When you want to share information, either hosting a presentation or simply wanting to share work on a document, what resources do you use? We’ve found some particularly useful tools for sharing and presenting information (click on the link attached to the application to view more about that resource). This week we’re posting on tools for sharing documents.
A simple way to share documents that are not confidential is by uploading them to an online space. By using an online space, users are able to access the document anywhere they have internet access.
Google offers a free online sharing application called Google Documents that allows users to not only share documents, but also work on a document at the same time as other users. Once uploaded, users can edit, add, and change information in a document much like they can in Microsoft Word or a similar text editing software. When one user uploads a document, they can share with other users who can view or edit those documents. The original user must have a Google account to upload the document, but any other users do not need a Google account.
Dropbox is also a free project collaboration tool that allows users to upload and store files on multiple spaces of their choice. Just as with Google Documents, users can upload documents, photos, and more. An additional feature that Dropbox offers is the ability to link the application to multiple computers and phones. The program creates folders on each computer or phone that a user wants, allowing a safe space to upload documents without having to go onto a website.