This week’s Cubby update introduces a major security feature along with some significant UI enhancements. We think– no, we know– you’ll love this update.
This week, start taking advantage of:
Cubby Locks: Your data in Cubby is secure even without Cubby Locks. But sometimes you want an extra level of protection for your sensitive documents and files. By activating the all-new Cubby Locks feature, you’re now able to place an additional lock on any cubby, requiring your account password to use it or share it.
Once you activate Cubby Locks for your account you’ll be able to lock any of your cubbies. All you’ll need is your account password to access, modify or share it.
When you lock a cubby, we provide a special code called a Recovery Key. Should you forget your password, you must provide the Recovery Key to regain access to your locked cubbies.
To get started, access your Advanced Settings from cubby.com, take the tour, and click “activate.” Once you’re activated, head back to your cubbies and choose which ones you’d like to lock. Ahh, security.
Cloud On/Off Switching: Saving space in the cloud by enabling DirectSync™ is now easier with the addition of a new “Cloud On/Off” switch found directly within the desktop app. Switching the cloud “on” enables sharing, links and gives you access from anywhere, including your iOS and Android devices. Switching the cloud “off” allows you to then sync to another computer to save valuable cloud space.
One-click access to Cubby content: Whether your files live in the cloud or are synced locally to your computer, you can now get them with just a click. Simply click on any of your cubbies from the app. If it’s not synced to your computer, we’ll bring you right to its location at cubby.com (sign-in if you need to). If that cubby is already synced, we’ll send you right to the file’s location on your computer. Easy, peezy.
New iconography: We don’t advise you judge a book by its cover, but if you decide to judge a Cubby by its icon… well, that’s probably a good idea. Now, at a glance, you can tell which folders are being shared privately, publicly, in the cloud or when you’ve reached your GB limit.
In the example below:
- Event Planning is being shared privately
- Expense Reports stopped syncing (no additional cloud space is available)
- Family Vacation is not synced to the cloud
- Schedules is a Locked Cubby
- Weekly Brainstorms is being shared publicly
Cubby owners: Not the owner of a Cubby, but forget who is? Now easily ID the owner of shared Cubbies directly within the UI. Pro Tip: If you need to set your name for Cubby, simply access your Account Settings on cubby.com.
Whew. That was a lot to share. What do you think? We’re dying to know and would love to hear from you below or on Facebook.