SyncMeApp: iPhone Written App Review
Viewing and saving up-to-date files from your Mac on your favorite iOS devices just got a lot easier thanks to SyncMeApp. This app from Meat Tree supports drag and drop synchronization thanks to a simple desktop client and sports an awesome full screen preview feature that makes it an ideal fit for developers. Find out if this app is right for you in our iPhone app review of SyncMeApp.
SyncMeApp allows you to drag and drop files to a menu bar icon and see them in a matter of moments on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Getting to that point does require a little bit of prep work, but it’s not very hard to download the Mac app from Meat-Tree.com, and authorizing your iOS device only takes a minute. Once you’ve done the leg work, the app actually auto syncs, so any document you drag to the icon appears on your device fast.
And we do mean any document (within reason). SyncMeApp supports a wide range of file types including: AI, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, BMPF, CUR, BMP, ICO, XBM, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, TXT, HTLM and RTF. The app will give you a preview of all these types of docs, and you can either share them via email (the app zips larger files without any prompting) or open them in other applications directly from SyncMeApp.
The document previews in SyncMeApp can be viewed full screen, and you can scroll through them up and down or scroll side to side to view other files stored in the same folder. Organization is customizable, and you can create folders, move files and delete items as much as you’d like. We’re pretty impressed with SyncMeApp’s sleek handling of so many file types, and think the app’s utilities make it the ideal choice for developers and business people looking for a convenient way to move current docs.
If you’re a PC user, or if you have an older version of Mac’s OS, SyncMeApp is not going to do you any good. This app requires a minimum of Mac OS X 10.6. Also, the devices you are syncing must be on the same Wi Fi network, so SyncMeApp is not a remote desktop synch app.
We were very impressed with the app’s local sync features, however, especially the auto synced edits. If you change a synced document on your Mac, the file will update moments later on your iOS device. You can also force sync either by dragging the screen down or tapping the sync icon. This way you almost always have a true representation of your work in both places, again making this app an awesome fit for developers.
SyncMeApp has some limitations, but we’re still impressed with the app. It’s an extremely easy way to share files from a Mac, without having to mess with iTunes. Its capacity is only limited by the size of your device memory, and it handles a robust profile of file extensions. And the fact that it only costs $.99 doesn’t hurt either.
Do we wish this app had a PC counterpart? Oh yeah, we do. We also wish it had some editing features, and that updates done on your iPhone or iPad would sync to your PC, and that the app was truly cloud based, instead of just performing local network syncs. But we still dig it, and look forward to what’s next for SyncMeApp.
SyncMeApp iPhone app requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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