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Sitedrop: file sharing for the design-conscious

April 6, 2014


Sitedrop: file sharing for the design-conscious

Coordinating schedules, organizing files, and coordinating projects online can be cumbersome at best. If you are constantly working with large amounts of files that need to be presented and managed easily, Sitedrop can help and it does it in an aesthetically pleasing way.

It is an easy way for you to share your works-in-progress, develop ideas, or discussing your portfolio with a client. Sitedrop is like Dropbox, made easier with a snazzy interface.

To get started, just connect your existing Dropbox account and choose any folder to designate it as a Sitedrop sub domain folder. Any files you place in this newly constructed folder will be available on the web.

Once you are connected, the required folders and files of Sitedrop will be integrated into your Dropbox account and you will be ready to start sharing. You can manage files and folders from your desktop. Since everything is folder based, so you can mange your files in any way you like.

Add a dash of collaboration

You can comment and favorite posts and files, allowing you to work together, simply. Folders can be set to accept uploads from clients or collaborators; allowing them to upload when it is convenient for them, as well as, allowing you to review it at your convenience. No more scheduling online meetings.

Sitedrop also gives you the ability to show your files as a slideshow, making presentation a breeze. You can also password protect Sitedrop, so you are in control of who sees it.

I only see a couple of problems with it: currently there is no support for pdf files, which are commonly used when sharing projects, and part of their privacy policy is not quite what I would expect.

Since your entire Dropbox account is connected, the following is a bit worrisome: “Some features of the Services allow you to provide content to the Services. All content submitted by you to the Services may be retained by us indefinitely, even if and after your access to the Services is terminated. We may continue to disclose such content to third parties in a manner that does not reveal Personal Information, as described in this Privacy Policy.”

This seems especially important given Dropbox houses confidential documents for many people.

But, if you do not want other people reading your information, some say that it probably should not be on the Internet in the first place. All and all I think this could be immensely helpful for projects where you want to get feedback without a lot of fuss.

Jennifer Walpole is a Senior Staff Writer at The American Genius and holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She is a science fiction fanatic and enjoys writing way more than she should. She dreams of being a screenwriter and seeing her work on the big screen in Hollywood one day.

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