Datacase vs Filemagnet

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ninjapenguinart, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. ninjapenguinart macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    I am more specifically asking people who have already gotten datacase if there are any restrictions on how big a file can be for them to view? Because one of my biggest peeves with filemagnet is that if the file is over 10mb you cannot view it due to lack of memory. If you can view files over 10mb then I might make filemagnet one of those most regretted getting apps. :p
    Also, for people who have both, which one do you prefer more? Or are they actually strikingly different and you should keep both of them?
  2. thedeadman macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2008

    Yeah, I would love to know Pro's / Con's of both FileMagnet and Datacase (seeing its just come out).

    Still undecided as to which of the two to buy!! :(
  3. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    DataCase is PC/Windows compatible whereas Filemagnet is not. That's a fair large plus point for DC.
  4. macedes macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2008
    Datacase connects via bonjour with your mac, thats a killer feature!!
  5. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Considering neither Filemagnet, Mobile Finder or Files uses bonjour, I'd agree.

    A Must-have.

  6. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    I transferred over a 12MB mp3 file and it played fine. I also just copied over a 36MB PDF file and it opened. Definitely slowed down with such a large file, but I think that's an iPhone limitation moreso than a DataCase limitation.

    I HIGHLY recommend DataCase. It's been great.
  7. twinsdad macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
  8. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    It doesn't. Which is currently the biggest downside. I'm hoping they add support for iWork soon, because I really need it.
  9. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2008
    Just bought Datacase and impressed with it. I can now load up my .xls files and various documents that I need all the time. Files that have important codes, access informations, users configuration data... all that good stuff, now on my iPhone. Super easy to load files and manage all wirelessly. :)
  10. twinsdad macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Yeah I don't think there is enough here to warrant switching from filemagnet especially without Iwork support
  11. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    MobileFinder does support iWork files. I'm waiting for a Jailbroken finder comes out with support for moving and editing files :D
  12. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    I just downloaded MobileFinder because I liked the fact that I could edit text files instead of just view them with the other apps. I dont believe Datacase will allow editing, correct?
    So far so good with MF, but havent really given it a good test yet either.
  13. thedeadman macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2008

    If you look at FileMagnet's website (FAQ's) they have so much planned for the future.

    At the moment I have a Macbook Pro (Leopard), so cross platform isn't a biggie for me unless I go travelling (but FileMagnet has this planned in future).

    My biggest question what does DataCase have (or plans to have) that will beat FileMagnet in the long run.

    So does one pay $4 now instead of $9, in the hopes that in a few weeks/months FileMagnet may have a few updates to become just like DataCase, if not better... ?
  14. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    Other than viewing iWork files, I don't see anything that FileMagnet does or will do that DataCase doesn't right now. And DC will be supporting iWork files (don't know when).
  15. stiphone macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    i hope that DC support OpenOffice soon too. My office work uses Open Office only these days and it'll be great if they support that format.
  16. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    In my book, that's a fairly large plus point for FM...
  17. macdot macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    tagging this for myself... very interested in the discussion.
  18. thedeadman macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2008
    So has anyone tried both Apps... which do you prefer and why?
  19. iNfowarrior macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    LOLOLOL who uses iWork? LOL
  20. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    I emailed the DataCase folk about iWork files. They said support for them will either come in the update this weekend or shortly after that. So it's coming soon.
  21. Xerog73 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2008
    I have used both

    I have been using both of them.
    Both of them enables wireless file transfer between your iphone and host computer.
    - Datacase works for both Mac and PC, while Filemagnet works only for Mac.
    - Datacase does not require additional program for file transfer, while Filemagnet requires program installed in host computer.

    - You have to create a volume in Datacase (it is like a folder). Although it may sounds inconvenient(actually it is very simple), it allows you to control access permission(writing, browing, and reading) for each volume. In compare to that, Filemagnet does not ask you for access permission after the initial setup with host program in your computer. So, if you just want to move files just from one computer, it would be convenient to use Filemagnet. If you would like to use your iphone as a wireless drive to access from different computer, Datacase is better, I think.

    -In my opinion, Filemagnet shows more consideration for mobile users. It hides file extension and shows the icon of the file on the list. And you need at least two touch to open your file in Filemagnet from main menu, while Datacase need at least three touch for that. However, Filemagnet seems to crash when I move around a big pdf file, Datacase is more tolerant for that (It also crash sometimes, but much less frequently than Filemagnet).
  22. nfg315 macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    datacase does allow subfolders within volumes

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