The Air Sharing app from Avatron makes it possible for you to share images and other documents with your iOS devices, even turning it into an external hard drive. There are separate apps for the iPhone and iPad, or if you have both you can purchase the universal version, on test here.
Air Sharing Universal iOS App Features
- Create a wireless hard disk
- View documents
- Many file formats supported
- Email documents
- Connect to your computer
- Mount remote file servers
- Perform advanced file operations
- Print documents
- Share files with other users
Air Sharing Universal iOS App Performance
With the app running you can connect to your iOS device by typing in its IP address into your web browser or you can mount it within the My Computer section of your PC. Full instructions are included in the app. There are many other ways in which the app will help you share your data, such as via ftp, Google Docs, Dropbox and more.
I have my external NAS hard drive set up to share with ftp so with the app I was able to import images easily onto my iPad for editing. When viewing large images it did tend to take a while to go from image to image, even giving an error message on occasion. Unfortunately you can't use the app to access your music or videos stored on your iOS device via your computer. You can add images from your photo albums to your folders but only one at a time. If you have two iOS devices, you can use the app on both to share between them.
Air Sharing Universal iOS App Verdict
The Air Sharing app is very easy to use making it possible to share documents from your computer to your iOS device. It would be even better if it was as easy to share files from your iOS device to your computer, such as being able to transfer all your images in one go. The app certainly has potential and it would be a great improvement if it could work with Facebook, Flickr, Picassa etc...
|The Air Sharing App is a great way to move data around between your computer and iOS devices.
Air Sharing Universal iOS App Pros
Utilises your iOS device as an external hard drive
Easy to use
Can mount iOS device as a drive in My Computer
Able to use on multiple iOS devices and share info between them
Air Sharing Universal iOS App Cons
Can't download more than one photo at a time
Not possible to access music and videos that are stored in your iPod
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The Air Sharing Univeral iOS App
is available from the iTunes Store for £6.99. For more information please visit the Avatron