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Hightail iPad and iPhone Apps - Access on the Go

by Community Manager on ‎12-22-2011 10:40 AM - last edited on ‎06-30-2014 09:19 AM by Community Manager

By: Varun Parmar, Director of Product Management, Hightail

 

With the explosion of cloud and mobile apps, the work force has been able to get their job done on the go. Companies have created mobile versions of their services in order to allow people to work where ever they are whenever they want to work. We created an iPhone and iPad app for just that reason; we want our users to be able to access their contact anywhere at any time.

 

Access Anywhere at Anytime

 

YouSendIt iPad App - Share a Folder

Let’s go through a couple of real word scenarios – imagine you are an insurance adjuster.  One of your main roles is examining cases, taking pictures, and filing claims. When you’re out in the field with your iPad you can easily take pictures, and upload them immediately to a Hightail cloud folder. You can sign and date the report, with our e-signing feature, and then send the report all while you’re out in the field. Because this information is sensitive, you can add a passcode to your Hightail folders to add an extra layer of security.

 

Realtors are increasingly using iPads and iPhones in the field. Let’s say you’re showing an apartment to a couple. You can pull up the renter’s contract and view it with the couple to make sure they understand everything in it. They can the sign and date the contract right from your iPad. You can save the signed document and copy it in a shared folder without ever leaving the house you were showing.

 

Cool Features

 

YouSendIt iPad App Cloud FoldersOf course you can send, share, and sign all from your mobile devices. Also, as any changes made to your cloud folders is automatically synced to all your devices. Add a folder or sign a contract – you will see it automatically added to all mobile devices, the web, and your desktop app.

 

The cool thing about our mobile apps is uploading documents to the cloud straight from your email client. You don’t need to slow down to get files from your email, simply select the file and choose "Open in Hightail." This is a powerful feature that allows you to collect data while in the field and transfer it to the cloud while still mobile.

 

Feedback is extremely valuable and always welcome! Please leave any and all comments in this blog post or you can go to our user forum. Most importantly make sure you rate the Apple Mobile Apps in iTunes!

Comments
by Mutabilis on ‎01-23-2012 07:54 AM

Wonderful. Why doesn't it work? On an Ipad, it asks you to open it with the app of your choice, in my case, Pages. After it's modified in Pages, the only saving options do not include Yousendit. I ended up sending it to iTunes. This certainly can't be the procedure you people have in mind?

by Community Manager on ‎02-02-2012 10:50 AM

Hey there Mutabilis,

 

Thank you for letting us know your feedback on the App. The type of saving you are talking about is definitely something we hope to have as an option in the future. With the way that applications interact in the mobile world you become limited. Right now because of the way that different applications access and edit files they generally then save or deliver through their own services. As mobile technology progresses we'll begin exploring ways to save your files from other applications within the YouSendIt folders so that you can access them on the go more easily. The world of tablets and smart phones is growing at a staggering rate.

by Tashakoko on ‎05-30-2012 10:42 PM
I can't open the folder of images I have downloaded in a zip from you send it. I can't unzip the file ... Please advise
by cjsroberts0311 on ‎03-10-2014 04:22 PM

Im also having the same issue with inability to access .zip files using an ipad - have tried to download various programs like winzito unable to access the files......

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