Developer: Fileboard
Price: Free
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★½

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Travelling regularly and needing a virtual desk is a big reason behind why many business users opt to purchase an iPad. It’s light and versatile making it an ideal tool for such purposes. That’s no use without the necessary tools and apps, however. Fortunately, free productivity app Fileboard is one such solution that many business users will benefit greatly from.

Fileboard focuses on the importance of cloud storage and the ability to share and collaborate with others. With many different storage services available, Fileboard could have just implemented one or two. Instead, it covers all the major bases such as Box, Dropbox, Sharepoint and Evernote, along with email services from Gmail and Exchange.

Set up is immensely simple for each service, and just a matter of logging in and authorizing the account. Users can then almost instantly begin to edit and manage their files. A brief tutorial explains the basics and, for the most part, everything is quite intuitive and easy to get to grips with.

There is one oddity before editing files taken from another account. They have to be imported into Fileboard‘s My Documents section. It only requires an extra tap or so but for flexibility’s sake, it would have been convenient to be able to bypass this.

Editing the file is very simple. A line of icons offers important adjustments such as adding text, descriptive arrows, signatures or annotations. Everything is speedy and responsive throughout. The user then has the option of saving files either privately or through a shared folder which can be set up to co-ordinate with work colleagues or clients.

If the colleague decides to change something, Fileboard will immediately notify the user via a Push notification of the adjustment.

It all makes for a highly effective file management collaboration app that is set to save many of users plenty of time. It’s the ideal solution for any team effort from a major business proposal to a college project and at a fantastic price.

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