Swarthmore is Going Google!

Starting today and continuing over the next 11 months, we will be transitioning away from Swatfiles (our document repository) and Zimbra (our email application) to Google Apps. The Google Apps suite includes mail, calendar, docs, spreadsheet and presentation applications and allows us to better support collaboration within our community, provides a common platform and works in multiple operating environments (e.g. Apple, Windows, and mobile devices). Feel free to visit http://www.swarthmore.edu/going-google/google-apps-frequently-asked-questions to find out more. Continue reading Swarthmore is Going Google!

SwatFiles Drive

Have you tried SwatFiles – the system that lets you store and share your files online?  You can upload your files and access them from any computer with an Internet connection – no VPN needed.  In addition, you can share your files with selected colleagues whether at Swarthmore or not.  You can also use SwatFiles as a drop box, simple wiki system, and a web server .  All faculty, staff, and students have space on the system.  You can access SwatFiles at swatfiles.swarthmore.edu. For the folks that are already using SwatFiles, one common question is how to easily edit files. … Continue reading SwatFiles Drive

SwatFiles Upgrade on July 31, 2010

ITS completed an upgrade to the web version of Swatfiles on Saturday, July 31st. The new version is available at http://swatfiles.swarthmore.edu and the dashboard. Existing browser bookmarks to Swatfiles continue to work without change, as does Swatfiles Drive software for those people who use that software. The new version offers several improvements, including: a better bookmarking tool on the Swatfiles menu bar thumbnail views of image files and quick previews of other documents A new “More Actions” button with convenient features like the ability to download whole folders as zip files. improved document searching easier file/folder locking and unlocking. Bookmarks … Continue reading SwatFiles Upgrade on July 31, 2010