AirDisk Pro – Wireless Flash Drive

I’ve just been using AirDisk Pro that turns the iPad into a flash drive. It works like a charm to wirelessly transfer files to the device where it offers the ability to either read your files within the app or use the Open In feature to transfer them over to apps that support it.

The biggest feature with AirDisk Pro is the ability to drag and drop multiple files. You connect with a browser and if offers a hotspot to drop your files. There is a simple but effective gauge to show percentage complete of the transfer.

While connected you can also create folders, delete and rename files, and download them to the Host computer.It’s really an effective way to get files on and off the iPad.

AirDisk Pro has a decent reader built in, but you can easily open your documents in other applications using the Open In command. Click to open your file then click the Open In command down in the left corner. For example, when working with a PDF file I can open it in QuickOffice, Notability, iNoteBox HD, Notebooks, GoodReader, Stanza or the Kindle reader. Nice, very nice.

As with other apps, there is no setup, just type the IP address in a browser and you’re connected.

Full list of supported formats:

Audio (WAV, MP3, M4A, CAF, AIF, AIFF, AAC)
Images (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF, ICO)
Movies (MP4, MOV, MPV, M4V)
iWorks (Pages, numbers, and Keynote)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
RTF (Rich Text Format)
RTFD (TextEdit with embedded images)
PDF Documents
Plain text
Source code
HTML web pages
Web archives

Just to try out the app, I opened and 18MB PDF of 500+ pages and it had no problem letting me read it and zoom. The built in viewer doesn’t have niceties of swiping pages, highlighting text or annotating, but I have no doubt some of that function will be forthcoming. And if not, plenty of other apps out there than handle it if you need it.

The only negative, which is minor, is that File Manager could use some work. It works, and you can move files, but it’s a little awkward compared to other apps I’ve used, GoodReader for example.

Overall the app is excellent. The reader works for general purposes, the drag and drop is extremely useful and at a price of only $0.99 you just can’t beat it. This sort of functionality should be built into iOS, but I’ll accept this as a kickass alternative.

If you want to treat your iPad like a flash drive by transferring multiple files wirelessly, then this is the app for you.

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AirDisk Pro – Wireless Flash Drive

AirDisk Pro – Developer Website

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