Avatron Software launched Air Sharing at the App Store back in September 2008. Air Sharing allows you to view documents in a myriad of formats while on the go, and it is also able to transfer those documents via a WiFi connection between your computer and iPhone or iPod touch without any extra software. The application was initially available for free, and ended up garnering quite a few followers due to its ease of use and overall effectiveness. Air Sharing has since taken on a very reasonable $4.99 price, but users have been asking for even more features and Avatron Software has finally delivered.
Instead of issuing an enormous update to Air Sharing, Avatron decided to create a completely separate Pro version of the application so they could continue offering the original at the lower price point for users who simply don’t need all of the extra features.
Air Sharing Pro contains all of the greatness that is Air Sharing, but it also adds a bunch of other features. Since there is no way to cover every single feature, listed below are some of the more useful ones:
- Emails files and folders up to 100 MB
- Zip and Unzip (supports password-protected archives)
- Print (via Mac OS X or Linux with Printer Sharing)
- Host a powerful web server with WebDAV (just like the iDisk)
- Mount your iPhone or iPod touch as a wireless drive on a Mac, Windows, or Linux computer (on the same Wi-Fi network), or connect from any web browser
As stated before, the original Air Sharing costs $4.99 at the App Store, so you would expect the Pro version to cost quite a bit more, but it doesn’t, at least for now. Avatron decided that as a way to say thanks to their awesome community of users, they have priced Air Sharing Pro at $4.99 as well. This is only an introductory price, as Air Sharing Pro will eventually cost $9.99.
If you are in the market for a document viewer for your iPhone or iPod touch that has almost every feature imaginable, give Air Sharing Pro a try, you won’t be disappointed.