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iStorage iconiStorage 2 HD 2.4 is a universal file manager and FTP app for iPhone and iPad. Since my first review about iStorage 2 HD on June 24, 2012, iStorage 2 HD was much improved and got a universal app. The last update 2.4.1 was released 8 months ago on September 3, 2013. Therefore, I was interested if iStorage 2 HD still fits my requirements on iOS 7.

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Documents 5 iconDocuments 5 by Readdle is a complete redesign of the well-know file manager for iOS, Documents by Readdle. The main new features are the new design in iOS 7 flat style, the optimised file manager with drag&drop and add-ons for integration other Readdle apps (for iPad only) like PDF Expert 5 for iPadScanner ProPrinter Pro for iPad and PDF Converter for iPad. The support of Windows shares (SMB) to access computer (Windows PC, Mac) and Apple’s Time Capsule have already been added with Documents 4.4.

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Enpass 4 iconEnpass 4.0.0 update adds new custom fields and label editing and comes in a complete new logo and design. Enpass 4.0.0 password manager was released on April 30, 2014 on all platforms: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Mac OS X, Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, Android and Blackberry.

FileExplorer icon 204x204FileExplorer 4.0 update adds new gestures and file transfer and syncing options. FileExplorer 4.0 is a useful file manager for iPhone and iPad for organising cloud services, NAS drives and for remotely accessing your Mac or Windows PC. FileExplorer has been my favourite file manager until Cloud Commander for iOS was released.

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Update: Review GoodReader 4: New Universal App, Price And PDF Page Management
GoodReader iconGoodReader for iPhone and iPad (not universal) are not only excellent PDF reader and annotating apps. GoodReader is a hidden champion of file manager and FTP apps for iPhone and iPad to manage files of your computers (Mac and Windows PC), private cloud / iCloud, many cloud services, NAS drives (Time Capsule) and FTP servers. The latest Goodreader 3.20.0 update fully supports iOS 7.

iBooks for Mac logoiBooks not syncing PDF files and ePub books not purchased in the iBooks store is a big problem for many people. In this tutorial I will show you to how iBooks is working and syncing on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 7 (Update: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, iOS 8 and iOS 9 included) and how to fix the iBooks not syncing issue. iBooks for Mac was introduced with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and brings the existing features of iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to any Mac with OS X Mavericks installed. iBooks for Mac is comparable to iPhoto for Mac meaning iBooks for Mac is the syncing center for PDF files and ePub books not purchased in the iBooks store. iBooks and iBooks collections are synced via iCloud, but PDF files and ePub books are not!

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Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
Windows Phone logoSome people like me want to sync the Windows Phone 8 Calendar with Mac iCal. There are two options for Syncing: On the one hand, you can sync the calendars using CalDAV via a Google account both on your Windows Phone 8 (does not work for Windows Phone 7 because CalDAV is not supported there) and on your Mac. On the other hand, you can do it via a iCloud calendar subscription using a Outlook.com account (or Windows Live account). The later one is ‘read only’ on your Windows Phone 8 meaning you cannot change or add events on your Windows Phone 8 (Windows Phone 7 is supported).

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Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
Update: How To Sync iCloud Calendar With Windows 10 Calendar App
iCloud logoSince a couple of days, iCloud Calendar subscription via Outlook.com / Windows Live is working again on Windows 8 mail app, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Microsoft needed more than one and a half-year to fix the syncing problem. A lot of user, including me, were upset about the long period of time and the insane comments of some Microsoft forum administrators. I have checked my iCloud calendar subscription (‘read only’) for the last days and I can state that it is working again.

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Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
Windows Phone logoIf outgoing iCloud emails are not sent, changing the IMAP and SMTP settings of your iCloud email account on Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 8 fixes the problem. An additional problem is the message ‘Attention required’ which is solved in the same way. Normally, you set up your iCloud email account on a Windows Phone filling in your iCloud email address and your password. However, this is not working for some people any more. The same happened to me some days ago.

Update: Enpass 4.0.0 Update Adds New Custom Fields And Label Editing
enpass iconEnpass (formerly known as ‘Wallet X’) is the best password manager for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Mac OS X and Windows (running on Windows 8.1) in regard to cost-performance based on my personal findings: 1Password has much more functions, but it is much more expensive (Mac version $49,99 EUR, Windows version $49,99, iOS version $17,99). SafeWallet is free, but there is no Mac companion available. Enpass has a flat design in all versions.