Wappwolf is an application designed to connect cloud based services to an individual's Dropbox to convert, sync, save, send, as well as many other actions that would normally require multiple programs. It is considered by its creators to be a "cloud based action store" for multiple actions that are customizable.Show more screenshots »
Wappwolf was founded by Micheal Eisler, Harald Weiss, Manuel Berger, Christian H. Leeb, and Dieter Dobersberger in July of 2010 for task automation in the cloud. The idea is to save time and allow users to be more productive. Unique visitors to the site are steadily on the rise up from hundreds to over 10,000 in five months.
Wappwolf introduces a new use for Dropbox rather than just storing and sharing files. Several automated actions are offered to easily send, convert, and manipulate files in other ways.
Users choose what to do with files placed in various folders. For example, during testing, a Wappwolf folder was entered. After clicking "next", the user has the option of deciding what to do with files placed in that folder. Documents may be converted to PDF, PDF to TXT, uploaded to Google Drive, printed via Google Cloud Print, sent to the user's Kindle, uploaded to Slideshare, signed with an electronic signature, or converted to an eBook.
Once signed in, users choose options for the various types of files offered. Users may also write text on the image, convert to black and white or grayscale, add a photo effect, stamp a logo, upload it to Facebook or other sharing sites, or even find similar images via Google imagesearch.
Any file may be zipped, saved in Dropbox, renamed, uploaded to FTP, uploaded to box, SkyDrive, Sugarsync, Evernote, Basecamp, or be encrypted.
Sent items may be tweeted, set as Facebook status, or sent to a URL shortener.
Some of the more advanced features may require a search of the Knowledge base or request for support, for example, adding a logo to a photo or adding a digital signature. Some actions take longer than others as well, so users must be patient to view the results and if there is an error, check the process or file to see if they have completed the information correctly.
It is well worth taking the time to learn the ins and outs of Wappwolf as it will obviously save a lot of time in the long run. It has stunning functionality, though, and is worth figuring it out. Some of the automations are intuitive, and some seem to be more difficult to navigate, but all are useful once mastered.
To register for Wappwolf, users must connect with Dropbox. Users may choose to connect with their entire Dropbox account or with one folder access. Limited access allows access to only one folder for actions from Wappwolf.
Users may also sign up with an email address, but a Dropbox account is needed to utilize the application.
Wappwolf is, surprisingly, completely free to use. The only charges would be those associated with connected programs, such as Kindle.
This is an application that anyone can use. Businesses or individual users may set actions for recurring file needs by applying automated actions to Dropbox folders. Documents, images, and other files can all be managed quickly and easily through one application. Plans are in the works to add an iPad/iPhone app, Wappwolf client, Addins, and Plugins.