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The advantage to Cloud storage is the ability to consult files from anywhere that offers an internet connection. The disadvantage is trying to keep all these files in some kind of order, ever easy to check in with.
iExplorer HD sets out to make such things that bit simpler. It’s an iPad app that lets its users view all their files from within the one app, whether they be located on an FTP server, SkyDrive, Google Docs, DropBox, CloudMe or numerous other services.
It’ll help out during a multitude of situations such as for work purposes or just for using the iPad as a PDF reader or media player. A file viewer means iExplorer HD should be able to open pretty much any file format possible from PDF to iWork or Office files. There’s even a built in code viewer with syntax highlighting for languages such as Objective C, Java, PHP and more.
With such a well rounded complement of functions, iExplorer HD should help many a work focused iPad user. It’s out now, priced at $4.99.
It’s pretty much inevitable that technology is moving towards the cloud. How it gets there however is still anyone’s guess. Services like Apple’s upcoming iCloud have users rent out third-party servers to share their content. The latest update to Wyse Technology’s PocketCloud app, version 2.2, takes a different approach: instead of buying someone else’s space users just create their own.
Free for the first month and $1 a month afterwards, the new PocketCloud allows users to turn existing storage on their hard drives, computers, tablets and smartphones into personal cloud space. This frees users from third-party control and privacy issues. A professional version is also available For $14.99 a month that includes enhanced security features and support for additional computer connections.
PocketCloud has already been downloaded over 1.5 million times since debuting on the App Store and Android Market back in December. This update still contains the virtual desktop features that sold people on the app in the first place as well as new in app purchases and support for iPad 2 video mirroring among other new features. However, the biggest thing about this latest update is that what began as a mere virtual desktop has become a potentially viable alternative to big cloud storage providers.
Released: 2010-12-02 :: Category: Productivity