12 pro tips to close those deals before year’s end

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Technically, the twelve days of Christmas don’t start until the 25th of December. But since this is the last month of the year, and the last chance to close those deals before you close up shop for a long awaited holiday, we thought we’d give you the gift of 12 Onehub pro tips right now (and beat the rush).  

These tricks and tools will help you work smarter and faster, so you can finish everything you need to get done before everyone checks out of work and into a ski lodge. Read More…

Being thankful is cool

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We had a healthy debate at our Monday meeting over the merits of Cool Whip as a pumpkin pie topping. Obviously fresh whipped cream is the best, but the whole discussion was fun and made me grateful for working with a fantastic group of people.

It also got me thinking about a piece in The New York Times that came out over the weekend about actively practicing gratitude. In it, Arthur C. Brooks points out that one path towards a happier life is actively expressing gratitude for the mundane, everyday things we take for granted: Read More…

How to set automatic file expiration dates

Like old prom photos that your mom still displays around your family home — there are some things you want erased. The same holds true for documents that you want to keep tight control over.

That’s why Onehub lets you set up automatic file deletion after a designated period of time. In Workspaces, you can create a rule that files are automatically deleted after 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months or 6 months. Once the allotted time period has elapsed, the files will be erased from Onehub and no longer accessible (unless you have a copy stored elsewhere).

Here’s how to set it up. Read More…

Why precise permission controls are important

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Onehub offers a number of security measures, and our granular permission controls are in many ways — the front line in the defense of your data. I was reminded of the importance of permissions the other day when a gentleman who works at a service agency told me a story of permissions gone awry.

His agency, which was not using Onehub, tried to share a particular folder of materials with a client. This folder was a sub-folder of a larger hierarchy and when they shared the sub-folder, the agency actually granted access to the entirety of the master folder. As a result, sensitive data leaked.

Because of the lackluster permission controls offered by our competition, his agency didn’t have the option to grant precise permissions at the level needed. Read More…

Eight years, one mission: build a business

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My company, Onehub, recently celebrated its eight year anniversary. It’s crazy to think about how different the startup world was just eight years ago. In 2007, the iPhone had just launched, unicorns were still rare, and file sharing was just crossing over into the mainstream.

Over the course of those eight years, the enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) space has spawned and attracted the attention of giants:

  • Dropbox took more than $1 billion in funding
  • Box went public
  • Both Microsoft and Google are making aggressive moves into the space

Faced with daunting competition like that, it would be easy to throw our hands up and throw in the towel. But we don’t, because we are too busy building a lasting business. Read More…

Look into the future (and your data safety) with Role Viewer

super_gogglesOn Halloween, there will be lots of costumed heroes running around town. Given that, we thought it would be a good time to tell you about the super power all Onehub users have — the ability to see into the future with our special Role Viewer.

Onehub enables granular permission settings when sharing documents to give you more flexibility. With our role-based permissions, you can narrowly define how a user interacts with your content by assigning them roles such as “Collaborator,” “Downloader,” or “Viewer.” This gives you greater control over your data sharing.

To ensure that the people you share with can only access what you want them to, we created the Role Viewer. This gives you a preview of what the recipient will see at that permission level.

Here’s how it works. Read More…

Video: How to set up and use Activity Tracking in Onehub

Activity Tracking in Onehub helps boost productivity and improve data security by giving you a record of who accessed your data, when it was accessed, and what was done with it.

Activity Tracking comes as part of your Onehub account, and this video will show you how to set it up and use it. It’s part of our Onehub Tutorial video series that helps you get the most out of your subscription.

If you have any questions about Activity Tracking or any of Onehub’s features, feel free to contact us.

Onehub is Hiring: Product Engineer and iOS Engineer

oh-logo-bannerOnehub is looking to add to our engineering group!

We have two positions open in our Seattle office for candidates who want to code and be part of a close-knit, nimble team helping more than 1 million users collaborate more effectively and become unbelievably productive.

We believe a healthy work/life balance empowers every employee to create better products. We operate sane office hours, take appropriate coffee breaks, stock the place with a bevy of healthy snacks, and provide gym memberships so you can work out during the day.

If either of these positions resonate with you, contact us to schedule a coffee meeting and get this party started. Please include links to any products you have worked on and/or open source projects you have contributed to along with your resume. jobs@onehub.com. Read More…