Having files spread between your phone and PC can be a pain, so Nokia nurtured Ovi Files into existence, enabling you to send files back home via your Nokia handset and grab items from the PC wherever they are, even when the PC at home is switched off.
The brilliance of Ovi Files hinges around Nokia’s Ovi Files Connector software, which lets the mobile tap into a PC from afar. The software can also sync important files from the PC to online storage provided by Nokia via a free sign-up and means you’ll always be able to access them.
With a choice of 10GB or 30GB there’s plenty of space for your Anytime Files, and the Files on Ovi Connector makes sure they’re always updated, and constantly available, whether the PC is switched on or not. Of course, you’re not limited to tapping into Ovi Files through your phone. If you can find another internet-connected PC, Nokia’s web-interface will let you browse files on the big screen too.
What we say
What they say
“You left a vital file on your work computer. Rather than smack your forehead and say, “D’oh!” you can use Nokia’s Files on Ovi to retrieve the files using your mobile phone… could be a lifesaver, depending on how forgetful you happen to be.”
Eric Zeman, informationweek.com
If you only do one thing
Try Anytime Files. It’ll let you sync your files to the web in a safe and secure way, and once you’ve got used to tapping into them from your phone you’ll never need to worry about copying them by hand again.
The philosophy of filing
The art of keeping files and being organized has puzzled some of the greatest thinkers of all time. Do you agree with their thoughts?
- Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life – Immanuel Kant, philosopher.
- I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them – Isaac Asimov, novelist.
- Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation to which the filing system has been lost? – Quentin Crisp, writer.
- If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee – that will do them in. – Bradley’s Bromide.
- Poor fellow, he suffers from files. – Aneurin Bevan, politician.