Automate sorting of Files and Folders With DropIt

It’s all hard work when you try organizing your files and folders, by manually searching them and moving to specified destination. Very few viable options exist that execute the task as required. So if you want to get out of this monotonous routine work and save both time and effort, try DropIt!

DropIt is a flexible tool to automate sorting & organize files and folders. The open-source tool is a freeware, however the author, for further development of the program encourages and accepts donations of $0.50 upwards.

How to use DropIt

  • Click on the download tab DropIt V 4.0.1 Setup.exe
  • Select a language once the download is complete and launch the program
  • You will notice a small floating DropIt image in the form of a Down-arrow on your computer screen

  • Now, make a right-click on the icon, it will display a context menu immediately
  • Choose ‘Associations’ and under the ‘Manage Associations’ window add name files/folders names to be sorted, choose associated programs for them to open, define actions and specify destination

  • Drag and Drop a group of assorted files/folders to floating DropIt image and wait for the program to sort them and move to specified destination folder
  • To configure any changes in a profile, select ‘Profiles’ and then ‘Customize’. Click ‘New’ to create a new one or double-click on a profile to edit it

  • Also, ‘Options’ in the DropIt context menu would let you open the configuration window and tweak some general interface settings and select positioning mode

Hotkeys

In Manage Associations, Customize Profiles and Folder Monitoring windows you can use:

  1. Ctrl + N to create a new item
  2. Ctrl + R to remove a selected item (for monitored folders)
  3. Del to remove a selected item (for associations and profiles)
  4. Double-Click to modify a selected item or create a new one if nothing is selected
  5. Enter to modify a selected item
  6. If you have selected Lock target image position in Options, you can press the SHIFT key while dragging with your left mouse button (it temporarily unlocks the target image).

DropIt works well on all versions of Windows Operating System. It can be downloaded from here.

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