My Favourite Feature: The SME Client Ecosystem

My name is Erik, I work as Director of Engineering, Storage Made Easy in the US. I want to share my favorite SME feature with you. Some day’s life gets hectic, and it is not just work I am talking about. As you can use all SME features in a personal account, this post will focus on enterprise deployments.

As an IT department, it is hard to respond to every demand. First the users, there is some combination of “access anywhere”, “BYOD”, “VPN free”, “faster”, “bigger”, etc. Then as a manager your requirements are something like this: Continue reading →

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S3 Xplorer a free Android App for S3 compatible Cloud Storage

Today we released a new standalone Android App for S3 compatible Cloud Storage called S3 Xplorer and available from the Google Play Store.

Features include:

– Works with multiple S3 compatible cloud accounts
– Create, browse, delete buckets / folders
– Upload / download files
– Open files directly in other Apps
– Copy / Move files
– Share files with expiry
– Set a pin lock

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Editing files from OpenStack Swift and other Clouds directly from mobile Microsoft Office

We recently released a new version of the Storage Made Easy Android Application, the Android client for the SME Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric.

One of the new features in the updated App was to provide the ability to View, edit and create Microsoft  Office files directly from the data stores configured for the SME Sync and Share Appliance.

To be able to do this firstly ensure that you have installed the SME Cloud File Manager from the Android App Store.

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Turning your iOS or Android device into a wireless Flash Drive

This blog post title may seem a little strange given that Storage Made Easy promotes the use of secure cloud file share and sync but we understand that there are times when you simply want to bulk move files directly from a laptop or PC to be able to access them on the move.

A little know feature of the free SME iOS and Android Apps is that they have the ability to turn themselves into an FTP Server which can be wirelessly connected to from an FTP client on the same network.

iOS FTP Flash DriveAndroid Wireless Flash Drive

This allows files to be easily uploaded to the App in Bulk on each device.

From a security viewpoint you will still want to secure the files in the event you lost the device or the device is stolen.

On iOS the SME App can be protected by a pin, and the forthcoming release supplemented by fingerprint Touch ID for devices that support it. Also If you turn on the device password for the iOS device then the SME App takes advantage of the encryption features build into iOS and all files are encrypted when the device is ‘locked’ or “at rest”.

On Android the SME App can also be protected by a pin but for additional security users should consider encrypting their device storage. You can read an article now how to do that here.

 

 

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SME Android Application updated on Google Play and Strengthens Team features

We’ve updated our Android App on Google Play.

New features include strengthening of team features for mobile workforces on the move, that includes mobile file lock/unlock for when teams edit files on the move.

Other changes are the strengthening of local file preview for images (images now have small icon that shows the image) and support viewing / editing iOS .plist file and viewing of .webarchive files.

The App continues to be free and can be used with Free, Personal and business plan. For Service Providers and corporates it possible for it be custom branded with corporate logo / colours etc when purchasing an on-premise appliance subscription.

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Sneak Peak of forthcoming Android version

As part of our rebrand, we are doing some work on re-branding all our clients. We thought that we would give you a sneak peak of the Android App – screenshots below:

We hope you like it. As with the current Android App it will work with SmartPhones and Tablets and a similar branding theme will be rolled our amongst all SME Access Clients.

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Android Cloud File Manager updated

We have updated our Android Cloud File Manager application today in Google Play and on our site. The new version adds supports for:

– iCloud
– Google Drive
– BaseCamp
– Office365

It also features a dedicated settings section where the various App settings are now consolidated. The App also now supports copy and paste between Clouds, an often requested feature.

For a brief overview please check out the video below:

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