• Title: FileXChange
    • Price: $2.99
    • Seller: Stefano Tosi
    • Category: Business
    • Release Date: October 4, 2010
    • Version Reviewed: 1.2
    • Rating: 4+
    • Reviewed On: iPad 2

Review

I use my iPad for everything, but sometimes I wish there were an easier way to get files off of it. The official iTunes interface is just not as easy as it should be. Fortunately, with FileXChange for iPad, it’s pretty easy to transfer files to and from my iPad.

FileXChange is a file manager that allows you to use your iPad like a big flash drive. It’s an idea that’s been done before and has been implemented many different ways. FileXChange has some pretty neat eatures inside; features such as wireless transfer between computers and iOS devices, and the ability to zip multiple files. But, unfortunately, that is where the good news ends. The app simply doesn’t have a very inspiring reservoir of features. In an app store full of virtual disk drive apps, there simply isn’t a lot going on here. FileXChange has the basic features that you’d find in any other app: opening files, uploading photos, and exchanging files over the Internet. These features are nice, but they’re just not enough to differentiate between other apps. Don’t get me wrong, these features worked well, there are just too few of them.

With the lack of features inside FileXChange, you’d think that the app’s saving grace would be it’s snazzy UI. Unfortunately it’s not. Although the interface is somewhat simple, it is one of the uglier UIs you’ll see on the app store. Not only does it make the app hard to look at, it also makes it hard to interface with. The app has a video introduction to the interface when first opened, but fails to go in depth into the interface.

FileXChange seems like a wonderful app on paper, but unfortunately falls short in terms of features and UI. Don’t get me wrong though, this app has the potential to be very good, it’s just that the way things are formatted and implemented make for a horrible experience.

Pros

    • Easy to transfer files multiple ways.
    • Opens tons of file-types

Cons

    • Ugly UI can be hard to navigate.
    • Too similar other solutions.

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