Many new iPad and iPhone users, accustomed to copying files between computers via a USB flash drive, sorely miss this ability. Of course you can connect your iPad to a PC/Mac via the USB lead and dock but then you have to manage the content via iTunes – not exactly an easy method to quickly transfer or store a few files…
The free USB and Wi-Fi Flash Drive app offers a way to turn your iOS device into a wireless external flash drive for easy transfer of files. It lets you share, copy, and backup your files to and from your PC / Mac / Linux computer – or even a smartphone. It basically turns your iPhone or iPad into a USB drive which you can access wirelessly from any internet enabled device.
Averages ratings – 4.5 star ratings, Cost – free, Requirements – iOS 5.0 (or higher), Designed for – iPad or iPhone or iPod Touch, Size – 8.7MB. Download – at iTunes store here
Other features include dynamic file sharing folder of iTunes, the ability to password protect all files anf a useful multi format file browser covering most types of images, videos, music and documents.
Transferring files via a wireless network is much slower than via a genuine USB flash/external drive so obviously it is not an ideal method to transfer Gigabytes of files at a time.
However, as the USB option is not available with iOS devices, this app provides a simple way to use a wireless network to transfer files to/from your iPad/iPhone without the hassle of connecting via the dock and using iTunes.
This makes it great for taking your files with you and quickly transferring them wherever you have access to a wireless network – and it is compatible with almost any internet enabled device with a functional web browser.