Version Reviewed: 1.5
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Remote Media Manager Pro is one of those apps that you'll soon find yourself wondering how you got by without it. It’s a little fiddly in places when it comes to set up, but a lot of the time it’s just incredibly useful and convenient.
It’s a file manager and viewer app which sounds dry and boring. What that means is you can easily move files between your iPhone, iPad, PCs and Macs, servers, and cloud storage. As a backup tool, that’s pretty useful, making it simple to transfer stuff around, but it also provides you with fun.
Within seconds, I’d logged in via my laptop’s web browser before sending various animated GIFs and video clips over to my iPhone. It took hardly any effort and I was soon able to watch stuff through my iPhone. I could just as easily send it over to my Apple TV, thereby saving so many steps in the streaming process.
In the case of each file, you can adjust video quality, the inclusion of subtitles, and so forth. Just like with a regular video file. It had no trouble playing anything I tried either, such as mov, mp4, and avi. Similarly appropriate options are available when dealing with text files or images too.
Remote Media Manager Pro gets more complicated than that, if you want it to, as well. You can connect to FTP, SFTP, and SMB through it. This turns a little more convoluted, but it works reasonably well, giving you plenty of flexibility for your needs.
As a regular, average tech user, the easy browser based transferring process is a huge part of the appeal for Remote Media Manager Pro. It’s how transferring things should be: effortless and painless. The sheer wealth of options afterwards merely makes you feel even more happy with what you paid for.