26 Replies
Sam Carter

Phil Mayor said:

I have used dropbox well with other developers and review my elearning to track change requests from SME's

Hi Phil,

- Do you open dropbox in SL and publish directly to dropbox?

- Is there a way to backup files on Dropbox in case some developer inadvertently deletes a .story file?

Sam

Brian Dusablon

+1 for Dropbox. It backs up and versions automatically. I typically still create my own major versions, and then back up those to another location for archiving and backup, but active working directories are all in Dropbox.

Box.net, Google Drive and OneDrive (from Microsoft) are all options as well.

For the OP, what level of collaboration are you needing?

Steve Flowers

I've played with owncloud on my host. Was easy to install in my environment. Since my storage limit is lower than Dropbox, I haven't given it a serious look since configuration. However, since it's easy to install, if you ran your own server you could have virtually unlimited cloud storage. For a free and open source solution, it's pretty good. Thought it could be neat to add some backend automation for some development tasks. Haven't dug too far into it.

Steve Flowers

Sidenote - one of the things I really like about owncloud is the ability to deploy a password protected folder pretty easily with an expiration. One of the advantages to Dropbox is the public folder. This makes it really easy to deploy packages for review. I haven't seen similar functionality in owncloud.

Christopher Goodsell

Dropbox
I used to be able to work on Dropbox from my VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine on my iMac without any difficulties when using Storyline Version 1. So for the last 3 is year, life has been sweet. So I could and did in fact work live and publish to Dropbox all the time.

With Storyline 2 however, that no longer works. I have been struggling to find a workflow that works.  I have tried Sync Toy on the Virtual PC, but have continual errors and glitches when syncing. I am running the latest version of VMWare Fusion with Windows 7 64bit on a 27" 5K iMac.

PLEASE if anyone has solved this problem, or has come up with a workflow that works. If you would please share. This is a nightmare!

Christopher Goodsell

Hey Phil,
Can you tell me about your exact setup?

I used to be able to work on Dropbox from my VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine on my iMac without any difficulties when using Storyline Version 1. So for the last 3 is year, life has been sweet. So I could and did in fact work live and publish to Dropbox all the time.

With Storyline 2 however, that no longer works. I have been struggling to find a workflow that works. I have tried Sync Toy on the Virtual PC, but have continual errors and glitches when syncing. I am running the latest version of VMWare Fusion with Windows 7 64bit on a 27" 5K iMac.

  • Are you using a PC? (If running on a mac, do you use parallels, vmware fusion, or bootcamp?)
  • What version of Windows are you running?
  • What is the location of your dropbox folder?
  • Are you using Storyline 2, and is it still working?

I'd be hugely grateful for any info you might be able to share.

Christopher Goodsell

EUREKA!

I am now able to use Storyline 2, live on Dropbox without any issues.

Configuration:

32GB 5k iMac running Yosemite

Virtual PC VMWare Fusion 7 (using 8gb 4 cores of Ram and a 500gb slotted Hard Drive)

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit (This seems to be the magic piece!)

Dropbox folder location: Mac Desktop, then share the Desktop with the virtual machine.

 

I have inserted every type of file I can imagine into Storyline 2 from a variety of shared and networked locations without a single error.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Jacinta Penn

We use Google drive to store files, with folder per client and a folder in each of those for old versions. We use Mavenlink to work collaboratively with each other and the clients on projects. And I am just creating new software called Scrawlr so that you can share your project and reviewers can scrawl all over it with comments. I hope to offer beta testing in January or February - let me know if you are keen.

Diana Myers

Hi All -

Foregive me for posting my question here - I've searched throughout the e-Heroes forum and have come up empty, so I thought I'd post by question on this thread.  Iit's a little off-topic, but related to sharing files via Dropbox, so I'm hopeing someone here can help. 

I'd like to share a Storyline 2 source file (.story) via my Publich Dropbox folder, but when I test the public link to my .story file, it downloads a zip archive (photo attached).  After extracting the downloaded files, I'm not sure what to do - I don't find the "filename.story" to open. 

I know I'm missing something here; I just don't know what it is.  Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!!

Diana Myers

@Ashley - thanks for the links to the other threads.  :-) You're always so helpful!! 

I know how to get the file into Dropbox and copy/share the link to the item in the Public folder of Drobbox, so I'm good there.  The issue I'm having is with using the downloaded .story file, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that someone has other information to share

 

Vince Grabowski

Thank you Ashley! The CD option does not work in OneDrive. Users are still asked to Save the file when they click on the link. Hopefully, this is an issue which can be rectified soon! I cannot divulge why I am unable to use an external site however, it has to do with the material in the eLearning courses.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Vince, 

I'm not super familiar with OneDrive (haven't ever used it) - but perhaps you'll need to connect with your IT team about other hosting solutions, as Storyline doesn't allow for a publish to a single file. Does the top secret nature of the content prevent the users from downloading it to their computers when opening the link?