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Get a sneak-peek at the new Files app
by Steve Testone on October 8th, 2010

One quesiton we get a lot is "How do I upload a PDF for someone to download off my website?". Until now the answer has always been to upload it somewhere else and then link to it on SnapPages. That ends soon. We are releasing our new Files app early for you to try out starting today. Finally, you will be able to upload any file you want to store on SnapPages and directly link to it on your website. No more third party storage sites required!

To try it out simply login to SnapPages and then to the following URL:

http://snappages.com/app/files

This is a an early release, so we'll be adding a few more features before launch but be sure to send us any feedback you have on it. Again, thanks to all our users who suggest great things like this. Keep the suggestions coming!


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6 Comments

Bob Carney - October 8th, 2010 at 8:51 PM
Steve -

A great addition. Just tested it.

When you attempt to create a web link from a page, you are presented with two options: (1) Link to Web Page on My Website or (2) Link to Another Website.

How about a 3rd option that allows us to Link to any files that we've uploaded and made public?


Steve Testone - October 8th, 2010 at 11:46 PM
Thanks Bob, good suggestion. When we fully release this it will be better integrated with the other apps for sure.
Geir A. Myrestrand - October 17th, 2010 at 5:18 PM
Excellent that this is coming, I desperately need this feature.

I tried it, and uploading 100 PDF files went smooth as silk. This part seems to work great.

However, now that I got 100 PDFs uploaded, I have a few questions (and possibly requests):

- How do I link to the files I uploaded?

- Can the files remain private (I don't want them to be public, I want access by password)?

- Can I get a page generated that contains links to all the PDFs (or the ones I select)?
(the last one is to automate the process of making a page with links to many files)

Steve Testone - October 18th, 2010 at 3:25 PM
Before we fully release this app you'll have to link on it by using the public URL that is provided when you select a file from the list.

The only way to link to a file currently is to have it public. Keep in mind that if a file is public someone would have to know the URL to the file to access it.

When the app fully launches we'll have an option to automatically list all the files in a folder for other to download if you choose to add it to a page.
A user - October 18th, 2010 at 2:32 PM
the thing flatly refused to work for me.... still... 'tis just a beta... will hold breath for final release...
Steve Testone - October 18th, 2010 at 3:26 PM
Can you send in a support ticket with some more details about what exactly isn't working?
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