WebDrive Review
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WebDrive Review

Our Review by Jennifer Allen on February 18th, 2014
Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RESTRICTIVE POTENTIAL
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Browse cloud storage and FTP space with this simple to use app, but don't expect to be able to complete as many tasks as one would like.

Developer: South River Technologies
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 2.2.3
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

One of the problems with cloud storage is that it sometimes means that one's data is scattered all across the internet. Organized souls might have managed to keep everything in one place but, well, not everyone is that organized, right? That's without accounting for those who have to keep things in multiple sources for various reasons. WebDrive aims to simplify that issue by offering a place in which one can browse numerous different file storage places at once. It's far from stylish but it does the job.

WebDrive offers support for Amazon S3, Google Drive, FTP servers, WebDAV, and Sharepoint servers. In each case, different settings are often required to log in to one's account, but the process is much the same. It'll take a few moments to get this all up and running but once completed, WebDrive is a breeze to use. Using a clearly laid out file structure, users can simply browse through their files fairly seamlessly. I spent a good while looking through an image folder on my FTP server without any issues or slowdown. Certainly, in the case of simply looking at content, WebDrive does a great job.

Where it falters somewhat is the fact that one can't edit files directly. That feature is promised in the future, but for now users can only look at their content. In the case of something like Google Drive content, it'll also send users off to a Safari window rather than conduct it internally. That's unfortunate as an all-in-one solution would have been so much more convenient.

Still, as a quick solution, especially where FTP access is concerned, WebDrive is still convenient. Being able to move or view a file is handy with this level of ease. Also being able to send files to others, either via email or Twitter and Facebook is certainly much more convenient than more conventional means.

WebDrive isn't quite up there in terms of being essential but the groundwork is there. One can hope that the ability to edit files isn't too far off, as it will certainly make all the difference here.

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