Getting Started

A brief overview

Welcome to CloudApp! Let’s get started by sharing your first drop (that’s what we call something that’s shared).


If you haven’t already, download the offical CloudApp clients for Mac, iOS and Windows here.


CloudApp makes sharing easy. All you have to do is:

  1. Drag a file to the CloudApp icon.
  2. Paste the link to share it.

Simply drag a file from your Desktop or any Finder window and drop it on the CloudApp icon in your menu bar at the top right corner of your screen. CloudApp will spring into action! When you hear a ding and see the icon turn blue, you know your drop is ready to be shared with friends, co-workers, or the world.

Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop

Capture and Immediately Share

CloudApp placed a shareable link to the file on your clipboard. The only thing that’s left to do is to paste it somewhere. Right click inside any text field – chat window, email app, document – and select “Paste” or use the Mac’s keyboard shortcut Command + V. Go ahead and give it a try by pasting the link inside your browser’s address bar and hitting enter. That’s all there is to it.

Paste link

Take & share screenshot Take screenshot

Add annotation, password or share via email. View Drop

More Ways to Share

That’s only the beginning. Here’s some other cool stuff you can share with CloudApp:

  1. Drop the address from your browser’s address bar to share a bookmark.
  2. Drop a picture from iPhoto to share it.
  3. Select some text in a document and drop it to share a quick snippet.
  4. Select and drop several files from Finder to share an archive of those files.

Recent Drops

CloudApp puts your latest drops within easy reach. Click the CloudApp icon in your menu bar to see them. From there you can see how many times a drop has been viewed copy a drop’s link by right clicking.


Clipboard Hotkey

Sometimes dragging and dropping can slow you down. Have no fear! CloudApp gives you a keyboard shortcut to quickly share the latest entry from your clipboard. Copy anything – a document from Finder, a web address, a picture from iPhoto – and press the hotkey Control + Option + V. It works exactly as if you had dropped it on the CloudApp icon.

Other Ways to Share

You probably have other gadgets than just your Mac. Chances are, they can connect to CloudApp too.

Our web app is the tool of choice for when you’re away from your Mac and want to access your drops or share something new.

There’s also an ecosystem of impressive third-party CloudApp clients made by some great developers. If you have an iOS or Android device or a Windows PC, give one a shot.

Contact Us

Support or Press enquiries:

Call us 888-212-2101

If you have a technical issue please include as much detail about your setup as possible.