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Drobo Apps
Giving You the Power


Your Life Simplified

DroboApps are a set of applications that extend the capabilities of the Drobo 5N and Drobo B800fs. Drobo has partnered with strategic application vendors and solution providers offering functionality that greatly enhances your Drobo experience.

Your Life, SimplifiedYour 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, Barracuda Copy, 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 Sync
BitTorrent Sync
Fast, private file sharing for teams and individuals. Data moves directly from device to device, skipping the cloud.
CrashPlan
CrashPlan
Service to backup data, locally, offsite and to the cloud.
ElephantDrive
ElephantDrive

Secure and automated cloud backup, optimized for Drobo.
ownCloud
ownCloud
Is an open source solution for file syncing and remote access. You own your cloud.
Pydio
Pydio
Open source software that turns instantly any server (on premise, NAS, cloud IaaS or PaaS) into a file sharing platform.

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

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

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

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

Open source multi-platform binary newsgroup downloader written in Python.
Sick Beard
Sick Beard

PVR application that downloads and manages TV shows optimized for use with SABnzbd.
Transmission
Transmission

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

Network Applications:

DroboApps providing network services for you and your business.

Koken
Koken
Content management and web site publishing for photographers.
Modoboa Mailserver
Modoboa Mailserver

Mail hosting and management platform with a modern and simplified Web User Interface for webmail services.
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.
ProFTPD
ProFTPD
Free and open-source FTP server software compatible with Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows.
WordPress
WordPress
Online, open source website creation tool written in PHP.

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.
Java
Java

A computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based and object-oriented.
Locale
Locale
Locale provides support for location-aware programs, correctly displaying currencies, time and date formats, and other local standards.
Mono
Mono
A software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications.
MySQL
MySQL
The world's most popular open source database.
Node.js
Node.js
Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine.
Perl
Perl
A highly capable, feature-rich programming language used primarily for developing Web applications.
Python
Python

A programming language for working more quickly and integrating systems more effectively.
Ruby
Ruby
Interpreted and object oriented scripting language with simple syntax.

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

SSH Server for secure command line access to a Drobo.
Git
Git
A version control system using distributed revisions for software development.
MC
MC
The Midnight Commander is a directory browsing and file manipulation program.
Nano
Nano
A text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface.
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.
Screen
Screen
Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.
SVN
SVN
Software versioning and revision control system distributed as free software under the Apache License.

Developers Welcome!Developers Welcome!

DroboApps are created using the official Drobo Software Development Kit (SDK), which is available for download exclusively from Drobo Forums. It provides the tools and documentation necessary to create your own DroboApp. If you would like to develop a new DroboApp, update or improve an existing one, or find out how you can get involved, start by visiting the Forums where you can register to find out more about using the SDK.

Registering for Drobo Forums is free and anyone who owns a Drobo can join. Drobo Forums also provides message boards where you can interact with other developers, as well as Drobo engineers. It’s a place to upload and download the latest DroboApp builds and experience other community features.

Note that the selection of DroboApps on drobo.com is at the sole discretion of Drobo and Drobo retains editorial rights over content posted. Usage of this site, Drobo, Drobo Dashboard, DroboApps, Drobo Forum, and the SDK are subject to their respective terms of service and applicable End User License Agreements.