File Transfer, File Exchange, and File Management
Companies like ours need a way to move around large files. The file sizes needed for print-resolution designs can be obscene, especially when were talking about a building sized print. In the beginning it was burning CDs at a whopping 2x speed; later came DVDs and flash drives. Often times these had to be mailed or sent by courier. This reeks of inefficiency.
Enter internet. Many of you have experience with FTP, but not everyone. Many servers are set up differently, making a common setting for any FTP client difficult. This method reaches inefficiency only because it’s a pain in the rumpus. Is there an FTP client installed on this computer? What is the address, password, and login? Passive mode? What is a Filezilla? The very worst of these creatures being a proprietary system that requires you download and install their program just so you can get a large PSD from a client.
Finally, we get to web-based file transfer. Services now allow you to easily send a link that will provide the end client with a download button. Life is good. Oh… well. It turns out all of these repeatedly slap the end client in the face with their branding, delay downloads with ads, or even require a software download and install. For years, I have been searching for a better way.
Well, I finally found it. I’m overjoyed to the degree that I want to type in all caps, but I will attempt to contain myself. You (or who you have set it up) will need a little knowledge of how the web works (server space, slight php knowledge, html), but for me it was super easy to set up, no branding except ours, free, intuitive, and functional. I know this sounds like an ad, but it has just been such a long time coming.
Without further ado, here’s the link: Ajaxplorer
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