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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

myPhoneDesktop - App Review



If, like me and millions of others, you send yourself emails between your desktop and iOS device, so as to ensure that you don't forget things, or mistype then, this is an App that could be right up your street.

Just as one tiny example, how many times have you received an email with a telephone number that you have then diligently (and possibly incorrectly) dialled on your iPhone; there was an easier way... read on.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
In addition to the App, you also need to set up the 'other end' on your PC, either as downloadable software, or as a web client.

The important thing to remember is that the real business end is on your PC, and that is why it makes your life so much easier; no limited screen real estate, and a proper keyboard.

The aesthetics here concern the App, which are consist of a simple blank page (think of it as your PC driven notebook), on which there are a number of icons. depending on the type of information (see below), the options available to you vary dynamically.

Phone
This lists the number transferred from your PC. Your options are to add to contact, call with FaceTime, call with Skype, copy, create a new contact, map with Google, search with Google, send by email, share, SMS, SMS with Skype.

URL
Again, the same principle applies except this time, the various calling options are absent but there is an 'Open' command that will open the page directly in Safari; no mistyping.

Text
The principle holds here too, and could be a short note but, it could also be a whole article.

File
Browse to a file on your PC, transfer it to your iOS device, view it immediately and then forward it, as required.

Settings
Here you can personalise your experience with a number of detailed options.

Cost
The App is a premium priced $5 but there is no charge for the desktop version.

Indispensability
If you spend any amount of time in front of a PC and use an iOS device, this is a must.

Dependability
The App works! When creating your account, it is worthwhile using the syntax "iDevice type+email" when creating an account. For example: iphone+user@domain.com and/or ipad+user@domain.com; this ensures unique accounts; somewhat essential if you are using more than one iOS device. This information is given on the support website, and very useful.

Security
As previously mentioned, you need to create an account in order for this service to function; this obviously has security issues.

The system is so easy to use that, perversely, it makes it easier for one to accidentally share information.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Why didn't Apple think of this?

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get myPhoneDesktop here and support for the App here.



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