Access Your Work Anywhere with Genome Compiler Cloud
As more online DNA design tools become available, it should be easier to access your work and collaborate with colleagues. Unfortunately, most molecular biology softwares require you to work from one specific computer for which you have purchased an expensive license. This greatly limits the capability to share your work with colleagues, or even work on your own project from any location of your choosing.
Genome Compiler’s cloud based storage allows you to access your projects from any computer. This eliminates the need to save your work on a flashdrive or email the information to yourself just to continue working on your project. The cloud also makes sharing your project with colleagues extremely simple, as they will never have to pay for a license to view the files like on some other softwares. And, it’s all for free.
How does the Genome Compiler cloud storage work?
- You start your project in the materials box, where all of your work is saved. From the materials box, you can open one of your own projects or choose one of the sequences that come preloaded on Genome Compiler. Regardless of where you are logging on to Genome Compiler from, your materials box will always be the same and contain all of your saved projects.
- The exception to this is if you choose to only save your projects locally to your computer, an option that is available in the desktop version of the software.
- Local projects are saved only to the computer you are working on rather than to the cloud, and thus will only be accessible from that location.
- There are symbols at the top of the materials box allowing you to perform actions such as save, import, and delete projects. Second from the right is the cloud action symbol:
- In the desktop version, the cloud settings are in their own section, halfway down the materials box. Cloud files are separated from the preloaded library of parts that comes loaded on the desktop version and the local projects section:
- When you click on the cloud symbol, this Cloud Folder Settings dialogue will appear.
- From this prompt, you name the folder to store your project in and can easily share your work with colleagues. Or, if you do not intend to share your project, simply leave the “share with” field blank and the folder will just be saved to your materials box:
- You can also save your project to the cloud by right clicking the project tab, and selecting that option from the drop down menu:
- Once you save your work to the cloud, it will be stored in your materials box, for you to access from any computer at any time:
Genome Compiler’s cloud based database is just one of the many tools embedded in the software designed for your convenience. Check out these webinars and tutorial videos to learn more about the other great features of Genome Compiler.