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5 Online Tools to Share Files and Collaborate Securely

5 Online Tools to Share Files and Collaborate Securely

You need several tools to make things easier for everyone while doing business. These are helpful especially to store data and share certain files with each other. However, not all tools are secured so you have to choose them carefully. Let’s take a look at some online file sharing tools below which provide you very good security.

1. Tresorit.com

Tresorit.com is the best tool for file sharing and very safe because it is end-to-end encrypted. It encrypts data on the user’s device, so only those know the data who share files with each other, and no one can see that data or hack it. It is ideal for small businesses and bigger companies, too.

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This tool is device friendly because you can use it from any device and browser. The best feature is, it allows you to send files securely with a link, even from Outlook (thanks to their integration). You can also revoke if you sent it by mistake or you think that it isn’t appropriate from business point of view.

You can access, edit, and upload any files through tresorit.com and also create group folders to collaborate. The tool is extremely secure as it was checked on more than 1000 hackers who could not steal the data. The security is HIPAA compliant and the data is fully protected from surveillance.

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2. Dropbox

This is another good sharing tool being used by thousands of people throughout the world. It’s also especially good for small to large business where several devices are used for file sharing. If you want any employee to get a file or folder, you just put it in dropbox and it will reach another person’s device. Dropbox has several features, including dropbox enterprise which is good for every business. You can explore this tool as much as you can so that you could understand it better. However, Dropbox is not end-to-end encrypted. To make it secure, you need more browser extension, plugins, or add-ons.

3. Google Docs

This is also highly used even more than Dropbox, as it’s also free and all you need is a Gmail account. Google Docs is best to share heavy documents, like books, Pdf files, etc. All you have to do is just allowing another person to view and download the files. Lots of businesses are using this tool and find it safe. The best quality of Google Docs is that if any changes are made in the content, every sharer would be able to see it. With Google Docs, you need to take care of privacy security, though.

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4. Slack

It’s a unique tool and good for teams. It is, in fact, a communication tool like a chat room which is much secured, unlike Skype and hangouts that lack in security. All team members can get in touch and update each other about any task or about an event going on in the office. Slack is especially good for team members of two different offices who need to chat about work. Employees from the same office working in different places can also chat with each other through this tool.

5. Skype

Skype is widely used for business and for personal use. Skype is not only used for chatting, but also for file sharing. You can instantly share any files while chatting, so you don’t even need to email the file. If you use its features carefully, it would be very secure. The best of Skype is that you can video chat with distant friend, colleague, or client. These are less risks of scamming if you talk to a distant client through video chat. You can easily understand the body language of your conversation partner during video chat. People also can’t fool you about their location, because wherever you are talking from, it is shown on Skype.

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These are actually not the only tools as there are several other file sharing tools. But, always remember to use those which are fully secure!

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Last Updated on August 29, 2018

5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

Journaling is one of the most useful personal development tools around. Not only does it help us process emotions and experiences, work through internal conflicts and improve our self-awareness, it also provides us with a way to keep a day-to-day record of our lives. Traditionally an activity limited to pen and paper, the expansion of consumer technology has enabled journaling to go digital.

Saving your journaling entries online enables you to access them from anywhere, without having to carry a notebook and pen around, and provides you with digital features, like tagging and search functions.

Here are a list of five online journaling tools you can use to bring your practice into the modern age:

1. 750words

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750 words

    750words is a free online journaling tool created by Buster Benson. The site is based on the idea of “Morning Pages”; a journaling tool Julia Cameron suggests in her creativity course The Artist’s Way. Cameron advises aspiring creatives to start each morning with three pages of stream-of-consciousness writing to clear away the mental clutter, leaving you with a clearer mind to face the day.

    750 words is the three-page digital equivalent (assuming the average person writes 250 words per page) and lets you store all your journaling online. Each morning, you’ll receive a prompt asking you to write your 750 words, and the site keeps track of various statistics associated with your entries. The site uses a Regressive Imagery Dictionary to calculate the emotional content from your posts and provides feedback on features like your mood, and most commonly used words.

    750 words is simple to set up and is ideal for anyone who finds it challenging to maintain a consistent journaling practice. The site uses a number of incentives to motivate users, including animal badges awarded to journalers who complete a certain number of days in a row, leader boards, and opt-in monthly challenges.

    2. Ohlife

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      Ohlife is designed to make online journaling as easy as possible. Once you’ve signed up for your free account, the website will send you an email each day asking “How did your day go?” Simply reply to the email with as much or as little detail as you like, and your response will be stored on your account, ready to view next time you log in.

      Ohlife’s appeal lies in its simplicity: no stats, no social sharing, no complicated organisational systems—the site is designed to provide you with a private, online space. Simply respond to the email each day (or skip the days you’re busy) and Ohlife will do the rest.

      3. Oneword

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        OneWord is a fun online tool that provides you with a single word as a prompt and gives you sixty seconds to write about it. The concept’s aim is to help writers learn how to flow, and the prompts range from the everyday mundane to the profound.

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        Oneword is not a private journaling tool: if you sign up, your answers will be published on the site’s daily blog, which contains a stream of users’ answers, and might be used by Oneword in the future. If you’d rather keep your answers to yourself, you can still use the tool for fun without giving out any personal details.

        4. Penzu

          Penzu is a journaling tool that allows you to store your journaling notes online. The service also offers mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry, so you can journal on the go and save your notes to your account. The basic service is free, however you can upgrade to Penzu Pro and get access to additional features, including military-grade encryption and the ability to save and sync data through your mobile, for $19 per year.

          With either version of Penzu, you can insert pictures, and add tags and comments to entries, as well as search for older entries. You can set your posts to be private and viewable by you only, or share them with others.

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          5. Evernote

          Evernote isn’t a purpose-built journaling tool, however its features make it perfect for keeping your journaling notes in one safe place. With the ability to keep separate “notebooks”, tag your entries, include pictures, audio and web clipping, Evernote will appeal to journalers who want to include more formats than just text in their entries.

          Available online within a web browser, and as a stand-alone desktop app, the service also comes with a series of mobile apps covering almost every device available. These allow you to make notes on the go and sync between the mobile and browser versions of the app.

          For additional features, including text recognition and the ability to collaborate on Notebooks, you can upgrade to Evernote’s premium service, which costs $5 per month.

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