A lot of you wanted to upload some files (other than images) on GitBook. While GitBook is not a file hosting service, it can be very convenient to provide access to some files directly inside your documentation. To that end, we are happy to introduce the new asset manager we have been working on. This asset manager let you browse and upload files to be used across your project.
Previously, to insert an image you had to upload it from your desktop. This meant that the same image couldn’t be reused in different places, unless you upload it again every time. Now you can simply open your assets manager and reuse any image that exist in your project.
In the past, to share files other than images, you had to use an external file hosting service, such as Dropbox. Now you can upload any file to GitBook, and make them available for download to your readers. It has become easy to share a PDF or Excel document, without depending on another service.
You should note that files larger than 10MB should still be uploaded to Dropbox or another hosting solution. This is a practical limit that should hopefully cover your needs in terms of file sharing.
We really hope this helps! Feel free to ping us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback. 👋