Droopy is a mini web server whose sole purpose is to let others upload files to your computer.
Say you're chatting with a friend on MSN (perhaps with the excellent pidgin ?). She wants to send you amazing photos she took last week-end, so she uses the MSN file transfer service. Unfortunately, the zip file is over 50 MB and it's painfully slow. Now relax, droopy comes to rescue.
Does it work on my computer ?
You can use it on Unix (Linux, BSD, MacOSX) and Windows. Droopy is a python script so you'll need to have Python installed.
How to use it ?
Droopy is a command-line program. I'll suppose you've downloaded and saved the file in ~/bin/. Go to the directory where you want the uploaded files to be stored, for example:
Then, run droopy. You can write a message and choose a picture to display:
python ~/bin/droopy -m "Hi, it's me Bob. You can send me a file." -p ~/avatar.png
And it's up and running on port 8000 of you computer. Check it out at http://localhost:8000, and give your computer's address to your friends.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This version will correctly save messages with --save-config.