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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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Offer Ends Friday!


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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Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: MacBozo] #576596 06/05/12 05:28 PM
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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.

Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #576613 06/05/12 08:50 PM
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We covered some of this here.

Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: Reboot] #576627 06/05/12 10:48 PM
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Here's a good article comparing cloud services... not what I'm lookin for quite, but still a good read.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/40364/icloud-google-music-dropbox-skydrive-amazon-cloud-player

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Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Here's a good article comparing cloud services... not what I'm lookin for quite, but still a good read.
Thanks, good info.

idisk was pretty easy for the person you're sending the files to to use. yousendit is probably just about as easy except for the requirement of the other side having to set up an account to upload files.

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I see, thanks. What they want in the future is to make one sign up for Dropbox to use it. As it is now one doesn't need to be logged in or have an account to access a Public folder.

Nothing is free anymore.

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Well, I've decided to go with a combo of DB (after all) and the FTP option in my Network Solutions hosting package. The free version of DB meets my needs, and the more clients and vendors I invite, the more storage I earn. No one client can see or access the others' folders, so I don't even need the public folder. I'm hosting images for CL ads and all of my images for this site on NetSol. My iDisk is empty now — broom-clean, as they say, so Apple can have the keys any time. grin


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Originally Posted By: Jim_
I see, thanks. What they want in the future is to make one sign up for Dropbox to use it. As it is now one doesn't need to be logged in or have an account to access a Public folder.

Nothing is free anymore.


It makes sense, since you can link to any file in your DB.


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Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: MacBozo] #577680 06/19/12 07:46 PM
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Possible ways to send files to Dropbox.

SendtoDropbox http://sendtodropbox.com/
AirDropper https://airdropper.com/
FileStork <snip> blog from the site says the service is closing down edit by ~thightower
Dropittome http://dropitto.me
Jot Form / Dropbox Forms http://www.jotform.com/dropbox/
DeliverBox http://signup.deliverbox.net/ They say you can get links for files up to 5GB so the files don't actually get to your Dropbox

More may be listed in the Dropbox wiki http://www.dropboxwiki.com/

Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #577692 06/19/12 09:45 PM
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Awesome.
Perfect timing too.
Thank you so much!

I miss the old days when you had to know what you're doing before sending a file.
I just got a 96MB CMYK Photoshop file with 21 layers that I reduced to a 820K bitmap file.
Freakin' amateurs.

Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: steveg] #578208 06/27/12 07:17 PM
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My iDisk is empty now — broom-clean, as they say, so Apple can have the keys any time.


Mine too... nearly. Still a few files I'm dishing out to clients... then adios.

Re: Mobile Me replacement [Re: NucleusG4] #578230 06/27/12 11:44 PM
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My iDisk = <crickets>


I'm on Dropbox for 2 days now … now I'm pimping everyone with referrals. Only up to 4 free Gb … I'm hoping to get at least 20. laugh




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