Friday, October 21, 2011

Manage All Your Cloud Storage Accounts with Otixo

If you are like me, you have multiple cloud storage accounts with a large number of files scattered arross those different services on the web.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could access all of those cloud-based "drives" just like a hard drive attached to your computer?  Upload, transfer, share files between different cloud applications with one interface?  Well, I just discovered an amazing app that can do just that and more! It is called and it is awesome!

Otixo is a web application that lets you access all your online files with one simple interface. Think of it like Windows Explorer for all of your cloud drives and services.  You can connect cloud services like Google Docs, Dropbox,, MobileMe, FTP, etc., into one "Finder-like" or explorer interface. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Look at LogMeIn Ignition and the NEW File Transfer Feature

LogMeIn Ignition artworkLogMeIn Ignition
LogMeIn, Inc. 
Genre: Productivity
Price: $29.99
Release Date: December 16, 2008

LogMeIn Ignition is the most expensive app I ever purchased for my iPad, but it is still one of the most useful and favorite apps I use.  If you are not familiar with LogMeIn Ignition here is a brief description from the App Store:
"Remotely control your PC or Mac, plus view, transfer and save files or folders – all with a single app on your iPad or iPhone. Ignition is a one-time purchase that runs on both your iPad and iPhone and works with LogMeIn’s award-winning free software. Install LogMeIn for FREE on an unlimited number of remote computers to access from your iPad and iPhone. With your files, applications and desktops right at your fingertips, you’re finally free to go."
The main feature or use of LogMeIn Ignition is the ability to Remotely Control other computers over the Internet in conjunction with the LogMeIn Free PC software.  Recently LogMeIn updated the iPad app to include a very powerful File Transfer function which makes this great app even better.  I want to take some time now to show you what these new features look like and explain why you should love it to.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Managing Documents in the Cloud with OfficeDrop's iPad App

This is one of those blog posts that intersects my professional and my personal life.  During the week I happen to be an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Technical Lead for a large financial institution.  This is just to say that I spend a lot of time working with document imaging systems. The length that companies have to go through to capture, store and view paper-based data is staggering.  Most of these enterprise systems are not very exciting or innovative.  Outside of my work-life, I don't normally think too much about imaging my personal documents. But, I will say that on occasion it is important that I have capture important documents in an digital format.  If you follow my blog, you may have already read my post titled "Scanning to the Cloud with OfficeDrop".  You could say that this post is part 2 of that original post.  This time around I am going to focus on OfficeDrop's new iPad app.