Ubuntu One adds enhanced Share links (seconds-away manner of sharing published file links)
Ubuntu One is a powerful online service that offers an easy-to-use manner of storing items in the cloud, items synchronized via its desktop "part".
Pushing files into the cloud, serves as fast access from multiple machines, Ubuntu versions, etc, for the same user using the same files, nevertheless, Ubuntu One ships by default the ability to publish files.
Consequently, publishing a file (via navigating to
http://one.ubuntu.com-->Files-->More-->Publish file), generates a weblink, allowing the user to paste the link on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc, pasted link that provides access for other users to the weblink's Ubuntu One file.
Publishing a file, generates a specific weblink, the user can utilize it, nevertheless, after pasting a weblink (generated from Ubuntu One online Dashboard via the web-browser), the web-browser is closed; sharing the published file's link need can later (after days, weeks, etc) appear, "forcing" the user to open a web-browser, navigate to Ubuntu One website, open
More, etc, in order to be able to copy the file's sharing link, basically, always repeating extra steps for a simple task.
Days ago, the developers added a
Share links category to Ubuntu One control panel, category that has just been enriched with functionality.
Share links gathers and displays the published files directly into the control panel, providing a fast manner of re-sharing a file (via its online weblink) in a matter of seconds.
The displayed files are presented with full names, definitely a + for accurate usability, meaning, publishing
Myimage.png, exposes the item as
Myimage.png (the user can properly identify the searched file in situations like
Copying a in-order-to-be-published weblink is to performed by
right-clicking on the weblink-->Copy Link Location or directly by pressing
Copy link, latter action followed by directly pasting the weblink into Twitter, Google+, Identi.ca, etc.
Share links exposes files only, yet by publishing a file from a synchronized folder (like for instance, navigating to the local Ubuntu One folder and
right-clicking on a file from inside a folder-->Ubuntu One-->Publish) exposes the from-inside-folder file into
Share links (without exposing the actual folder); the mentioned approach completely removes the need for a web-browser,
Share links automatically displays the to-be-published weblink.
The newly added
Share links is definitely a solid point of Ubuntu One, transforming a "laborious" process into a just-seconds action, bringing a professional user-friendly approach suitable for both newcomers and versed users.
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