App Description

Please note: The Polkast HD app is available here, in the iTunes store, and also as an in-app upgrade to the Polkast FREE app.

Polkast HD gives you all the great benefits of Polkast, plus mobile access to all of your iTunes playlists and the ability to download whole folders of data!

Skip the cloud and access your whole computer and storage drive directly, right from your phone or tablet. Show vacation photos to a friend over lunch. Play the perfect song for that perfect date. No more pre-planning. You can literally access all of the files on your computer or storage drive, from wherever you are. 

* No More Storage Fees!
Keep files saved on your computer or storage device where they belong, and instantly access everything from your iPhone or iPad. You won’t need to use a cloud with all those expensive fees and storage limits. 

* Keep it Private!
Polkast creates a secure tunnel between your device and the original file, much like Skype or FaceTime. No one can see or access any of your files, except you. Ever. 

Choose the Polkast that is right for you!

Polkast FREE!
(for personal use)
Access your whole computer from anywhere
Share files with colleagues and friends
Edit photos on any device, changes appear on all devices
No uploading, no syncing, no storage fees

Upgrade to Polkast HD!
(for enhanced personal use, $4.99/one-time fee)
Includes all the great features of Polkast FREE, plus....
Download a whole album or playlist
Access and download iTunes playlists
Create custom playlists on your mobile
Cache whole folders for offline access

Want even more?  Upgrade to Pro!
(for work use, in-app upgrade, $49.99/year)
Includes all the great features of Polkast FREE and Polkast HD, plus...
Access unlimited computers and devices
Share folders with colleagues and friends
Manage file access with user permissions
Collaborate with colleagues from anywhere
Keep one central location for team project files


* What Makes Polkast so Great!?
-- iPhoto and iTunes Integration: Get access every single song and every single photo, right from your iPhone or iPad!
-- Aviary Photo Editor: Edit pics on your phone and save directly to your computer. Filters, stickers, frames, and more!
-- Post to Facebook: Even if you don’t have photos or videos on your mobile, you can access and post instantly!
-- Stream Videos: Progressive download streaming over wifi or remotely. Fetch a 1GB file in minutes.
-- NAS Access: Get mobile access to files on your NAS. See website for supported devices.
-- Super Search: Browse files and search across all of your computers and devices simultaneously.
-- Apple TV (Airplay): Listen to music or view pictures and videos from your computer, directly to your Apple TV
-- Privacy: We never store your files and your account protected by password and SSL encryption, the same methods used by banks and the military.
-- Smart Caching: As you download new files, old files get deleted to save room on your phone. 
-- Offline Access: Cache whole folders for offline reading on the plane (Pro)
-- Team Projects: Collaborate with your team using shared folders and permission-access. (Pro)
-- Compatibility: Works with iOS, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows, Linux, and select NAS devices.
-- Ranked #1 for New & Noteworthy by Apple; Top 3 Apps by NETGEAR Million Dollar App Contest


Quick Start Guide:
•Requires installation of the Polkast homebase, the free companion app that runs on the computer where your files are stored.
•Go to on your home computer to get the free companion app. 
•Supported OS: Windows 7, XP, or Vista; Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, iOS 5 or higher, Android.
•Log in with the same username and password on all Polkast apps. 
•The computer must be on, connected to the Internet and not in sleep mode to fetch files not stored in cache.

Learn More.
Questions or comments? [email protected]

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • January 01, 2014 Initial release

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