Saturday, 6 September 2014

Share photos to Facebook and Twitter from "Send To" menu similar to Mac OS

OS X Share menu
Windows' Send to menu
In OS X we can share files and photos to different services like Facebook, Twitter, email etc through right click share menu.
In Windows OS, the equivalent option is is "Send To" present in right click context menu. But the option is very limited there, as you can see in the image at right. There is Share option in Charm Bar but it only works with modern apps.

After doing little research on Internet got to know that "Send to" menu is managed by "Send to" folder which can be opened by entering "shell:sendto" in run dialogue box without quotes.

In this folder you can place shortcuts for Cloud drives, you favorite folder or your favorite application.

I don't know much coding so I combined services (Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter) through IFTTT to achieve my goal.
And of-course it has few limitations like this method can only share photos not videos. But you will be able to click that link even in videos and other files, and this will only consume your data nothing will be uploaded to facebook. Also your post may be delayed by 15 minutes.
So if you are OK with limitation then proceed or if wanna help sort out these limitation please comment