updated 08:25 am EST, Tue November 13, 2007
Remote Mac access solution
Nakahara Informatics has released iGet Mobile, a new version of its remote access software that allows users to access their Mac via their iPhone, mobile device, or other browser. iGet Mobile is a Mac application that allows users to easily and securely -- using industry-standard SSL -- access the Mac's documents and files. The original iGet, Nakahara's Mac file transfer tool, provides a secure way to access and manage files remotely, but require a Mac on both ends of the connection. In contrast, iGet Mobile allows users to access their home or office Mac remotely by providing a lightweight Web interface as well as perform document conversions to easily view items on their mobile device. iGet Mobile requires Mac OS X 10.5 and costs $40 with a special $10 introductory discount offered for a limited time.
"Since the very first day that the iPhone was released, we've been asked when we'll have a version of iGet that works with it," said CEO Christopher Martin. "People don't necessarily want to take their laptops with them as much as before, and yet they still want to be able to connect back to their Macs and access their documents, maybe for business reasons, or maybe just to find something to read while waiting at the dentist's office."
From an iPhone, iPod Touch, Windows PC, or other non-Mac device, users can not only browse the Mac remotely, but also perform on-the-fly document conversions that make many common Mac file types more compatible with mobile devices. For example, the company said that a 50MB high-resolution Photoshop image file can be reduced in size and converted to a standard image format, or that a rich-text RTFD document can be instantly converted to PDF format, before being viewed on an iPhone.
The software will run in full-featured demo mode, allowing users to try out all of the features before purchasing a license.