Is it just me or is Dataviz missing the plot again? I recently downloaded Documents to Go for the iPhone after using it extensively on the Lifedrive. I went to look at the installation etc and couldn't believe my eyes. Dataviz has successfully brought the conduit to Apple.
For those of you who don't know, the conduit is a software tunnel made to connect to whatever software you are using. It is quite program specific. Kudos to Dataviz for making the whole process wireless, but this sort of proprietary solution is a weakness in the program. Most of us have files/documents that are needed right away and may not be privy to a conduit on the machine that we are using, particularly at work.
A solution, such as the one found in AirShare, which allows you to upload and download via a webpage, or Handbase's conduit which is in the browser and accessible from anywhere seems to be better in the long run.
The entire Dataviz product seems somewhat dated on the iPhone. But let me not knock a star off its perch. The editing is first rate. Documents seem to load quickly and editing is quite easy using the product. They did a really good job with the keyboard. It is intuitive.
Nevertheless, we are still awaiting the spreadsheet portion of the suite and they still decided not to port over Smartlistogo. The latter is a feature rich relational database which may just be better than Handbase, its only competitor. However, there does not appear to be any rush to port this one over anytime soon.
So my one request for any future versions on the iPhone is for Dataviz to get rid of the conduits that not every computer carries and adopt the Handbase, Airshare approach. There are better ways of syncing.
Dataviz has updated the program to include Spreadsheets. I will play around with this and let you know what I think.
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