TUAW: "Tonido has the potential to be one of those life-changing applications."
VentureBeat: "Tonido is your personal cloud, providing live streaming access to all your data and media, everywhere."
AppAdvice: "With Tonido You Can Run Your Own Personal Cloud"
Examiner: "Ease and convenience are two of the big "buzz words" in the mobile space right now and Tonido is both of those."
Cult of Mac: "Great way to access the music, movies, photos, and documents you have stored on your Mac or PC"
Tonido allows you to access your entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos in your computer, TonidoPlug or Tonido Cloud from anywhere. It is completely FREE.
You can instantly open files, folders, pictures or videos that are stored on your computer from your iOS device with just one click. No uploading to a public server, and no worries about storage constraints in your device. Tonido makes it easy to work directly with your computer files, no matter where you are.
* Video Streaming - Easily stream videos from your computer to your device.
* Video Format support - Converts most video formats automatically (including AVI, MP4, MKV, VOB, XVID, WMV) - Live Video transcoding
* Music Streaming - Stream your entire music collection in different formats (including FLAC, OGG, WMA, MP3 and more) without saving them locally on your device.
* AirPlay Support - Stream Videos and Music to Apple TV using AirPlay
* Remote File Access - Browse files and documents, download them locally, edit them and re-upload them back.
* Download for Offline Use - Save documents, media locally so you can access them even without an internet connection
* Sharing - Share selected files, music, media to guest users either by creating direct links to the files or by emailing the file directly
* Create and Manage music playlists for your music
* View photos (JPEG, PNG, GIF, CR2, NEF, CRW and more)
* Wirelessly Download files directly to your iOS device and access it offline
* Open your downloaded files using other installed applications
* Take photos, videos and quickly upload to your home computer
* It’s FREE!
To get started:
Step 1: Install Tonido Desktop server (Available for FREE from www.tonido.com) for your OS.
Step 2: Create an account and leave your computer powered on
Step 3: Enter the account information in the iOS app and you are good to go!!
Tonido Streams to iPhone
“Can’t beat it. You install Tonido on your PC and access your hard drive including music, videos and documents. Works great! ALL FREE too!!!”
- David Meilan
Awesome app! Very useful
“I can hear music stored in my PC. Take photos and upload to my PC on the spot. Browse files & folders from my PC. Highly Recommended!”
- Jason Washington
Tonido provides a personal, secure doorway to your computer from anywhere in the world you happen to be. This app makes it super fast and easy for you to access and share your documents, photos, music and videos, all from your portably convenient iDevice. All you need is the computer with Windows, Mac and Linux or a TonidoPlug or a TonidoCloud installation.
What all of this means for you is freedom. Forget about carrying your USB stick and leave your music at home. You don’t need to lug those things around anymore. Tonido gives you free and easy access to your entire hard drive, including your music collection.
It works both ways, too. Have a photo on your phone that you’d like to upload to your computer at home? No problem, you can do that with Tonido, as well. You’re going to love and rave about this application!
Do you really need any more reasons to get this app?
Download Tonido now and experience the freedom.
User's Guide: http://www.tonido.com/support/display/docs/iPhone+and+iPad
• Bug fixes and improved stability.
Ratings and Reviews
Great App, One Glaring Bug
I mainly use Tonido to listen to music from my PC on my phone, and I have downloaded hundreds of songs into the library on the app. Overall this app works wonderfully for that, but I am having the same issues user TimDawg has reported as well in his review. After playing one song the app locks up and freaks out, playing the first milisecond of the next song on loop and bugging out. I have to exit and force close the app and then restart it. If the creator could just resolve this bug then this app would deserve 5 stars!
EDIT: They fixed that issue I had so the app no longer crashes like that! Its much better now so I've changed my rating from 2 stars to 4. I held back on the last star because I noticed one other, minor issue. There doesnt seem to be a way to delete files stored in the app. My phone storage space is filling up and being able to delete some of the things I've saved in there would be really helpful. Thanks!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the continuing feedback. We have released 7.7 with more bug fixes, among them music playback.
Not real reliable. There was a period of time after Dec that Tonido would not work at and I missed it terribly as I use it many hours each day as I am retired. A newer version solved most problems.
Even when it works it drops off line a couple of times each day and I have to restart it from the server which is a nuisance. A more severe problem at times is when it fails to load and play files. Also it often plays a file and refuses the next. Also if there are several files in a folder it will play them in order but often stops after two and will not advance after two.
Even with these problems I use Tonido more than any other program as I listen to all so many Podcasts.
I used to use this a my main music streaming device from my windows PC. Now every time I try to play a file the app CRASHES! Very frustrating and now totally useless. FIX IT!
After being told that there is an update to fix this problem I took the advice and updated. The first time I tried streaming from my Tonido server on my PC to my iPhone it crashed. Still. Also when it doesn’t crash it plays 5 seconds of the song, stops, goes back to the beginning, plays 5 seconds, stops, repeat, repeat, repeat.
Totally useless. Still.
Updated to the newest version like I said above and it either crashes or plays 5 seconds and goes back to the beginning and plays 5 seconds repeat repeat repeat....
Why doesn’t this get fixed? Doesn’t anyone there, you know, actually test this thing???
Maybe you need to look at the desktop app. Just sayin....
STILL totally useless.
Update. It’s getting worse. With the new update file download has become useless. What used to take seconds now takes minutes. In some cases tens of minutes. I could get around its failure to stream by downloading to my iPhone and playing locally but now even that has become useless.
About the only thing that it is useful for now is 1-click share. I wonder how long before they screw that up.
I wish I could take back that one star I gave it.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the continuing feedback. We have released 7.7 with more fixes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.