OneShot for Mac
Using the Dropbox cloud service for quickly sharing documents or images with others is a very common practice because it is fairly convenient: all you have to do is upload the files to the Public folder, and then extract the link to the file via the item’s contextual menu.
Effortless to install menu bar solution for uploading content to your Dropbox account
OneShot is a small Mac OS X status bar menu application designed to push things even further: it will automatically upload your screenshots to the linked Dropbox account, and place the shortened URL link to your clipboard, regardless if the files are stored in the Public directory or not. In addition, you can also upload files or folders via a single drag and drop on top of the app’s icon.
At launch, OneShot places a small icon in your status bar which provides quick access to most of the app’s functions: you get to capture screenshots, browse your upload history, or pause syncing. The same area enables you to open the app’s Preferences window.
Streamlined procedure for uploading content to your Dropbox account
To be able to actually use the application, you must first link it to a Dropbox account: navigate to the Dropbox tab in the Preferences window, and press the appropriate button. The application will open the authorization URL in your default browser, and you must confirm the connection.
By default, OneShot uploads the files and folders to the Dropbox root folder, but you can easily change that via the Preferences: you can change the default upload path, or define a separate path for screenshots.
Unsophisticated utility for quickly sharing data via your Dropbox account
Once the uploading process is done, OneShot generates direct links to the files and places the URLs on your pasteboard. The links are processed by the Google URL Shortener, but you can also decide to use custom links or standard Dropbox URLs.