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Leader in cloud integration expands services to consumers and businesses with eForms

 

Bedford, Texas—FilesAnywhere, a pioneer in cloud storage and collaboration since 1999, today announced the Beta release of FilesAnywhere eForms, a tool giving users the ability to collect and manage diverse data sets online.

In addition to guest Dropbox™ Links, FilesAnywhere is further distancing itself from cloud storage competitors by providing simple data entry form creation and data collection features for its customers. The addition of eForms allows account holders to create online forms, registrations, surveys, questionnaires, and more, without writing code or expensive third-party applications. The feature’s visual editor takes users through a simple, step-by-step process automatically constructing the functionality, database, and scripting necessary to assemble and read data in the background.

Users can easily generate personalized or branded templates with built-in components, including upload, download, listboxes, and all other traditional form controls. eForms also offers a complete set of graphical statistics and summaries based on responses received through the module. In addition, eForms contain advanced security measures and an export-friendly results feature that is spreadsheet ready for detailed analysis. eForm’s simple, link-based delivery reinforces the ingenuity and user-friendliness of the FilesAnywhere platform.

“Entire companies exist around the eForm concept with fewer features and less functionality,” says Shayne Mehringer, VP of Sales and Marketing at FilesAnywhere. “This enhancement is heads and tails above anything our competition has to offer. We’ve effectively increased the reach and scale of an already exceptional service.”

eForms allows home users to produce useful, instructive formats in a matter of minutes while business users enjoy resource reduction and save hours of valuable development time. FilesAnywhere customers can immediately begin using the Beta release eForm module to offer their own clients online forms, surveys, and registration.

About FilesAnywhere

Since 1999, FilesAnywhere has provided simple, mobile access to files, cloud backup, storage, collaboration, virtual data rooms, and branded file portals for both consumers and businesses. FilesAnywhere is a trademark of Officeware Corporation. Headquartered in Bedford, Texas, Officeware Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Immediatek, Inc. (IMKI), a Mark Cuban Company. Support and information: 855-SYNC-NOW or 972-893-3301.


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Mobile Faxing That’s Easy and Free

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. You can ditch the old fax machine that takes up  five square feet of your desk or office and use your FilesAnywhere account to  fax from mobile devices instead.

Since 1999, FilesAnywhere has lead the charge to the cloud. Our online file hosting and web-enabled features were years ahead of their time and users loved the ability to fax documents from their accounts using just their computer and browser. Not only did the FilesAnywhere fax feature rival other online fax services in speed and efficiency, but the fax service cam free with each account. Something competitors  Last year, FilesAnywhere added mobile faxing to the ever growing list of enhanced features. Now FilesAnywhere users fax on the go using the mobile site or one of the free apps available for download from iTunes and the Android market.

 

Fax from Your iPhone or Android

Smart phones have changed the way we communicate and do business. We’re no longer tethered to desks or confined to wired networks. As cloud storage and file sharing innovators, FilesAnywhere makes it possible for account holders to view, send, and receive faxes with smart phones. Subscribers simply login for access to mobile faxing, including notifications and cover page options. Used in conjunction with other FilesAnywhere features, such as inbound email attachments and Dropbox™ Links, users can receive information on the go, and then fax it instantly to one or more people.

 

Fax from Your iPad

Making the transition from a fax machine to mobile faxing is as simple as picking up your iPad! Just as faxing with an iPhone, your documents are simply a few swipes away. Your FilesAnywhere account syncs seamlessly with your mobile devices, so all of your important documents are literally at your fingertips. Using the mobile site or iPad app, you simply login to your FilesAnywhere account and select the file you’d like to send.

 

The Benefits of Mobile Faxes

  • Save Paper, save energy! Document management is a constant struggle costing individuals and companies thousands of dollars every year. Did you know that by the time ink cost, energy cost, duplication cost, and man hours are figured into printing, paper costs as much as EIGHT times its original price? Mobile faxing is one way you can cut down on the costs to your wallet and the planet.
  • No worries about failed equipment or network outages. No matter what kind of failure occurs, you can always grab your phone, login to FilesAnywhere, and fax documents.
  • Nothing changes for those sending you a fax. Inbound faxing is available to paid accounts with at least two users, and users may receive an unlimited number of faxes each month. Businesses and individuals who send you faxes can continue using their method of choice while you receive your fax through the cloud.
  • You decide what to do with your data. If you receive a fax while you’re on the road or in a meeting, you can add it to GroupShare™ folders or fax to your team for immediate access.
  • It’s free! Mobile faxing is available on all accounts; however paid accounts have an almost unlimited number of outbound faxes every month (500 local or 100 international). There is no per-page or per-fax fee. With FilesAnywhere, it’s available at absolutely no cost.

 

Video Tutorials

Need a quick how-to? Check out these video tutorials:

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The FilesAnywhere multi-upload tool helps you do more in less time. Upload entire folders of data with a simple drag-and-drop feature and intuitive Java interface. Multi-upload is compatible with all platforms through your web browser and uses 128-bit SSL encryption to keep your data safe. Best of all, multi-upload is available with all accounts, including Free, WebBasic, WebAdvance, and Enterprise.

Using the Multi-Upload

Ready to add folders to your FilesAnywhere account? Great! Here’s how to access multi-upload:

Classic Interface- After logging into your account, click the Upload Folders tab.
New Interface- Click the UPLOAD button and choose Bulk Upload.

You may use the Browse button to select a folder, or drag-and-drop your folder into the multi-upload utility.

Try This…

  • If you are uploading a whole folder, you must have Java enabled.
  • If you have Java, make sure you have the most recent version.
  • Not sure if you have Java or the most recent version? Click here to download.

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Just how many acronyms and initialisms can one person handle? Oh, give yourselves some credit! If you live in the cloud, as most of us do, you’re bound to know at least a dozen. What’s one more? This week’s tip is all about FTPS.

No, we don’t mean SFTP. Though the initials are similar, the applications are not. FTPS offers another method of file sharing and uploading. There are two types FTPS, which are implicit SSL and explicit SSL. FilesAnywhere supports not only FTP and SFTP, but explicit and implicit FTPS. Read on for the riveting details…

First, What is SSL?

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer, and it’s the standard technology used to encrypt information as it moves from server to browser and back. In fact, millions of websites use SSL to make sure customer transactions remain private and secure. Most folks will never need to know all the technical complexities at play in the background during SSL protocol. However, the vast majority know to look for the lock icon synonymous with SSL to know they’re protected.

FTPS Implicit SSL

Implicit SSL mode requires an established SSL session before any data is exchanged. SSL is implied because the server would simply reject an attempt by a non-SSL client. Got it? Good.

FTPS Explicit SSL

Explicit SSL allows the client to swtich between unencrypted mode and SSL. First, a non-SSL session is established with the FTP service, then a request switches the  session to SSL using a TLS command. Once the SSL is set up, user credentials and other information sent during the session are SSL encrypted. Still with me? Awesome.

Ports Aplenty

Ready to use your newly acquired FTP, SFTP, and FTPS prowess? Use the following port for each application:

  • FTP- Port 21
  • SFTP- Port 22
  • FTPS Implicit SSL- Port 990
  • FTPS Explicit SSL- Port 115

We’re always here to help, and support for your account is always free! If you have questions regarding FTPS, please don’t hesitate to contact our Support Team at (855) SYNC-NOW (855-796-2669).

Home - New Interface

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We at FilesAnywhere think the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno had it right when he said we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. You asked for improvements, and we went right to work. Today we’re thrilled to announce the fruits of our labor (and your feedback). The beta release of the new web interface is live and we think you’re going to like what you see. To help you get around, here’s a quick overview of what’s new:

Sleek Modern Look

Welcome to FilesAnywhere 2.0! What can you expect? A clean, fresh appearance and the same great features, with some added benefits:

  • Extremely user-friendly with intuitive navigation
  • Tabbed page appearance allows for quicker file and feature access
  • View options include the traditional FilesAnywhere tree view, as well as new list and icon views
  • New profile menu and bonus options

Drag and Drop Capability

Uploading your files is an essential step to using FilesAnywhere, and it should be quick and intuitive. That’s why we’ve integrated the drag and drop feature in the new FilesAnywhere user interface. Though it might seem like a simple enhancement, we think you’ll agree it’s a powerful tool that makes your experience richer. Use the drag and drop feature with the following browsers seamlessly:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

In addition, Internet Explorer 10 is slated for future releases.

eForms

You don’t need a third party application or coding capabilities to  create an online survey, questionnaire, or form. Easily create templates or individual forms with the eForms visual editor, and then distribute them with a link. Advanced eForm features include:

  • HTML code for embedding
  • Custom branding
  • Folder assignment
  • Enhanced security
  • Ability to accept uploads
How to Get to the New Web Interface
Ready to get started? Simply login to your account, select the Media View button, and then click the New Interface button on the right side of the screen. A quick note, while we’re in beta testing, the new interface is not available for mobile apps. If you’re using FilesAnywhere on your smart phone or other web-enabled device, you won’t see any changes.

As always, we welcome your thoughts! Give us your opinion on the new interface through the Feedback tab on the right-hand side of your page. You’re also welcome to talk to any of our helpful support representatives at (855) SYNC-NOW or support@filesanywhere.com.

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If you use the Otixo service, it now includes integration with FilesAnywhere! We are constantly looking for new integration partners to increase your work flow options in the cloud.

1. Within your Otixo account, when you select services to add, you will see the FilesAnywhere icon under the WebDAV option.

2. Clicking on it will then bring you to a screen asking you for a display name and inputting in your FilesAnywhere username and password.

3. Once that is done, you’ll see the FilesAnywhere icon on the left under ‘My Cloud Services’ with the display name. It’s very simple!

Once connected you have some of the functionality of FilesAnywhere, such as file sharing. You can right-click on your files and create File Share links. This initial integration doesn’t include the file history logging found in the FilesAnywhere web interface as well as security features like cover pages, verification texts, etc.

Since 1999 consumers and businesses have relied on FilesAnywhere for file uploads, file backup, data storage and file sharing on both their computer and mobile devices. FilesAnywhere and Otixo users now have even more options with using their data in the cloud. As the world becomes even more complex we will continue to try to simplify the way you store and share files!

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Wow! We received an overwhelming response and want to thank everyone who participated in the donation poll. The final count is in and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the recipient of the $1000 donation! FilesAnywhere is thrilled to help such an amazing charity and make the Holidays a little brighter for young patients and their loved ones.

St. Jude relies on donations to provide cutting-edge care at no cost to the patient’s family, and to help fund groundbreaking research that leads to life saving treatments. Public funding provides more than 75% of their yearly budget. We thought you might like a little glimpse of what your generous support will help to achieve. $1000 can provide:

  • Platelet count tests
  • Transfusion units of red blood cells
  • Oxygen and chemotherapy
  • Assistance with travel, housing, and food for patient family members

What a great way to wrap up the year- by sharing with those who need it most! We’re proud to have such generous customers, friends, and followers. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more contests and giving throughout the year.

Have a fantastic Holiday and a safe, happy New Year!

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FilesAnywhere has the most amazing clients and friends! When we announced the charity donation poll, we received an overwhelming response. Thanks to your votes, one deserving charity will receive a $1000 to make the Holidays brighter for Americans in need but that doesn’t mean it’s over yet.  With more than 500 votes already counted and many more to go, St. Jude’s, Make-a-Wish, and Disabled American Vets are nearly neck and neck.

This is how the poll is shaping up:

1. St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
2. Make-a-Wish Foundation-
3. Disabled American Veterans
4. Habitat for Humanity
5. Meals on Wheels
6. Child’s Play Charity
7. Hemophilia Federation of America
8. Yes We Care Inc.
9. Wounded Warrior Project
9. US Wounded Soldiers
10.America’s Adopt a Soldier

Your Vote is Worth $1000

You can still help shine a light one charity’s extraordinary efforts. If you haven’t done so already, visit our Facebook Page and vote for the charity you’d like to see receive the $1000 donation. It’s simple, takes just two minutes, and allows you to give without ever opening your wallet.  The poll ends on December 18, so spread the word and invite your friends and family to participate as well. The more that join us in this cause, the merrier the Holidays will be for one deserving charity!

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Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss

 

The Holiday season is a time of thanks and a time for family. It’s also a time of giving. You can help FilesAnywhere do exactly that in less than two minutes and without ever opening your wallet. We’re a company built on sharing and we’ve set aside $1000.00 to share with a deserving charity.

There’s a Charity Counting on You

 

These charities inspire us with their selfless work helping those in need. The FilesAnywhere Team would like to show our appreciation for all the good they do throughout the year. It’s up to you to decide which one will receive our $1000.00 donation:

Child’s Play Charity – Many of our support team members absolutely love this cause. These amazing folks improve the lives of hospitalized children with toys and games.

Make-a-Wish Foundation – We have no doubt that you’ve heard about this remarkable charity. But just in case you haven’t, you should know this incredible charity changes lives through granting all kinds of wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital – Another charity we’re sure you’re familiar with. This fantastic hospital works miracles for many families with children battling cancer and other critical illnesses.

Habitat for Humanity – Building strong communities with safe, affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity offers the dream of homeownership to those most in need.

Disabled American Vets – DAV is an extraordinary charity dedicated to serving the brave men and women who have served our country. Through advocacy and services, DAV improves lives and provides hope.

Meals on Wheels  – An estimated six million American seniors face hunger. Meals on Wheels Association of America raises funds to provide more than a million meals each day to seniors who need them, and to aid the ongoing fight against senior hunger.

The Hemophilia Federation of America - The Hemophilia Federation of America offers online and community based resources for families affected by bleeding disorders. In addition, HFA advocates on their behalf at the national and state levels to help provide a better quality of life.

The Woodall Foundation - Founded as a compassionate response to children in need, six wonderful charities in the North Texas area benefit from the work of The Woodall Foundation. These charities include Bryan’s House who provides service to families affected by HIV/AIDS and the Autism Treatment Center, Inc. who assists people living with autism and related disorders.

U.S. Wounded Soldiers Foundation – Combat veterans deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq count on U.S. Wounded Soldiers to provide for basic needs during rehabilitation stays. From clothing and toiletries, to housing help for visiting families of critically wounded soldiers, USWSF answers the call when our soldiers need it most.

Yes We Care, Inc. –  Yes We Care, Inc. has a two-fold mission providing comfort and services to the men and women of our armed forces, and to eradicating cancer through education  and community outreach programs.

Wounded Warrior Project – Honoring and empowering wounded warriors who incurred service-connected injuries on or after 9-11, the Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life.

America’s Adopt a Soldier – Founded in 2009, America’s Adopt a Soldier is an effort to combine several support activities that have served soldiers and veterans over the past five years. These projects include the Wounded Warrior Path to Strength, Challenge America care packages, We Care letters to service members and vets, and other children’s and family outreach.

 

How it Works

 

With just a few clicks, you can shine a light on one charity’s extraordinary efforts. Simply visit our Facebook page, like us, and then vote for your favorite charity. The foundation with the most votes by December 18 will receive the $1000.00 donation from FilesAnywhere.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter as well. We’ll be tweeting about the winning charity on December 19.