Copy

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 16:14:05 EST 2013


Scott, I shared a folder with you out of curiosity. You can also share a
file through Copy, I'll try that in a second as well...


On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:

> On 12/1/13 11:56 AM, "Mark Wieder" <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:
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> >Did you install the Copy desktop app?
>
> Of course.  Now sure how you would use it otherwise :-)
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> >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 dl.dropbox.com/... 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
> >does.
>
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> 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 (dl.dropbox.com/...) 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.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
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