Certainly, there are many popular cloud storage services out there, but today we are going to talk aboutone that offers a few more features as well. Cometdocs has been on the scene for about four years now, and while it does offer free users a hefty 2GB in storage space, it’s mostly known for the fact that it offers file conversion capabilities as well. On top of that, Cometdocs also gives users a unique way to transfer and share files with other.
The service has recently added a few more features to give users even more convenience, including a desktop conversion app, an API for app developers interested in incorporating Cometdocs’ conversion technology into their own software, and a brand new iOS mobile app that gives users on-the-go access to the service.
The mobile app allows users to perform all of the functions that they can already perform using Cometdocs through a web browser, but quickly and effectively on their iPhones or iPads now also. The app is incredibly light-weight, sleekly designed and very easy to use. It’s also very resource efficient.
The mobile app is only useful if you are already a Cometdocs user, so if the service sounds intriguing, sign up for a free account and try the app out. Cometdocs gives its free users 2GB of storage space and five free file conversion per week, and if you like the service and need to use it more actively than that, you can sign up for a premium account, which gives you unlimited file conversions and access to Cometdocs’ OCR engine for the conversion of scanned and image-based files as well.
Here’s a look at how the mobile app works:
Download the free app from the iTunes store and install it. Once you start it up, simply enter your credentials and log in.
Uploading files from your phone:
If you ever want to upload a file to your Cometdocs account and aren’t at your desktop computer, you can do it through your mobile device as well. Whether it’s from your Dropbox, Google Drive or email, simply send it over to Cometdocs. From there you will be able to store, share or convert it. All you need to do is locate the file and choose to open it with Cometdocs.
This is the “bread and butter” of the service. Cometdocs allows users to convert PDFs into more editable files such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Text and much more. You can also use it to convert a variety of such file types into PDFs. Cometdocs also supports XPS conversions, which not many other services do. If the file you want to convert is already in your Cometdocs account, simply tap on it and then choose from the conversion options that are presented to you.
Transfer files to collaborators
One great thing about Cometdocs is that it gives you the ability to send large files to people that you wouldn’t be able to attach in an email. The person you want to send the file to receives an email with a download link for getting the file. This is both an effective and secure way to transfer files to others. To do this, tap on the Transfer link and then enter the email address or addresses of the recipient or recipients. There’s also an option to include a personalized message along with the file if you need to explain what it is.
The resource efficiency present by the mobile app is also something worth noting. When converting files, the app simply sends your file to the online server for conversion. This means that the app itself is not performing the conversion. Therefore, conversions will never slow down or block your mobile device or drastically drain your battery life.
Check it out: http://www.cometdocs.com/mobileApps