iGet Mobile 1.0 enables remote Mac access from iPhone, iPod touch, and more

Nakahara Informatics, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of iGet Mobile, a new product in the company’s iGet line of remote access software.

According to the developer, iGet Mobile is a Mac application that allows users to easily and securely access the Mac’s documents and files from an iPhone, iPod Touch, Windows PC, or other non-Mac device.

The original iGet, Nakahara’s Mac file transfer tool, has always provided a secure way to access and manage files remotely, but it required a Mac on both ends of the connection. Now, iGet Mobile allows users to access their home or office Mac remotely when they don’t have a Mac handy. It provides a lightweight web interface to the Mac, with special features geared toward users of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

“Since the very first day that the iPhone was released, we’ve been asked when we’ll have a version of iGet that works with it,” said CEO Christopher Martin, in the press release. “People don’t necessarily want to take their laptops with them as much as before, and yet they still want to be able to connect back to their Macs and access their documents, maybe for business reasons, or maybe just to find something to read while waiting at the dentist’s office.”

iGet Mobile will not only browse the Mac remotely, but also perform on-the-fly document conversions that make many common Mac file types more compatible with mobile devices. This means that a 50MB high-resolution Photoshop image file can be reduced in size and converted to a standard image format, or that a rich-text RTFD document can be instantly converted to PDF format, before being viewed on an iPhone.

While designed with the iPhone specifically in mind, iGet Mobile allows users to access their Macs from “any decently web-capable device”, Martin added.

iGet Mobile 1.0 is available immediately from the company’s web site. The software will run in full-featured demo mode, allowing users to try out all of its features before purchasing a license. Regularly priced at $39, the software is currently available for the special introductory price of only $29, for a limited time.

iGet Mobile was designed from the ground up using the latest Apple technologies, and it requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

More info here.

MacDailyNews Note: Tested via iPhone, works quite nicely.


  1. Downloaded a test drive… Seems pretty good at first glance. Opens documents and you can read them. I will transfer audio and video files that are already converted for the iphone. Won’t open applications – keynote would be nice. And while it converts appleworks and word docs to pdf for viewing in safari it doesn’t convert Pages documents.

    emailing a document from your home computer by using your iphone is a cool idea, and it works well. $29… I might spend it for this.

  2. The first five minutes are great. This is really handy. Probably worth the price after the (full) demo expires.

    I had to set up my own port forward in my router as it wasn’t able to set up the connection automatically. I think unless you have your ISP line going right into your Mac (ie, no router) you will have to do this.

    Only bummer about this is that, as with Back to Mac, precious files on a “work” Mac behind a firewall will probably not be accessible which is really more what I was hoping for. I’ll have to try that in the morning.

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