I recently purchased Pro Office, primarily for the “Web Sharing” feature; I already have a paperless office with no real need for scanning, and since I primarily use GMail, the email plugins don’t do me any good now-- but, I decided being able to access my database from anywhere via my iPhone was a rather worthwhile feature.
And as soon as I end up loading My Entire Life into the database, I’m sure it will be
I look forward to some of the Web Sharing enhances that seem to be coming down the 2.0 pipeline from what I’ve briefly gleaned on the forums, but there’s two notable things I’d really like to see:
#1) Fine grained permissions. As it is I can “share” my database… but only if I share it all unless I’m missing something. That’s not useful to me to “share”-- it relegates web sharing entirely to just “me using it on my iPhone”
What I’d like to be able to do is establish some additional logins and grant them specific access to certain files within my database. I’d be really great if the permissions were able to be checked according to the hierarchy of groups, so I could grant a certain folder to “bob”, and all the items below it inherited that (unless overridden). Of course, that gets complicated I know-- a simple file by file permission would be fine initially at least.
#2) I’ve found I already want to give someone temporary access to something. In this case, I don’t even care if it has a login per se. i’d love to be able to click a file, and click “Share Temporarily”, then tell it-- share for a day (an hour, a week, whatever). Then have it generate a URL that I can send to someone that can be seen without any authentication at all.
I’m peering at stuff and attempting to solve my needs via some AppleScript, and I’m sure I’ll be able to almost do it-- but it’ll be a bit wasteful. E.g., I’m trying to see about getting an AppleScript that “exports” a selected item in DevonThink to a folder served by Apache on my computer, then a cronjob to wipe it out periodically… but that’s not all that ideal
Anyways! Good product Just some suggestions!