London, United Kingdom – Storage Made Easy have released a new version of their Cloud unification Application iSMEStorage 2.33. The App unifies public cloud services such as DropBox, Box, SkyDrive etc as well as private cloud services such as OpenStack, Eucalyptus Walrus, WebDav, FTP etc. Once Added files can be copied between providers in-app or folders from different clouds can sync’d directly with the iOS device.
The App also enables WebDav above any Cloud that is added to the App. This enables users to edit documents using their favourite storage services with Document editing Apps such as iWork, and integrate with other WebDav enabled Apps.
The update includes added support for iPhone 5 and extends the Business Group WorkSpace feature, in which users can create Business Collaboration groups directly from the iOS device and shared files securely with members they invite to the group.
The App also features a fast cross cloud search so if, for example you wish to search for files related to a specific subject you can simply type the search terms and all the clouds data sources that you have mapped to the App will be searched and the results aggregated and returned.
For Storage Made Easy business SaaS and on-premise Appliance customers the recent integration of the SaaS and hybrid Appliance with Active Directory means that users can authenticate with their Active Directory username and passwords.
What do users make of the App ? See some review comments taken from App store reviews below:
“This app is a must have if you want to easily manage and have functionality between up to 3 cloud apps. SME is e a very advanced app. So far I’ve been able to download zip files from my email, un-zip (or in SME terminology unarchive) and send to any of my cloud accounts. I can transfer files between clouds from the app either by cloud copy or cloud cut, the later of which will move the file. There’s definitely a learning curve for the advanced features, but the ones I described are easy learn. SME has bar non the best tech support I’ve ever dealt with. On three occasions I needed help to learn the functions, and within 30 minutes tech support had my problem resolved. P.S. not being tech savvy the 3 problems were on my end. By far this is one of the best apps I’ve purchased. The functionality it provides the Pages App alone makes SME worth every penny.”
“Needed a WebDav solution for iWork apps in order to move files to and from the iPad. Dropbox does not support WebDav, iWork does not support Dropbox. iSMEStorage fills the void, providing WebDav services to Dropbox and many other cloud storage providers. Getting WebDav enabled via SME’s CloudDav was not as easy as it could have been, but SME Support was fantastic, getting me up and running on the weekend. All I can say is well done! Now I can move files on & off the iPad seamlessly. Very nice! Well worth the one time charge for the app.”
“First App I’ve used that lets me sync a few different folders on different clouds in one go, and editing files from clouds that iWork does not support is pretty cool however they manage to do it !”
“This is a great supplement for creating your own personal cloud service. Great!”
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 13.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iSMEStorage 2.33 from Storage Made Easy is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
SMEStorage provides provide a cloud storage gateway in which file meta-data is synchronised, but all files continue to reside on the original storage platform. In this way SMEStorage can offer value added services and clients to existing cloud storage providers, whilst also providing a single cloud file system which enables files from many different cloud storage providers to be managed in one cloud file tree. SMEStorage provide services to individual users, and also to corporate users via its Organisation ‘FileServer in the Cloud’ platform offering, which combines file sharing, user management and collaboration features. Copyright (C) 2011 SMEStorage. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.