View Full Version : Online sharing - read only option

04-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Hi all,

Anyone know of a service that allows you to upload documents and send a link to others, where these people are only able to ready that document online without the option to download or print that document. Have looked online and found nothing, I doubt anything like that exists but thought I would ask. And nope.. services like dropbox is not what I am after.

Something like what Google Books have... example below.



04-12-2013, 01:00 PM

04-12-2013, 01:06 PM
If you can read it there's always a way to download and print, but no sorry no Idea.

04-12-2013, 01:24 PM
if you can view it, you can save it

the google books pages you see are images, not text....

(and they are saveable and converted to text with ocr if you really wanted to)

not that you would, just saying nothing is readable online without being reasonably easy to download or capture etc.

04-12-2013, 02:32 PM
Thanks fellas.

04-12-2013, 03:37 PM
Google Drive will at least allow you to force it to be read-only though so they can't modify it. As mentioned, saving / printing is always possible.