Configure once, and let all team members upload to the cloud without the access management headaches and fears of ruining each other’s work. Each member of your Slack team (devs, designers, marketers etc) get instant access to BucketBot once you add BucketBot to Slack. Once installed and configured team members can upload files on their own, by simply sending files to BucketBot directly through Slack. Every user gets his own folder by default, so the chance of overwriting each other’s work is non existent.
Amazon s3 web interface is not really user friendly, especially when you need to make files public after upload. You have to open AWS console, go to right bucket folder, upload files, make them public, copy public link. With BucketBot you simply drag the file to the Slack window and get the public URL. Managing multiple users access is also a pain, especially on larger teams. You also have to keep in mind that users with direct access to your S3 bucket can accidentally overwrite or delete others’ work.
Amazon S3 is part of the Amazon Web Services platform. Simply put it’s a virtually infinite hard drive in the cloud. Heard of Dropbox? They save files on S3. When you put your file on S3 you can be sure it’s not going to disappear (Amazon backup, duplicate and secure their server physically and digitally in order to prevent data loss and/or corruption), and it’s going to be available to as many users as you can send it to - it’s practically impossible to overwhelm Amazon’s server with traffic. By uploading files to S3 with BucketBot you enjoy both, S3’s robustness and performance combined with the ease of uploading and publicizing provided by BucketBot.
Slack is The communication tool for teams in the 21st century. Private messaging, channel discussions, communication history and of course, very easy external tool integrations. External tools integration and apps for Slack allows you to easily install BucketBot (or any other bot from the Slack App gallery) and start uploading your files to the cloud right away.