ezFiles is out (Promo Codes available)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Antecea, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Antecea macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    Requires iPhone OS 3.0 +

    What does it do?
    It gives you access to the files on your computer right from the iPhone.
    You don't need to install any software on your computer.

    ezFiles also doubles up as a WiFi flash drive and even lets you save files to the iPhone (or iPod touch) from a web browser.

    Do you have a Time Capsule or an AirPort Extreme with a USB disk?
    With ezFiles, you can access them from anywhere in the world. Just turn on "Share disks over WAN", and use ezFiles to access your data wherever you are (WiFi/3G/EDGE).

    - Stream your favorite music and movies from your computer. The movies need to be optimized for the iPhone and ezFiles cannot play any format that is not supported by the iPhone OS.

    - Custom PDF viewer:
    The iPhone OS has a built-in PDF viewer that chokes on large PDF files and does not support password protected PDF.
    Well, don't worry about that anymore. ezFiles has a custom pdf viewer that can handle large and password protected PDF files.

    - View Microsoft Word, RTF, iWork '09 etc.

    - Edit text files or create new ones on your computer

    - Upload images and videos from your iPhone Camera library to your computer

    - Email files as attachments using the iPhone Mail settings.

    ezFiles uses the in-built file sharing protocols found on MAC OSX and all major versions of Microsoft Windows (including Windows 7)
    For those who care, ezFiles supports the SMB and AFP protocols.

    What about ezShare?
    Well, ezShare's price is going to go up further and we want to have an app that is cheaper and doesn't necessarily have the 100s of features that a lot of people don't care about.

    Think you might like the App? Reply to this message the features you like the most or think we should add.
    We will be giving out 10 promo codes

    We really appreciate feedback, so if you have the App or even general questions, don't hesitate to drop us an email at ezfiles [at] antecea [dot] com
  2. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I appreciate the offer of promo codes, but what makes ezFiles any different than the other hundred file storing/emailing/sharing apps?
  3. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I would buy this in a heartbeat if I can really stream music & movies from my NAS drive.
  5. BullittMustang macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2008
    It would be nice to stream music and movies and keep storage space on the iPhone free. I'd be interested.
  6. Chumbake macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Being able to upload videos and pictures directly from the iPhone to my computer without having to sync is a great concept. I'd love to try that out
  7. opt1m4l macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2008
    Integration into Finder or Windows Explorer or even better, both!
  8. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I need something like this with the ability to edit spreadsheets, preferably Numbers 09 spreadsheets.
  9. Antecea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    Not yet. I believe there is an open source library that can interpret CHM files and has a iPhone App compatible license. We will look into it.

    No. We are working on a DOC editor, but its a daunting task and will take a while before it's even ready for BETA testing.
  10. aleric123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
  11. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
  12. yayicecream macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    I'd love one of the promo codes

    The feature I like the most is the ability to stream music and movies from the computer

    The feature I think you guys should add is a method to transfer files over USB instead of Wi-Fi. Several other competing programs have that capability, and it really helps in my opinion.
  13. Antecea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    As a developer, I know we will require users to download and install an application on their computer (since iTunes will not let us use USB).

    As a user, I don't quite understand why it matters (maybe performace). There is a huge benefit if it were true plug-n-play USB.
    Why not just create an Ad-Hoc WiFi network with your computer? You can use it anywhere (even if there is no other WiFi network available).

    Maybe we are missing something very important because I have heard this come up a couple of times.
  14. yayicecream macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    You're right - it would be perfect if it were true plug-and-play USB. I have no idea what it's like to make a program for the iPhone, but I imagine that this just isn't possible. I don't particularly mind downloading a program (one of your PDF-viewing competitors uses a free program for this) to transfer files back and forth between the computer and iPhone.

    I really like at least having the option of being able to use a program to transfer files, because at least for me, the speed and reliability is better. I wouldn't want to have to transfer a 1GB+ file over Wi-Fi between my computer and phone, but I do it all the time when I sync my phone with iTunes or with one of your competitors' programs.

    I have two programs on my iPhone that compete with your product, and both offer software to transfer data over USB. If they didn't have that option, I would have never purchased them.
  15. Antecea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    ezShare (our other product) has the ability to resume interrupted downloads (that failed because of any reason, including a user exiting the app). That is something we will be adding to ezFiles in the next update.

    It works when you connect to the computer from the App (not WiFi drive since that is not controlled by us).

    As far as speed is concerned, I understand that the transfer spped of USB is nice, especially if you move a lot of 1GB files around.

    Thanks for the feedback. I will send you a promo code. Please check your private message when you get a chance.
  16. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    Where are the promo codes?
  17. Antecea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    We are sending promo codes to people who have provided us some feedback on the App.
    Since there are limited number of codes, not everyone will get them.
  18. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    I have a few questions about the app.

    1. How do I stream videos? I have tried mpg wmv and avi and none have streamed when I click it, they just give me the options of what to do with the file.

    2. How do I transfer files from my iPod to the computer?
  19. Antecea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    ezFiles can only stream iPhone formats that are supported by the iPhone OS.
    Please see the "Video Playback" in the page below:

    Where are these files located? ezFiles uses a "copy n paste" mechanism to transfer files from one computer to another.
    When you find a file you would like to transfer, just copy it to the clipboard.
    To do this:
    1. Tap the file icon on the left of the file name.
    2. Select "Copy file" in the pop up menu
    3. Navigate to the folder on the destination computer.
    4. Tap the clipboard. This will open a new windows with all your files in the clipboard.
    5. Select a file to start the transfer.
    Please note that all file transfers done using the clipboard are performed in the background. You can always check the status of your transfers by looking at the activity tab.

    Can you send an email to ezfiles [at] antecea [dot] com?
    Customer support emails are all kept there (easy for us to track them).
  20. ma11ory macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009

    I really like the idea of:

    Do you have a Time Capsule or an AirPort Extreme with a USB disk?
    With ezFiles, you can access them from anywhere in the world. Just turn on "Share disks over WAN", and use ezFiles to access your data wherever you are (WiFi/3G/EDGE).

    This would be awesome! Saves space on my phone and increases my accessibility? I'm in. :)
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Don't quote the entire first post. Clearly you're here just for this but just don't do that.

    To the Dev. I got the code, thank you. I'll install today and start to use. Like I said, if really can stream iPhone formatted movies I'm going to be real happy. Even if I have to leave a machine on to do it.
  22. AlvinDj macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2009
    Great App ! I'd very much like to review it if possible.

    How about moving towards remote access / VPN near future :D
  23. ljhatlga macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    Dear Developer(s),

    I'm interested in obtaining a code and trying your app. Warning: I've tried and/or continue to use them all, e.g., MobileMe, Readdle, Dropbox, etc.

    As a Creative Director I must sync+share with my staff, clients and vendors constantly, in an absurd range of static and motion media, all from my iPhone. But good luck making revisions on the fly, right?

    If your app can improve my status quo--its speed isn't as critical as its simplicity and reliability--I'll become an example of your human marketing solution.
  24. Antecea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    Unless I misunderstood your question, that is what ezFiles is primarily about. The WiFi Hard drive is an added benefit. The primary use of this app (in our opinion) is the remote access capability.

    You can connect via VPN to a corporate (or home) network. Whether you are on a WiFi network or 3G/EDGE. After that, start ezFiles and connect your a computer inside the network.

    With AFP (Apple File Protocol), you do not need to do any of that to access Time Capsule and Airport Extreme disks.
    To access a MAC OSX inside your home network without a VPN, you will need to forward TCP port 548.
  25. gLaDiAtOr73 macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    any more promo codes? im very much interested in the WiFi flash drive function.


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