DataCase Turns your iPhone into Wireless Storage Drive [iPhone Apps Review]


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One of the most anticipated iPhone apps, DataCase developed by Veiosoft has just hit the iPhone App Store.

The app turns your iPhone into a wireless storage drive that can be accessed by any other device on your wireless network, and
includes a viewer for the most popular file formats such as Word, Excel, pdf, etc.

You can checkout the review of DataCase after the jump.

As mentioned earlier it turns your iPhone into a wireless storage drive that can be accessed by any other device on your wireless network.

The good thing about the iPhone app is that you do not need to install any application on the Mac and it can be used with a PC as well as a Linux machine.

It is a lot simpler to use the program from the Mac as the app makes use of Bonjour technology. All you need to do is connect the iPhone to the wireless network and it will appear in the list of shared computers in the finder toolbar (they have mentioned that in case of Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 users, you will need to browse the list of network servers to find the iPhone).

If you are a Windows users, you will need to open Windows Explorer and then type the URL in the address bar to access your iPhone. You should find the URL at the bottom of DataCase’s home screen after launching it ( it starts with "ftp://").

Once you are connected to the iPhone from your computer, browsing, transferring of files to and from the iPhone is surprisingly quick.

The user interface of the iPhone app is quite simple, tapping on the
folder icon on its home screen displays the available volumes on the
iPhone and tapping a specific volume displays its contents. You can apparently create up to 16 volumes with
individual permission settings.

You have access to two default volumes on the iPhone — Drop Box and Shared Files. Drop Box is a write-only volume, so others can only drop files for you to view. Shared files as the name suggests is a read-write volume, so you can use it to receive or distribute files.

You can also view the files such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and pdf and also open Audio, Video, and Photos files on your iPhone using DataCase’s built-in file viewer.

You can checkout the video clip below to get an overview of the iPhone application:



Based on my initial impression, DataCase seems to be well worth the $6.99 price tag. You can download Veiosoft’s DataCase app using this iTunes link.

As always it will be great to know your feedback on DataCase in the comments.

 

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  • looks awesome, another one of the many holes left open by apple has been filled!

  • B.

    FileMagnet is also an alternative.

  • Hassan

    Is there any possibility to get this or similar app for v 1.1.4…. I will appreciate the positive reply.

  • Ricardope

    Will it open .zip files?
    Is there any other application that can?

  • Wat will happen with XP users?Is tre any options 2 use it with XP bcoz i don't waana switch on other OS.

  • Bugs16

    Under Vista (ugh!) the web (http://) access seems to be working fine for me, but I haven't managed to connect via ftp yet.

  • Bugs16

    Under Vista (ugh!) the web (http://) access seems to be working fine for me, but I haven't managed to connect via ftp yet.

  • TingTing

    Both Vista and XP seems to work fine for me using the ftp:// in Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer as some people make that mistake.)

  • Tommy

    i can't find my iphone on share list !!!

    any advices ?

  • Great! we can now purchase something else that the iphone should already have in it, great work.

  • randy

    Great app! It is actually two products in one – a way to transfer files between computers AND a document reader /media player. Before I had to email PDF's to my iPhone to read them on the road, now I just use this (which is better than email because you can rotate the display like in Safari).
    If problems connecting in Windows ftp instead of ftp://0.0.0.0 use ftp://anonymous@0.0.0.0

  • Tommy

    Guys, i installed DataCase from Apple Store but i tried several times to find it on finder (Mac) but i did not find it at all , i used another Macbook Same results 🙁

    Any Advice from folks plz.