With our lives so closely linked to devices and connectivity through computers, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to access any type of information, data, files or media from various locations, make them all available to others and support sharability to support a collusion of input. Most of us process our emails on the go with ease using iPhones and whatever Mail we have set up. Most have no need to be on a laptop or desktop, setting aside a specific time to check and respond to messages. Now, we see the ability to do the same for documents; and this applies to all sorts of documents. They can be text files, spreadsheets, videos or graphics. The key is to find an application that allows you to manage it all in the palm of your hand.
The solution? Files from Savy Soda. This app, made for iPhone and iPad users alike, puts the power of connectivity to the Cloud in your hands. Don’t have much in the Cloud? No issues. You can even create and share different type of documents from the app itself and send them out via eMail, WiFi or USB. Now, you ask, how can it be done via USB, those two devices have no port. Well, it all gets done virtually, and you will have to refer to the in-app instructions on how to do so. The instructions are not so great, so a few pings to savysoda.com may be necessary.
The power of this app lies in its ability to create a single portal to places where you share documents. This can be Google, SkyDrive or Dropbox. Once you download the app, you simply link it up to the accounts you already have in place, or create new ones. Then you can create new docs from within the app, upload them to their cloud residence and share. You also have the benefit of downloading from these repositories, working on the docs, and then updating them. You can be riding the train from or to work, and making quick fixes to a presentation you’ll be making once you arrive. Or you might want to share a quick video clip you recently viewed and saved. The possibilities grow as your imagination does, because when apps are made, even the creators are not really sure of their potential. Most evolve through user involvement.
Overall, the app has a very clean and simple look and feel and is fairly easy to use.As mentioned before, some of the features are not quite as straightforward to execute, and the in-app help screen share little to enlighten the new user.More details in-app or on the website is highly suggested and may help promote usage.
Files is definitely worth a try if you want a single place from which to access documents that stem from various locales. This removes the hassle of connecting to different cloud entities and makes your work go faster, having quick access in one spot.