Monthly Archives: February 2013

Top Ten Reasons to Use TappIn

There’s no doubt that the Cloud can make things easier, but easier doesn’t “always” mean better.  Beyond the convenience of being able to access your content wherever and whenever you want to, there are also additional security and backup measures to consider that you would never have to give a moment’s thought if you were simply storing data locally.

TappIn is a technology that allows for the convenience of the cloud with the safety of local data storage. Once installed on your home or work computer, all your content can be accessed from any mobile device or web-enabled computer – not just the content you remembered to upload to the cloud.

no-cloud-neededHere are ten reasons you may want to switch over to TappIn:

1. No Cloud Required: For starters: there’s no Cloud in use when you use TappIn, so all the worries that come into play when using the Cloud simply disappear.

2. A Secure Connection: TappIn works by giving you access to your own files from wherever you are, so you’re not storing your files on someone else’s insecure server, but on your own home computer.

3. No Sync Needed: Syncing with the Cloud can be a tedious, time consuming process. You have to sit there and wait for the sync to be completed when you’d rather close your laptop or turn your phone off and be done with it.

4. No Storage Fees: You don’t have to pay anyone to host your content with TappIn, since you handle that part of the deal.

5. Deep Compatibility: Some Cloud services demand that you use a specific OS, TappIn lets you access from any web-enabled device.

6. No File Transferring: If you want to listen to your MP3′s through the Cloud, get ready for a night of file transferring. With TappIn, you can tapp right in and start listening.

7. Access Anytime: Cloud servers go down frequently, your home computer doesn’t have to handle such a big workload.

8. Built in Media Capabilities: TappIn is specifically built with media playing in mind, so you can load up any media library you like.

9. Direct Sharing: You can share directly from your computer to your Facebook page, email or other outlet. It’s up to you. There are Cloud hosts that make this a little more difficult.

10. Share Any Size:  Easily share through texting and messaging with TappIn. This isn’t true of all Cloud hosts.

TappIn works a lot like a traditional Cloud, but it removes some of the risks and expenses involved so that you can save and share with little worry.

 

TappIn now available through the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace

Tappin is pleased to partner with Rackspace to provide customers more freedom to access and share their data no matter where life takes them!

You’re moments away from a huge presentation and you’re ready to knock it out of the park. You open your tablet. You’re going to wow the audience. But, uh oh, the file you need isn’t there. It’s on your laptop, which is in the car … in your garage at home.

This may be an extreme example, but it just goes to show that when you don’t have access to all the files that you need, it can lead to frustration as well as a drop in productivity. Yes, cloud services can help with this, but even still, you may be lacking some of the necessary technology to truly make a difference.

Tappin makes it easy to access your content from any mobile device

TappIn changes that. At TappIn, we have developed a service that allows you to access files stored on any computer, server or cloud. Not only can you access and securely share files, but you can do so from any web browser and from virtually any mobile device, including the Android, iPhone and Windows phones.

“Rackspace customers look for flexibility and agility from an open cloud platform,” said Ven Shanmugam, senior manager for corporate strategy at Rackspace. “By aligning efforts with TappIn, we are eliminating obstacles that once plagued businesses by helping them leverage the cloud to gain unhindered access to their data. We’re excited to have TappIn available to our customers via the Cloud Tools Marketplace and we look forward to ongoing collaboration.”

TappIn gives customers the ability to instantly access and securely share virtually all of their files, no matter where they’re stored: on office and home computers, office servers, or OnTapp cloud storage. Using SSL encryption to safeguard content, TappIn securely allows sharing of files from any web browser on your desktop and from mobile devices and platforms, including Apple iPhone®, Google® Android™ and Windows® Phone.

“Instant access to your data from anywhere can seem like a luxury for some, but it’s a critical part of day-to-day business activities for many others,” says Bill Buie, Globalscape executive vice president of sales and marketing. “There is rarely a substitute for ‘now’ and we’re excited to help connect Rackspace customers with their data quickly and securely, regardless of where they are or where their content is stored.”

After downloading the TappIn solution, all Rackspace customers will receive a 30-day free trial of the TappIn Pro Edition, which provides seamless, mobile access to your data, access to OnTapp secure cloud storage service, direct WebDAV access to your content, and administrative functionality to support groups of users. Customers can then choose to continue using the Pro Edition for $39.99 per year or switch to TappIn’s Standard Edition for $19.99 per year.

Learn more about TappIn through the Cloud Tools Marketplace at https://cloudtools.rackspace.com/apps/719 or at www.TappIn.com.

TAPPIN GIVES RACKSPACE® CUSTOMERS ACCESS TO THEIR DATA ANYWHERE, ANYTIME AND FROM ANY PLATFORM

What Can Remote File Access Do for You? A Beginner’s Guide

With all the different ways of connecting to the internet and to each other, fast, rapid file sharing between devices is more important than ever before. These days people have more than one computer or mobile device that they use for viewing information, taking pictures and of course, browsing the web.

You might have a big presentation due that you spent all night working on. Or maybe you have a report to hand in to your boss or professor. But you left the laptop you wrote to report on or created the project on and all you have is your work computer or smartphone. Back in the “day”, you were out of luck, but now with so many options for file sharing, the file is only a few mouse clicks or finger taps away. Even better, you can share your document directly with your boss or professor by placing it into a shared account.

Or what if you took some photos of your new baby or a video of your toddler taking his first steps and want to share them with Grandma and Grandpa. With a file sharing service, it’s easy, and simple to provide your loved ones access to every precious moment. tappin-photo-sharing

There are a wide variety of unique options available. One option is to use a cloud storage service like Google Drive, which allows you to create and store documents on their online server. Depending on the settings anyone can access the files, or just a certain person or group of people can access the file. This is a good way to keep files secure, but to allow one person or multiple people to share and edit them across a wide variety of computers.

Another option is to create documents on your home computer, tablet, or smartphone and then upload it to a cloud storage space using a service like OpenDocument, SugarSync or Carbonite. This way you can create documents using whatever software you want.

But cloud sharing has some major disadvantages. Depending on the size of the file, it can take a long time to upload. And if you have multiple files to share, it can take all day. Sometimes you just don’t have that kind of time or just don’t want to use up all your bandwidth uploading them you need another alternative.

If you created the document online using a file sharing service, you don’t have to worry about upload times, but you may have to worry about download times. Additionally, the files you downloaded may not be compatible with the programs you already own. It may be hard to edit files offline, meaning that you need a constant internet connection to access and edit your files.

Tappin is a file sharing app that provides a solution to all of these problems. With Tappin, you can share all the files on any of their devices just by accessing the Tappin app. The files remain safely stored on the device you created them on, and you only share the individual files you need, when you need them.