Briefcase Lite Has Too Many Holes

This app is not currently available in the App Store.

briefcase lite iphoneBriefcase Lite seeks to turn your iPhone into a briefcase for your docs (not that anyone keeps large files in briefcases all that much anymore, but that is for another day). But you will need to wait for an update or the full version if you want to give this app a try. There is a bug that is preventing the lite version of Briefcase from viewing docs; which essentially renders the app useless. 

In the full version you have a similar syncing system as other apps - you create a shared connection over Wi-Fi to your computer and synchronize files. You will have to use port forwarding in order to get your computer visible on a network for file transfer (a similar process must be done on a Mac, though it is less steps). Either way, this only works as a functional solution if you have a high amount of tech knowledge.

Best to look at other apps or services if you do not want to put in too much time to computer tinkering for Briefcase Lite to work.

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  • rxCaptain

    What is the point if you can't use the Lite version? Does anyone know how much the real version costs?

  • Roxy22

    Is this an apologetic post? Or a reporting on the poor quality of someone else's app that's rippin people off?

  • BettyGreene

    Does it really matter? Just don't buy it

  • DominoFect

    A better solution would be to just get the full version instead. It seems like a helpful gadget.

  • Mike Taylor

    Just as an update, the version of Briefcase Lite with the document viewing bug was available for about three hours before we discovered the bug and pulled the update out of the App Store. We are sorry for any inconvenience that caused. Version 1.1.2 has been out now for over a week and has been quite stable.

    Just to clarify about the network setup for Briefcase Lite: If you have a Mac, all you have to do is to turn on Remote Login under Network in the System Preferences. Briefcase Lite will automatically find your Mac using Bonjour.

    The network setup involving port forwarding is only offered in the full version (which to answer the question of rxCaptain, is $4.99). You only need to perform this step if you wish to connect to your computer while away from your home or office.

  • Brian

    Thanks for explaining about the need to activate Remote Login.

    I'm wondering what version is currently on the UK store. The blurb there says it is v 1.1.2, says it was released 20 Oct. 2008 which doesn't quite fit, and the application itself claims to be v 1.1.1 (with filename BriefcaseLite 1.1.1.ipa). Document viewing seems to work OK.

  • Mike Taylor

    Something strange happened during the posting of Briefcase Lite 1.1.2. Somehow, the v1.1.1 version ended in the store instead. We're just waiting on some string translations before we post another new update. So, that will be sorted out soon.

    In the meantime, v1.1.1 is fine, except for a know bug in receiving files from another iPhone that has the full version of Briefcase. We'll have that one ironed out soon.