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TonyCaporn
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We are investigating whether Dropbox can provide a information source for a retirement village.  This will require approx 10 people who can update the data and approx 150 people who can access the data easily on any device.  Information will be, for example, restaurant menus, activity schedules, newsflashes, easy guides, etc.  The data will be imported as pdf files.  My current concern is how none technical savvy residents access the reference data.  Do they have to sign on?  Is it a one time sign on per device? Or can the data be made public and residents can get read access using a web browser.  Ease of access is crucial otherwise residents will not use it.

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Walter
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Hey @TonyCaporn, thanks for joining our Community and happy Monday!
 

I'm not sure if this would do the trick for you, but have you considered using shared links (or shared folders) to achieve what you had in mind?

 

This would grant anyone who you share your links with edit or view rights, depending on your needs. 

 

For the people who'd be updating the files or folders you'll be sharing, you'll be needing a Dropbox account, but not for the ones you'd be granting access through your shared links. Anyone with the shared link will be able to access and view the files your shared links point to, without the need of a Dropbox account. 

 

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any other questions. 


Walter
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Walter
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Hey @TonyCaporn, thanks for joining our Community and happy Monday!
 

I'm not sure if this would do the trick for you, but have you considered using shared links (or shared folders) to achieve what you had in mind?

 

This would grant anyone who you share your links with edit or view rights, depending on your needs. 

 

For the people who'd be updating the files or folders you'll be sharing, you'll be needing a Dropbox account, but not for the ones you'd be granting access through your shared links. Anyone with the shared link will be able to access and view the files your shared links point to, without the need of a Dropbox account. 

 

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any other questions. 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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TonyCaporn
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Thank you Walter.  That was helpful

Walter
Dropbox Staff
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I'm glad to hear that, Tony.


See you around the Community and take care!


Walter
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