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File sharing for creators

over 2 years ago from , Founder

Hey DN,

We just launched an early beta of CommonClip, a minimalistic file sharing platform for the creative industry.

Unlike most file sharing services, a share link on CommonClip not only allows others to access your files, but also lets them upload their files without creating an own account, which is perfect for creative projects with external clients, freelancers and suppliers.

You can check us out at https://commonclip.com/ or watch a brief overview video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADbcVeKJlVw.

Thanks!

11 comments

  • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, over 2 years ago

    You're definitely touching on something here. I use Dropbox file requests because it allows my clients to upload files without signing up for an account.

    Giving people the ability to add AND remove files without an account is unique. The two concerns that come to mind are: 1) What if someone gets the link to our page and can see all our files (privacy) and the other 2) What if someone gets the link to our page and deletes our files?

    Just sharing my thoughts. Interesting idea!

    1 point
    • , over 2 years ago

      good point, thanks for your comment! you can create a password for a folder if you want to restrict access. it's implemented in the beta.

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      • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, over 2 years ago

        Nice. That covers my two concerns and is still easier than making someone sign up for an account. Good stuff!

        1 point
  • Chris SlowikChris Slowik, over 2 years ago

    This looks cool. One question.. when you were logged out and accessed the shared directory, you still had access to all the functions on the top. Can logged out users delete files? Is there an access log or some way to remove access for someone?

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    • Milos Stokic, over 2 years ago

      Hey Chris, yes logged out users will have the ability to delete files, which is a good thing in many situations and might be bad in other situations. We know, that this a trade-off, but the idea is, that you can give others the ability to work with CommonClip, without forcing them to sign up for the service, which we found useful, when working with clients or freelancers. Removing access works like this: create a new folder, and move all the items that you want to "un-share" there. Then delete the shared folder. Note, in this beta version, drag and drop of files/folders is not implemented yet.

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      • Chris SlowikChris Slowik, over 2 years ago

        I guess that makes sense - especially if using the shared directory for more of a transfer protocol between client and artist.

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  • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, over 2 years ago

    The design is nice enough, however I am not sure I'd stop and try this based on the website alone. The advantages of your platform should be a bit more clear without having to play through a live-action video.

    I also think you missed an opportunity to create a drag and drop feature in the hero section, and after that to try and onboard the user with the file they just uploaded and show a quick tutorial.

    I have no doubt that your product is cool, I just think you've hidden it from your potential users.

    In any case, good luck! :)

    1 point
    • Milos Stokic, over 2 years ago

      Hey Stefan, thanks a lot for your thoughts! The onboarding process as you described it is a cool idea!

      just for the purpose of self evaluation: Can you tell me whether you understood from our website these two key points:

      1. Simplicity: we stick to sharing essentials, easy onboarding for you and your team

      2. Openness: enable others to work with you on commonclip (two-way), without asking them to sign up.

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      • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, over 2 years ago

        Yes I did, but I only learned it after going through the trouble of watching the whole video. That's why I think it's a shame you don't show off those cool features right away.

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  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 2 years ago

    What's a "creative"?

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