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Mobile Me replacement #576577 06/05/12 03:35 PM
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File storage with customer access.

Is YouSend It good for that?

Just got an email from them...

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I just need for customers to have access.
I know a lot of you are touting Drop Box.

Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #576578 06/05/12 03:40 PM
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I guess my problem with DropBox is ... does the customer need to download and install dropbox in order to send and receive files from me...yes. What a pain... I just want to send them a link they can upload to and download from.... just like Mobile Me's file storage.

Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #576579 06/05/12 03:43 PM
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Correction... no. They don't need DB to download a file.


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Sharing a read-only link instead

You can also link to files and folders in your Dropbox with a simple click. Friends and colleagues who click the link get a preview of the file in their browser with an option to download it - even if they don't have a Dropbox of their own. To see links in action, head over to this features page or learn how to make a link here.


But they can't upload.

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Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #576593 06/05/12 05:16 PM
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A few of my vendors use DB. I'm not impressed. But I, too, have been giving some though to YouSendIt. One of my video production vendors uses it, and as you might imagine, the files they're sharing are much-o grande, but handle like itty-bitty files. But I'm also considering the FTP function that comes w/my Network Solutions hosting package. That might be a little more secure for proprietary client files.


Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #576595 06/05/12 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Correction... no. They don't need DB to download a file.


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Sharing a read-only link instead

You can also link to files and folders in your Dropbox with a simple click. Friends and colleagues who click the link get a preview of the file in their browser with an option to download it - even if they don't have a Dropbox of their own. To see links in action, head over to this features page or learn how to make a link here.


But they can't upload.


DropBox takes up very little space and resources, it's free, and you could set up shared folders for each client (only that client has access to that specific folder), it's free, and files automagically sync between you and the client. It's free.


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Yah, but how much does it cost? grin


Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: MacBozo] #576598 06/05/12 05:51 PM
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I hear you MB... but then I gotta ask clients to install DB. Some clients are still complete and utter computer bufoons....

Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #576599 06/05/12 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
I hear you MB... but then I gotta ask clients to install DB. Some clients are still complete and utter computer bufoons....


Oh, well. I guess you can't fix stupid, but DB is stupid simple.


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Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #576612 06/05/12 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
But they can't upload.
With yousendit they have to at least register for an account then they can upload/download from the web interface from folders you make for them and set permissions on. They can download the app too.

If you didn't have the need for them to upload you could just use your website online space without extra cost.

Upload FTP to your domain web space is still a free option too if they give you enough ftp accounts but that does require a bit of internet knowledge for the uploader to install/launch an ftp app.

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