Quickoffice, which built its reputation on developing office suite apps for the Nokia S60, Symbian and Palm OS platforms, has now put itself on the iPhone. MobileFiles, the new app, gives MobileMe account owners access to their iDisk files from the iPhone and iPod touch for the first time.
MobileMe users have always been able to access and sync their contacts, calendar, gallery and mail using Apple’s service. However, they couldn’t get to their iDisk storage folders from their iPhones.
Quickoffice’s MobileFiles now makes that possible. MobileFiles enables iPhone users to retrieve, view, move and share files stored on their iDisks.
MobileFiles couldn’t be any simpler to use. Launch the app, tap the Edit button, choose Add Account, enter your MobileMe info and save. Voila. Your iDisk appears as an item on your MobileFiles list.
To view a file, tap the folder you want, drill down, select the file and download it to your iPhone. If you’re still uncertain how to retrieve a file, there’s a comprehensive help file.
MobileFiles supports a wide variety of formats, including every common format (.doc, .jpg, .mp3, .html, .txt etc.)
There’s a small banner ad at the bottom of the screen to promote MobileFiles Pro, which the company says it will release soon and will allow users to edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs from their iPhones.
If you want to see what Apple’s MobileMe (for Mac and PC users) is all about, there’s a 60-day free trial. After that, the service is about $100 a year.