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Topic # 25650 28-Aug-2008 09:58
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Gidday,

I am in the process of building a business case for the iPhone as a useful mobile device in my company. From my experience so far, wht the iPhone does, it does very well with seamless WiFi and Exchange Sync etc. I have loaded a few other essential apps like Telnet and RDP (which still requires a little bit of work) etc.

However, an essential component for myself and others in my company is the ability to sunv and view docs/files quickly and easily. There is no native support for this in iTunes, so I was wondering if anyone had tried any of the following iPhone apps - please add to the list if you know of any more. Comments on ease of install, configuration and use welcome.

MobileFinder
ReaddleDocs
DataCase
Files
TouchFS
FileMagnet

Also, is there really a hard limit of 5MB for doc/file size as mentioned in one of the product pages?


Thanks in advance,

Matthew

[edit: added FileMagnet and links]




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  Reply # 160380 28-Aug-2008 10:14
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Thanks Matthew for getting the thread started, I too am interested on these apps.  One more on that list was FileMagnet.



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  Reply # 160387 28-Aug-2008 10:29
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Thanks for the addition MattD. I do notice that FileMagnet only appears to be for OSX, and as we  are primarily a Microsoft shop, it may not be so useful. I guess I shuold also add that compatibility with the Office 2k7 docs is also a requirement which some of the apps seem to lack.

Matthew




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  Reply # 160395 28-Aug-2008 10:42
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Hi there Mutly,

Filemagnet - Good, but no folder distinction for docs, pics, music, etc etc if you need that. If you want a simple storage area for various files, it will do the job.
Mobile Finder - Good, and has folder destinction so you can store different type of file in an area. Downside - Looks like a windows app.

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  Reply # 161440 2-Sep-2008 08:05
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This might help...

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/iphone-gems-every-file-storage-app-reviewed/

Cheers
Craig

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  Reply # 163442 10-Sep-2008 08:38
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Another for the list 
Air Sharing (Free)



With Air Sharing, you can:

  • Mount your iPhone or iPod touch as a wireless drive on any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.
  • Drag-drop files between your iPhone or iPod touch and your computers.
  • View documents in many common formats.

INTRODUCTORY PRICE

Air Sharing's regular price is US$6.99. But don't miss this special introductory offer: For the first two weeks, Avatron Software will be giving Air Sharing away for FREE!


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  Reply # 163499 10-Sep-2008 14:57
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I use datacase,

Great, turn it on, FTP (on a pc) or open finder on a mac and push the files over. then read them in datacase :)



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  Reply # 163664 11-Sep-2008 06:16
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MattD:
Another for the list 
Air Sharing (Free)



With Air Sharing, you can:

  • Mount your iPhone or iPod touch as a wireless drive on any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.
  • Drag-drop files between your iPhone or iPod touch and your computers.
  • View documents in many common formats.

INTRODUCTORY PRICE

Air Sharing's regular price is US$6.99. But don't miss this special introductory offer: For the first two weeks, Avatron Software will be giving Air Sharing away for FREE!




I have got Air Sharing, 100% easy to use, however, lacks a few things like the iphone in general. Needs the ability to email attachments, surely can't be too hard once you have storage to email the attachments. the wireless network connection is extremely simple to setup basically just enter local ip address and your away. (not sure if this is an issue if you ipaddress changes regularly).

otherwise it is mint. I'm using Windows FYI

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  Reply # 164312 14-Sep-2008 10:25
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Try SugarSync : http://www.sugarsync.com/

It is a 'cloud' based synchronization service with a very good iphone app to access it.  It costs, but significantly less than 'MobileMe'
The iphone app is easy to use, and works very well for viewing (but not modifying) most files.

It has 1 very important advantage over the others and 1 very important disadvantage.

Advantage:  Your iphone always reflects what is on your computer, instantly.  This totally eliminates the hassle of making sure that the most up to date version is on the phone.  This is awesome!

Disadvantage:  It requires an internet connection to work.  Too bad if you are out of either data allowance or range.  It also means that it is slow at retrieving your file.  It does cache to a degree, so the second opening is much faster but it will not work at all if there is no connection. 

It is the best out of that lot for my needs, due to the synchronization.

I hope that this helps

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  Reply # 164325 14-Sep-2008 12:45
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Narth: Try SugarSync : http://www.sugarsync.com/ 

I concur. I have been using SugarSync for about a month now and it is fantastic. It works in the background seamlessly and almost eliminates the need for carrying around a usb. 


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