iOS and Apple (News - Alert) accessory maker Kanex recently unveiled its meDrive product, which is a file server that turns USB storage into a network drive – an inexpensive option for essentially creating your own private cloud.
meDrive, which is a small white box, can be accessed from iOS devices allowing users to expand storage and create their own local cloud using external USB storage for access or sharing – for a mere $99.
“What makes the meDrive file server unique is that it has built-in WebDAV and Bonjour support which enables iOS devices to easily connect to the drive and read/write, access and share Apple iWork files such as Keynote, Pages, and Numbers,” Kelvin Yan, president of Kanex, said in a statement.
meDrive is connected to a local network, so it’s always on, which makes files, media and other documents always accessible. iOS file management is available through the Kanex meDrive app, which is available at no cost at the Apple App Store.
“meDrive basically becomes your WebDAV server for your iPad,” Yan added. “And because it’s connected to a network, any other devices can connect, share and access files on the drive including OS X and Windows.”
Users can save iWork files directly to meDrive for local access and sharing. The meDrive app is a file manager software tool designed to work with the meDrive file server so users can easily manage all their folders, files and media as well expand the storage of their iOS devices to a local drive. File management can also be done through other apps that support WebDAV or SMB file protocol. The meDrive app is available at no cost at the Apple App Store.??
The meDrive app also features the ability to:?Download and move files between remote and local storage; add folders and import photos/video from camera roll; export a file with the “OpenIn” feature; import file attachments from Mail with “OpenIn”; sort files by name, type, date or size; and zip and unzip files.
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