By DeskConnect, Inc.
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Seamlessly push websites, documents, pictures, and everything else to any device, any time!
DeskConnect is the missing link between all of your devices. You will never again have to email yourself pictures and documents just so you can open them on a different screen. Reading an article in a web browser? In one click, the article is waiting for you on your iPhone. Imagine pulling up driving directions on your Mac and sending them to the Maps app on your iPhone with one click.
You no longer have to imagine with DeskConnect. And that's just the beginning: you can even use DeskConnect to start phone calls from your Mac.
DeskConnect automatically knows how to share content from your favorite Mac applications. All you need is a single click.
Use DeskConnect to transfer these and more between your devices:
* Web pages
* Driving directions
* Your clipboard
Share as much as you want! DeskConnect has no usage limits, is free to use, and doesn't require a direct Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection. Your devices can be twenty feet or twenty miles apart.
Please note: DeskConnect can transfer to Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that also have DeskConnect installed.
What's New in Version 1.1.1
DeskConnect 1.1.1 fixes several bugs and adds a few handy features. We're hard at work on DeskConnect 2.0; stay tuned!
• Fixed dragging files to devices on OS X 10.9.2
• Added automatic link and phone number detection for clipboard text
• Added an OS X Service for sending phone calls (just right-click a phone number and choose "Call via DeskConnect")
• Added command-click to reveal files in the Recent menu
• Added control-click to copy files/URLs in the Recent menu
• Added support for 32-bit Macs
• Fixed an issue that could cause the discrete GPU to remain active
Disaster but barely did get it to work
Installed seemingly correctly on iPhone5 iOS7.1.2 and MacMini OS10.7.5
Did sent an image from Mac to iPhone.
But Refused to link from iPhone to Mac, so clicked link on Mac to send to, reinstall on iPhone.
No idea what happened.
My FireFox seemed stalled quite a while so I tried to close each of the two windows I had open, one to six tabs open in each.
First window Firefox asked if I really wanted to close 264 tabs!! Deskconnect had opened essentially all of those tabs. did get it closed
Second window Firefox asked if I really wanted to close 799 tabs!! Desk connect had opened essentially all of those as well. Did get it closed.
Got computer shut down and restarted.
Tried again, it did send a photo from iPhone to Mac, successful, OK.
Tried again, didn't like photo so didn't save. Then tried to open unsaved photo again from DeskConnect "Recent" menu, it apparently wasn't saved and no way to retrieve it. Not stored on my hard drive (unless maybe under another name)
Will uninstall if that is possible.
Why oh Why does Apple not allow Bluetooth transfer from iPhone???
I had emailed the photos from iPhone to myself but they never arrived. I suspect the iPhone is again maddeningly trying to send via Apple mail rather than my gmail, which just get the emails stuck in Apple Mail "drafts" even tho it says it sent them.
I'm quite sure the satisfactory reviews of DeskConnect are phony.
Good but I have some better ideas for it.
I like it pretty well as is but I would like it if you could have a window in the application with two tabs which show all the recently sent and all the recently recieved documents, websites, photos, etc. I like the Mac app much better than the iOS counterpart but that’s beyond the scope of this review and I have already sent an email to them asking for an update to that. Also, I wish this had a share extension to make sharing through deskconnect a little easier. That would be for both iOS and OS X.
Overall, I would recomend this app but it could definitally be a lot better!
Best in Class When Not on the Same Network
This is my go-to when I want to share between platforms but I’m not on WiFi (or, as at work, not on a wifi network that let’s me share). It works reasonably well, though it’s really frustrating that the URLs are always in a .ZIP file of a .RTF file. That’s not very convenient.
Still it gets the job done. Use something else if your devices are on the same wifi or Bluetooth network though. There are better products for those more controlled situations.