- Sending files or folders
- Sharing a Package
- Pausing or stopping a Package that is being sent
- Invite someone to install the Pando Extra
- Posting a link to a Package
- Open the Pando Extra. Select Pando from the Do More menu.
If you are in a call or a chat, or viewing a contact, choose Do More > Pando. Note: at present, you cannot Pando during calls or chats with more than one contact. Pando’s Send window opens. If you get to the Do More menu through Skype’s Tools menu, Pando’s Received list will open first. In that case, click the send new button
- Tell Pando who to send it to. If you opened the Pando Extra while you were in a chat or call, or while you were viewing a contact, the “To:” field automatically contains the Skype ID of the selected contact. Enter more Skype contacts, if you want, by typing in their IDs or click the To: button to choose from your contacts list. You can even add email addresses of people who aren’t online. Note: Skype contacts need to have the Pando Extra installed and need to be online when you send your files. If you select someone who doesn’t have the Pando Extra installed, Pando will urge you to send them an invite.
- Add files and folders by dragging and dropping them onto the Send window. If you aren't sending folders, you can navigate to individual files by clicking the Add button.
- Enter a name for the Package (that's the Pando name for this group of files and folders you are sending) in the Package name field. If you want to add a description as well, click on the Package name link.
- Enter your email address. If you have an email address in your To: field and this is the first Package you are sending with Pando, click the My email link. The name and email address you enter will appear in the Pando Package email your recipients receive. You can change your name and email address at any time by clicking on the My email link.
- Send it. Click Send. If this is the first Package you are sending with Pando, a window with distorted text will appear. Please enter the distorted text into the box marked “Code:” and click ok. This one-time test to prove that you are human and not a spam-spewing robot will not appear when you send future Pando Packages.
Stay online until the progress bar shows that you are finished sending or your recipient will not be able to complete the download.
Your recipient will get a pop-up and an event notification announcing their new Package. Your contacts need to be online to receive the Package (.pando file) but they have 14 days to download the files in the Package.
You can share a Package as soon as its name appears in your Received or Sent file list.
- Select a Package to share and click the share button. Pando's Send window will open.
- Fill in the fields in the Send window: to, subject, and if you want, a message.
- Click send. When sharing a Package, you cannot modify the files and folders, the Package name or the description.
- From the Pando Extra Sent list, select the Package that is uploading.
- Click pause. "Pause" changes to "resume" so you can continue uploading later.
- To stop the transfer completely, select the Package and click clear.
Note that if the package has already started to upload, your recipients will receive a pop-up message notifying them that you sent a Package. When they try to download it, they’ll get an error.
- Click the Pando icon in your system tray.
- Select Pause All Transfers. You can also Resume All Transfers from this menu.
If you try to send someone a Pando Package and that person doesn’t have the Pando Extra installed, Pando will suggest you invite that person to install it. Click yes to send a polite invitation. Click no to cancel the sending of the invitation and the Package.
If you want to send an invitation on your own:
- In Skype’s Tools menu, choose Do More > Organize my Extras
- Click the Menu button in the Pando section.
- Select “Recommend to a friend…”
- Select your Skype contacts to whom you want to recommend Pando.
- Click Continue. They’ll be sent a message to try the Pando Extra along with a link to download it. If they don’t have Skype 3.0 or greater installed it will tell them they need to upgrade Skype, too.
Want to put a link to a Package you’ve sent in a chat, an IM or on a Web page? Pando can generate HTML code for a slick little box with an image, a description and a download button that you can put in a Web page. Or you can get a simple, but long, link to your Package that you can put in a chat or an IM.
- From Pando Extra’s Sent window, right-click on a Package and choose Info. The Package Info window opens.
- Click the Send to Web link.
- The Send to Web window opens with three sections: “Package preview,” “Embed” and “Download link.”
The “Package preview” shows what the “Embedded” code looks like in a Web page. Copy the code from the “Embed” section and paste it into the appropriate place in your Web page.
If your link is headed for a chat or an IM (or if you just need the raw link), copy the code from the Download link section. You won’t get that nicely designed box you see in the Package preview; it will be one long link.
Packages that you post this way expire 14 days from the last time they were downloaded.