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I like the concept of CloudApp, and I was wondering if there was a native client, or another service with similar functionality that is not Dropbox or Ubuntu One.


Drag 'n drop for file uploading,


It automatically copies the URL to the clipboard.

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"Automatically coping the URL (to the shared file) to the clipboard." is a killer feature. Is there anything with this functionality on Ubuntu? –  Simon Jez May 29 '11 at 7:59
support.getcloudapp.com/discussions/help/… - the CloudApp team is going to develop a client that could work on Ubuntu –  Simon Jez May 29 '11 at 8:11
@Jeznet 1. Yes there is. xclip does that quite nicely. And add that as an answer, and I'll accept it unless I find anything else. –  jrg May 29 '11 at 11:55

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Found it.

To get it working, you need to clone the repository. In order to do that, you need to install git-core - and while we're at it, we'll install the dependencies. to do that, run the following in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install git-core python-qt4

Once git-core is installed, run the following:

git clone https://github.com/abhinandh/py-cloudapp

cd py-cloudapp

python ./cloudapp&

There you go! You can now safely close the terminal. It'll continue running. Enter in your username/password for cloudapp, and you should be good to go!

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