We are not ones to celebrate frivolous days of recognition (we’re looking at you, “Vitamin C Day”), but today is evidently World Backup Day, “a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups.”
Since Onehub is the better way to securely store and share your business files in the cloud, Backup Day is a recognition we can get behind.
Having just one copy of your documents living on your hard drive is silly and potentially dangerous for your business. What if you lose/break/crash/spill vitamin C water all over your computer?
With Onehub, you can keep all your business files safely in the cloud and access them whenever they are needed. Once in Onehub, we keep your content secure with our bank-level data encryption both in transit and at rest.
Onehub’s automatic file versioning allows you to keep track of changes you make to your documents, so you can update and rollback as needed.
So do yourself a favor: Whether you choose to use Onehub (you totally should!) or some other method, make every day a backup day.
Apple held an event yesterday and announced a smaller iPhone and a smaller iPad Pro, among other things. If you’re the type that needs to be first with the shiny new Apple device, Onehub has you covered.
Our iOS app gives you the power and functionality you need to be super productive. Onehub works and looks beautiful on any sized screen — whether you’re on a tiny iPhone, a big iPad or a gargantuan Retina display. We work hard to make sure your experience is consistent and beautiful.
Creating a delightful iOS experience means you can get just as much done on-the-go as you do at your desk. Even better: Onehub supports tons of file types, so you can preview documents, spreadsheets, presentations and so much more on your new iPhone or iPad from wherever you are.
A smaller iPhone or iPad Pro may not be the biggest deal in the world, but making sure you can use Onehub on your iOS device of choice is a big deal to us.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the retail giant’s cloud computing division, recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its first product — Simple Storage Solution (S3). AWS’ on-demand approach to infrastructure kickstarted a generation of startups — including Onehub.
Onehub is able to deliver secure, scalable, speedy file sharing because of our AWS integration. So for that, we will raise a glass to Amazon on its tenth birthday. Read More…
Tons of people sign up for a free Onehub trial every day. That’s awesome, but as we add so many potential customers, we want to make sure each of them has a great experience with our secure file sharing solution.
That’s why we hired Diana Swenson as Onehub’s new Sales Development Representative, or SDR for short. Since many of you will be speaking with her directly, we thought we’d introduce her and her role here properly with this quick chat.
What does an SDR do?
As an SDR, I get to assist new trial customers with our file sharing platform. I set up screenshare demos to make sure they understand what they can do with Onehub. I also assist with customer service related calls as needed and mostly just make sure people have a great experience using Onehub! Read More…
Delivering secure business file sharing is our top priority, and today we are happy to roll out Session Timeouts and Revoke Access features that give you greater control over who can access the files you store on Onehub.
Session Timeouts is available immediately to all Onehub Business Plan subscribers and Revoke Access is available on all Onehub accounts. Here’s how they work:
Session Timeout is an account level setting that allows account administrators to specify the length of time that a user can remain signed in to Onehub. For instance, you can set your account Session Timeout to 7 days so that, every 7 days, your users will automatically be signed out of Onehub. Alternatively, you could set your account Session Timeout to 15 minutes so that users will automatically be signed out after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Here at Onehub, we have an activity log for actions users perform. That way you can see when Workspaces, files and folders are created, moved, deleted, or downloaded. You can also see when comments and messages are made as well as many other events.
Currently, we maintain a separate project that handles streaming these events to your activity log. This project is a piece of legacy software (read: hard to maintain and confusing to trace). With the release of Rails 5.0.0beta2, we took a dive into one of Rails 5 most exciting new features, ActionCable.
ActionCable greatly simplifies the complexity of getting websockets up and running to stream real-time event notifications to the activity log. We can now have our activity log logic live right alongside our application logic.
Based on a video tutorial by DHH for a chat app, I put together a short tutorial on how to get an event system up and running in the new Rails 5 app. This tutorial assumes you have created a new Rails 5.0.0beta2 (installing Rails 5 here) project and have a redis server up and running (installing redis).
Lets make some events!
First we’re going to make our event model. An event will have a message, and we’ll use it’s created_at field for the timestamp
$ rails g model event message:string
You’ll forgive the stretched metaphor here, but since Valentine’s Day is a time to recognize your special someone, now is a good time to remind you that our favorites feature lets you recognize your most special Workspaces.
Ugh. I know, I know, go ahead and “boo” me, but writers are always on the look for a hook and the Valentine’s/favorites connection seemed as good as any — especially since Onehub’s favorites feature can help you work smarter and faster. Read More…
I dropped off all my tax materials with my accountant earlier this week. I love my accountant, but her electronic collaboration tools could use some upgrading. Sure, I can email and upload documents to her, but I wish she had a more unified solution, like a client portal.
As we’ve talked about before, client portals are a way for service firms (like accountants) to electronically share documents with all their clients from a central location. The ability to easily and affordably create client portals is one of our most popular features. If you are an accountant looking to make the crunch of tax time a little easier on your firm, here’s how you can create your own client portal in Onehub today. Read More…