David Prager shows you a way to use your iPhone to play fetch with your Mac. A dog might be involved in this game of fetch.
The app is called "Here, File File!" and allows you to access your Mac remotely to see files and folders on your Mac kind of like the way Finder in OS X works. In addition to browsing your Mac's file directory structure, you can perform searches that seem to work just as well as using your Mac's "Spotlight" search feature on its own. There will be thumbnail previews of most files that look pretty good. Your searches can be filtered by file types or folders.
Review by: David Prager
Special thanks to Mau's adorable Charlie.
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Version 1.1.1 | Developed by Graceful Construction, LLC | $9.99
- Computer's directory structure looks good and is easy to navigate from your iPhone
- Search function works great
- Can email large files from your computer
- Wow factor of accessing your computer remotely from your iPhone
- Would like more details about files listed
- You only get read access
- Files natively accessible from iPhone should be highlited
- Setup can be tricky
- Need to be on WiFi for a positive experience
- Only works with OS X on a mac
When paying 10 dollars for an app that is supposed to work like so many of those "go-to-my-pc" type of apps, I'd really like better "VNC" (virtual network computing) capabilities. I also feel like I had to do a lot of troubleshooing to be able to consistently and reliably connect to my computer at any time. With so much more happening on "the cloud" I tend to find more reliability in storing and keeping more of my critical files somewhere on the cloud. That said, I think there is great promise for Here, File File! in the future in later versions, but for now, I don't think it is quite worth the $10.