docTrackr is a free online document sharing service where you can upload your documents and then setup various different sharing permissions to secure and control the way that your documents are shared. This means that you can restrict access only to those who register on docTrackr, or you can set limits so that documents can only be viewed, printed, edited, or any combination of these three.
Screenshot above shows us the first step of the document upload process on docTrackr. This is where you’re gonna be choosing just what kind of protection for your documents you’re interested in. This 4 step wizard is all that you’ll have to go through in order to setup file sharing. Depending on what kind of document permissions you choose, files will either require registration or not.
Key Features of docTrackr Online Document Sharing Service:
- Free and easy to use, simple to follow setup wizard for sharing.
- Online document sharing, they can be opened inside the browser.
- Supported documents are PDF, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX.
- Set permissions for the documents you share like view, edit, print.
- Restrict access only to users who register.
- Statistics on how many people opened, printed, and download documents.
- Works with Adobe PDF Reader 8 and newer and all versions of Office.
Quickly sharing documents online and having control over who accesses them isn’t an easy thing to do these days. If you use online hosting services, people might get a hold of your link and everyone will be able to access documents that you share. Situations like that can be easily avoided with docTrackr, here’s how.
How to Share Documents with Limited Permissions Using docTrackr?
First step is to register on the docTrackr website. After you’re done with that, you should be offered with an option to upload documents right away. You’ll only be able to share Office and PDF formats, all the other will report errors.
When the upload finishes, you will be asked if you want to make the file public or private, this means restricted access. If you make it a restricted access, you’re gonna have to enter the email address that the person with whom you want to share file used when he/she registered on docTrackr. You can enter their email address even if they’re not registered. Only those who are logged in with the email will be able to see the shared document. If you setup a public document sharing, you’re gonna have to select permissions and after that confirm, secure, and publish your document.
Once that the file is shared, secured and published, you can keep track of its activity in the control panel. There you can also download it yourself.
Like we already mentioned, limited document sharing where you’re in control over who has access to your documents and where they are secure from unauthorized use isn’t easy setup, but only if you’re not using docTrackr. Free accounts are limited in the number of documents that can be secured. Try it free.