3 July 2015

Cubby - uploading files and creating links.

CUBBY IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL. This post will be updated with a similar product

Sending large files via email can be troublesome. Here's a method to get around it.

Go to www.cubby.com

First you will need to open an account. Low volume accounts are free!

Click Log In then go to sign up.

Enter your email address and a password. You will get sent a notification email but this can be dealt with later.

You'll now be presented with a fairly empty screen with a link top/mid left saying new cubby.

Follow that link and enter a name for the 'cubby', This is up to you, e.g. "reports" or "camera-pictures" or "xmas" or whatever. For this example we shall call it "brochures"

Once you've created the Cubby then you can upload files.

Your new Cubby will appear on the list. Click on brochures and you will see any empty list.

Now, click the upload link and choose a file or files which you want to upload.

Tip! Avoid uploading Word .doc or .docx files. Some people cannot access the former and quite a few cannot read the latter. Best to convert to .pdf format first. There are plenty of free conversion programs and some versions of MS Office can do a 'save as PDF' anyway.

LINKING A FILE

Once you've uploaded the file will be listed, you can create a link to the file, do this as follows.
Right-click on the file and select "link".

You'll get a screen which looks like this:


Click the copy link & close. You can now paste that link into an email. The recipient will be able to click on the link and download the file.

You can then add this into an email.e.g:

For our latest brochure please visit: https://www.cubbyusercontent.com/pli/example.pdf/_31d33392b1074c738d5e1f825b37d904

or for a more sophisticated approach:

Please see our latest brochure.

LINKING A FOLDER (CUBBY)

Very similar to above. Click on cubbies (toppish-left). Right click on brochures then select "link" and proceed as above. Only difference is that the link will give access to all the files in the Cubby.