file sharing applications
Thread poster: Michael Wetzel

Michael Wetzel  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:53
German to English
Mar 7, 2011

Hello everyone,
I was just reading a little about "Google Cloud Connect" and was wondering what others use for file sharing.

Security is not a significant issue with more or less 100% of my texts, and it would be a big help (particularly for editing work) to be able to directly work on documents together with clients.

I tried out GoogleDocs about a year ago, but gave up because of its limited compatibility with MS Word. I also tried Windows Live SkyDrive and was generally satisfied, but gave up because only clients with a Hotmail-account can actually collaborate.

Who has had positive experiences: (1) extremely user-friendly for client, (2) very compatible with most Word versions?

Sincerely,
Michael


 

Ana Malovrh  Identity Verified
Slovenia
Local time: 14:53
Member (2010)
German to Slovenian
+ ...
Dropbox Mar 9, 2011

Hello Michael,

I tried Dropbox and it is very user friendly for both parties. The free version has 2GB online storage.

www.dropbox.com/features


 

Michael Wetzel  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:53
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
registration required for collaboration? Mar 9, 2011

Hello,
Thank you very much for responding!

I took a look at the Dropbox site, but it seems to involve the same problem that I have with Microsoft's system: It is possible to give clients very simple access to shared files, but only for viewing and not for collaborative editing.

In order to edit the files, they would have to register with Dropbox. Is that correct? did your clients use the viewing-only mode or were they willing to register?

Sincerely,
Michael


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

file sharing applications

Advanced search






PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »
Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search