If your company often shares files with clients — perhaps photos or project files — SeeFile 4.0 ($499) may streamline the process and add capabilities you didn’t know you could have.
It installs in a single step onto any Mac server, or can be purchased preinstalled on a Mac mini, and includes its own industrial strength SQL database system. The new version adds DWF, Flash and Raw file support.
Your clients can use any Web browser to view, approve, upload, and download files from their own password-protected folders. SeeFile creates thumbnails and slideshows for files on the fly, and clients can drag to highlight areas for notation, or even crop images.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.