Copy

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Sun Dec 1 17:26:57 EST 2013


Yup, got a link to a web page with the file.  That's the default behavior.

The challenge is to figure out how to get a direct link to the file (no
web page).
Like this:
http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7192863/test/imagedata%20vs.%20text.live
code

Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design




On 12/1/13 1:14 PM, "Geoff Canyon" <gcanyon at gmail.com> wrote:

>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:
>>
>> >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 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.
>>
>>
>> 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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