Category Archives: Product Review

Senior Storage Analyst Recommends TappIn in Place of Cloud Storage

eric slack senior storage analystRecently Eric Slack, Senior Analyst for Storage Switzerland LLC., reviewed his experience using TappIn.  Here are the three reasons why he recommends using it.

1. Reduces the Cost of and Need for Cloud Storage

One of Mr. Slack’s favorite aspects of using TappIn’s shared access is that it will save you money on cloud storage and other online storage solutions.

“Re-buying storage capacity in the cloud (and paying for it every month) just so you can get at your content in multiple locations is a waste of money. Similarly, having to remember to upload files that need to be shared, (or will need to be shared) adds another layer of complexity to the workflow process,” Slack argued.

With TappIn, you don’t have to pay for more cloud storage to share more content.

2. Shares Access, Not Content

“While it may seem like a semantics discussion, sharing file access is quite different from physically sharing files and if access is all that’s needed, making copies of content in order to facilitate that access is inefficient,” Slack wrote.

Here Slack points out exactly what makes TappIn different from online storage solutions that are also designed to facilitate shared access. TappIn doesn’t require its users to move, upload, or sync any of the data they want to share, instead it gives its users access to that data wherever it may be stored (whether online or off).

3. Increases IT Control in Corporate Settings

“Besides solving the file access problem for users, TappIn facilitates the use of mobile devices within the existing corporate infrastructure and increases IT’s control over corporate data in the process,” Slack wrote.

One of the biggest issues in the popular Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement that has taken hold in businesses big and small is the concern over the security of sensitive data stored online and that is accessed through personal, non-work-issued devices.

Slack went on to explain, “TappIn doesn’t store files in the cloud, but instead, stores file metadata and device information in order to create a secure pathway between devices and facilitate sharing. Files are encrypted to maintain security in transit and compressed and optimized to improve performance.”

Thank you Eric Slack, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Now we’d love to hear from YOU!  What has your experience been like using TappIn?

Screen shot 2012-01-16 at 11.44.34 AM

TappIn Beats Dropbox

With so many options for storage of your files, it’s nice to know that you can depend on TappIn to come out on top. We believe that’s because TappIn is unique and offers its users more advantages and security than other available options. But you don’t have to take our word for it, just read PCWorld’s review of TappIn.

Here are some quick snippets from the review that showcase why TappIn is better than some other options, such as Dropbox:

“TappIn works slightly differently from remote access storage services like Dropbox. With Dropbox, you are buying storage space on the company's server and allowing others to access your files and folders there. With TappIn, you allow the app to retrieve your data from a designated folder, encrypt it, and send it to another computer or mobile device. TappIn is less expensive than Dropbox, because you are not paying for storage space, and it's faster, because you don't have to upload files.”

I know you’re thinking, “of course, TappIn has the advantage because I’m storing my files locally and not on some mysterious cloud server, but did the reviewer comment on how easy it was to safely share my files?” Yes, the reviewer addresses that wonderfully:

“It was easy to set up and use TappIn. After you sign up for an account, you browse through your files and folders and designate which ones you want to give access to. Then you enter the emails of the people to whom you want to give that access, along with a customizable message letting them know that the files are available. The sharer can require those they share with to log in to TappIn with their own ID and password or they can allow others to see the files without logging in. It would seem to be a no-brainer to require the recipients to log in with a password to keep privacy to a maximum, given how many emails get hacked these days.”

So what did they leave out? Why do you think TappIn is better than other cloud storage services? We want to hear from you! Respond to the review or this blog post. It’s 2012, if that Mayan calendar is right, you’ll be glad you supported TappIn and kept your files where you could find them.