Tweet your files with Dropio

Upload files and share them with the Twitter community using Dropio's new broadcasting features. It's free and pretty darn useful.

Online storage provider Dropio has a cool new feature for its users today, allowing them to tap into Twitter to post updates every time they add files to one of their storage folders. Dropio's architecture is based around folders (called "drops") so after plugging in your Twitter log-in to any specific drop it will broadcast changes every time files are added or removed.

What makes this feature particularly useful is that you can assign it to specific drops but not all of them at once, meaning if you want to keep some files and uploads private you don't have to blanket that information out into the Twitter community. It also works with any file type supported by Dropio, including messages left by phone using Dropio's free voice recording tool.

Users who would prefer not to use Twitter as a broadcasting service can also subscribe to alerts via SMS. You can plug in any numbers you'd like alerts sent to (per drop) and it will send out a link every time one is added. If you feel like saving your wallet from SMS charges there's an RSS feed per drop as well.

Also new and notable is support for one of my favorite browser add-ons PicLens. If you've got the plug-in installed hitting the PicLens button in the top right corner of your drop will display all the files in a giant wall, which is a more more enjoyable way to parse through folders full of pictures, videos and audio.

To see a video of the Twitter integration in action you can go here. Below is a shot of what your Tweets will look like. It took about 30 seconds for it to process mine from upload to tweet, which isn't too shoddy.

Dropio users can now drop in their Twitter credentials and have any updates sent out to their Twitter account. This is on a per drop basis, so you can tweak certain folders to broadcast, while others don't. CNET Networks
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