Since we rolled out the beta version of Treaty two weeks ago, we’ve already signed up a number of testers and have received some great feedback so far. But one question that has come up a few times is the difference between Treaty and Google Drive (previously known as Google Docs). After all, they both allow you to share and edit text and documents. However, as I touched on in last week’s post, Treaty integrates directly with our customers’ web applications, so that the application’s users don’t have to leave to work on their documents.
Last week we launched a major update to Squad. In addition to the obvious visual update, we made significant upgrades to the way Squad works and what you can do with it. The biggest functionality upgrade is the addition of our Simple Git integration, which allows you to access your Git repositories via SSH and do basic Git operations right in your Squad window. To see what else we updated, just keep reading.
Last week we added a great new feature: Dropbox integration. You can now edit your Dropbox files collaboratively, just like you edit local files and SFTP/FTP files.
To set up a Dropbox location, login to Squad and select “Add” in the File Browser. Select “Dropbox” from the Protocol list, and then name your connection (optional). You can specify a path if you wish, but this, too is optional. Once you click the “Add” button, you will probably see a message that says “Squad was unable to access your Dropbox account.” This is expected, since you must explicitly allow Squad to access your account. To do so, click the link that says “Click here to activate.” A new browser tab will take you to a Dropbox page that either asks you to log in (if you are not already logged in to Dropbox) and then asks you to click the “Allow” button, or simply shows the “Allow” button (if you are already logged in to Dropbox). Click “Allow” to activate access to your Dropbox account from Squad. You will see a page that confirms this authorization. Close that browser tab and return to Squad. Close the modal window that notified you of the lack of authorization, and click “Add” in the file browser again. Your Dropbox files will appear shortly.