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Droopy Is A Dead Simple File Sharing Web Server

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’re looking for a dead simple way for people to share files with you, Droopy is a mini web server with a singular function: helping people upload files to your computer.

Not everyone is technically inclined and sometimes you need people with little technical know-how to share files with you. Droopy makes it as simple as giving them a URL pointing to your home computer/server. You run the python-based web server on your computer, make sure there is an open port on your firewall, and anyone you share the URL with can share the files as easily as sending an email attachment.

Droopy is open-source and works wherever Python does.

Droopy [via Cool Tools]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/29/11

Comments (3)

  1. Ronan

    Where do I put the line of text to enable the picture and message to be displayed on the webpage? (see text below)

    Is it added to the Python.exe somehow?

    python ~/bin/droopy -m “Hi, it’s me Bob. You can send me a file.” -p ~/avatar.png

  2. Ronan

    Cancel that request, I figured it out.

    It really is a nice script too, thanks for posting ;)

  3. Ronan

    Droopy’s pagge link that gives you the url address is not working. Stackp is down :(

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