We hate to toot our own horn here, but if our horn were a 2 GB file, we’d want to toot it with Adobe SendNow. SendNow is Acrobat.com’s new platform for transferring files from one place to another without clogging inboxes or sending extraneous messages back and forth to check on the status of a sent file. Now with a one-stop landing, you can find all of your sent and received files in one place, and track the progress of your active files. Here’s a collection of our favorite features.
1. Get delivery confirmation.
Does this sound familiar? “Wait.. did you send me that file? Because, like.. I totally didn’t get it.” Infuriating, right? (What the heck happened to that file?!) Well, you’ll be thrilled to know that SendNow will email you a notification when your file invitation is delivered successfully to your recipient’s inbox. No more whittling away your fingernails with anxious nibbling, waiting for a sign from the universe that your invitation got stuck in the ether. Adobe SendNow notifications are more explicit than signs from the universe, anyway.
2. Set access privileges.
Your file is sent only to those whom you specify as recipients. You can even decide to require these recipients to log in before they can see any details of the file, thus trusting the safe transfer of the document to Adobe SendNow’s security.
3. Send large files – seriously large files.
With a subscription to Adobe SendNow, sending massive files (up to 2 gigabytes) is as simple as a click. These files won’t haunt the recipient’s email inbox, nor will they hog room on your hard drive. Simply upload the file and send an invitation to whomever you’d like to download that file, and that’s that. And, really, do you want to be that person responsible for blog posts like this?
4. Set time limits.
Don’t like the idea of your documents remaining on the server for the rest of eternity, or just want to be sure that the files are downloaded promptly? Set the time window in which your recipients will have access to the file. In this case, we’ve set the limit to seven days, so the link will expire after one week.
5. Track the file and its activity
Now that you’ve successfully sent the file off to your team, you can sign into your account at http://sendnow.acrobat.com to see who’s downloaded the file and when; you’ll also see summaries of other files you’ve sent and received, and can search by document title.
Adobe SendNow is the ideal way to transfer files between your team members, and keeps all of your information in one easy-to-navigate location. To check it out for yourself, sign up for a free account at http://sendnow.acrobat.com and splash around for a while; if you have any questions for us, comment here or say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!