Briefcase is finally out and it's AMAZING!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TheSpaz, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    #1
    Check out this new software for downloading files from your Mac or OTHER iPhones, anywhere!:
    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=292598548&mt=8

    In my opinion, this is way better than any other file browsers for the iPhone.

    There's even a lite version that's free. Check it out here:
    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=292603588&mt=8

    I did not create this software and I do not know the developers. I just tried it today and I really like it, so I'm trying to spread the word.

    Before now, I was using Telekinesis to gain remote access to my Mac's files, but now Briefcase does that and even better too!
     
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

    AdeFowler

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Location:
    England
  3. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    #3
    Do you see an option to folder lock your files? So that people borrowing your iPhone cannot view your private files?
     
  4. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    #4
    Not available in UK for some strange reason... oh well, obviously they want to limit sales figures...
     
  5. odelay macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    #5
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I'm in the uk and have been in touch with the developer. Apparently it's not available outside the US until later in the week hopefully. Something to do with laws about encryption apparently. We'll see it over here soon. It's worth the wait, trust me.
     
  6. jfong425 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    #6
    isn't this very similar to the application air sharing?
     
  7. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    #7
    No, not at all.

    Can you connect to your Mac and browse through it's files from ONLY the iPhone with Air Sharing? You can download ANY file from ANYWHERE using Briefcase. Air Sharing doesn't even come close.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #8
    Luckily, I have a US account as well.... :)
     
  9. fabian9 macrumors 65816

    fabian9

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #9
    wow this really does look like a promising app, can't wait to get the full version in the UK store. Just tried out the US one with an old canadian itunes account :)
     
  10. Balty macrumors 6502

    Balty

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Location:
    Canberra, Australia
    #10
    Me too..... :D
     
  11. firstapple macrumors 6502a

    firstapple

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    #11
    Looks real nice! Downloading right now... Thanks for the heads up!
     
  12. SkillsToShow macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Location:
    California
  13. odelay macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    #13
    It is! Superb!
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #14
    Note to anyone getting "No Local Machines" when trying to connect: enable Remote Log-In in the Sharing panel in System Prefs.
     
  15. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    #15
    Downloading, now...what is the difference between the lite and 4.99 version.
     
  16. 10dulkar macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    #16
    just to confirm - this doesnt work with windows right? the lite version, i mean...
     
  17. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    #17
    The lite version is local machines only. The 4.99 allows connection to remote machines.

    Feature wise the app is great, but it is not able to handle image files larger than about 1 Mb, which is not that big at all. When I tried to open the image file, the app not only crashed but hung for several minutes and took down the whole iPhone with it requiring a complete restart.
     
  18. jecapaga macrumors 601

    jecapaga

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    #18
    Can't get this app to connect to my mac..has my computer listed but when I click to connect the app just spins. ?
     
  19. severe macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 23, 2007
    #19
    oooh.. not good. I wonder if it has the same limitation as Air Sharing with it's inability to open larger PDF's.

    It would also be nice if you could stream content, like a movie, to watch remotely. I was a big fan of Telekinesis and it's ability to stream audio, before some others streamlined this function.

    Has someone even tried downloading a movie remotely, using Briefcase?
     
  20. SkillsToShow macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Location:
    California
    #20
    Can briefcase be used to download whole directories? and does briefcase have the ability to scroll through images?
     
  21. Stebus macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    #21
    Yes it can, it gives you that option at the top of each directory.

    It can't scroll through images unfortunately, that would make this app a real winner!
     
  22. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    #22
    Briefcase just put out an update that fixed the problem with large graphic files.
    It's definitely a 5 star app now.
     
  23. okaive macrumors member

    okaive

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    #23
    Since noone answered this question, I will bring it back to light.


    Answer please.
     
  24. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    #24
    it can work with windows, but does take some work
    you can check out their web site for info. basically you need to run SSH server on PC
     
  25. ethical macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    #25
    so i can browse the files on my mac with my iPhone, and then choose which ones i want to wirelessly download to my iPhone to then view while offline? This sounds like a very good application! Think i may have to do the rare thing and pay for the full version of an app :eek: lol

    ohh, and can i re-arrange the files once they are on my iphone? add folders and move things into them etc? and can you copy a whole folder at once, or just the individual files?
     

Share This Page