Upload/Download Files To and Across your Social Networks from Desktop
It is the age of Cloud computing. People edit and save most of their work online, in the cloud these days.
However, if you look back a few years, then you would see a thick division between the online computing and the local computing. But, with the popularity of social networking sites increasing everyday and also the Cloud Computing technology evolving day by day, the line that divided the online computing world from the local computing world is diminishing very quickly.
But, that doesn’t mean that we would stop using our local storage. We still use our local storage as backup always. So, if you are a person, who stores a lot of data online on different social networks and other file sharing sites, then Social Folders is an excellent tool to use.
Be Social. Stay Local – is the aim/motto of the creator of Social Folders. This tool acts like a bridge between the Online world and the local world of computing that I talked above.
If you upload your photos to Facebook, or videos to Youtube or your documents to Google Docs very frequently, then this tool is a boon for you. Even after uploading your files online, you still keep them offline, i.e. on your local computer. So, why not do both the things at the same time? Social Folder lets you do exactly that!
In simple words, this tool lets you upload files to different sites from windows explorer. This tool is currently in private beta. So, you need to ask for an invite by giving you email id on their website. I got an invite in a very short time. So, I think even you will get one, if you are early enough to grab it. After you have got the invitation, you will be directed to a page where it asks you to download Social Folders setup file on your desktop. Download it. A 5MB file.
Now, install the Social Folders on your desktop through the setup. That’s it. The installation process is done. Now, you will be directed to your account online. Here, you need to add different websites that you want to sync locally. Click on “Connect to new Website” and select a website. It currently supports most of the major websites like Flickr, Google Docs, Instagram, Photobucket, Picasa and Youtube.
Connect to the websites and now you can start uploading or downloading files.
You can download files from your account onto the desktop (in a folder called Social Folders, automatically created) from your online account. Also, uploading files is a piece of cake! Just paste the files into the Social Folders folder and refresh. It will automatically upload it to your account online. Simple, isn’t it?
And also, by the way, just out of curiosity, I tried to upload some unsupported files into Facebook, and refreshed. It didn’t get uploaded. Nice.
Also, if you edit a file and refresh, it will upload the edited file again.
You can also transfer files across different sites, by just copying and pasting the files into the respective folders. For example, if you want to upload the images, from Picasa to Facebook then just copy and paste those photos from Picasa folder into the Facebook folder.
Maybe, I have left out some of the features, but you will know about it as you use it. Alright, concluding this with my opinion, I would say this tool will go a long way. I have liked every feature and also the idea behind this tool and the whole concept Be Social. Stay Local – is awesome. Hats off to the creator!