Happy New Year 2016! 🎉

Thank you for choosing Jumpshare for sharing your files. Last year, our users uploaded and shared almost 5 million files, which were viewed and downloaded an amazing 11 million times altogether!

We want to help you share your best work with your team and clients, so today, we’re releasing a document controls bar for the file viewer, with a new option to switch to fullscreen, or print the document, and the ability to view images in their original resolution without compression.

Last year, we introduced nested folders on the web, and launched an all-new, powerful Mac app. We continued adding useful features like Favorites, List view, flawless PDF output, Sketch integration, and voice clips recording.The success of our web and Mac apps have helped us grow immensely – both as a file sharing platform, and as a team.

2016 will be absolutely spectacular!

Our iPhone app is just a few weeks away from launch. We are making final preparations as I write this blog post. Within the Jumpshare team, we’ve almost completely shifted to using this app since there’s little to no need to open the web app anymore. It’s that good! Once launched, the Android app will follow soon.

A completely overhauled Windows app is right around the corner, too. It meets the excellent standard set by our Mac app, and then effortlessly goes beyond it. Everything our users love about the Mac app – lightning fast uploads, nifty annotation, screen & voice recording tools, and general, rock-solid reliability – is there, plus other features we want to keep as a surprise for now.

On top of launching these apps, we’re working on comments, and other features to help you take feedback and collaborate with your team and clients from anywhere!

We have lots of exciting things planned for 2016, and can’t wait to unveil them over the coming months. We hope Jumpshare will play an important part in helping you achieve greater success.

Happy New Year!

– The Jumpshare Team

New In Jumpshare: List view, and Incredible PDF output

These are exciting times to be a Jumpshare user!

Firstly: for a limited time, we are offering a steep 37% discount off Jumpshare Plus. This is the first time we’ve ever put Jumpshare Plus on sale! There’s incredible value to be found in this deal, especially since many powerful Plus-exclusive features are launching in the near future.

Secondly: we are introducing two popularly demanded features: List view, and pixel-perfect PDF output. We’ve carefully engineered both to ensure they live up to Jumpshare’s high standards.

List view

We designed Jumpshare to be a visual stream of your files. The current thumbnail design gives you a great bird’s eye view of your work, but it isn’t for everyone. Power users who upload minor variations of the same file focus on the names first, and thumbnail previews second. Some users simply prefer list view over thumbnail view, since that is what they use generally. That’s why starting today, you can switch to List view to move through your files faster!

List view puts filenames front and center so you can work faster as your files and their organization grows increasingly complex; compact previews are shown alongside so you can take a quick peek at your files. Simply visit your Settings page to switch to list view.

Incredible PDF output

Thanks to a complete rewrite of our PDF conversion engine, PDF documents look downright incredible in our file viewer! Fonts look beautiful, images are razor-sharp and layouts are pixel-perfect. PDFs are one of the most regularly shared files on Jumpshare, so this will improve everyone’s file sharing experience.

PDF output

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New in Jumpshare: Favorites moves to sidebar, bigger custom logos, and more

We make a slew of improvements and release new features every month. From today onwards, we will be publishing monthly blog posts detailing all the major and minor changes we’ve made to our product.

After releasing our new Mac app, we are working towards launching powerful Windows and iPhone apps. Development is progressing at a fast clip, so expect them soon!

Meanwhile, we’ve made some improvements to the web app in the last month. Here’s what’s new:

Favorites moves to sidebar

Many of our users mark their important items as Favorites to access them quickly. At any given day, over a thousand items are marked as favorites. You can now quickly access your most important files from the new ‘Favorites’ tab in sidebar.

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Tip: To mark any item as favorite, right-click on it and select ‘Favorite’.

Sorting moves to header

We have updated the header to make space for sorting. Now you can quickly sort your items inside a folder from the “Sort” drop down menu. We’ve also replaced the More button with the popular ‘ooo’ icon that users recognize for contextual options.

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Upload larger custom logos


Custom branding is the most popular Jumpshare Plus feature, and we’ve made it even better! You can now upload high-resolution logos that look incredible on 2K and Retina displays.

Better Analytics

Analytics in Jumpshare Plus gives you comprehensive stats on how, where, and when your files are viewed or downloaded. We’ve made two improvements to Analytics to help you make informed decisions faster. You can now instantly preview top files by clicking on the magnifying glass icon 🔍, so you always know which file is popular for any given date range.

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Another improvement is when you hover over the file activity graph, you will see both views and downloads count in a single tooltip. It eliminates the need to move your mouse twice to view file activity for each day.

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Download files while they’re still processing

Larger, more complex files can take a little more time to process before they can be previewed in our file viewer. We’ve tweaked our design so the recipients you’ve shared files with can download them immediately after upload completes without having to wait for the processing to finish.

Happy sharing!

How To Get Started With AppleScript Automation Using Jumpshare

Jumpshare for Mac 2.1.1 comes with support with AppleScript, allowing you to use our capable app for handling file-sharing tasks in your automation scripts. The app also comes with utilities for taking and annotating screenshots, screencasts, recording voice clips, and saving bookmarks. They are all available for use in your scripts.

In this blog post, we will show you how to start using Jumpshare in your AppleScripts.

Your first Jumpshare-powered AppleScript

Assuming you have downloaded and are using Jumpshare for Mac (if not, download from Mac App Store), open Script Editor on your Mac.

Image shows AppleScript Script Editor launch menu

Click on New Document. Type in the following:

tell application "Jumpshare"
    show window
end tell

Do not copy-paste the above-written script; type it out instead. If you copy-paste it, you may see syntax errors.

Image shows written script in Script Editor before being compiled.

Click on the Compile button (it looks like a hammer). If your script is correct, it will compile properly. Script Editor will change your script’s typeface to show it has compiled successfully.

Image shows compiled script in Script Editor.

Now click on the Play icon to execute the script! If it worked correctly, the Jumpshare app will show its window.

What’s Possible with Jumpshare + AppleScript

Jumpshare for Mac allows nine different scripting commands using AppleScript. We’ve listed them below, along with how to use them.

  • Upload a file or directory using ‘upload <filepath>‘ e.g.
    upload ((POSIX file "/Users/JumpshareKangaroo/Downloads/document.pdf") as alias)
  • Capture screen using ‘capture screenshot
  • Record screencast using ‘capture screencast
  • Compose a note (plain-text, code, or Markdown) using ‘compose
  • Bookmark a link using ‘bookmark “<URL>”
  • Record voice clip using ‘record voice clip
  • Upload anything from system clipboard using ‘upload from clipboard
  • Show Jumpshare window using ‘show window
  • Hide Jumpshare window using ‘hide window

Use these in a number of different combinations with your existing AppleScripts to make your workflows even more powerful. If you have any more suggestions for AppleScript scripting commands, please let us know in the comments section, or by emailing us at hello@jumpshare.com. Happy scripting!


New In Jumpshare For Mac: Sketch integration + Voice clips + Favorites tab + More!

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Jumpshare for Mac 2.1.1 is out with voice clip recording, Sketch integration, a new Favorites tab, local image annotation, support for Share Sheet and AppleScript, and optimizations for OS X El Capitan. Your uploads now go to My Uploads dashboard, but you can turn it off if you wish.

Record voice clips


Introducing Voice Recording! Sometimes there is no better way to communicate than using your natural voice. You can quickly start recording a voice clip by pressing Cmd+Shift+8, or clicking on the microphone icon in the Jumpshare app.

Go ahead and sing, play a song, wish someone a happy birthday, or just leave a quick message. As usual, you will get a shareable link as soon as you stop recording.

Upload directly from Sketch

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After working with Bohemian Coding – the great people behind Sketch – we’ve introduced the single most popularly requested feature in Jumpshare for Mac. You can now directly upload your designs from Sketch by just using the Jumpshare hotkey Option+D. You’ll get a shareable link copied to your clipboard immediately. Great for getting feedback from your team and clients!

Keep your files close, your favorites closer


Mark important files as ‘Favorite’ and access them from the Favorites tab by clicking on the Star icon in the Jumpshare app. We use it to quickly access important files and folders and to share them again.

Annotate any image, not just screenshots

Annotate any image, not just screenshots

Users love our screenshot annotation tools so much, they regularly take screenshots of other images just so they can annotate and upload with Jumpshare. We’ve made it easier for you! Just right-click on any image and go to Services > Annotate with Jumpshare.

Share sheets integration

Share sheet integration

We have added support for OS X Share Sheets, so you can share files or links directly from any app that supports it. This significantly increases the number of apps Jumpshare can integrate directly with!

Uploads now go straight to your Dashboard

Previously, Desktop Uploads was the all-in-one folder for anything uploaded from the Mac app. Based on your feedback, we’ve tweaked the Mac app so that all files now go straight to your My Uploads Dashboard on the web. As a result, it is now a lot easier to find recently uploaded files, screenshots, notes, etc. Now your web, desktop and mobile (coming soon) stream will be in sync!

That’s not all though. With Jumpshare, you’re in control at all times. If you feel your dashboard is getting cluttered with too many screenshots, you have the option to upload screenshots, screencasts, notes, links and voice clips to “Desktop Uploads” folder, while general files and folders go to My Uploads dashboard.

Create powerful workflows with AppleScript

Jumpshare for Mac 2.1.1 comes with support for AppleScript! We’ve got nine scripting commands you can use to upload a file, take screenshots, record your screeen or a voice clip, or upload anything from your clipboard, etc. Adding Jumpshare to handle all your file-sharing needs in your already-existing scripts will boost your productivity even further.


If you like the new update, please consider leaving a review on the Mac App Store.

Complete changelog:

– New: Record voice clips by pressing ⌘⇧8 or clicking on the microphone icon in the app
– New: Mark important items as ‘Favorite’ to quickly access them later
– New: Share directly from Sketch using Jumpshare Hotkey
– New: Option to delete screenshots from your desktop after upload
– New: Annotate any image from your local drive
– New: Support for Share Sheet
– New: Support for AppleScript so you can use Jumpshare with your favorite apps
– New: All files will now upload to your My Uploads dashboard on Jumpshare.com
– New: Option to upload screenshots, screencasts, audio clips, notes and links to “Desktop Uploads” folder
– Fixed: Selecting text or shape position while annotating was not precise
– Fully compatible and optimized for OS X 10.11 El Capitan
– Numerous bugs, performance and stability improvements

Important Changes To Deliver A Unified File Sharing Experience


After listening to your feedback and investigating how people use Jumpshare, we discovered that over 50% of all collections only have a single file inside them. To access a single file, users had to click twice – once on the collection, and once on the file itself! With thousands of single files being uploaded daily, it led to many unnecessary clicks.

Starting today, we’re making two changes on the web:

  • All single files you upload will appear directly in My Uploads dashboard, accessible with just one click
  • Collections are now simply called Folders

This will not change how you share multiple files – when you upload two or more files from the My Uploads, a new folder will be created automatically.

The immediate benefit is you will now see more items per row, which is especially useful when using Jumpshare on smaller displays. You can also now merge, copy, move, and delete items directly from My Uploads, helping you organize your work faster. Lastly, you can mark individual files as favorites for faster access. All this was not possible before with collections.

As we prepare to launch our iPhone app, these changes will offer a unified file sharing experience across all platforms.

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P.S. We’re looking for beta testers for our iPhone app. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this form. Only the first 100 people will be given early access.

Jumpshare for Mac 2.0 Adds Screenshot Annotation, Screencasting, Note-Taking Tools And More!

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After over a year of designing, brainstorming and rethinking our desktop file-sharing experience, we are proud to announce the second major release of Jumpshare for Mac. Version 2.0 allows you to annotate screenshots, record screencasts, and compose notes in text, markdown, or code before quickly sharing them via link or email. There are dozens of other feature additions, tweaks, and general improvements which will make your file-sharing experience better.

Jumpshare for Mac singlehandedly replaces multiple, dedicated tools for the same tasks – so you can spend less time switching between apps, and focus more on doing your creative work!

Complete Changelog v2.0.6

  • Capture and edit (annotate) screenshots
  • Capture screencasts (you can also record mouse clicks and voice)
  • Compose Note (Text, Markdown, and Code)
  • Share links (add + at the end of the URL to bypass the Jumpshare file viewer and take people directly to the link)
  • Copy direct link or images (right-click any image and select Copy Direct Link option)
  • Better file and folder upload (yes, drop multiple files and folders to the menu bar to share quickly)
  • Scroll bar so you can view 20 latest items from the popover window
  • Advanced Copy Link tab in Share box
  • Ability to choose what items to show in pop-over window (All collections or Desktop Uploads collection only, and last modified or recently created items)
  • Select viewer theme (white or black) from the Preferences
  • Option to downscale Retina screenshots
  • Option to automatically upload screenshots from desktop
  • View Advanced Stats (right-click any item and select View Stats)
  • Multiple uploads (drop as many files and we will add them in queue)
  • Auto resume uploads when waking up from sleep
  • Faster uploads
  • Better keyboard shortcuts
  • Now supports OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Numerous bug fixes
  • Stability and backend improvements

and a lot more…

Mark Your Important Collections As Favorite So They’re Easier To Access

When you have too many collections, some of your more important ones tend to get lost in the stream. In order to help you quickly access your important collections, we’re launching “Favorities”. Open any collection and click the Star icon next to the collection name in the header. Once you’ve marked a collection as favorite, just head back to the My Uploads dashboard and click the “Favorites” tab to view that collection. We hope this little feature will help you become more productive.

Starring Collection

You can click the Favorites tab to view the collections you’ve favorited and not worry about losing them in all the other collections. With “Favorites” you no longer have to be afraid of losing important collections in your stream.

Favorites in dashboard

For existing users who have desktop apps installed and for Jumpshare Plus users who use the Inbox feature, by default, we’re marking both “Desktop Uploads” and “Inbox” collections as favorite. This will help you quickly access them from the Favorites tab.

Smarter Thumbnails

We continue to make changes behind the scenes to improve your file sharing experience. Starting today, you will see previews of spreadsheet, code, note, markdown, eBook, font, and CAD file in the thumbnails. You could already preview these files in our file viewer, but getting a glimpse of the content by looking at the thumbnails will help you navigate better.

Happy sharing!

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