We're please to announce a completely revamped file manager in CreativePro Office! In version 1, CreativePro Office allowed file uploads to specific projects - there was no ability to share files across multiple projects. In early version 2, we improved file management a bit by allowing multiple file uploads and file "attachment" to projects, tasks, messages, etc. However, this solution was not ideal...file uploads did not work well in Safari, files could not be moved to other folders, file/folder management was cumbersome and unreliable.
File upload and management now has a dedicated section within the application and you should see a new menu item called Files.
This section is where you will do all of your file uploading, folder creation, and moving files between folders. We have kept the popup file manager that is available on all pages of the application; however, its sole purpose now is for selecting and attaching files to items.
Uploading files now is really simple if you use an HTML5 compatible browser like Firefox, Safari 4+, or Chrome. You simply drag and drop files into the file uploader, then click the Start Upload button. If you use IE or some other browser that doesn't support HTML5, you can still upload multiple files at once but drag and drop will not be enabled.
And once the upload starts, you will get an accurate idea of how the upload is progressing and approximately how much upload time remains.
Now you can move files between folders by just dragging and dropping the file onto a folder. You can do the same thing with entire folders as well.
Adding new folders is now a lot more intuitive. Just click the New Folder button, enter a folder name and click Save or hit Enter - a new folder will be created within the current directory. A folders can now be easily deleted by just clicking the delete button when you hover over a folder.
Another nice new feature is the file list view. Instead of viewing your files in thumbnail form where much of the filename can often be obscured, the file list view gives you much more information about the file like who uploaded the file, when it was uploaded, and the file size. You can access this view by clicking the list view icon in the upper-right.
It's still around and available on most sections within the application. However, it is no longer responsible for file uploads, folder creation, or moving files. The popup file manager now exists so you can select files that you want to attach to certain items within your account like tasks, messages, or projects.
Thanks for reading and please let us know your thoughts about the new CPO file manager!