Sharing Files

Hightail: Back Up, Share & Email Files

by JL Beeken on 1-26-2014

HightailNowadays, online file back up and sharing is ubiquitous. When I wrote this post about YouSendIt almost 7 years ago, it was a big deal. In the interim YouSendIt became Hightail and added mobile apps and access as well. For the sake of present relevance, here it is again in a refreshed format.
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How To Invite People To Dropbox

by JL Beeken on 9-27-2013

DropboxInviting people to Dropbox is simple. It’s also a question that gets asked over and over again, so the answer is worth repeating. This post was originally published in May 2012. It’s been updated to reflect the latest version of Dropbox. … [continued]

nFS: Share Data

by JL Beeken on 11-30-2012

Family Tree is coming, in all its technical glory. They say. I have faith. And then we’ll be able to share our data in a happier way.

I’m smitten and here’s some reasons you should be too. … [continued]

Access Dropbox Public Folder

by JL Beeken on 5-22-2012

DropboxYou cannot access anyone’s Public Dropbox folder unless they’ve given you the link to it. You can’t search Dropbox folders.

There’s a common misconception that Dropbox folders are listed in a directory of drop boxes somewhere, and people can put files in and take files out anytime they want to at some mysterious location, if only someone would tell us where it is. … [continued]

Dropbox Links

by JL Beeken on 5-22-2012

DropboxTry not to over-think Dropbox links. I doubt they could make it any easier than it already is.

There are links to everything in your Dropbox. You can share anything you want to. Either individual files or folders or individual files within folders. … [continued]

Screen-Sharing With Skype

by JL Beeken on 2-07-2012

(If you’re wondering why screen-sharing with Skype seems it doesn’t work for free anymore, it’s because Skype counts your webcam and your screen-share as two different videos and you can only have one. So you have to turn your webcam off if you want to use screen-share. Under Call, choose Video and Stop Video.)

Between my cousin, Sam, and my other Cuz I’ve pretty much got a full-time job here.

They’ve both got themselves set up with Skype so we can spend a lot of time screen-sharing. … [continued]

The last post on running Legacy from Dropbox on my two computers led me to thinking this might also be able be used as an alternative to IntelliShare. I believe the concept of IntelliShare was probably put together prior to the ease of online file-sharing. It seems so obvious now I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. … [continued]

Public Dropbox Folder

by JL Beeken on 10-10-2011

DropboxTo answer some common questions: How to put something in someone’s Dropbox folder? How to access a public Dropbox folder? How to get into someone’s Dropbox? How to find people on Dropbox? … [continued]

IntelliShare: Having Your Cake, Part 2

by JL Beeken on 9-29-2011

The ongoing post-Intellishare adventures with Cuz. It’s a good thing I’ve never tried to make a living as a diplomat. While I’d be thinking about how to make all the people happy all the time the situation would be long gone and I’d be left standing in the dust still thinking. … [continued]

Legacy Family Tree IntelliShare takes compromise, no question about it.

You have to agree on location formats, date formats, source citation formats and notes/event entry. At the very least. … [continued]