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In this page you can find the meaning of the main lexical terms used in DropIt.
One of the most powerful features of DropIt is the support to customize the
Destination of your
Associations. To do it, you can use an unlimited number of Abbreviations, generally known as “environment variables”, that DropIt will replace with related values during the process.
DropIt allows to process your files and folders with several Actions. When you create an
Association, you have to select one Action. It will be used on
Matching Files and Folders during the process.
In addition to the normal
Rules, DropIt allows to define Additional Filters to decide what files and folders will be processed. It is possible for example to filter by size, by date and by content.
DropIt needs to know how to process files and folders, to automate it. So it allows to create an unlimited number of Associations between
Rules to filter files/folders and the
Action to process them.
When you are editing an
Association, the main configuration to define for each
Action is the Destination. It represents for example “where files will be moved”, or “where archives will be created”, or “how files will be removed”.
To decide what will be processed with an
Action, you need to define how your files and folders will be filtered by DropIt. You can do it defining some Rules for your
Association. They can be Rules with normal syntax (you can find some examples from the “Rule Settings” button in that field), or can be
Regular Expressions (for advanced users, they can be enabled from the “Rule Settings” button).
DropIt uses a special minimalist interface. It is defined as Target Image or Floating Icon. It floats on your screen and you can also move it with drag&drop. To process files and folders, you simply have to drop them on the Target Image. You can right click it to open the
Main Context Menu. You can also modify and change the Target Image from
Profiles » Customize.