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Software Description:

In Google Drive online storage users can keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, and videos.
All files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer, with possibility to invite others to view, download, and collaborate on a set of files.
The service works with Drive, Gmail and Google Photos, so it is possible to store files, save email attachments and back-up photos directly to Drive.

Software Description:

PlanGrid is a cloud-based construction document collaboration platform that allows plans and markups to be instantaneously shared with everyone on a construction project, no matter where they are.
It lets contractors and architects collaborate from their desktop or mobile devices across all their project plans, specs, photos, RFIs and punchlists.
It also has the capability of having old versions of the same drawing and will alert you when viewing an outdated drawing. This construction app offers a secure connection to upload, view and manager your online drawings.

Software Description:

SmartFile is a file management solution that enables everyone to more securely share, manage and control files on-premise and online. SmartFile offers the best and most robust file access permissions and custom user roles for added security. Activity logs for user and file actions are kept in a perpetual log for HIPAA compliant auditing. Email notifications, virtual folder links, secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) access, and AD/LDAP integrations also add time saving tools to IT departments.

Features:

Features:

  • Supplier Management
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking

Features:

  • File Transfer
  • File Sharing
  • API
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Email Integration
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Password & Access Management
  • History/Version Control
  • External Integrations

Summary:

  • Metadata: There is a Description field available for both files and folders that users can use to add relevant metadata. Content within the Description field is also indexed by Google Drive and is searchable.

  • Save to Google Drive: Google offers an extension for Google Chrome, 'Save to Google Drive', that allows users to save web content to Google Drive through a browser action or through the context menu.

  • Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations can be created in Google's format, or uploaded files can be converted to this format from types such as .doc or .ppt.

  • File Viewing: The Google Drive viewer on the web allows viewing a number of different file formats.

  • Third-party Apps: These apps are available from the Chrome Web Store and are compatible with all supported browsers. To use an app, users are required to sign in into Chrome Web Store and add the app to their extensive database.

  • Sharing: Files or folders can be shared privately with specific users, using their @gmail.com addresses. Sharing files with users who do not have a Google account requires making them accessible to 'anybody with the link'.

Summary:

  • Easy to access complete full set of drawings in the field.

  • Track changes to drawing immediately.

  • Insert photos of progress being made into the drawing.

  • Make annotation directly into the drawing and share then with the rest of the team.

  • Share a full size drawing, a packet or a selected screenshot area.

  • Prepare a share RFI instantly directly from field.

Summary:

  • Secure and compliant file sharing for business

  • On-prem file server that consolidates storage, file sharing, FTP servers, and external portals into a single application.

  • Easy to use cloud application that delivers secure file sharing and simple FTP management with governance in mind.

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • 15GB - Free, 100 GB - $1.99 per month, 1 TB - $9.99 per month, 10 TB - $99.99 per month, 20 TB - $199.99 per month, 30 TB - $299.99 per month.

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: No
  • Hammer: Free- Up to 50 sheetsof storage
    Nailgun: $19.99/month per user and up to 550 sheets of storage
    Dozer: $49.99/month per user and up to 5000 sheets of storage
    Crane: $99.99/month per user and unlimited storage.

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Business
    $5 per employee / month
    1 TB Storage
    Unlimited Bandwidth
    Minimum 6 employees
    Features:

    • Unlimited File Size
    • Advanced Sharing Options
    • FTP / SFTP / FTPS Access
    • SSL Encryption
    • Outlook Plugin
    • Desktop Connector

    Business Plus
    $10 per employee / month
    Unlimited Storage
    Unlimited Bandwidth
    Minimum 10 employees
    All Business Features, plus:

    • Custom Branding
    • Use Your Subdomain
    • File Versioning
    • Activity Reports
    • WebDAV Access
    • Automation Workflows

    Business Unlimited
    $various per employee / month
    Unlimited Storage
    Unlimited Bandwidth
    UNLIMITED USERS
    All Business Plus Features, plus:

    • Automation Workflows
    • File Locking
    • SSO
    • Multi-factor Authentication
    • Multiple Domains
    • Signed SLA & BAA Available

FAQs:

    What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used for storage, synchronization, sharing and editing files, as well as for work collaboration.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Google Drive client software is available for the following devices: PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 with NTFS partitions, or Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher; Android smartphones and tablets with Android 2.1 (Eclair) or higher; iPhones and iPads with iOS 5.0 or higherGoogle. It can also be accessed through Linux via open source projects such as Grive.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • This service is commonly used in tandem with other Google products, like Gmail, Google Photos, Google Calendar, Docs etc.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • It integrates with large number of other apps.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • The Drive platform offers a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help develop apps that integrate with Drive.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • It offers Teamwork accounts.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Users of Google Drive are all computer and internet users who want to easily store, access, edit, and share files across many devices.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • It offers tutorials, guides, a help desk and a help forum.

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of this platform are construction firms.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Pangrid is used as a construction software made for the field.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • There are native mobile apps for iPad-iPhone and Android.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • PlanGrid offers file uploading integration with Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, Copy and Egnyte.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • It offers an API.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • It doesn't offer multi-user option.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • There is: help center, video guide, live chat, and email support.

FAQs:

    No FAQs associated with this application.

Publisher:

Founded:
1998
Based in:
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Employees:
myself only
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Publisher:

Founded:
2011
Based in:
San Francisco
Employees:
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Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses PlanGrid
  • Personal
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses SmartFile
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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