SpiderOak Easy Sharing

Share with whom you want, when you want.

With SpiderOak it has never been easier to share your files online. The SpiderOak Share functionality allows you to distribute all file types (including documents, music, movies, pictures) with whomever you like in private ShareRooms. You can create as many ShareRooms as you need - reserving one for family members, another for colleagues, and a different one for each client. And SpiderOak does not impose any file size limitations or restrictions on what you can share - so share freely.


SpiderOak's share functionality lets you manage your shared files online quickly, easily, and securely - each ShareRoom equipped with its own RSS feed.


Do I have to pay extra for the Share functionality?

You do not have to pay extra for the Share functionality. The ability to share data is provided to our users at no additional charge. As soon as the files you wish to share are uploaded to the SpiderOak cloud, you are ready to share them with your friends, family and colleagues.

How does SpiderOak File Share actually work?

SpiderOak File Share is seamlessly incorporated into our application - providing another service alongside backup, sync and storage. Unlike other file sharing applications, SpiderOak provides the flexibility to define any number of ShareRooms with the ease of a management console to keep track of what you are sharing with whom.

To begin the sharing process, you must first select the folders you would like to backup (or upload) to the SpiderOak cloud. Once complete, it is as easy as selecting any number of folders across any number of machines to place in a ShareRoom. ShareRooms may be distributed by emailing out the secure link or by distributing your ShareID (public username) and unique RoomKey for that share.

In the background, shares are updated in real-time such that if you make a change to a document you are sharing or add a photo to a folder being shared, these changes are uploaded and available in the ShareRoom immediately for your guests to see. And each ShareRoom has its own RSS feed so visitors can follow along with any new items to enter.

How can I notify people that my shared data has been updated?

Each and every ShareRoom comes equipped with its own RSS feed - allowing guests to subscribe to be notified of any changes taking place including adding photos from a recent vacation to updating a business document.

How many share rooms can I have?

SpiderOak allows users to create as many ShareRooms as they wish. Create one for your family, one for your good friends, one for your not-so-good friends, one for each of your clients and another for your colleagues.

How can I keep my shared files private?

SpiderOak allows you to password protect all your ShareRooms so that only the people you want to give access to your data can view or download your shared files. Each share room has its own private, secure URL so you can easily share them with only the people you want.

What data sources can I use to share data with SpiderOak ShareRooms?

SpiderOak's centralized data approach allows you to share any data that you have uploaded in the SpiderOak cloud. Regardless of the data source, your data can be shared, backed up and synchronized using SpiderOak.


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