On Tuesday we touched on Shared Folder permissions. When you’re responsible for seeing a project through from concept to completion, it is imperative for you to have control over all the moving parts.
I briefly mentioned the art of literature in our previous tech tip, so let’s say you are an author working with an editor, illustrator, and publisher. Let's dive in and identify the people who you’ll be working with on this project:
You’ve decided that the Hightail Desktop App will be the primary tool used for collaboration on this project. The first step you’re going to take is to create a folder called Sugar Fairy Christmas Tale in your Hightail Desktop App.
Next, you’re going to share this folder with your colleagues. George and Joanne both need to be able to upload content to the folder, as well as modify the content within the folder; therefore, I’m going to select View and modify folder content when sharing the folder with them. Because Jane isn’t directly collaborating on the project, you can select View folder content when sharing the folder with her. In most instances, you want to select View folder content when sharing folders with users who you aren’t directly collaborating with.
Once all of the users have accepted their invitations, you can all get to work.
What’s great about this whole process is that it allows for a much smoother collaboration process than email. You no longer have to keep track of countless email attachments and messages, and the contents of your folder will be modified in real time. As we like to say around here, the Hightail Desktop app is your desktop’s most powerful folder!