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TextUploader.com Rebooted - Version 2.0

10/29/13 9:55:00 PM UTC
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Since our acquisition of TextUploader.com, it has been our goal to make it a true competitor in its space. TextUploader.com version 2.0 reflects this vision and is something we are very proud to release to our users.

First, let's look at some of the features that have changed with TextUploader.com.

  1. New Look. The interface features a sleek new look to help focus on using and sharing our service.

  2. Versions. When you use your TextUploader account, we now save versions of the posts you create. The revision history, along with a basic "diff" function, is easily accessible on the post page.

  3. Drag and Drop HTML5 Text Uploader. No longer do you have to "upload" your files to us. We convert them at the browser level. This allows you to drag virtually any editable text file into TextUploader.com, make your changes, and save it!

  4. Posts By Email. Each TextUploader.com account comes with a unique email address that you can submit text posts to.

  5. Brand New API. We want to see what you can do with our service. Build it into your app using our simple RESTful API. Need integration help? Want to see additional features? Let us know!

  6. New URL Shortener - txt.do. Don't worry - your existing short-links will continue to work (txtup.net and txtup.co). We consolidated our shortening service into txt.do for all future links.

  7. Improved Logging. We are collecting a vast amount of data about your post and it's life cycle. In future versions, we will expose this data so you can track the performance and audience information of your TextUploader.com posts.

  8. Social Sharing. At the top of each post, you now have the option to easily share your posts across the most popular social networks.

  9. Secure Account Access. We have updated the system to better handle account authentication. This includes utilizing SSL when logging in and accessing items in your account.

  10. Improved Email Notifications. We've brought email notifications back! Forget your password? We can now send you password reset emails. We also alert you when your account has been modified to keep you in the loop.

With the rollout of these new changes, there are also some critical changes to the way TextUploader.com performs. For example:

  1. TextUploader.com, in the past, used case sensitive short urls. That is no longer the case, but there are a small fraction of posts that we have to deactivate to make this work. If you had a post on TextUploader.com, that is no longer working, drop us an email. We will do our best to restore it at a new URL that doesn't depend on case.

  2. txtup.net and txtup.co has unofficially been retired. We have no immediate or future plans to completely deactivate these domains, but be forewarned now - these short domains are no longer our primary short-links. Previously created posts will still be able to use them, but all posts going forward will use the txt.do shortener. We've also changed all references in our dashboard to point to the new domain txt.do.

So, what's next? First, some of our new features - post by email, revision history, etc - have very relaxed limits. In the future, we plan on creating premium and fermium accounts that adjust these limits accordingly. We also plan on integrating dropbox and other services to input and output files. Have a feature you want to see on TextUploader? Send us a note and we will do our best to get it included!

For now, please check out our new Help and Developer pages for additional information.

Happy uploading!

TextUploader.com is a free text hosting application. Some of our many features include: syntax highlighting, url shortening, easy to use interface, drag n' drop text file uploads, post TTLs, revision history, post-by-email and much more!