This is the free client for the Presence Mac app. You need Presence installed on your Mac to use this app - get it from our web site.
Internet access to all your Mac's files, from iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC – securely. Share files with others too, instantly. You can even look through your Mac's camera from anywhere in the world.
=== How it works ===
• Install Presence on the Mac you want to connect to.
• Connect to your Mac by web browser from any Mac or PC, like this: johnsmith.findpresence.com
• Connect to your Mac using the iPhone and iPad app.
• Share files and folders with others, instantly, by just sending them a link.
=== Everything on hand, whenever you need it ====
With all your files available all the time, you'll never be caught out needing something, and you don't need to be organised ahead of time.
• No need for USB drives
• No uploading
• Unlike Dropbox, no need to decide what you want ahead of time
=== Share with other people ===
Getting files to others has never been easier, especially if they're too big to email. There's no messing around with file sharing services - just send a link.
Share whole folders for people to browse at their leisure, or to download as a zip.
And because it's Presence, you can share from anywhere!
=== Take photos through your Mac's camera, from anywhere ===
A user favourite. (And you can turn this feature off if you want to.)
=== Secure ===
Access to your Mac is password-protected, and your data is protected with the same technology used for online banking and online shopping, so you know your Mac is safe.
=== Private ===
Unlike Dropbox and other services, your files aren't copied to someone else's server, so your privacy is ensured. In these days of online snooping, it can be nice to know that your business stays your business.
=== Fast ===
Presence is much faster than screen sharing.
=== Free your apps ===
Presence is the bridge between your iPhone and iPad apps and the outside world. On your device, you can transfer files from your Mac to other apps, and from other apps back to your Mac (if the apps support this).
Great for editing files on the go, but the possibilities are endless.
=== iPhone and iPad, but Macs and PCs too ===
You don't need an iPhone or iPad to take advantage of Presence – connect to your Mac from any Mac or PC. No need to install software – Presence is on the web, with an easy to remember address like johnsmith.findpresence.com.
=== More features ===
• Email files and folders from your Mac without even being there. No need to download them first!
• Save files to your iOS device, for times when you have no network access
• Copy files to your Mac
• Find files with Spotlight
• Image slideshow
• Preview files with Quick Look
For more details, see thedizzyheights.com. Or, just try it!
New: you can make the icon size bigger - great for viewing a folder of photos. Added a folder refresh button. Removed offline file storage (more info about this when you launch the app). Fixed a black screen on launch for some users.
Ratings and Reviews
What a disappointment!
I downloaded this app based on favorable reviews a couple of weeks ago, only to discover that it is very counter-intuitive to use. Although I'm pretty computer and network savvy, after two weeks of frustration, I gave up and signed up for their monthly fee version just to get my iPad 2 to recognize my MBP.
You may not be surprised to learn that, unlike their free instructions, the paid subscription resulted in immediate recognition of my MBP. You will be as surprised as I was that it takes >25 seconds PER TOUCH for my iPad 2 to log into the MBP. In fact, after wasting even more time just trying to get this non-functional app to do , I finally gave up in disgust.
I did give the app one star because they let you try before you buy. This much work for some people but I find it surprising that it can't handle a newer MBP & iPad 2.
Farfinder is a great app! One of the most revolutionary concepts I've seen. I'm a student and I use it so that I can have access to all of my files while I'm wandering around campus, without having to lug around my laptop. I can also imagine that if someone stole my computer, I could use farfinder to snap a photo of them. The app works really well, and the new release fixed what minor bugs there were. Its more expensive than most iPhone apps, but its totally worth it, and don't forget its a lot more than just an iphone app. In a way the iPhone app is just icing on the cake-- I can also use farfinder from any browser on any computer.
Fast, easy does the job from iphone or any browser
I like the fact that it doesn't do the screen sharing from my mac. That is a very slow process to bring all the graphics and mouse, etc. 99% of the time you just need a file. This does the perfect job. I also, like how you can use it from your iphone or any browser. This is the free iphone app that goes with the paid client software. However, i bought it becuase i really enjoyed the trial (20 days). Setup was a snap...you have to install client software and then setup a user/password for the software....after that, you use your mac user/password. Great job....Recommended!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.