Google Docs Feature Folder Live Sharing

Posted by Unknown | October 13, 2009 |


Sharing docs between users may not be new in Google Docs, but sharing folders - a feature Google discreetly added to Docs back in July, 2007, had largely been left off the big picture. However, Google Docs on Monday announced that users are now able to share entire folders of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with other users of the service.

It's an easy way to start working on a document, then share it with a selected group of individuals without having to remember to invite them in the first place. The advantage being that the permissions settings for a shared folder controls the individual file permissions for all the documents.

The Docs up-loader now lets users pick multiple files from their hard drive. The new process makes it much easier for new users to move entire folders into Google's cloud. Instead of picking one file at a time, the new upload page lets you choose multiple files and upload them simultaneously.