Users can now upload links in the file section by entering specific URLs. The links can point to files, folder or images stored in Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or any other remote locations.
By clicking on "Click here to upload link”, located near the regular file upload area, users can input the exact URL of the file as well as provide the name of the link to be displayed. If no name is provided, the Noosh system will automatically parse part of the URL as the name.
Once uploaded, the link will be listed, along with regular files that were uploaded from desktop, in the Files section. Users can "share the link", "go to link" or "delete link". Regular file sharing preferences applies to sharing of links as well. If the link is from Dropbox, the Dropbox logo will be displayed as the preview images beside the link name. Similar logos will be displayed for Box, Google Drive, etc.
To access the files that the links point to, users can click on the "go to link" icon, which will take them to the location the file is stored in a new browser window. If the link points to a secure file/folder, users will be directed to the sign-in page where they will be asked to input credentials (username and password) to access the files.
Versioning doesn't apply to links. Users can upload the exact same link twice and that link will be listed twice. Once uploaded, the users can always rename the link to distinguish different versions. If, for whatever reason, the original uploaded links are no longer valid (ie, files were removed from Box or Dropbox), users will need to delete that link and upload a new one.