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7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With CloudApp

Think you know everything there is to know about CloudApp, eh? We get that a lot. 

But it never fails, even the most experienced CloudApp users miss out on a few of our lesser-known (but still super cool) tricks that make life, work and collaborating that much easier.

And besides, we have to have a few secrets up our sleeve, right?

Without further adieu, here are seven sweet CloudApp moves you’ve most likely been missing out on.

1. Preview An Image

Want to see a full-screen preview of your content?

We thought you’d never ask. After selecting one of your screenshots, GIFs or recordings, just click the space bar and a preview will open so you can see your content in its full screen glory. 

2. Share Multiple Links At Once

Slack users, your life is about to change. Still sharing one link at a time? Cut that out. CloudApp lets you select multiple links at once and share all of them simultaneously within Slack, a Google Doc, or even an email.

3. Drag and Drop for Instant File Sharing

Have too many folders on your desktop or in your FolderBox? #guilty

To clear up on desktop clutter, simply select a file (CSV, image etc.) and drag it into the little CloudApp icon at the top right of your screen. Boom. Your file will instantly save in the cloud - and you’ll waste exactly zero time with folder organization and finding the right place to store your screenshots and screen recordings. Just share your link (and maybe add some security).

4. Link Shortening

We see you over there hanging out on Bitly. Not that we don’t have a mad amount of love for the original link-shortening geniuses, but why head on over to Bitly, when you can turn any long link into a snazzy short one - right within CloudApp. The best part? We’re not talking your run of the mill ordinary shortened link either. With our link shortening feature you can track whoever clicks on your link and even track how many views you’ve had on the content you shared.  #sleuthing. Just grab any link, open the CloudApp icon, and paste it in and we’ll create a short trackable link.

5. Record a Webcam Video

Is that sweet mug of yours getting enough action? We think not! Why not dust off the ol’ webcam and use CloudApp to record and upload some serious face-to-face time with your team, clients and target market. Simple webcam recordings that tell your personal story, brand story or share your pitch are easy to record, upload and share anywhere in just a matter of a few clicks.  It’s also the most effective way to get personal and boost sales.

6. Expire Content

What good would a blog on “secret” features be without a little self-destructing content? While we don’t have hidden explosives (or Daniel Craig waiting in the wings) we do have a super-sly expiring content feature that allows you share your info and keep it safe. Contracts, pitch decks, or something else for “their eyes only”?  No sweat.  Simply set your content to expire after one view, one hour - or one martini.

7. Delay Screenshot

Familiar with the hover-click-and-miss move? You know when you really need to take a shot of an important step but it’s downright impossible? What if we told you that CloudApp allows you to delay the screenshot, so you don’t have to stand on your head to try and catch those difficult to capture screenshots on complicated projects.

Are you keeping a CloudApp secret? Is there a little known feature or hack you use to make your life easier? Don’t keep it to yourself, make sure to share it in the comments below or tweet us @CloudApp.

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