Just taking a look the other night at the "most popular downloads" section on the Apple site, just to check that I’m not missing out on any little gems. Noticed this for the iPhone although I’m not sure it is something I would ever use myself.
About iGet Mobile
A personal server application that runs on your Mac, and allows you to easily and securely access your Mac’s documents and files from your favorite mobile device. It works with any decently web-capable device (including Windows PCs), but has—naturally—been designed with a special emphasis on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
I started writing a post a couple of weeks back about the proliferation of web based services springing up. This is an area I know a lot of people are starting to take advantage of, accessing and storing their pics, contacts, Outlook stuff, files, music etc etc but again I haven’t embraced it yet. The point of my original post was that I didn’t know how to use the service and also had a fear of not being able to access it should there be serious downtimes. I started the post but sort of abandoned it halfway through as I felt like a luddite writing it. Oddly, over the next couple of weeks I kept reading on other sites about the services being down and people complaining they couldn’t access the info they needed and I was thinking…that’s my concern with that sort of thing…and security too. I’m not sure I want a whole lot of important docs and files floating around cyberspace.
Going back to the mac thing, I tend to prefer recommendations from people or sites I trust with regard to "must haves" on the software front. Hence, I go on the advice of the guys from Morning Paper as Sheldon always seems to uncover a gem or two…the sort of small app, usually freeware, that can make a big difference.