For CIO.com, Dan Moren reviews a trio of apps that can help you store non-media files on your Apple iPhone/iPod touch.
“It’s strictly a ‘look, don’t touch affair,’ though, since the iPhone’s software does not yet allow editing of these documents,” Moran reports.
“While each program takes a slightly different approach to getting files on your phone, all have their own strengths and weaknesses depending on what your intended uses are. All three applications require that your mobile device and computer be on the same Wi-Fi network in order to transfer files and all three have roughly similar performance, both in transferring and viewing files, except in the cases noted [in the full article],” Moran reports.
Moran takes a look at the following apps:
• Files – Olive Toast Software
• DataCase – Veiosoft
• FileMagnet – Magnetism Studios
Moran reports, “At the end of the day, which of these applications you decide to use will depend largely on what kind of use you plan to get out of them. If you spend a lot of time transferring files to and from Windows machines, then Files and DataCase will make your life a little easier. If the ability to view as many different types of files as possible on your iPhone is your priority, then FileMagnet has the others beat. Those looking to maintain multiple volumes with granular permissions should look to DataCase.”
Full article here.