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The new Files app is here!
by Steve Testone on October 21st, 2010

This is a feature many of you have been begging for. Finally, you can now upload documents and any other file you want directly to SnapPages! The new Files app let's you upload and store files online and then easily add links for others to download them directly from your website. You can upload any file you want including PDFs, Word documents, video files, MP3s, and even flash files.
The Files app is available to anyone with a Pro account. To start uploading, just launch the Files app and find the "upload" button. You'll be prompted to browse to the files on your computer. If you have a newer browser like Chrome, you can even drag-and-drop files directly from your computer into the upload window and it will add them for you. After your files upload, just set them to "public" and you're ready to start sharing.

There are several ways to link to your files. If you click on a public file in the Files app you will see the public URL of the files on the right side of the screen. You can use this public URL to link to the file from your website or even send it to someone in an email. The easiest way of course is to just use the new built in "Download" block in the page editor.

When you use the Download block, you can choose to point it to a single file to create a download button on your site, or you can point it to a folder and it will automatically create a list of all the public files in that folder and display them on the page. When you highlight text, you'll also notice that in addition to the regular web and email link buttons, you can now also create a text link directly to any file you have stored in the Files app.

This is a huge new addition to SnapPages and it should open up a lot of new potential to create some really cool sites. It will make it a lot easier to manage your site and that's pretty exciting. Let us know what you think!


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14 Comments

Bob Carney - October 22nd, 2010 at 5:40 PM
Steve -

This is a truly great addition! Your implementation is also very slick.

I think it would be nice to have the flexibility to link a file to text or an image as well. When linking a photo or text, a 3rd option could pop-up that allows us to Link to any files that we've uploaded and made public.

At the moment, I realize you can go to the Files app, copy your link, then come back the Web Page app, open your page, create link and paste the url to the file.

Nevertheless, I'm very excited that I can stop using Box.net!
Steve Testone - October 22nd, 2010 at 10:46 PM
Thanks Bob! You actually can do it with a text link just like you suggested but not to an image currently. I'll see if we can add this as well at some point.
Ryan - October 23rd, 2010 at 2:50 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Michael - October 25th, 2010 at 10:31 AM
Seriously, this is HUGE!!! Thanks so much for rolling this out as it will make my life much, much easier.
Arne - October 26th, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Thanks for adding the file upload, it is very much needed. It would be fabtastic if you could allow for multiple folder including subfolders uploads too
Lena - October 27th, 2010 at 2:47 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you :)))) love from Norway
Rachel - October 27th, 2010 at 5:13 PM
Thanks so much! We were using box.net to host our files before this addition to Snappages. It would be great for our website if we had the option for the downloaded file to open in a new window, so our website viewers are not diverted away from our site. We know that this is possible with a link, but would love to have this flexibility with a file download as well. Thanks again!
Rob - October 27th, 2010 at 5:58 PM
Does this feature allow for viewing (not downloading) a document in the SnapPages cloud? I've built a website for a restaurant, and currently use links to DropBox so site visitors can click on a menu link and a PDF displays. Or is there another way to accomplish this? I'd rather not use DropBox if I don't have to. Thanks.
Rob - October 27th, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Please post links of sites using this new feature.I'd love to see how it's being used.
Dung - October 27th, 2010 at 9:53 PM
It's Great. Thanks so much. I love it
Russ - November 1st, 2010 at 11:12 AM
Why's there a 100mb size file limit?
Steve Testone - November 3rd, 2010 at 2:04 PM
Because it's a new system, we have set the limit at 100MB so we can make sure there aren't any stability issues. We will more then likely raise this significantly in the future.
Tek Tonix - November 9th, 2010 at 9:15 PM
Thanks guys this is great cant wait for more exciting news of whats to come to snappages. I know its hard to give us more features and continue to keep snappages easy to use but you have truly done a great job so far. I have started using this feature to create custom CSS banners and navigation for clients as well as media buttons that are image mapped.

Cant wait for more!
Marco - November 21st, 2010 at 3:19 AM
Hi SnapPages team,

I would love if the download links were mydomain.com instead of snappages.com. This way it would have a professional presentation, and finally be perfect.

Best,

M
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