There was a time when the only way you could share files between your Android device and a Windows computer was by using a USB cable. These days, there are wireless options available that make it easier to share files. One such option is ES File Explorer, a powerful Android file manager. ES File Explorer helps you manage the files on your local Android device. Starting with version 3, however, LAN support was added to make it possible to share files with a Windows PC over Wi-Fi. To share files between your Android device and a Windows PC using ES … Read more
There are dozens of list-making apps on the App Store, each of them designed to streamline the collation and organization of information. Some focus on packing as many features in as possible while others are all about style. Filing Cabinet Free for iPhone falls into the former camp, but does so with a limiting, poorly-crafted interface that makes the app hard to use.
When you open Filing Cabinet for iPhone, you'll be inside of an existing database that serves as a tutorial on how to use the app. The process is fairly easy but will take time depending on … Read more
Some users may not be satisfied with the features of the native file-searching utility on their Mac. iFileX for Mac does add some additional features, but ultimately will add little to most Mac users' systems.
Download of iFileX for Mac completed fairly quickly via a high-speed connection, as did installation. There were no user instructions or technical support apparently available, which is a disappointment, even for a free program. The program's minimal menu is easy to read, although its default size is small. While the program is active, the menu also sits on top of all other program windows, … Read more
For some reason it's a common belief that Android devices and Macs just don't get along. This misconception may have been true back in Android's infancy, but nowadays there's a long list of methods, apps, and services that let you use your Android device with your Mac. It's impossible to cover every app and service available, but I'm going to share the best of the bunch.
Most of the services listed below rely on the cloud to make the process of moving data between devices painless, while other methods require the tried and true … Read more
While using OS X, you may discover a folder at the root of the hard drive, called Damaged Files. You may wonder why it's there and what's in it.
This folder, which less commonly is found at the root of secondary storage volumes you have mounted, results from the system's automatic file system checking routines (fsck). These routines may run after a power failure, a kernel panic, or if you boot to Safe Mode by holding the Shift key at startup. In this routine, the system will check the inodes in the file system structure (folders and … Read more
When you need your files to be accessible wherever you go, there is no better option than using a cloud service. SugarSync File Manager for Mac helps you sync and store your files online so you can retrieve and use them at a later time. With this application you can access your files on the go on any device.
If you've ever used Dropbox, then you'll be familiar with how this app works. SugarSync File Manager for Mac offers a free service that allows you to store and sync up to 5GB of data on their servers. There … Read more
You can share files between your Android device and a Mac by using a USB cable and running Android File Transfer on your Mac. If both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, however, there's an easier way: Droid NAS. Droid NAS is an Android app that makes your device appear in Finder as a Bonjour computer. There's no need to open a Web browser or run a separate program on your Mac.
Smartphones and tablets are standard-issue in the business world, but they don't come with great Office software. This software, however, gives your smartphone the magical ability to read Excel spreadsheets from your phone. That is, if you can see through the numerous ads.
This is a reader app, which means it doesn't let you make any edits to the documents you read. The app doesn't actually work with the .xls format in Excel; instead in converts Excel files to PDF format to display them. That means you'll end up with two copies of the file, with … Read more
For all their generic similarities, Linux-based Android isn't like Windows. But it's not like Linux, either, or other Linux-derived operating systems like ubuntu -- at least not out of the box. But that doesn't mean it can't be, and developers are turning out free, open source apps that add Windows-like features to the Android OS. OI File Manager from OpenIntents adds Explorer-like file navigation and management capabilities to your Android device. With it, you can open, rename, copy, save, edit, move, and delete files and folders. It adds Open and Save commands to other apps. A … Read more
Launching applications via keyboard shortcuts can increase your productivity. Quicksilver for Mac studies your habits and helps you achieve better control over your Mac. It functions very similarly to the Mac address/search bar, but with extra functions and even quicker launch options.
Quicksilver for Mac comes packed with its own installer, which makes the installation quick and easy. Once the free app has been installed, you can access it by pressing the Quicksilver hot key. To extend the functions of this app you can download some additional plug-ins available from the developer's Web site. There are default preset … Read more