After an extended three years in beta, developer Richard Wang has released FluffyApp 2.0, a major new release of his freeware client for Windows users wishing to share files using the CloudApp file-sharing service.
Version 2.0 introduces a new flyout, Internet Explorer trigger plugin and adds various tweaks and improvements, such as using Windows’ own shortcut key mechanism for greater reliability.
The app, which segues in seamlessly with the Mac-friendly CloudApp service, now displays its drop history as a flyout in a similar way to how Windows displays the Action Center and other Notification area icons. Users simply click the FluffyApp icon to access this.
The flyout also provides an additional two tabs: uploads for dragging and dropping files to, and text for publishing text or shortened links.
Version 2.0 also disables the Notification area dropzone by default – users can manually re-enable this, allowing them to drag files in the general vicinity of the Notification area to upload them, via the program’s Options dialog.
The Options screen itself has also been consolidated, and partially split into the FluffyApp context menu, with Plugins now given their own separate section. A new Internet Explorer trigger plugin, allowing users to shorten the URL in the currently active tab for sharing, joins other major browsers in version 2.0.
The login screen has also been incorporated into the new flyout, and comes with an improved sign-in error flow. FluffyApp 2.0 also re-engineers the way it uses hotkeys to follow the Windows-provided mechanism, ensuring a large number of issues with the original release have now been resolved.
The update is rounded off with fixes for various, unspecified connection errors. FluffyApp 2.0 is available now as a freeware download for Windows with .NET Framework 4.0 or later installed. Windows 7 or later is recommended. Users will also require a free or paid-for CloudApp account.