MobileFiles enables free iDisk Access on iPhone

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in iPhone edited January 2014
For those of you looking for access to your iDisk and the files within it on your iPhone and not much else, QuickOffice Inc. has released MobileFiles (Free, App Store). Although it is limited to iDisk access only - requiring you to have one of Apple's MobileMe accounts - it stands out from its contemporaries by being free.



Other similar apps offer access to services like FTP servers and Box.net's own storage service, but have price tags that some may find a little too steep, like A.I. Disk ($7.99,App Store). MobileFiles shuns multifaceted support for simplicity, and it works well.



The app is capable of letting you access many iDisks from a single screen, so you could have ready access to your own documents, while also being able to easily have a look at a friend's public iDisk folder. While some of us still long for a world where everybody's dog has an iDisk, this supposedly comes in very useful for some people.



The file viewing is good, offering support for .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, .tiff, .gif, .svg, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf, .htm, .html, .mht (web archive), .txt and finally .mp3 - all presented in the way you'd expect documents to be presented on the iPhone (landscape mode included). You can also choose to download these files directly onto the iPhone itself for offline viewing.



Save for a tiny survey ad on the first screen, the interface of MobileFiles is a healthy one, with no awkward graphics or weird fonts, and one could be forgiven for thinking this may be an official iDisk application from Apple themselves. In a nutshell: it works well and it's free.





Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    Cool. This is something I think Apple should include as par for the course in the iPhone OS anyway, so it's great that at least someone else has done it.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    irelandireland Posts: 17,549member
    Interesting, but overpriced.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Free is overpriced??



    Wacky, man.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post


    Free is overpriced??



    Wacky, man.



    I think a certain someone read the price for the competing product as the price for this new, free product. But really, it seems like the iPhone software ecosystem has really pressed pricing expectations down by a lot.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    irelandireland Posts: 17,549member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post


    Free is overpriced??



    Wacky, man.



    Gotcha!
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