Pocket Drive lets you handle your iOS device as if it were an external hard drive

Pocket Drive lets you handle your iOS device as if it were an external hard drive

Developer: SIS SoftwareDownload: iOS
Category: ToolsPrice: Free (with in-app purchases) / $4.99

SIS Software's Pocket Drive is an app that wants to make file transfers between your iOS device and your Mac or PC as easy as possible. To do this, it combines a simple file transfer mechanism with a well-rounded file manager, or in other words, your iPhone or iPad becomes a wireless hard drive "with the power of OS X's Finder and the simplicity of Dropbox". Only Pocket Drive is even simpler, because it needs no network connection or initial setup. Just open the app, and your Mac or PC sees the iOS device as an external hard drive. The files on it are managed just like on an OS X or Windows desktop. 

There's also a built-in ZIP archiver and a file downloader, which makes it easy to store data inside Pocket Drive when you're away from the computer. The app supports any file type for storage, and it opens over 25 file types for viewing, including the fundamental Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, RTF, JPEG, GIF, TIF, MOV, MP4, MP3, and ZIP formats.

If Pocket Drive sounds like your thing, the pricing goes as follows - 512MB of storage are available for everyone in the app's free version, and additional storage is bought via in-app purchases. Meanwhile, Pocket Drive + costs $4.99 and it lets you handle as many files as your free iOS storage can store. Sounds like a fair deal.

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7 Comments

1. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Congratulations for the achievement! Android has this feature baked in. Too bad so sad. Anyway what you don't know you are missing won't hurt you.

4. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Not sure what you mean by "this feature", but there are already bunch of file manager apps on iOS, many of which have had the ability to act as a Wi-Fi drive for a while. In addition, you can always transfer files to iDevice through iTunes via Wi-Fi since iOS 5, or USB since forever. Seeing that opening iTunes and drag & drop files is not much of a difference to, say, opening the Finder and drag & drop, I don't know why you're so happy about this and feel the need to make yourself feel better.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7004; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Just buy a Sandisk Connect. Is a tiny portable WiFi storage device that is no bigger then a small external USB flash drive. You can even attach it to your keychain. Also it allows you to replace its micro SD card, and it works with iOS, OS X, Android, Windows, and more. You can pick up a 32gb version for $44 on Amazon. If you want the review on this device, then look it up on phonearena for yourself.

2. eggimage

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

won't work if you use your iPhone as a hotspot for the pc... this defeats the whole purpose of it...

3. tunanine

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

yes it works if you create a hotspot... just tested

5. wilsong17 unregistered

Wow you need to create a Hotspot pretty lame glad I have a note 4

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I have 128GB'z , when I'm running low on space, I'll get this app.

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