DropShots for Mobile Becomes Better

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At DropShots, we realize that a lot of people are using the site from their smartphones. So, we’ve done our best to improve the mobile version of the site.

First of all, we’ve merged the mobile version with the responsive view. This means that now there is no separate mobile version of the site – DropShots will automatically tune itself to look good on your device. It also improves speed and performance, making DropShots faster and better.

In addition to that, we’ve applied the following changes:

  • When using DropShots on your mobile, you’ll first land on the timeline, just like when you’re accessing the site from a laptop or a desktop. 
  • We’ve added the option to sort the timeline appearance to the mobile version
  • The Touch Punch has been cleaned up and we’ve fixed some issues in the scripts

We’ve also implemented small fixes to offer you a better experience.

3 Reasons Why You Should Use DropShots

There are several sites that let you share photos with your friends, not to mention social media like Facebook and Instagram. So a lot of you may be thinking: “Why should I use DropShots?”. Let me give you three reasons and I hope I’ll be able to convince you to sign up.

Reason 1: DropShots Respects Your Privacy

Unlike social media sites and other photo sharing sites, DropShots prioritizes its users’ privacy. It lets you control your privacy settings the easy way, so that you choose whether your photos are public or private, or even protected with a password. Moreover, there’s even a setting that lets you prevent Google and other search engines from indexing your content. If you decide to enable that setting, you can be sure that your images and videos will never appear in Google search results. Read more

The DropShots Android App Is Here!

DropShots Android appToday we have some really great news for our smartphone users – we’ve released the DropShots app for Android. So now all our smartphone users can take advantage of using DropShots on the go as a mobile app.

DropShots for Android has all the features our iOS app has. With its help you can:

  • Upload photos and videos to your DropShots account from your mobile device
  • Share your content with friends, family or anyone else
  • Organize your photos and videos into albums
  • Upload photos you’ve just taken or upload images from your gallery
  • Edit and enhance photos with the built-in photo editor

DropShots mobile apps support bulk uploading and file compression, which makes uploading photos and videos from the app easy and fun.

So, head to Google Play Store and download the DropShots Android app now!

 

The New Redesigned DropShots Is Here

New dropshotsHave you noticed that DropShots looks different? We’re really excited to announce our latest DropShots redesign where we made it more social and user-friendly. Let me give you a quick overview of the most important changes.

Responsive Design

Now DropShots is fully responsive. This means that you can access it from any desktop or mobile device and it will look good and feel comfortable to use.

More Sort Order Options

We’ve added an option for you to sort your photos and videos by taken date (for photos uploaded after 2012) or upload date. You can also sort photo from oldest to newest and vice versa. And you can edit the titles for your media a lot easier than before.

New Friends Page Layout and Options

We’ve done a lot of work on the Friends page and on DropShots’ social features. We’ve redesigned the Friends page, so that now it has an all-new layout (we hope you like it!) and we’ve added a new Friend Requests and Sent Request sidebar on the Friends page. We’ve also moved the timeline to a new location – now it’s on the right-hand side of every screen.

dropshots friends

Improved Commenting

We’ve also improved how commenting works on DropShots. Profile comments now appear to the left of the screen on your Main Profile, Photos, Videos, and Favorites screens. You can now edit comments as well as delete the comments you don’t like.

In addition to all this, there are lots of under-the-hood improvements including new parallax cover photos and redesigned main and sub-nav bars that make DropShots more fun to use than ever before.

 

The New DropShots iOS App Is Here

Do you use DropShots for iOS? If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, then you should because the app gives you more speed and flexibility than the mobile site.

We’ve just released a new version of the DropShots app that has the following changes:

  • fixed albums layout
  • improved video playback
  • fixed video zooming and occasional crashes reported by some users
  • improved the overall stability of the app

We encourage to download the new version right now and enjoy a better mobile DropShots experience.

What Formats Does DropShots Support?

“What formats does DropShots support?” is a question we get very often. So we thought we’d list all supported image and video formats in a blog post for your reference.

Image Formats

You can upload images in the following formats:

.JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, .BMP and .TIF

Both the website and all DropShots apps support these.

Video Formats

In addition to all the popular image formats, DropShots supports a bunch of popular video formats. There are slight differences between the formats supported by the website and the app, though.

If you want to upload your videos using the DropShots website, you can upload:

.MP4, .AVI, .MKV, .MOV, .FLV, .MPG, .WMV, .WEBM, .OGV, .M2V, .M4V, .3GP

And if you’re uploading videos through DropShots apps, then you can upload in the following formats:

.MP4, .AVI, .MKV, .MOV, .FLV, .MPG, .WMV, .OGV, .M2V, .M4V, .3GP, .3G2, .ASF, .VOB

Have fun uploading and sharing!

DropShots Wishes You Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry ChristmasChristmas is nearly here and the year 2014 is coming to an end. We want to wish all those who celebrate Christmas a very merry one, and those who celebrate other holidays lots of light and joy during this festive season!

This year has been full of changes here on DropShots – we’ve redesigned the whole site and added lots of new features. It’s become easier to upload, share, comment on photos, as well as protect private albums and find friends on DropShots. We’ve also made the site responsive, so that you can visit it from any mobile device and get an awesome experience.

We’ve also partnered with Walgreens and made it possible for you to order professional photo prints and pick them up at your nearest Walgreens store. We are now working on adding more pickup locations. And now we’re working on a new feature that will let you create and order photobooks, large prints, and more. Read more

The All-New DropShots Is Here

Today we have some great news for all our loyal DropShots users and everyone who likes taking and sharing photos! We’ve just launched a brand new DropShots website and we’re sure you’ll love it. Here’s why:

  • Brand new, fast servers for blazing speed
  • Beautiful new design for better user experience
  • Upload all popular video formats (mp4, avi, flv, wmv, mov, mkv, mpg, webm, ogv, m2v, m4v and 3gp)
  • All-new Slideshows with widescreen view options
  • Fully control the privacy settings for your account and albums
  • View camera meta data for both pro and amateur cameras
  • Brand new desktop and iOS apps 

We’ve also made it easier to manage your photos and videos, edit details, download and share your photos, and comment on your friends’ uploads.

We know it’s been a long process and we’ve been working on the new site for quite a while. We thank you for being patient with us and we hope that you will love the new features and the new look.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the new DropShots now!