Ugly Windows Apps
I'm using now FileCloud I guess for about 3 years or so, startedwith version 12. But what suprising me is that these Windows apps are more orless the old (sorry to say) usless stuff. I love FileCloud, it is a greatproduct beside of this clients. It starts with this ugly interfaces, but withthat I cloud live if they do what they should. But unfortuntaly there are now 4installer and in every of this 4 apps I have the reenter always the sameinformation like URL, Username etc. And why 4? At least this Drive and SyncClient should be one app. After connection to my FileCloud Server I should seeall the resources I have access to and I should be able to choose which of thefolders I would to have also available when I don't have Internet connection.Also from there I should be possible to map drives so that the user have asimilar expirance like when he is in the office, e.g map a s:\ to https://filecloud.company.ch/networkshares/share4all . And why does thesync client doesn't support SSO? The client should start caching stuff that theuser requesting in why that it realise that when someone only has read rightand not allowing to change files and give error when the client tries to uploadthis files. At the moment it's a little nightmare to configure a Drive letter and take a few folders offline!? So meny clicks, some meny things to enter! Have a look at the Installable version of DropBox, this is really avery good implementation of sync client that is reliable and stable! Even Mircrosofts OneDriveis much much better then what FileCloud has at the moment. The request for such a robost goodsoltion that enhances the good old fileserver is huge, I have this kind ofdiscussion nearly every day. Everbody want's this features like versioning,sharing files, offline sync etc. But the bigger the fileshares are they have the less companieswants to move them to such silly thing like SharePoint. Dropbox ist definitlythe best solution when it comes the offline sync files but it at the end it isa conusmer not a enterprise solution b'c it is still not possible the make abackup!? And then there is Egnyte .. Also great but much to expensive.
I would love if someone at filecloud would read this input andmight share some of my ideas to develop a usable version of FileCloud Sync app