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Justin Luck
Mar 20, 2012, 07:00 PM
I am interested in viewing my photos on the iPad, but keeping them located on a hard drive that is attached to my PC. Is there a good app that exists that can quickly stream photos? I am thinking that the average photo is a bit large (5MB), so it might be better to temporarily transfer a folder's worth of pics from my PC before viewing them. Can any apps do this wirelessly?



gorskiegangsta
Mar 20, 2012, 10:41 PM
FileBrowser (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/filebrowser-access-files-on/id364738545?mt=8)
File Explorer (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/file-explorer/id499470113?mt=8)

I use them interchangeably and they both work great.

Justin Luck
Mar 20, 2012, 11:57 PM
I already bought file explorer. How does file browser compare?

gorskiegangsta
Mar 21, 2012, 12:04 AM
I already bought file explorer. How does file browser compare?

The interface isn't as pretty as File Explorer but it seems more stable in discovering/maintaining connections. I end up using it much more than File Explorer. Works great for <10 MP photos and audio; haven't tried it with HD video though.

Justin Luck
Mar 21, 2012, 12:42 AM
I notice with File Explorer, I can only checkmark one file at a time to download to the iPad. I can't select a whole folder worth of files with one click. This can be tedious when I want to transfer 50+ pics. Can File Browser do this?

Velin
Mar 21, 2012, 01:57 AM
Have you thought about or tried Dropbox? I don't know about selecting multiple files on the iPad, but it will solve the problem about storing and selecting on a local PC hard drive.