November 28, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Baden, Switzerland - To serve as a bridge between a user's iPad or iPhone and their personal computer, iNimated.com today introduces everDOCs, its new iOS app that lets users easily access remote files and share them securely.
Cloud services including the new iCloud are popular among iPhone and iPad users, but many experts warn not to upload confidential documents or sensitive photographs to public cloud services or social networks. Until now, there was no simple and secure alternative. Today's introduction of the new iOS app everDOCs to the App Store is designed to make using an iPhone or iPad significantly more productive and secure.
A Bridge Between iPad/iPhone and a Personal Computer or Server
More than 95% of all iPad users also have a computer with Microsoft Windows or Apple OSX, according to recent research by Chitika. However, many users have found it difficult to access their important files while away from home or the office.
"Considering the excellent connectivity of iOS devices, one would expect that they could use their iPad on the road to open documents and pictures stored on their computer," said Marin Bogdan, Chief Software Architect at iNimated.com. "Surprisingly, this has been neither easy nor secure, which is why we created everDOCs."
To help solve the problem of accessing files remotely on an iPad or iPhone, everDOCs combines three apps:
1. A Remote Explorer and Document Viewer for iDevices: Documents (iWork, Microsoft Office, PDF, Pictures, etc.) stored on a computer at home or at the office are opened and read live on an iPhone/iPad. Documents will never again have to be synchronized.
2. An Email-Assistant residing on the computer at home will send any files by email when requested by the everDOCs iOS app.
3. A completely private File Sharing Service shares selected folders and documents securely with family, friends, team members or customers, without any data being sent to Facebook, Dropbox, Google, iCloud, etc.
A Simple And Secure Alternative or Supplement to Public Clouds And Social Networks
everDOCs may be used securely even for private or confidential documents, such as copies of identity documents, credit card or bank account details, insurance papers, contracts, etc. They will never be stored on any server on the internet. Instead, they are streamed directly from a personal computer to an authorized iPad or iPhone over an encrypted connection only when they are needed.
No personal data is stored either in the iDevice or outside, and no registration is required. Even if the mobile device is lost, no one will be able to read or abuse any documents because they are not stored there.
"This 'Private Cloud' solution combines the security advantages of a private network with the flexibility and the comfort of a cloud solution without their disadvantages," Marin Bogdan said.
The everDOCs System:
everDOCs has two components: everDOCs Bridge is installed on a personal computer, and the everDOCs iOS app on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The user can almost instantly start accessing all his documents from his computer live on his iDevice. Access can be restricted to selected drives and folders. Streaming works equally well over WLAN or on-the-road (internet access required).
Device requirements for the everDOCs app:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 9 MB
Pricing and availability:
everDOCs is currently available worldwide for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch through the iTunes App Store in the productivity category for free and supports PDF documents.
everDOCs Bridge is available on the Mac App Store or on the everDOCs website for Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows.
Two add-ons are available as in-app purchases: the "Document Package" opens additional document formats (iWork, Microsoft Office, text, weblinks, pictures, and more) and the "Security Package" is required to protect all communication using secure SSL encryption.
everDOCs has been developed by iNimated.com, the iOS team of experienced software engineers of the swiss software company Helix Business Soft AG in Baden AG. Besides everDOCS, iNimated.com has developed everPICs, a secure private cloud picture sharing solution for iPad and iPhone. Copyright (C) 2011 Helix Business Soft AG / iNimated.com. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.