and productive person you are.

Grab your JSON export and head over to import.dropmark.com to import your data today.

Happy collaborating!

Coming soon to Dropmark

Last year we introduced the Dashboard view with new privacy settings, quick upload, and collection merging. We added commenting, geo-location, and metadata support to Dropmark items. Then we doubled your storage just because. This year is shaping up to be another great year and we just wanted to give you a little sneak peek at a few of the things coming soon to Dropmark.

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A refreshed design

An improved design that sticks to our roots: a simple, minimalist UI that stays out of your way.

Teams

Keep all of your team’s collections in one spot and follow their activity on the new Dashboard.

Tagging and Global Search

Even more ways to organize items throughout all of your collections. Drag items onto a tag and browse items from multiple collections.

Upgrade to Pro for exclusive features and early access

As a member of Dropmark Pro you’ll receive access to advanced features like collection sort options and filtering, thumbnail display options, commenting, and more. You’ll also receive early access to new features and improvements.

Send us your feedback

Want to help make Dropmark better? Let us know how you’re using Dropmark and what you’d like to see improved or added. All you have to do is answer a few questions.

E-mail attachments in the cloud

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Sending e-mail attachments just got easier with Dropmark and CargoLifter.

CargoLifter by ChungwaSoft is a Mail plugin for Mac that sends e-mail attachments in the cloud, letting you send big files without flooding recipient’s mailboxes.

Link CargoLifter to Dropmark and your attachments will be uploaded to Dropmark, giving receipients a way to preview items from any device before downloading.

Send images, documents, videos files, anything you want—and with our recently upgraded storage limits you shouldn’t have to worry about file size.

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CargoLifter also supports custom templates, shown above is our custom minimal template which you can download or fork.

Download the  free trial and give it a try!

For more apps, make sure to check out http://dropmark.com/apps

One-click collection downloads

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Uploading content to Dropmark has always been simple: you can drag & drop, use browser extensions, download the Mac app, upload by e-mail, or a use variety of third-party apps.

Your uploads are stored in the cloud, making it easy for others to access and collaborate without having to worry about downloading files. But sometimes you (or your collaborators) may want to download a copy for use in a desktop app, like a collection of photos from a family member, or some Photoshop files from your design team.

While you can always download individual files, today we’re making it just as simple to download an entire collection with one click!

Just click ‘Download collection’ from your collection settings menu, and everything from images, text, documents, even bookmarks will be downloaded in a handy ZIP file.

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This makes it really easy to download a copy for offline desktop use or backup purposes, and the contents of your ZIP file can always be re-uploaded to Dropmark at any time.

Enjoy!

More storage for everyone

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We have some exciting news: Today we are increasing storage limits for all users by 2x! Pro accounts now come with an extra 25 GB for the same price, for a total of 50 GB.

Get the most out of Dropmark: Download our free Mac app to upload large files with ease or try one of our third-party apps. Even Dropmark on the go from your mobile device using e-mail uploads.

Love Dropmark? Tell your friends and earn even more space just for being awesome.

New on Dropmark: Comments, info bar, and more

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Collaborate better with comments

Collaborating with others just got easier with real-time comments. Now you can leave notes for your team and get feedback instantly. Comment on images, videos, websites—anything you can Dropmark, you can easily discuss. Collaborators are notified via e-mail so everyone’s in the loop.

This has been one of our most requested features, and we are thrilled to make it available today for all Pro users.

Say hello to the info bar

We are also excited to introduce an improvement to the item page we call the info bar, available right now for all users. The info bar gives you additional information on your items including source credits, image metadata, location information, and more. We’ve also made the download and link buttons clearer and easier to find.

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Item descriptions

Add helpful context to your items with new editable descriptions.

Item short links

Now all items have their own short link, making sharing even easier. For those of us that prefer privacy, you can now enable sharing on individual items within a private collection.

More thumbnails

Thumbnails are now supported on PDF documents, Adobe Photoshop (PSD) and Illustrator (AI) files, and a range of other images including TIFF and BMP.

More content sources

Dropmark now recognizes content from even more sources, including the recently added Amazon, Behance, Dailymotion, Dribbble, iTunes, Kickstarter, Tumblr, Vevo, and Vine. See the full list of content sources.