Sharing files online easily

I created a little service that makes it very easy to share files online with people.

If you go to, you can see all the files that have the word .public in them. These files can be located in the makerspace share and in the “Documents” folder on the makerspace computers.

This is what it looks like when it is working:

How To Use

If you are on a computer or laptop in the makerspace:

  1. Rename a file to have .public in it, e.g. image.png renamed to image.public.png
  2. Syncthing synchronizes the file
  3. Head over to and see the file appear

If you are on the phone of the makerspace, you can share pictures by renaming them in the SD-Card/DCIM/... folders:

  1. Take a photo
  2. Rename the photo so it has .public in it.
  3. Wait for syncthing to synchronize the photo
  4. Head over to and see the photo appear

On the makerspace share:

  1. Rename a file or folder to contain .public.
  2. Head over to and see the file or folder appear

Feature: The file or folder can be moved to another location and the link still works. If you rename the file or folder, the link will not work any more.