Using file sharing websites and programs is an awesome way to send someone any item, including documents, images, audio and video. Websites such as Imgur and ImageShack let you share images, while YouTube and Vimeo allow you to upload videos for free, which can be seen by anyone. Even though it is the easiest and quickest way to share a single file with multiple people, it comes at the price of (generally) being very insecure. When you upload a file, image, or video to a public file sharing service, usually you do not have options for setting permissions regarding who can and cannot see the file in question. It can be countered by sharing the content only with the required recipients without making it public, but you still cannot control the amount of access a person has over it. For instance, if you want to share a picture and allow people to view it, but disallow downloading, you cannot do that. Today, we have an application for you called Prot-On
that enables you to protect shared files, as well as manage and track their usage by the recipients. You can set user-specific restrictions for images, MS Office files, PDF documents and a lot of other possibilities. Read More
Ask most people how do they share files among different computers on the LAN and they will say, using Windows built-in file sharing feature. Well, it all makes sense, as this solution is easy to configure as well as hassle free, but what if your computers are running different operating systems? For instance, if you want to transfer files from a Windows PC to Mac and vice versa, you may need to configure SMB sharing options on Mac to view and access files shared on your Windows PC, but as we all know, Mac OS X often fails to identify Windows PC on the network and one has to restart the system to let it identify all connected nodes. Today, we came across a simple file sharing tool called Nitroshare
that lets you easily share files across the network. The application can be easily configured within a few simple clicks, and doesn't require users to configure OS-specific file sharing settings.
The Windows 8 ribbon-based Windows Explorer has certainly changed the way of organizing files and folders, as one can easily find all the basic and advance file management options without having to search through Organize
and Windows Explorer right-click context menus. Apart from ribbon-based Explorer and extra tools to manage files and folders within a directory, Windows 8 comes with simple, yet more secure file sharing feature, allowing users to share files and folders with users on public network, as well as Homegroup and Work network groups. Just like previous Windows versions, including Windows 7 and Windows Vista, you can easily establish connection with PCs running Windows 8, and start transferring data without having to manually set IP addresses. Since Windows 8 File Sharing feature is an improved version of Window 7 Sharing, it includes some additional file sharing parameters to make shared files secure from external attacks. In this post, we will guide you through the process of sharing Users
folders across the network, so that you can easily transfer files to network PCs, and share your system folders with Homegroup users.
Unlike previous versions of Windows, including Windows XP and Windows Vista, Windows 7 allows you to easily share files and folders over network without having to follow tedious process of setting up IP address on network PCs. The inclusion of network groups, such as Homegroup, Work and Public
type of networks make is easy to share files with others on same network. In Windows 7, you can easily share files and folders over Network from right-click context menu, but what if you want to share system-wide locations like Programs Files, AppData and other core system folders with others? Since Windows 7 applies strict security policy over system folders, users on network can’t gain access to such folders when shared from a Windows 7 PC. In this post, we will guide you through the process of sharing system files and folders on a network, so that you can easily access them from other PCs on the network.
Dropbox is a great service; it lets you upload files to the cloud, lets you share files publicly and collaborate with others within a folder. Of course, you wouldn’t make just any file public, or you might want to make certain files public to a group of people, like in a forum, but not to everyone visiting the Public
is a web service that extends public sharing files in Dropbox. It allows you to upload and share links to files that you upload. You can link to each file individually, make changes to any file and embed a list of links to each file. Details after the break.
If you’ve ever found yourself working on a public computer or just one that wasn’t yours, then you might know how it feels; like you’re sleeping on the wrong side of the bed. Apart from not having everything where you’re used to finding it, there is also the fact that you won’t have all your frequently used programs installed on the system. Ignoring the possibility that a public computer might be host to a lot of malware and viruses, you might find yourself lacking your preferred chat program. Should such or any similar situation arise where you need to urgently chat with a friend, try SimpleMeet.me
. It is a web application for chatting with multiple people at the same time, it requires no logins whatsoever and connects users with the aid of a four digit code. There is no limit to the number of users who can join a chat, you can share files one at a time and request a chat log to be emailed to you at the end.
What made previously reviewed Syncdocs
stand out was the ability to perform seamless synchronization of defined local folders, files, and supported documents with Google Docs. It syncs folders and documents from Windows context menu, provides a direct link to view synced documents in Google Docs web UI, and shows live status of folders and documents being synced between your PC and Google Docs, but doesn’t allow you to share files with other users from the desktop. The new version of Syncdocs now includes a little yet nifty file sharing feature that lets you share files with an option to change sharing preferences as well.
Do you want to share large files with your friends or co-workers? Or maybe you are looking for a way to access your files while you are away from your computer(remote access)? Zapr is a great utility that does both of it and is very little known to the people. You won’t believe how easy it is to set up a file server in your Windows operating system. Read More
Do you want to share a large file with your friend without downloading any software or without uploading it to some website/server? Worry not, now you can send large files directly to your friend over peer-to-peer technology using your web browser. Read More