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DropShots

Media Hosting and Sharing


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Published 01/03/2011 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

DropShots gives users many tools to manage their photographs and videos online. The site offers advertisement free access, which is always a plus. User scan easily upload photos and videos quickly. DropShots is capable of handling large, high quality images. Users are also given privacy and security setting controls (including password protection) to better manage who can view their personal videos and photographs. The site adds another layer of interactivity by allowing viewers to post comments. Friends and family can reminisce or enjoy photos from events they may have missed. DropShots also sorts images for users by the date the image was taken so the user can always reference their digital memories in chronological order. DropShots gives users all the basic image uploading, storing and sharing features they want plus a few extras to make the service even more convenient and flexible.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

DropShots was created in 2009. It was based on the founder’s mission to improve interaction and strengthen the emotional bond that forms between friends and family through advanced technology. Such a noble cause would logically turn to digital photographs and videos, which are essentially digital memories, as a way of keeping in touch and sharing important events with those who want to remember them. To encourage this sentiment, DropShots was designed to be easy to learn and use by just about anyone, even those who have little to no experience on the internet or computers in general.

What are the differences to other apps?

DropShots gives users a way to share their digital memories through video and photographs uploaded to the internet. There are many other applications that can do this, but few offer as many controls as DropShots. The site allows users to password protect their files and share them with close friends and family members.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The DropShots website welcomes visitors with full color examples of photographs and a lot of information. The user is intimidated by all the content, but the account pages are better organized.

How does the registration process work?

DropShots makes it easy for newcomers to sign up for an account by placing the registration form right on the homepage. The short form can be found along the right hand column of the website. The form requires a name, email address, username and password. After entering the information, the user can click the yellow “Sign Up” button to submit the form. Next, the user must choose between two membership plans. After selecting their desired membership plan, the user is given a number of options, including Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail and AOL mail, to begin inviting friends and family to DropShots.

What does it cost to use the application?

DropShots provides its users with two affordable membership plans. The first is a free plan. This membership includes no advertisements, up to 500 photographs, up to 20 videos, a two minute video limit and password protection features. The paid membership is the Premium plan which costs around $5 per month. This plan upgrades to include unlimited photo uploads, unlimited video uploads, unlimited bandwidth use, a 10 minute video limit, unlimited storage space, the ability to add larger and better quality videos and photographs and premium customer support.

Who would you recommend the application to?

DropShots is developed for individuals who want to find a way to store, organize and manage their personal photographs and videos. The site offers two affordable membership plans that can fit into any budget. The site is not really user friendly and there are better applications available.

  • Upload personal photographs and videos to a profile
  • Set passwords to limit access to albums
  • Add high quality, large images without resizing
  • Enjoy advertisement-free access with both memberships
  • Choose from a free or very affordable paid membership


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DropShots pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Most expensive plan (per month) : $4.95

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