everDOCs: iPhone App Written Review
Sure, there’s no limit to the number of applications you could download that make it simple to move files from your desktop to your iPhone. Heck, Apple’s iCloud is probably the best place to start. But what if you’d like more of an emphasis on simply managing your PC media and files from your iPhone? What you need is more of a window, rather than a moving fan: Thankfully, everDOCs, by developer iNimated, is just such an opportunity! The app makes it simple to view, package, and manage your content while on the go. Best of all, it’s completely free in the App Store, making it a bargain, to boot. For our full thoughts on this file management app for the iPhone, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Functionality
As mentioned, everDOCs servers as a sort of bridge between your desktop computer and your iPhone, allowing you to view shared documents at any time from your mobile device. This is accomplished by use of the (also free) desktop everDOCs client. This client is available for both Windows and Mac OS X, so no matter what side of the fence you’re resting on, you’re supported. We won’t harp on it too much—as the app we’re discussing is the iPhone edition—but we did find the desktop everDOCs client a bit cluttered. Thankfully, however, it is no less functional for the wear! And once both the mobile app and desktop app have been loaded, the true file-sharing party begins.
Essentially, any of the files or folders that you open up for sharing on the desktop client can be viewed seamlessly on the iPhone. Not only that, but these files can also immediately be emailed from your iPhone, making the app extremely beneficial for the mobile businessman. Even better, any of these files can be cut down to size, as everDOCs is more than happy to archive your content directly from your iPhone!
Design and Layout
We do have one slight complaint with the app, however, and that’s its file support. Out of the box, the free edition only covers PDF viewing, and will not allow any other files to be peeped until the $3.99 in-app purchase has been covered. This still isn’t expensive, but might have liked just a bit more functionality to play with. Likewise, the SSL Security bundle costs an additional $7.99, if you’d like to lockdown your media.
At the end of the day, everDOCs is a brilliant way to view your desktop media from your iPhone. It’s an even better way to manage said media, including sending it via email. However, as the app is basically just a PDF reader without additional monetary investment, it’s still a hard sell to recommend. That being said, there’s really no easier way to view your content on the go, and if that sounds like a bargain, the additional $3.99 is hardly a bank-buster.
everDOCs requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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