By Jim Karpen on Wed, 05/06/2009
The mobile cloud is essential. In the past when we each had a single computer, it wasn't necessary. But now we all have a menagerie of gadgets and computers: home computer, work computer, laptop computer, iPhone, netbook. I was just out of town for a few days, and it would have made my life so much easier if I'd had all of my gizmos in sync. That's what Soonr does for you. It gives you the capability to have access to all of your documents on your iPhone, even if your computer is off or offline. You can view (and print) 42 different document types. Note that it doesn't download the whole document to your iPhone but lets you view it in the cloud via your iPhone, formatting it to fit the screen and adjusting according to your connection speed. There's a great video demo of Soonr app on the iPhone on YouTube.
Soonr recently released version 3.0 for the desktop that adds project and collaboration capabilities. According to the press release, version 3.0 "includes Soonr’s online workspace, called Projects, which lets users organize and share files directly with colleagues or clients securely in the cloud. Members of a team can see shared documents, get updates on status, request feedback, share printers and more. Adding documents to a Project workspace is easy, and email attachments can be sent directly to the Project workspace."
In addition to remote access to your documents and collaboration, Soonr is also great for secure backup, since it continuously updates your cloud as you work.
The Soonr app for the iPhone is free, and Soonr Lite is their free service that lets you and a team member have up to five online Project workspaces and 2GB combined storage.