Let’s imagine a user uses a cloud service (for example Google Drive) for:
- Only backing up his data
- Accessing files from different locations and different devices
- To expand the storage capacity of his mobile devices such as phone and tablet
And he uses the Pocket mobile app for:
- For keeping the links
- Creating visual bookmarks
- Sharing links in the future with friends and other apps.
Question begins here
Today, I had the discussion with my team and they ask me to create a unified view where user can see both things together in a single window. They have presented the idea that we can treat a file stored in the cloud as link. Can we?
I wasn’t satisfied with the idea because as a user I always see the files and web link as two separate entity. I don’t know the reason but I was quite confident about that but I didn’t have reason to defend myself.
Let’s assume for a while if I we can treat them as a similar entity then – Would it be too much for the user to view the files and folders along with links? I think google file system display files in the similar fashion as windows and mac does. Even though the organization of the files and folder are pretty messy (local and cloud) but still user is still able to find the desired files …. In other post