Scott Rossi scott at
Sun Dec 1 15:47:27 EST 2013

On 12/1/13 11:56 AM, "Mark Wieder" <mwieder at> wrote:

>Did you install the Copy desktop app?

Of course.  Now sure how you would use it otherwise :-)

>Sharing is via a url because the shared file is in the cloud. This is
>probably a good thing because you don't have to worry about the server
>load on your desktop. But changes you make to your desktop file are
>reflected in the cloud version, so updates are automatic. And if you
>choose to allow edit and sync capability to a shared folder then a
>collaborator with Copy will get updates into their local Copy folder
>and you will have two-way syncing.

>Doesn't Dropbox do the same thing? I thought shared Dropbox files with
>other people came through When you share a Dropbox
>folder with someone the syncing is done through the cloud file, rather
>than setting up a peer-to-peer connection, which is what owncloud

AFAIK, DropBox sharing is always through the cloud, which is mirrored from
your desktop folder/s.  For me, the benefit is you can give people direct
access to a file ( which I don't see how to do with
other services, including Copy.  You have to send people to a web page,
where they download the shared file.

I'm sure at this point all the services are fairly similar, but each seems
to have its own little idiosyncrasies.  For example, last time I checked,
Google Drive is unable to render a Web page -- it just displays the code.
Presumably this is some kind of security feature, but at the same time
kind of goofy.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

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