Dropshare is an application that enables an easy and native way to drag and drop files from Mac and iOS devices to a hosted bucket on the Filebase platform.

Setup Dropshare

To set up Dropshare, you need two things — the app and an account on Filebase. You can download Dropshare directly from the developer’s website and try it for free for seven days.

Once installed, Dropshare is a menu bar app. To set up a connection, click on the Dropshare icon in the menu bar, click on the cog in the top right-hand corner of the drop-down window, select ‘Preferences, and then select the ‘Connections’ tab. From here, you can set up as many connections as you like, to as many services as you use.

Make sure you have downloaded the latest release from the Dropshare site. (Dropshare 5.9 or newer)

How to set up a native Filebase connection once inside DropShare

Step 1: Create Bucket

To create your Filebase bucket to use with Dropshare, log in to the Filebase Console, and click on Create bucket. Enter a name and storage network of your choice. Afterwards, select Access: Public in the list of buckets.

Step 2: Get Access Keys

Once the space has been created, go to Filebase Settings and find the S3 API keys. Note down the S3 API Access Key and S3 API Secret Access Key as you need them in the next step.

Step 3: Set Up Connection.

To set up a connection to a Filebase bucket, you need to create a Filebase Connection. After you've created your bucket in the Filebase Console. Go to Dropshare preferences, open the Connections tab, and choose to create a new Filebase Connection.

Bucket Name

Name of the Bucket from step 1

Access Key

S3 API Access Key from step 3

Secret Key

S3 API Secret Access Key from step 3

Click Test Connection to make sure everything has been set up correctly, and you're done.