When your team starts using an online collaboration app, particularly if you’re working on complex projects, you’ll no doubt find yourselves uploading files to your team’s conversations—documents, spreadsheets, presentation files, contracts, invoices, images, videos, you name it. And all that file sharing requires file storage.
With most free messaging and collaboration apps, you’ll quickly run out of storage capacity. Heck, even a lot of the paid apps limit your storage, maybe to 10GB per user, maybe 20GB. Whatever the limit it is, you’ll get there faster than you think. But you’ll never reach that limit with Glip. Our free service gives your team unlimited file storage for free.
Different ways to use unlimited file storage
The ability to upload and share files of all types without limits can have huge practical benefits for your team. You can keep a complete record of every separate project you’ve worked on, all stored conveniently in one place. You can also use this organized project history to quickly bring new teammates up to speed.
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When you start looking into what Glip can do for your team, you’ll see the word “unlimited” a lot. Our app gives you unlimited users, unlimited teams, unlimited messages, unlimited search history, unlimited guest invitations, etc.—and our file storage policy is no exception. Store it all in your team’s Glip workspace. We can handle it.
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When teams start using a new online messaging and collaboration app, particularly one that’s free, many quickly find themselves reaching the app’s file storage limit. If they want to continue collaborating in a similar way, the team will have to make a choice. They can keep using the same app for online messaging, but they’ll need to find some other way—maybe email—to pass documents and other work-related files back and forth among the team. Or, they can move their team to a new collaboration app altogether. One that offers greater file storage capacity but is probably a paid service.
There are many problems with file storage limits.
Of course, there are drawbacks to either solution. When the team moves their file sharing to email, they are losing one of the key benefits of an online collaboration app, the ability to communicate and work together within a single workspace. A team can’t enjoy that level of seamless, productive workflow if they have to jump out of the app and go somewhere else every time they need to send or review a file.
So, the first drawback of using a collaboration app with limited file storage is that eventually it will force you to use a separate app to share your files.
But let’s say they choose the other option, finding a new messaging and collaboration app with a higher file storage limit. In this case, the team could face several drawbacks.
First, they’ll all have to move out of the app they’ve been using and start over in a new app. Not ideal.
Second, they’ll almost certainly have to pay for their new collaboration app, unless they want to quickly run out of storage all over again. Also, not ideal.
Finally, even if they switch to a paid collaboration platform, the team will likely still reach that app’s upper storage limit eventually. That’s because even many of the paid services offer limited file storage. Really, really not ideal!
And that’s why Glip’s unlimited file storage is so awesome.
Of course, there is a third option with no need to keep using your existing free app and just accepting that your team’s online collaboration no longer includes file sharing within the app. And you don’t need to switch to another app that offers more storage but still a finite amount, especially if you’re going to have to pay for that service.
Instead, you can start using Glip. Know from day one that no matter how actively your team uses your Glip workspace, no matter how many files you upload to the app, you’ll never run out of file storage capacity, and you won`t have to pay for that file storage either.
Cool ideas for using Glip’s unlimited file storage
This is how your team can really benefit from a collaboration workspace without limits.
Let’s say your team works on consulting projects for clients. You probably generate lots of files for each project. There’s the administrative stuff: purchase orders, consulting agreements, and invoices, for example. You’re also documenting and reviewing your team’s work internally: spreadsheets with your project’s details, that sort of thing. And then there are the client deliverables: reports, plans, presentations, whatever.
Maintain a complete and easily searchable record of every project forever.
With Glip’s unlimited file storage, if you’re managing each project as its own Glip team, you’re also automatically creating a complete record of everything related to that project, including every version of every file your team shared on Glip. At any point during your work on the project, or afterward, anyone on your team can go into the Glip team and easily find every file anyone on the team ever uploaded.
In fact, because you have unlimited storage in your Glip workspace, you might even want to upload every file related to the project into that Glip team whether you’re collaborating with your team on it or not. This way you can use Glip as a repository for the entire history of the project.
If at any point in the future you want to find a file from that project—say, a document that you want to repurpose for a similar client project—you’ll always know exactly where to find it. You can jump right into the project’s team (which will always be there for you) and find an easily searchable list of all files attached to the conversation. Or you can search for it across your entire Glip history by team, by date range, or with other search parameters.
Oh, and one more cool thing, once you’re finished with a project and are no longer actively using that Glip team anymore, you can either continue to leave it front and center in your Glip workspace, or if you want to limit your Glip interface to only projects you’re actively working on, you can archive the team. It will always be available among your archived content, along with all files related to it, but this way you can keep your Glip workspace clear.
Quickly bring a new teammate up to speed.
Let’s say you add a new member to your team, and you want to familiarize that coworker as quickly as possible with how your team manages a client project.
If you weren’t collaborating on these projects using Glip, you’d probably have all of a typical project’s details spread out across several different apps and services. That means if you wanted to give your new teammate a complete picture of what happened from start to finish, you’d have to go digging through old email threads, old tasks relating to the project, the project’s old calendar events and deadlines, and probably several file sharing apps. What a pain!
And think about this: any messages your team texted each other are probably gone for good, so you’d never be able to include them in the full project history you’re building for the new person.
But if you were managing the project in Glip, all you’d have to do is invite your new teammate to the team you created for that project!
Just like that, your new coworker could jump in and catch up on your team’s message history, all of the files related to the project, all of the tasks the team set for itself, the calendar events associated with the project, all the shared links, comments annotated on documents, and even the emojis and animated gifs your team sent back and forth, so your teammate can get a sense of who on her new team is serious and silly.
Sounds better than sifting through your Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive accounts to round up all of the files related to the project, doesn’t it?
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