Sharing a Collection
I understand that collections are meant to be a user specific setting, however, it would be great to have the ability to share a collection with a co-worker.
Thanks for the feedback. Collections are going to remain as personalized views in the near future. We may revisit this down the road.
Matt Royal commented
Box is shooting themselves in the foot if they're not offering this feature. Collections are great, but the impact would be so much greater if they could be shared.
We've already had one customer organization who was eagerly investigating Box because of Collections decide not to use Box when they ran into this limitation.
If permissions complications are the sticking point, please engage with your customers on ideas to overcome that. We'd be happy to help.
Private vs shared collections should be visibly distinct, of course.
This is an extremely important feature. We absolutely need the ability to share a collection with a co-worker or we'll have to investigate another file sharing system.
This feature would be a time and lifesaver. I'm trying to improve how we share and use images within my organisation and currently creating "themes" for images to suit different communication needs, if all team members could access my collections, it would be easy for them to find the most appropriate image when needed and save us time on reviews and approvals.
Oh, also. Being able to push out collections as an admin based on groups would be Amazing!
We work in a production environment and would like for instance a producer to collect all the assets for a job, and then be able to share that 'collection' with the users working on the project. Obviously, this is something you could do by sharing multiple links, but a collection would also allow the 'selection' to be live. So if an asset is added at a later date it would also appear for the entire team.
ONE note about this. I have had similar features with DAMs, and while the were invaluable to the company's productivity...in environments where the admin couldn't clear these out or further manage these — they did build up. I second cweatherup's comment about allowing admin's to see and manage these (much like relays). Ideally, I'd want to edit...but at least deactivate/remove.
Agreed! I can see creating a Collections for HR resources or other important links that the entire company should have access to. I know that you can do this with a folder but folders don't always live on the left rail (which is why I like Collections better than the old favorites).
Totally agree. Google Drive allows for sharing any and all files. This is a significant limitation in Box.
Admincweatherup (Admin, Box) commented
Provide the ability to manage collections at the group admin level.