Category Archives: Sending Large Files

Best Photo Storage and Sharing for Professional Photographers

If you’re a professional photographer, your pictures are both your lifeblood and the most expensive part of your business. Since the size of photos today can quickly fill up even large storage devices, you can easily spend thousands of dollars on external drives and other storage media. In addition to costing more money, managing all that external storage is time consuming and error prone. It’s easy to misplace an important photo just when a customer wants one in a hurry. Sharing photos with clients is also a problem, as it’s usually difficult to email more than one or two photos at a time.

As a professional, you need a backup plan for all your photos in the event of disaster, and making separate copies of everything you own and storing it in another location is costly and time consuming.

Wouldn’t you rather be spending more time with your clients rather than making backups of everything you own? And wouldn't you rather be making more money off each photo instead of spending it on storage? Online storage and large file-sharing options such as Dropbox can help, but many of these plans lack the security required by professionals. As a professional photographer, you don’t want your photos splashed all over the Internet for everyone to see. To ensure the confidentiality of your clients, you need something more.

Let TappIn enter the picture! Tappin provides a secure and affordable alternative to Dropbox and other online solutions. With TappIn, you can upload all your photos to a secure environment that allows you to easily share large files with your customers for viewing, modification, and selection. mobile-photo-sharing.fwTappin also helps take care of your backup worries and can be part of an affordable and simple disaster recovery plan. In addition, if you need more storage, you can upgrade your plan instantly with a few mouse clicks instead of ordering new storage devices online and waiting for them to show up or wasting your time running to your local bricks and mortar store.

With all that TappIn has to offer, the best part is the price! In addition to being more efficient and effective, TappIn’s prices will be much lower than buying your own storage. The savings in both time and money will make your photography business more profitable and allow you to expand your business or upgrade your equipment. To get started on your savings or to get more information, visit Tappin.com for a FREE 30-Day TRIAL, or call us at 210 308-3267 today!

What Can Remote File Access Do for You? A Beginner’s Guide

With all the different ways of connecting to the internet and to each other, fast, rapid file sharing between devices is more important than ever before. These days people have more than one computer or mobile device that they use for viewing information, taking pictures and of course, browsing the web.

You might have a big presentation due that you spent all night working on. Or maybe you have a report to hand in to your boss or professor. But you left the laptop you wrote to report on or created the project on and all you have is your work computer or smartphone. Back in the “day”, you were out of luck, but now with so many options for file sharing, the file is only a few mouse clicks or finger taps away. Even better, you can share your document directly with your boss or professor by placing it into a shared account.

Or what if you took some photos of your new baby or a video of your toddler taking his first steps and want to share them with Grandma and Grandpa. With a file sharing service, it’s easy, and simple to provide your loved ones access to every precious moment. tappin-photo-sharing

There are a wide variety of unique options available. One option is to use a cloud storage service like Google Drive, which allows you to create and store documents on their online server. Depending on the settings anyone can access the files, or just a certain person or group of people can access the file. This is a good way to keep files secure, but to allow one person or multiple people to share and edit them across a wide variety of computers.

Another option is to create documents on your home computer, tablet, or smartphone and then upload it to a cloud storage space using a service like OpenDocument, SugarSync or Carbonite. This way you can create documents using whatever software you want.

But cloud sharing has some major disadvantages. Depending on the size of the file, it can take a long time to upload. And if you have multiple files to share, it can take all day. Sometimes you just don’t have that kind of time or just don’t want to use up all your bandwidth uploading them you need another alternative.

If you created the document online using a file sharing service, you don’t have to worry about upload times, but you may have to worry about download times. Additionally, the files you downloaded may not be compatible with the programs you already own. It may be hard to edit files offline, meaning that you need a constant internet connection to access and edit your files.

Tappin is a file sharing app that provides a solution to all of these problems. With Tappin, you can share all the files on any of their devices just by accessing the Tappin app. The files remain safely stored on the device you created them on, and you only share the individual files you need, when you need them.

 

How to Share a Folder without Uploading it Online

Sending large files and amounts of data can be difficult with so many file-size limitations that come with all email servers and online storage solutions. However, for many people, sharing large files is a part of their day-to-day business (for example, photographers, who have to share large photo files with their clients).

Finally, an easy-to-use, secure and efficient folder sharing solution is here — TappIn! With TappIn, you can share a folder — whether it be of documents, photos, or music files — much more easily and than the current alternatives available.

Here’s what you do:

Step 1: Open your TappIn desktop app.

share a folder with TappIn

Step 2: Select Share This Folder on the drop-down menu of the folder you would like to share.

share this folder with TappIn

Step 3: Next, the following pop-up appears.

share this folder with TappIn pop up

Fill in the Email(s) section with the email addresses of the people you would like to share the folder with and click Send. And that’s it! They will receive an email with a link they can click to access your entire folder without uploading any of the files in it.

To learn more about how you can easily share and access entire folders without uploading them online, check out a FREE 30 day trial of TappIn Pro!

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How to Share Photos Without Uploading Them Online

Sharing photos is becoming one of the most popular aspects of social media and the overall digital community. Within seconds after an image is posted online, it can become a viral hit that is shared with people around the world in virtually no time. However, not everyone wants to upload their photos online to share or view them. That’s where an app like TappIn comes in.

TappIn began as a private photo sharing solution. Creator Chris Hopen was looking for a way to privately, effectively, and securely share photos of his family with his in-laws. TappIn allows you to share pictures with whoever you choose without uploading those files anywhere online. With TappIn, you keep those photos on your device and grant people remote access to them.

So how do you share photos without uploading them online? It’s easy, and only takes 3 taps!

Tap 1: Open your TappIn mobile app.

TappIn mobile app

Tap 2: Select the My Pictures folder (or wherever you have pictures stored).

TappIn pictures folder

Tap 3: Select the photo you wish to share.

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Tap 4: Once you’ve selected a photo, an email message will appear, insert the email address of the person you’d like to share the photo with and click Send. They will receive an email with a link to access your photo.

sharing the selected photo

And that’s it! Come back tomorrow and we’ll discuss how to share entire folders of data in just a few simple steps! To get started sharing photos without uploading them online, check out a 30 day FREE trial of TappIn Pro!

 

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Using Free File Sharing Websites - Why the Risks Outweigh the Rewards

free file sharing websitesIf you search Google for ‘free file sharing websites,’ you’ll find thousands of results for a wide range of different file sharing sites and services. And while we’ve been trained to associate the word “free” with something positive and beneficial, when it comes to free file sharing websites, the term ‘free’ can be misleading. Let me explain.

The perceived “rewards” of using free file sharing websites:

1. They’re FREE.
2. They’re usually relatively easy to use.
3. THEY’RE FREE! (since this is the biggest, perhaps only, reward, I had to mention it twice).

The risks of using these free file sharing services:

1. Security – protecting and knowing who can access your data on these file sharing websites is much more difficult than if you were to share your file privately.

2. Ownership – terms of service agreements are often long and saturated with legalese and more technical language, making it harder for users to understand them completely. Most free file sharing and online storage sites retain rights to at least some control over your data.

3. Once it’s out there, it’s out there – there is no assurance of deletion in most free file sharing websites’ terms of service agreements. So, if you decide to take your data off the site, that doesn’t mean the site has deleted it entirely (potentially extremely risky for corporate data).

What you can do

If you decide you still want to risk it and use free file sharing websites, then it’s important that you do your research first. Make sure you are comfortable with the site’s terms of service agreements, and keep track of your sensitive data once you post it online. Or, you can avoid using free file sharing websites altogether and look into other ways of accessing and sharing files online.

To learn more about how you can get the same benefits of remote file sharing websites without using risky free file sharing websites, check out TappIn Pro.

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5 Ways in Which TappIn Saves Even the Worst of Days!

Have you ever gotten to class and realized you've left your homework on your computer at home? Have you ever gotten home and realized that the documents you need to do work from home are trapped on your work computer? Have you ever wanted to share a video or pictures with grandparents without having that media broadcast online?

We live in a digital age now where a majority of correspondence, work, and entertainment takes place online. People use the internet to access a wide range of different digital content from work, to pictures, to music. Whether you’re a professional, a parent, or both, life gets busy, and having access to your own digital content is something you shouldn't have to worry about.

TappIn turns your phone into a one-stop shop for all of your digital content, no matter where you have stored that content. Not sold yet? Consider these five stories in which TappIn’s remote access saved the day from being a horrible, no good, very bad one.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 1: Averted, thanks to photo sharing with TappIn!

Michelle was on her way to her best friend’s wedding. She had just pulled into the parking lot of the venue when she realized she’d forgotten her computer.  Her computer that had the slide show of the soon-to-be newlywed couple that was supposed to play before and after the ceremony.It had taken her a half an hour to drive to the venue; she had no time to go home and get her computer now.

On the verge of tears, and fearing she had ruined an important part of the ceremony, Michelle remembered that she had TappIn on her mobile.And unlike her computer, Michelle never left home without her phone.  Using TappIn, she was able to remotely access the photos she had saved on her home computer, because TappIn enables you to share photos no matter where you have saved them.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2: Averted, thanks to Video Streaming with TappIn!

Frank had his final presentation for his video editing class in the morning. He had stayed up all night making the final edits to his short film and was trying to save it on something he could transport to class, since his PC was a desktop computer. Saving or sending the video anywhere other than his PC required purchasing expensive storage solutions. He was finally able to save it to a blank DVD, but the quality of the burned DVD was less than impressive.

That’s when Frank remembered he had TappIn. TappIn is the only video streaming solution that doesn't require you to save, upload, or send your video anywhere other than where it is first created. And because you don’t have to upload the videos to view them, when Frank got to class all he had to do was connect his phone to the projector and as soon as he pressed Play, the video began.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 3: Averted, thanks to music streaming with TappIn!

Ben is a musician, and though everyone who heard him knew he was going places, he hadn't yet made the connections he needed to quit his day job. He was dozing in and out of sleep on his daily morning bus ride home from the graveyard shift when he saw a famous local musician causing a stir outside of a Starbucks. At the next stop, he jumped off the bus and started running toward the frenzy.

Since it was early, the crowd was small and relatively calm and Ben was easily able to get the front of the group and ask the musician if he would listen to one of his songs.

“Do you have it on you?”A man standing next to him asked. Ben pulled out his phone and used TappIn to start streaming music, his own music.

The small crowd was encouraging and nodding their head to the beat, when the musician asked, “Do you have other songs?”

“Tons,” Ben replied with a smile, bringing up all of his songs on his phone.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 4: Averted, thanks to sending large files with TappIn!

Harry was in a rush to meet his newest clients, a large hotel chain that was interested in having him design the hotels for their two newest locations. In his excitement that morning, Harry hadn't noticed that the email he tried to send himself, the email with all of the files he planned to present to his clients, hadn't gone through because it had exceeded the file size limit.

He broke out in a cold sweat as he reached the clients’ offices and realized he didn't have anything on him that he could present to them. All of his files were at home on his home computer. As he planned his apologies, he remembered he had TappIn.  Using TappIn, he could access any file of any size, making sending large files obsolete.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 5: Averted, thanks to document access with TappIn!

Carlos was on his way to class after he had stayed up all night putting the final touches on his final thesis paper when he realized that he hadn't sent himself the right document to print on campus. In his exhausted state, he had sent an older version of his final paper to himself instead of the updated one. He was about to turn around and start sprinting on tired legs back towards his house when he remembered he had TappIn.

Carlos hadn't used TappIn that much. He’d downloaded it, played with it for a couple of days, and forgot about it. A couple of taps and seconds later Carlos was able to access the document (link to document access post that hasn't been posted yet, but should be posted before this piece) he was looking for and send the latest version to himself so that he could print it out on campus.

Have you ever been in a scenario like one of the above? Tell us about a horrible, no good, very bad day that was saved with TappIn!

Sending Large Files Online

The number of internet users has been steadily growing every day since its beginning.  In recent years this number has exploded due to social media channels that allow people to connect and share content.  Going online has become one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with family, friends, and co-workers.

A large part of online communications is the sharing of information, pictures, videos, and music.  So what if you want to send someone large amounts of data at once?  The problem is that the most popular sharing options on the internet haven’t quite grown in their capabilities to include allowing people to send as much data as they want at one time.

Sending Large Files

Most email servers have a maximum file size both for incoming and outgoing mail.   The maximum file size is usually around 10MB, with Yahoo and Gmail extending file size limits to 20MB and 25MB.  However, if you are trying to send someone a video, or photo album, these new size limits can still make sharing large files difficult.

There are many file uploading and file sharing alternatives to email, however all of these options require you to sync to or upload your files in one storage solution (either in the Cloud, Dropbox, etc.), all of which have limits on the amount of data you are able to store in them.

Picture and Video Sharing

Though Facebook has taken steps to improve the photo uploading process, there is still a limit on the number of photos you may upload to a single album.  Social media sites and sites like YouTube have tried to make it easy to share pictures and videos, but the option to share pictures and videos on social media channels is designed to be a more public sharing option.

What if you want to share a large number of pictures or videos privately?  There are many sharing and storage solutions currently available, but because you have to save/upload/sync these large files, pictures, or videos in the Cloud, Sugarsync, or a Dropbox folder the whole process can be very time consuming.

No Limit File Sharing

And so, what do you do when you have large files that need to be shared online?  When you think about it, every storage solution is going to have a limit, so consider instead looking for a solution that gives people unlimited access to your information. By choosing unlimited access you can avoid limited file storage and sharing all together.

TappIn allows users to give family, friends, and co-workers instant unlimited access to their files and data they choose to share.  And because TappIn grants access and isn’t primarily a storage solution the people you share with don’t have to download or sync that information to their computer or mobile device.