By Savy Soda
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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
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.
Functionally Good. Lacks information
FTP works well. Just remember to punch a hole in your computers firewall and it connects quickly and easily. It also auto resumes well without any issues. A bonus is that the server multitasks well with other apps.
The server however lacks any kind of countdown or information and relies on the sending computer to give you any info on file transfers. The server doesn't even tell you when a program is done sending.
In that way, think of it as a wireless thumb drive that uses the FTP protocol than a true FTP server.
Also, I've noticed that some of the buttons are either not responsive, or not being used. For that matter I'm not sure if the Save or Move buttons actually do anything. This app needs to have better docs.
Before I purchase it, I would really like to see a % of file transfer done indicator, minimum. Better response to the keys would be a bonus.
For my uses, I connected to a Windows computer using FileZilla FTP Client.
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.
- 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.