Share files over iCloud

MAKE LIFE EAS­IER WITH THESE HANDY TIPS FOR SHAR­ING FILES WITH OTHER PEO­PLE.

TechLife Australia - - WELCOME - [ KENNY HEMPHILL ]

THE FEA­TURES AP­PLE has added to iCloud have been so nu­mer­ous that many have ar­rived un­no­ticed. That’s a shame, since just a lit­tle time spent get­ting to know how to use them will reap huge re­wards.

Take, for in­stance, the fea­ture added in macOS Sierra that al­lows you to spec­ify that files stored in your Doc­u­ments and Desk­top fold­ers are hosted in iCloud and only those you use most of­ten are stored lo­cally on your Mac (set it up in Sys­tem Pref­er­ences > iCloud > iCloud Drive > Op­tions). The oth­ers can be down­loaded when you need them, but when you don’t, the stor­age space on your startup disk is freed up. This brings macOS closer to iOS, where iCloud Drive’s con­tents are stored on Ap­ple’s servers un­til you need them.

There’s a raft of fea­tures in iCloud that en­able you to col­lab­o­rate on doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing grant­ing ac­cess rights to any­one or just con­tacts you spec­ify, and set­ting per­mis­sions to al­low other peo­ple to edit or just read files. Here’s how to use them to make the most of your pro­duc­tiv­ity..

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