Dropzone 0.3.0 Released

October 27th, 2009


After two months of solid development. Dropzone 0.3.0 is finally ready for release.
To upgrade now, click on the Dropzone dock icon then on the Dropzone menu and click ‘Check for updates…’


This is a big update, and although only a couple of new features have been added, lots of work has been done behind the scenes to make Dropzone more usable.

All the grid rendering code has been redone from scratch to be faster and smoother, and also, you can now resize the grid icons, which is especially useful on smaller screens where you don’t want the grid taking up so much space. I recorded a quick screencast of these updates here.

We’ve also added an SCP upload destination which lets you easily upload files via SSH thanks to the work of Peder Olsen.

You need to be running Dropzone 0.3.0 to use this destination. So if this is something you need, upgrade and then download this destination here.


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  2. wulfovitch says:

    This is great news! A small update, but the support for SCP is really great! 🙂

  3. Thanks for updating! Two minor things: 1) The license information seems to be discarded when updating (odd), 2) hope you can fix the issue with the grid not hiding when clicking outside of it (ie. Desktop, Finder, etc).

    Otherwise, great tool. Using it a lot.

  4. Biker says:

    I found a little bug with ‘Autohide Dock’ on the left side. Dropzone moves my open windows to the right when the Dock is visible with the drag and drop action.

  5. John Winter says:

    Thanks guys!

    Oskar – Thanks for your support! I will look into the license issue and I am aware of the grid hiding issue. Hopefully will add an option for this in a future version.

    Biker – Thanks for reporting, hadn’t noticed that issue. When the grid opens Dropzone temporarily disables dock hiding until the grid closes again. Unfortunately this causes the screen dimensions to be recalculated and windows in the dock area are pushed out of the way. Will see what we can do in terms of improving this.

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  7. Aleksandar says:

    Just bought it, checking this out.
    One thing, regarding Extend part of this web site – most of he extensions fail to download. Example error:

    Warning: file_get_contents(http://github.com/aptonic/dropzone-user-scripts/raw/master/is.gd.dropzone) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

    in /var/www/getdestination.php on line 10

  8. Great app guys! Congrats on the 0.3.0 release!
    If only I could have the option to put dropzone on my menu bar rather on the dock, that will be awesome! Thanks again!

  9. anonymous says:

    One problem that makes Dropzone unusable for me: With dock magnification turned on, when the grid opens and you try to select action, the grid jumps to a lower posistion because the dock then gets unmagnified.

  10. Jake says:

    Must…have…. more…user contributed actions – please keep em’ coming!

  11. Du Song says:

    Please add a menubar icon and make it droppable!
    A lot of other apps(Quiet Read, Droplr) do it and quite useful.

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