What happens when you cross cloud storage apps and file sharing apps? You get Thunder, a free app available in the Mac App Store. Thunder is a quick way to share or upload your files and/or screen shots. Once you capture a screen shot it will instantly upload it to your cloud storage, apart from that it also allows you to upload any file you want by a simple drag and drop action on its menu bar icon. If you have more than one file to upload, then Thunder will send them to a zipped archive folder first and then upload them.
Now as you have noticed above that Thunder is a web application and before you start using it, you will need to sign up with a thunder account which is free. However, there is no sign of how long your files will be kept on the cloud storage or how much storage space you will be given.
When you install Thunder it shows up as a lightning bolt icon on your menu bar. Below is the very brief tutorial on how to use Thunder.
How to share files and take screen shots:
- Click the Thunder (lightning bolt icon) and select “take screenshot” option, or you can hold the command key and simply click on the thunder icon on the menu bar for a quick screen shot
- To upload any other files, simply drag and drop them on the thunder icon
Once your file has been queued for upload you can view the progress on the app’s icon or by opening the application’s menu.
The app has given us scarce options to manage its preferences and if the notifications are bothering you, you can always switch them off and you can manage whether or not to launch the application on start up.
Although the app is quiet efficient but you should be a bit vary of what you’re sharing because there is no indication of the time span your files will be kept online. So make sure that you’re using the app for a quick file share rather than a long term file sharing app.
Download Link: Thunder from Mac App Store