Online file sharing

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  1. timwinters

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    I'm looking to set up a simple virtual plan room for a big development I'm involved with. Basically I want to post .pdf "blueprint" and specifications files, and give subs a user name and password so they can access them, download them, and print/manipulate them (offline) as they will.

    I looked at dropbox and it doesn't seem like it's really set up to do this.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    microsoft one drive recently rolled out where I work.
     
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    Google Docs/Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, an Amazon S3 bucket, the list of possibilities is endless.

    If you want versioning and other features, use a real repository like Bitbucket.
     
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    Oh and if anyone says Sharepoint, I'll find you and kick you square in the giblets. Ha
     
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    Depending on the kind of shop - Github can work as well in a pinch.

    Wouldn't create a new one JUST for documents, but if you have it anyway for other reasons, it's fine to throw some docs on there.
     
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    Sharepoint :)
     
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    Also a local group here didn't want a "cloud" hosting their private documents at all, so they set up a VPN system on their own server on a public IP and a copy of OwnCloud. It works well.
     
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    Google Drive is what we use.

    Download the app and it gives you a local folder on your desktop that stays synced with Drive...no no need to separately upload to Drive. You can share folders and/or files with whoever your want from there.
     
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    Yeah the trick is to share a folder with someone on Drive or Dropbox, not just allow them to download the file.
    1. Create a Google Drive / Dropbox folder and add the file
    2. Shat that folder with someone
    3. They'll get a notification and an invitation to open the folder. They can then have it sync to their local Drive/Dropbox folder and edit the file. Once they save it it will sync to the cloud and you'll see the changes.