Calling all Mac users! We have just recently announced our new Mac Desktop App in Beta. Since many of you already know how to use YouSendIt Express, I wanted to dedicate this blog post to showing everyone how to use the new desktop app, as well as why this app is a great addition to the YouSendIt offering.
You first need to go to our site and download the app. We support Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7. Once you sign-in to the desktop app with your YouSendIt credentials, the app will automatically sync all your file and folders from the web.
What does it mean to sync?
Sync is when all your connected devices (Mac, mobile, and web) always have the latest content you have in the YouSendIt cloud regardless when or where you updated the content. For example, I go to the web and upload, then e-sign a document all from YouSendIt’s web app. Then later that night at home I am on my home Mac book, and want to access the signed document to double check the signature. All I need to do is go to my Mac Finder where I have my YouSendIt folders and I am able to access that same file. My files were synced automatically just by being connected to the internet.
Features That Make Your Life Easier
All users, no matter your account level, can access, share and store content right from your Mac. You do not need to go to the web to send large files or share folders; you can do this all from your Mac Finder in the YouSendIt Desktop App. You can also make edits and changes to any file or folder and it will be reflected on any device or platform. Your YouSendIt Desktop app acts and feels like any other folder structure you have in your Finder; for example you can drag and drop files.
When you drop your content into the YouSendIt folder in the Finder, they get stored in the YouSendIt cloud which allows you to access your data from any device. There is no need to go to the YouSendIt website to upload, download, and send files back and forth with your collaborators. You can simply do it from your Mac in the Finder where you manage your folders and do most of your work. We created the Mac app to make your work life easier; we wanted a tool that allowed you to work the way you want to no matter if you are inside or outside the office.
How to Share a Folder in the Mac Desktop App
The Mac Desktop app is very simple to use if you want to share folders. For example, if you need to share a project folder with your client to collaborate, you can simply select the folder under YouSendIt in the Finder and share it by clicking the YouSendIt Finder toolbar item. Once you’ve shared the folder with your collaborators, everyone in this shared folder can contribute content to the folder and everyone can see what’s going on with the project. On top of that, as the owner of the folder you have great access control on the folder, such as, managing viewing permissions.
We are very excited for as many people as possible to try this Beta Mac Desktop App so please ask us any questions, and give us a ton of feedback! You can leave your comments below in this blog post – or – you can go through the user forum.