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Cloud Connect Pro provides file management and remote desktop access for iPad users

Antecea has released Cloud Connect Pro, a new app for the iPad designed to provide a complete set of file management and remote desktop features. Cloud Connect Pro allows users to access and manage their files on cloud-based services such as Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk and as well as remote Windows, Mac and Linux PCs. Users can also remotely control desktop computers via either the VNC or RDP protocols; an optional Easy Connect app allows users to connect to their remote computers using Google authentication or the iOS VPN feature can be used to access computers behind a corporate firewall. Supported protocols for remote file access include SMB, AFP, FTP, SFTP and WebDAV (HTTP/HTTPS); an SMB server mode also allows the iPad to act as a network drive to be accessed from computers on the same local network. Users can copy, rename, delete and move files, edit text files, zip and unzip files and folders, open files in other third-party apps and send any file as an e-mail attachment using the iPad Mail app. Audio recordings can also be created from directly within the app and any supported file can be printed via AirPrint. Other features include simultaneous transfer of multiple files and folders, streaming of video and audio content, Wake on LAN for remote computers, iTunes File Sharing over USB and SSH Public Key authentication for SFTP. Cloud Connect Pro requires an iPad running iOS 3.2 or later and is available from the App Store for $20.

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I am curious to hear how this works in the wild. It has a lot of potential usefulness. Even if it falls somewhat short of “corporate” expectations/needs, it could fill a nice gap for personal use I would think. Hopefully someone will post a solid comment/review here.

Posted by Mitch in Toronto on February 1, 2011 at 7:57 AM (CST)


At $20 it seems they have priced themselves out of the “mass” market and will only be purchased by hardcore users and system administrators.  Perhaps that was their intent but personally I think a sub-$5 price would get them more than 4X the volume of sales than the $20 price point.

Posted by BrennerM in Toronto on February 1, 2011 at 10:20 AM (CST)

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