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Developers Welcome!

Drobo welcomes developers who want to create apps to run on Drobo 5N or Drobo B810n. There are cross-compiling tools chains for C/C++ developers, language support for Go, Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, a ful LAMP stack, WordPress, Node.js, and source management tools like SVN and GIT. Click here to learn more.

Your Life, Simplified

Your Life, Simplified

With over a hundred apps to choose from, DroboApps are a set of applications that extend the capabilities of Drobo NAS devices. When installed, DroboApps provide even more features for your Drobo. By partnering with strategic application vendors and solution providers we are able to offer functionality that greatly enhances your experience and what you can do with your Drobo.

DroboApps are simple to configure and manage, and can be installed within Drobo Dashboard. Applications like Plex, and Elephant Drive provide the ability to remotely access files, back up to the cloud, and serve media from anywhere on any device.

Cloud and Remote Access:

Cloud apps provide tools for backing up data to off-site providers, syncing with other machines, or remote access.

  • BitTorrent
    BitTorrent Sync
    Fast, private file sharing for teams and individuals. Data moves directly from device to device, skipping the cloud.

    Transmission
    BitTorrent Sync
    BitTorrent Sync: Sync uses peer-to-peer technology to provide fast, private file sharing for teams and individuals. By skipping the cloud, transfers can be significantly faster because files take the shortest path between devices. Sync does not store your information on servers in the cloud, avoiding cloud privacy concerns. Install Sync on your Drobo 5N to automatically keep all your folders in Sync continuously available through your Drobo.

  • CrashPlan
    CrashPlan
    Service to backup data, locally, offsite and to the cloud.

    CrashPlan
    CrashPlan
    CrashPlan: Local, remote, cloud based replication and backup. This is a port of the Linux CrashPlan agent designed to be used along a computer where the CrashPlan Client Application is installed.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Elephantdrive
    ElephantDrive
    Secure and automated cloud backup, optimized for Drobo.

    Elephantdrive
    ElephantDrive
    ElephantDrive: A cloud service that allows users to backup, archive and keep versions of their work. Easily manage and share files using the ElephantDrive web portal.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • ownCloud
    ownCloud
    Is an open source solution for file syncing and remote access. You own your cloud.

    ownCloud
    ownCloud
    ownCloud: OwnCloud is a suite of client-server software for creating file hosting services and using them. OwnCloud is functionally very similar to Dropbox, with the primary functional difference being that OwnCloud is free and open-source.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Pydio
    Pydio
    Open source software that turns instantly any server (on premise, NAS, cloud IaaS or PaaS) into a file sharing platform.

    Pydio
    Pydio
    Pydio: Pydio is a software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio provides enterprise-grade features to gain back control and privacy of your data.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

Entertainment Apps:

DroboApps for entertainment provide tools to stream video that you can watch at home or on the road.

  • FireFly
    FireFly
    Open-source media server for the Roku SoundBridge and iTunes.

    FireFly
    FireFly
    FireFly: Is a Drobo App based on the mt-daapd project, which allows users to stream their music library to iTunes, or any other client that is DAAP capable.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • MiniDLNA
    MiniDLNA
    Server software fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP clients that serves music, picture, and video files to clients on a network.

    MiniDLNA
    MiniDLNA
    MiniDLNA: MiniDLNA is a media server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP clients. MiniDNLA serves media files (music, pictures, and video) to clients on a network, such as portable media players, Smartphones, Televisions, and gaming systems (such as PS3 and Xbox 360).

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Plex
    Plex
    Home Media playback system with a central Server which can stream its media to many Plex player applications.

    Plex
    Plex
    Plex: The Plex media server streams your media to network capable connected devices. Watch movies, listen to your favorite music, and display your photos on connected TVs and devices via the Plex App.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

Media Collection:

These applications enable collecting media (music, video, photos) distributed on the internet. You are advised to use caution an not illegally collect copy righted material. Also be aware that file sharing content is an attack vector for malicious exploits against your computer, wallet, and personal information.

  • Aria 2
    Aria 2
    Lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility that supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.

    Aria 2
    Aria 2
    Aria 2: Aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. Aria2 can be manipulated via built-in JSON-RPC and XML-RPC interfaces.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Couch Potato
    Couch Potato
    Automatic Movie Downloading and PVR application for usenets & torrents.

    Couch Potato
    Couch Potato
    Couch Potato: CouchPotato: Automatic Movie Downloading via NZBs & Torrents.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Headphones
    Headphones
    Automatic music downloader for SABnzbd.

    Headphones
    Headphones
    Headphones: Automatic music downloader for SABnzbd.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • NZBget
    NZBget
    Usenet-client written in C++ and designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download speed by using very little system resources.

    NZBget
    NZBget
    NZBget: NZBGet is the most efficient usenet downloader. NZBGet is designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download speed by using very little system resources.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • SABnzbd
    SABnzbd
    Open source multi-platform binary newsgroup downloader written in Python.

    SABnzbd
    SABnzbd
    SABnzbd: Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Sick Beard
    Sick Beard
    PVR application that downloads and manages TV shows optimized for use with SABnzbd.

    Sick Beard
    Sick Beard
    Sick Beard: PVR application that downloads and manages your TV shows.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Transmission
    Transmission
    Transmission is a free BitTorrent client which features a simple user interface.

    Transmission
    Transmission
    Transmission: A lightweight BitTorrent client, which can be used to download and/or upload files.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

Network Applications:

DroboApps providing network services for you and your business.

  • Koken
    Koken
    Content management and web site publishing for photographers.

    Koken
    Koken
    Koken: Koken is content management and web site publishing for photographers. Your images are your most important asset. Koken treats them with the attention they deserve by including a full-featured management interface that looks and feels like a desktop application.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Modoboa Mailserver
    Modoboa Mailserver
    Mail hosting and management platform with a modern and simplified Web User Interface for webmail services.

    Modoboa Mailserver
    Modoboa Mailserver
    Modoboa Mailserver: Is a full featured email server package. It uses Postfix for SMTP and Dovecot for IMAP. The backend database is SQLite and the front-end is served by Modoboa’s elegant user interface.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • NFS
    NFS
    The Network File System (NFS) is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update file on a remote computer.

    NFS
    NFS
    NFS: Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system protocol. It allows users on client computers to access files over a network much like local storage is accessed.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • ProFTPD
    ProFTPD
    Free and open-source FTP server software compatible with Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows.

    ProFTPD
    ProFTPD
    ProFTPD: ProFTPD (short for Pro FTP daemon) is an FTP server. ProFTPD is among the most popular FTP servers in Unix-like environments today. ProFTPD’s primary design goal is to be a highly feature rich FTP server, exposing a large amount of configuration options to the user.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • WordPress
    WordPress
    Online, open source website creation tool written in PHP.

    WordPress
    WordPress
    WordPress: WordPress is a content management system (CMS). Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress users may install and switch between themes. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

    System Applications:

    These applications provide basic services and libraries for advanced users and other DroboApps.

  • Apache
    Apache
    Apache is a freely available Web server that is distributed under an “open source” license.

    Apache
    Apache
    Apache: The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is the world’s most used web server software. In 2009, it became the first web server software to serve more than 100 million websites.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Java
    Java
    A computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based and object-oriented.

    Java
    Java
    Java: A computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based and object-oriented.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Locale
    Locale
    Locale provides support for location-aware programs, correctly displaying currencies, time and date formats, and other local standards.

    Locale
    Locale
    Locale: Locale is for other location-aware programs or libraries for rendering text, correctly displaying regional monetary values, time and date formats, alphabetic idiosyncrasies, and other locale-specific standards.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Mono
    Mono
    A software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications.

    Mono
    Mono
    Mono: Mono is an ECMA standard-compliant, .NET Framework-compatible set of tools including, among others, a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime. Mono’s purpose is to allow Microsoft .NET applications to run on other platforms.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • MySQL
    MySQL
    The world’s most popular open source database.

    MySQL
    MySQL
    MySQL: A full implementation of the popular open-source RDBMS.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Node.js
    Node.js
    Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine.

    Node.js
    Node.js
    Node.js: Node.js is a runtime environment for developing server-side web applications. Node.js applications are written in JavaScript and can be run within the Node.js runtime on many platforms. It uses Google V8 JavaScript engine to execute code.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Perl
    Perl
    A highly capable, feature-rich programming language used primarily for developing Web applications.

    Perl
    Perl
    Perl: A highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 25 years of development.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Python
    Python
    A programming language for working more quickly and integrating systems more effectively.

    Python
    Python
    Python: A programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Ruby
    Ruby
    Interpreted and object oriented scripting language with simple syntax.

    Ruby
    Ruby
    Ruby: Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, object-oriented, general-purpose programming language. It supports multiple programming paradigms, including functional, object-oriented, and imperative. It also has a dynamic type system and automatic memory management.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

System Utilities:

DroboApps dedicated to power users, DroboApp and software developers, and IT personnel.

  • 7-Zip
    7-Zip
    Open source file archiver software used primarily to compress and decompress files.

    7-Zip
    7-Zip
    7-Zip: 7-Zip is an open source file archiver, an application used primarily to compress files. 7-Zip uses its own 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Bash
    Bash
    Bash is a Unix shell and command language written by Brian Fox for the GNU Project.

    Bash
    Bash
    Bash: Bash is a Unix shell and command language. It has been distributed widely as the shell for the GNU operating system and as a default shell on Linux and OS X.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Dropbear
    Dropbear
    SSH Server for secure command line access to a Drobo.

    Dropbear
    Dropbear
    Dropbear: A relatively small SSH server.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Git
    Git
    A version control system using distributed revisions for software development.

    Git
    Git
    Git: Git is a widely used version control system for software development. It is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • MC
    MC
    The Midnight Commander is a directory browsing and file manipulation program.

    MC
    MC
    MC: Midnight Commander is a visual file manager. It is a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Nano
    Nano
    A text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface.

    Nano
    Nano
    Nano: Nano is a text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface. Nano is designed to be a free replacement for the Pico text editor. It aims to “emulate Pico as closely as possible and perhaps include extra functionality”.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • QuickPar
    QuickPar
    Software that creates Parity Volumes, which are used to verify that a set of files have not been corrupted, or to reconstruct damaged files.

    QuickPar
    QuickPar
    QuickPar: QuickPar is a software application that creates parchives used as verification and recovery information for a file or group of files, and uses the recovery information, if available, to attempt to reconstruct the originals from the damaged files and the PAR volumes.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • Screen
    Screen
    Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.

    Screen
    Screen
    Screen: GNU Screen is a software application that can be used to multiplex several virtual consoles, allowing a user to access multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal window or remote terminal session.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

  • SVN
    SVN
    Software versioning and revision control system distributed as free software under the Apache License.

    SVN
    SVN
    SVN: Apache Subversion is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation.

    App available through Drobo Dashboard.

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