Cloud Service Storage for Professionals: Egnyte

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Egnyte: Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Cloud storage services for your important files and documents are immensely popular for PC, Mac and mobile devices. The iOS has a huge share of apps that link with desktop cloud services, some for free and others for a subscription service. Egnyte HybryidCloud is an online storage system aimed at businesses for secure file backup, sharing and access. Recently updated is the Egnyte mobile iOS app, allowing users to access their files on the go.

Features:

I’m not going to go into the entire Egnyte cloud service for this review (in short, it’s a paid cloud-storage system marketed at individuals and businesses); rather, I’ll focus on the features available for users of the related Egnyte iOS app. Users that have tackled other popular cloud storage apps on the iOS will feel right at home with Egnyte. The main features that are rather expected for such an app are easy to find, with search, share, edit, and create document options available. There is even a file annotation and notification tools for collaborative projects.
Sharing files with others is easily done via the option to send as email or as secure hyperlinks.
Security is always a concern with any cloud system and for good reason. Egnyte has received high marks for its security system, using end-to-end encryption with keys for each user. They classify this as enterprise-level security and have a full PDF available on their company website discussing their security system for the overall cloud service. Overall, I was impressed with the solid features and importance in security that Egnyte iOS app offers. It’s not groundbreaking when it comes to cloud storage, but it is quite well-rounded and professional.

Appearance and Layout:

Egnyte iPhone App Review

I was impressed with the extremely professional appearance and layout of Egnyte. This is by no means a flaky, half-haphazard iOS cloud storage app. Rather, the graphic design screams professionalism and productivity. Buttons and tabs are arranged logically, making browsing a snap for new users, even those not familiar with many other online cloud storage apps. Text and image files appear sharp and are easy to open for editing with other apps if you have such programs.

Value:

It can be really confusing to navigate the world of cloud storage applications, especially if you are looking at backup and online access of important files for the first time. I’m not going to try and steer you one way or the other for a certain cloud service, free or paid. However, I’ll readily point out that Egnyte’s professional and extremely capable cloud system has a very nice app that works on most iOS devices for mobile access. It’s definitely one worth looking into for individual users and especially companies wishing to incorporate a solid cloud service into their day-to-day projects ad willing to pay for this service.


Egnyte iPhone app requires iOS 3.2 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. The iPhone app reviews rating:

 

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