Hi Publit.io Team
I’m AppSumo member and bought your deal (Stacked 3X).
First of all, many thanks for this deal and for taking your time to introduce and explain everything about your product. I can see great potential of the services you provide and the product you building. It’s big honour to be on board with great deal.
I have some suggestions to make your product better in point of my personal use-cases how I would like to use your product. I hope those ideas make sense and you consider to apply those near future.
My First Idea is connected to the ability to use Custom CNAME domain in public links. It would be very important to me if there would be ability to change 3 pages that is connected with Custom CNAME domain links:
1. myname.customdomain.com/file -> example: https://cloud.svenpetrov.ee/file
2. myname.customdomain.com -> example: https://cloud.svenpetrov.ee
3. myname.customdomain.com/deletedfile.mp4 -> example: https://cloud.svenpetrov.ee/file/deletedfile.mp4
* Explanation for this request *
I do lot of work with clients videos and graphics. I often send them videos and graphics to review. At the moment I do it via Google Drive, Dropbox, Vimeo, Youtube etc. Your service and Custom CNAME domain gives me good opportunity to send them professional looking link with my domain branding (https://cloud.svenpetrov.ee/file/Video1.mp4).
I know my clients profile and if I send them link (myname.customdomain.com/file/filepublicid.mp4) then I’m sure they try to see what is behind this link and will change it on browser address-bar (‘myname.customdomain.com/file' and ‘myname.customdomain.com’). Thats why I stopped to use pCloud Public Folder System and link sending because they did that and saw other clients sample work, so it’s tested with real clients.
Same thing will happen when I delete file that was sent to client just overview but client goes to that link sometimes later either via email I sent them with link or they just bookmarked this link for some reason and want to check it later (-> https://cloud.svenpetrov.ee/file/deletedfile.mp4)
At the moment there is English language text(s) and Publit.io logo with link to your page. I understand the value for your marketing but for my clients and for me it’s not professional and all my domain branding idea is actually ruined. 95% of my clients also not english speaking and english text there is again not very professional looking solution for my use-case.
For me it’s essential that I can replace those 3 pages content myself and add there my messages (in my language) and my branding (logo) with links and all that. It doesn’t have to be complicated editing system but enough usable to replace message and logos. Simple text editor and code editor </> would do the trick.
Otherwise this usability option of your services is NO GO for me, because if I can’t totally control my branding with domain branding, there is no point to change my clients work preview system from G-Drive, Dropbox etc to your service. I can’t present this as my own servers preview system anyway.
I even would consider to start using your service as client work delivery system where they can download different filetypes by just changing url (.mp4/.webm/etc) but …
I hope you understand my point of view and take it to consideration.
Your decision to make is either you want to try marketing your brand in those pages (potential that lot of clients will not use this links system as I described for similar reasons I explained) or to give total control to your clients about their branding possibilities and use it as a good Unique Selling Point to market this feature to your existing and future clients.
Once again, thank you for your time and for good product and for AppSumo Deal
With all best