Carbonite finally adds “open in…” functionality

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When Carbonite first added iPad support to their app 3 whole months ago, I was excited until I discovered they’d forgotten the single most important feature a file manager app can have on iOS; the “open in…” option. Carbonite backs up files from your computer to the web, and allows you to access these files on your iOS device- though without the ability to open those files in other apps, it’s rather pointless. Now they’ve finally released an update, adding that much needed feature and making the app and service so much more useful. For instance, I can now access any of my thousands of images stored on my computer in full resolution, anywhere I am and without the computer being on. I can do the same with documents, video files and any of the other 43000 files I have backed up on my Carbonite account. Compared to e.g Dropbox, Carbonite is a backup service first and a file transfer service second- meaning that it’s designed to back up ALL your important data automatically. In other words, you don’t have to plan ahead what files you need- they will be available. The service is $55 a year though.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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