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Giveaway of the day — Click2Public Pro

Click2Public adds context menus to Windows Explorer, allowing you to copy or move files to your Public Dropbox folder fast and easy.
$14.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 172 (21%) 637 (79%) 44 comments

Click2Public Pro was available as a giveaway on December 29, 2012!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.95
free today
A hot key program launcher, a scheduler and a task reminder.

Click2Public adds context menus to Windows Explorer, allowing you to copy or move files to Public Dropbox folder fast and easy. To share a file in your Dropbox, instead of opening your Dropbox account, uploading files and copying their links, you can simply right-click on the file and choose "Copy to Public". That's it! Click2Public will do the rest automatically.

It'll even go as far as to place the URL pointing to your newly uploaded file right into the Windows clipboard, allowing you to paste the link into a blog post, Skype conversation or comment right away.

Download this small Dropbox context menu addon right now!

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7; Language: English

Publisher:

ArcticLine Software

Homepage:

http://www.click2public.com/?discount=Giveawayoftheday

File Size:

7.40 MB

Price:

$14.95

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#44

The author implies it is difficult to use Dropbox by implying that you have to use the Dropbox web app and "Upload" files.

Anyone who uses Dropbox knows you can drag a file to the Dropbox PUBLIC folder in windows explorer, wait a second for the local and cloud files to sync, then right click on the local filer for the web link.

You need to remember that this ALWAYS puts your file into the PUBLIC folder. There is a danger that you might inadvertently send a private file into your public folder for anyone to see.

Now if this program allowed you to pick any of your dropbox folders, it might be worth $5.

Dropbox default instructions to using the PUBLIC folder are:

Step 1: Drop a file into the Public folder.
Step 2: Right-click/control-click this file, then choose Dropbox > Copy Public Link. This copies the Internet link to your file so that you can paste it somewhere else.

Reply   |   Comment by Cinder B  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

jimsock - Dropbox is in the cloud - Amazon Web Servers to be specific. The public folder link is NOT a link into your PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Mann  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#42

Installed OK. However, as others have noted, there is a problem with GAOTD's install program and Nortons. It now always identifies SETUP.EXE as a problem and stops the install. Have to disable Nortons to install (which I don't like to do).

After the usual GAOTD install issues are got around, it installs fine. All I had to do was enter my drop no (thanks Bay Area John @8 for how to do this).

This software does one thing, and it does it very well. Useful!

Reply   |   Comment by Check  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

Jack @34 I like Ashraf's contributions. He and his writers give extra information about the software which is most useful. They also write well.

I also enjoy Giovanis comments, although he has a big bias towards FREE. If everyone took his view, then no one would publish commercial software anymore!

As for today's offering, I'll give it a go.

Reply   |   Comment by Check  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#40

Does this only work with DropBox or does it also work with the many other more flexible file sharing services?

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#39

This sounds like a handy bit of coding that people use to write for their own convenience then give away to everyone else in the good old days.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#38

There's no way to uncheck the auto-updates, can't see this lasting too long!

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#37

Uh...Giovanni..It's WITHOUT KISSING your wallet goodbye. Just thought I'd point that out.

Reply   |   Comment by Mauricio Zuniga  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Oh wow. And here I've just been dragging the subject file to my drop box icon all this time. But I can see the extra steps it would save if you wanted to copy a webpage to your box? Never needed too so don't know.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#35

If you use Dropbox then this program may be of some use to you. If you aren't a dropbox user then you might not want to bother.

Giovanni, I wish you to continue posting your extensive reviews. You give it all right here. Complete review with reasons. Unlike another person who is given preferential treatment, and is mostly wrong. Just to get traffic to his website. Which is where you have to go to get the so called "FINAL VERDICT" . No one has been able to tell me why this person gets to post first and why his lame reviews are taken as "gospel". I really would like to know.
Thank you to anyone who may share this info with us all.

Dropbox is very useful. If you have not used it you may want to give it a try. It is great to share large files between you and your friends.

Reply   |   Comment by jack  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

For those of you who are asking or wondering, Dropbox is a free (or paid) online file storage, sync, and sharing system.
A free member has 2GB to use - you can pay at any time to get more.
Dropbox creates a folder on you computer which can be placed anywhere, but is by default placed in your "My Documents" folder. You can then copy files to this folder, and they are automaticly uploaded to youe account without slowing down your system. Once this is finished, you can get a download link (public folder only) or just leave it there as a backup.
If you install Dropbox on another computer or phone, your files are automaticly downloaded, so that all files in your Drombox account are available on all of your devices.

Dropbox's website is dropbox.com
You can download this program here: https://www.dropbox.com/downloading?src=index

I hope this helped!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#33

#25 Mark. You're incorrect. Public dropbox files are uploaded to Amazon Web Services where they are shared. Actually everything in your dropbox is synced to AWS so they are backed up and retrievable from another computer should you have a hard disk failure.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul T.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#32

Lopesoft FileMenu Tools. Free.. and ya can add pretty much what the hell you like to the context menu - including sending things to particular folders. Couldn't be without it.

Reply   |   Comment by Buckinggham  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#31

Thanks! I had just signed up for Dropbox. I can see this coming in handy after the next family reunion.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

Here's how to get much of this functionality with no software installation at all. (Windows 7)
1. Open two Windows Explorer windows (WindowsKey+E)
2. In one navigate to C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
3. In the other navigate to your dropbox folder
4. RIGHT drag your "Dropbox\Public" folder to the "SendTo" folder.
5. Release the mouse and Windows will ask what to do, select "Create Shortcut". You may want to rename the shortcut to "Dropbox-Public" or something that makes sense to you.
6. You can now "Send To" the public folder. This does not give you the public link to the file so it's not as useful as today's app.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul T.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#29

#24 Roberto. Excellent point especially b).

Reply   |   Comment by Paul T.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#28

Completely off topic, but is GOTD going to "unfix" the installer so it will work with Norton? After they changed the installer a couple months ago, Norton perceives the action as dangerous and disables it. The older installer didn't. I ask today because even though I'd never consider this app, there have been extremely useful apps in the past and I expect there will be more in the future, and I'd like to try them. GOTD, please be aware that the Norton is included with Comcast internet service, so there are likely hundreds of thousands possibly millions of users you are excluding.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul T.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#27

Got quite enthusiastic about this GOTD, but after downloading, installing, even successfully uploading to my DropBox account, (via Click2Public Pro,) every time I put the clipboard link into a test e-mail to myself, sent it and clicked on the link, I got the dreaded 'Error 404'...! I uninstalled the software, reinstalled it (following suggestions from 'Bay Area John',) still got 'Error 404' every time I tried to access the e-mailed (clipboard) link... Pity, I thought it was a 'keeper', but I've reluctantly uninstalled it again...

Reply   |   Comment by Tricky  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#26

Using this software is a disaster in waiting, because your dropbox IP is link with your computer IP and you can easily be hacked by anyone using tracing software.
Stay away from this software, unless you don't care who is lurking and spying on you.

Reply   |   Comment by mark  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#25

Jimsock, “moronic” accurately describes folk who refuse to understand that their needs are not everyone’s needs. Dropbox’s public folder option is damned handy and secure. I can pass a 10 gigabyte file to someone with a link in email.

I agree with the point - some people use this service to learn - and why the hell not?

I have my own server, so not used Dropbox to any extent, I did not know the public service allowed a 10gb transfer in one file (yes, I need to refresh myself on what can be done) though I would be surprised and smiling if that was totally free.

At #8 (currently) Bay Area John shows how to use this gizmo properly and avoid a '404'. Nice post, btw.

Not sure if I would use this myself so will think on. I can see how Dropbox users might find this useful, so it is a good offer. Thanks for the chance to try.

Finally, Civil Netizen does secure transfer of any size >> computer to computer. The blurb says useable on Windows up to XP but I've used it on newer systems. No Dropbox needed.

http://civil-netizen.en.softonic.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Billerbie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#24

IMHO, here's a 2-part new year's resolution we can all benefit from

a) show thanks to GAOTD for providing a way to try new software free
and a forum to discuss it and other alternatives
--even if we find only a handful personally useful to our own needs

b) show the same respect to others you'd want for yourself in this forum
and everywhere else

HAPPY 2013 to one and all!

Reply   |   Comment by Roberto Roberts  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#23

@ #14

Thank you for the valuable information. Those are some links I could use.
I would rather investigate/recommend someone's free program, than the rip-off $14.95 shell extension that happens to be free for a day.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#22

error message
"unable to register the DLL/OCX:RegSVR32 failed with exit code 0x3"
any suggestions what to do next please ?

Reply   |   Comment by will  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#21

Kind of handy. Saves a few clicks if you use DropBox. I use a context menu editor which can do that and more, but for most people who use DropBox, this can come in handy. I'd classify this as more of an app than a program and should probably be priced as such. $2.99 would be a more reasonable price.
My advice grab the Freebie while it's ther. It's definitely worth the price.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark J  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I never use "public folders", Dropbox or otherwise. Do you really share that often. If so, I Rapidshare.

Reply   |   Comment by Manick Mondei  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#19

Ok Correct me if I am wrong, but why would anyone need this when they
can just use MSN Skydrive or Google My Drive, if they want to transfer files??? when Either of these two can do the same thing, you upload a file and give the link and Voila the recipient has it right there???
am I missing something??

Reply   |   Comment by Billy Martin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#18

Installed on win xp, followed instructions -didn't work failed to upload pics. Tried suggestions about copying number between slashes only, now uploads pics to dropbox, but sharing link still gives 404 error. uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by A george  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Does anybody read whet is posted here before they reply to it ??
WINDOWS EXPLORER not Internet Explorer, A public Drop Box is part of the DROP BOX program, Drop box only gives access to those you give a link to. Please read before commenting. My 2 cents worth.

Reply   |   Comment by jeff Gale  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#16

#4 and 9

The 404 appears because you followed the instructions and copied the whole public link into the setup ID field.

What is needed is the id number only - and then it works as it said it would.

Reply   |   Comment by CP  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#15

I quite like this offering - not sure I'd pay for it, but as I use the Dropbox public folder for sharing stuff (images mostly) with clients, this will come in very handy

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#14

This GAOTD does what it claims pretty well...definitely a must have tool for DROPBOX users (see Ashraf's review above for more info).

However there is a FREE third party plugin called "Dropbox Shell Tools" which does exactly the same thing as this GAOTD without charging a dime though:

http://download.chip.eu/it/Dropbox-Shell-Tools_7404522.html

To download and upload any files located in your SkyDrive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box.net & Google Drive accounts, you may also use this superb FREE & PORTABLE multi-protocol file sharing tool kissing your wallet goodbye:

http://rei.to/carotdav_en.html

Other nice tips & tricks for DROPBOX users:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-manage-dropbox-files
http://www.smartmediatips.com/how-to-increase-dropbox-space-for-free
http://lifehacker.com/5879887/textdropapp-edits-text-files-in-your-dropbox-account

Personally, to keep my files & folder syncronized everywhere, I prefer using this terrific FREE & PORTABLE tool:

http://synchronicity.sourceforge.net/features.html

My 2 cents for today's giveaway...

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+123)
#13

Easy to use and easy to understand it's usefulness. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by cman  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#12

Noah, (#10), your suggestion about altering the SEND TO to include the location is good, but you'd still have to navigate into that folder to right click the file to get the public link. So all the folder open and close would still be needed, plus the extra click to start.

So not worthless. Not worth a lot, but free is a pretty good deal, if you use the public folder much.

Jimsock, "moronic" accurately describes folk who refuse to understand that their needs are not everyone's needs. Dropbox's public folder option is damned handy and secure. I can pass a 10 gigabyte file to someone with a link in email.

Reply   |   Comment by Bay Area John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)
#11

@ #10. The "Send to" menu does not send the files/folder into the public Folder of Dropbox, only in the root folder

Reply   |   Comment by Mikeprod  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#10

This is worthless. All one would have to do is add the target Dropbox folder (or even a specific Google Drive or Ubuntu One folder) to the "Send to" menu, which is super easy to do. (Won't post instructions here, Google it.) I wouldn't pay $14.95 for this. I wouldn't pay anything for it. Really GOTD, I can't believe you guys even decided to offer this...

Reply   |   Comment by Noah  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#9

The method to know the user ID is wrong it gives nothing. When you paste your sharing link in a browser it says 404 error. (my user ID given by Click2Public : eday.com)
Pros : This little tool goes beyond the Dropbox software, you don't need to go to the public folder to copy the link for sharing.

Reply   |   Comment by Mikeprod  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#8

"Don't see the use of an add-on to a program not everyone uses."
Really? You could say that about anything and it would make as much (non)sense.

Like what's the point in tires, not everyone has a car.
What's the point in free software, not everyone has a computer. Duh.

Anyway, many of us DO have Dropbox and for us, this little utility is kinda handy. I use the PUBLIC feature a lot, and this makes it easier. So I see the point.

The documentation is, however, insufficient.

The DROPBOX ID required was NOT automatically applied when using the button to make it do so. I know the link was in the clipboard, I pasted it successfully when the button failed. But that method does NOT work either. I found you need to enter ONLY the user ID. Here's how:

Copy the public link like it tells you to. Then paste it in with CONTROL-V

You'll get something like this:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12345678/filename.jpg

In this case, the only thing you want in the DROPBOX ID form is the number between the slashes, before the file name. Here, just delete all the other bits and leave the

12345678

in the ID slot. That makes it work as advertised.

Nicely. No 404.

It does nothing I cant' do by opening several folders, dragging files, then right-clicking on it once it is in PUBLIC. But this is simpler... just right click once, no folder digging.

The PRO version, offered today, has only two benefits over the always-free version... it can be used commercially, and it gives you a choice of COPY or MOVE to dropbox.

Since GOTD prohibits commercial use, supposedly, that benefit is "lost" in the Pro version (if you choose to see it that way).

The MOVE file is seldom the right choice, for me, so the free version would do me as well as the PRO. Still, I'm glad to have been exposed to this simple utility that will make my life just a bit simpler.

THANKS...

Reply   |   Comment by Bay Area John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+115)
#7

I don't want to give the public a link to anything that is on my home computer. To do so is moronic.
The only links that people should use publicly are links that go to a 3rd party website.

Reply   |   Comment by jimsock  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-74)
#6

I donot use Internet Exlpore, I use Firefox..so can I use this with firefox instead? What is a dropbox? Thanc

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-85)
#5

I don't use a Public Drop Box so I see no need for this program. I pass on this offering.

Reply   |   Comment by William Gorman  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-63)
#4

I've download and installed it, try to copy a file to my Dropbox public folder. Program said it's copied, it's even go as far as placing the public link to my clipboard (wow, amazing, this program is really going so far as utilizing advanced clipboard technology!).
Then I open my browser, try to navigate to the copied link, and voila! Dropbox said 404.
So this program really goes beyond what it said. It's not only copying your file, it also can compress your file to save space and reducing it with 100% compression ratio to zero byte size.
Oh, btw, to try this amazing technology, you have to own a DropBox account, register via DropBox website. And yes, they have their own software you can install on your computer, free not only for today but forever. But of course, the official software have no 100%-ratio compression, maybe just old school gunzip on transfer encoding.
So go ahead, try by yourself. I'm busy now uninstalling this masterpiece....

Reply   |   Comment by FF  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+121)
#3

Don't see the use of an add-on to a program not everyone uses.

Reply   |   Comment by dasdas  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-79)
#2

What is a Public Drop box Folder?

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-41)
#1

Pros
Quickly move and copy files to your Dropbox public folder with just a few clicks
Click2Public adds entries to right-click context menu to Windows Explorer to allow for quick sharing
Program automatically copies the URL of the file you just uploaded to your clipboard so you can quickly share this link with others

Cons
Nothing major I can think of

Final Verdict
Click here for final verdict and full review

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
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