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★★★ The Free Version of WiFi FTP with Ad Support ★★★
From the makers of the critically acclaimed WiFi Hard Drive and the #1 Business App on iTunes - Documents. Comes WiFi FTP.
WiFi FTP Turns your iPhone and iPod into a Wireless FTP Server. You can now copy multiple files, folders, or entire hard drives to your iPhone and access this information anywhere. Leave your USB keys behind, your iPhone and IPT can do all that and MORE!
WiFi FTP is:
- SUPER RELIABLE (unlike other FTP apps)
- EASY TO USE (single button click)
- SUPER FAST (copies GIGS of data in minutes)
WiFi FTP is the ultimate FTP Server for your iPhone. It's not only reliable and easy to use but it even lets you view files straight on your iPhone after uploading. Its compatible with all FTP clients including standard OSX Finder and Windows Explorer. Copy files immediately.
WiFi FTP lets you:
- COPY Files
- VIEW Files
- BACKUP Files
- EVEN EDIT *some* Files (txt,csv)
All you need to do is:
1. start WiFi FTP on your iPod or iPhone.
2. Click the ON button
3. connect to supplied IP using ANY ftp client (inc Explorer / Finder)
That's it. Now you have all your documents, movies, music, homework, ANYTHING on your phone!
And best of all it's only 99c permanently.
What's New in Version 4.0
- iOS 4.0 support
- iPad support
UI issues, but otherwise great app
The interface on the iPad needs work. UI elements are not always in the correct place, and you sometimes need to rotate the iPad to make the FTP on/off button work. Also, file viewing sometimes shows only the left half of say a word document. Switching to portrait mode and/or ending the application and reopening it again seems to work. When in landscape mode viewing a file, the main control bar is part way down the page. You'll need to touch under this UI element to be able to scroll. That said, file transfer seems to work perfectly. If the UI was fixed, this would be a 5 star app.
Works Like an External Hard Drive...
...but through FTP. As a free FTP server, it works great!
People have to understand what an FTP SERVER does. An plain FTP server just allows uploading and downloading of files. Period. It may have limited file browsing for text files but that's it. That's exactly what this app does.
A couple problems:
1) Sometimes when turning ON the FTP server, app gets stuck in "Starting FTP Server" and doesn't actually start. This is probably why people here complain they can't connect. Turning it off and on fixes this.
2) When selecting a non-text file, the app crashes. It shouldn't do this.
It should act more gracefully and not crash. Again this is probably the other source of complaints.
Other than that, the FTP server works fast and is reliable. For transporting files around on an iDevice, this app would be very useful.
Potential but not a finished product
I was able to get this to work on my iPad with a full-ftp client (not a browser). Transfer seemed to work great but once the file was on my iPad, the controls were less than desirable. I could tap on the action button to the left of the file name to try and delete the file which would activate the delete button on the right. I could not tap the delete button though. What I did find was that if I had the iPad in landscape, I could tape the right action items. If the iPad was in portrait, I could tape the left action items. I think this is due to short minded developers.
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- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jul 08, 2010
- Version: 4.0
- Size: 2.8 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: Savy Soda Pty Ltd
- © SavySoda™
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.