One of the key benefits of storing documents and files in the cloud is that they are instantly accessible by colleagues and friends. Now, FileChat is a platform which enables social, collaborative interaction in the cloud, so users can share and chat about documents in an organized, secure environment.
To begin, users sign up for an account, which they attach to either their Dropbox or Google Drive account. Then, they open the folder they need input on and invite the relevant collaborators. FileChat creates a group chat pop-up through which all parties can discuss a topic with all the relevant documents, images and other files at hand. The platform also enables users to ‘like’ files and cast votes on favorites, so the team can easily assess the popularity of ideas, therefore creating a social experience within the user’s cloud.
FileChat is available for free as a web version and an Android app and a Beta version for iPhone is available at the App Store.
How else could people’s collaborative experience of the cloud be enhanced?