Air Sharing – Transfer files from PC & View Document on iPhone over the air

21 09 2008

Air Sharing

Air Sharing, which is a new application in AppStore, provides you a very easy way to connect your iPhone with your computer and transfer files between them. With Air Sharing enabled, your iPhone appears as a shared drive on your computer. You can transfer files from computer to iPhone by just drag & drop.  It’s meaning to say that, if you not around you still sync your PC at home/office as long as your PC and iPhone stay connect over internet and EDGE/WIFI/3G networks.  But it still lack of editing file features. On top of that, the most impressive feature is Air Sharing lets you view documents locally on iPhone at any time, even when you’re offline.

Supported File Formats

* Microsoft Office Document including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
* Apple’s iWork Document including Pages, Number and Keynote
* RTF (Rich Text Format)
* RTFD (TextEdit documents with embedded images)
* Plain text document with Unicode support
* Source code file (e.g. C/C++, Java, Javascript, XML, etc) with coloured syntax highlight
* Movie file (Format supported: H.264, MPEG-4, 3GPP)
* Audio file (Format supported: MP3 VBR, AAC, WAV, etc)
* Image file (Format supported: GIF, PNG, JPG, TIFF, etc)

How to transfer file and connect Air Sharing to your Windows XP

Step 1: Launch Air Sharing and your iPhone is now ready for other computer’s connection. In Air Sharing, you should find a HTTP URL in the status bar at the bottom. This is the iPhone’s URL your computer will connect to.

Air Sharing shows your IP Address

Air Sharing shows your IP Address

Step 2: Start your Windows PC and launch “My Network Places”. In the blue toolbar on the left, Click “Add a Network Places” and then click “Next” at the Add Network Places Wizard welcome screen.

Step 3: Select “Choose another network location” an then click next.

Step 4: Enter Air Sharing’s IP Address and click “Next”.

Note : Air Sharing’s current IP address is as shown in your iPhone at the status bar. Unfortunately, the IP address may change from one day to the next time. You should resetting all the step mentioned again for the next future connection.

Step 5: Enter a name for this new connection such as “RDSBC’s iPhone” for example.

Step 6: Be sure Open this network place when click “Finish” is checked and press “Finish”

Step 7: You Air sharing web folder should now be mounted and ready to use.

Step 8: You also could create new folder and rename it in your Web folder such as “RDSBC Files” for example.

Step 9: You can now drag & drop files such as PDF and Excel document onto iPhone.

Drag & Drop files

Drag & Drop files

View your Document using Air Sharing

Open Air Sharing application and select a folder that your would access and view your particular document. Check out the screenshots and see how you can view different documents via Air Sharing.

RDSBCs files document

RDSBC's files document

Take a look how Air Sharing view my files!

For your information all documents in Air Sharing can be viewed in portrait or landscape mode.

UPDATED: Click here for those who would like access file/documents from PC to another PC using iPhone as a mobile server

NOTE: According to Avatron Software Inc, Air Sharing will be selling at a price of US$6.99. For now, it’s running a promotion for two weeks only. You can download it for free on Apple’s AppStore. You have to take your action now. I can say this is a must-have application on iPhone.




14 responses

24 09 2008
Air Sharing - Transfer files to another PC using iPhone as mobile server « RDSBC’s Weblog

[…] According to my previous post, Air Sharing may convert your iPhone or iPod Touch become as a wireless drive. It’s also works as a mobile hard disk that lets you carry & view documents on-the-go, even when you’re offline. Click here for more details how to sync Air Sharing to your PC. […]

27 09 2008

how do i transfer files from my vista to air sharing? can you help?

4 10 2008

What is Air Sharing’s IP address? I see NO mention of what it is anywhere, so I am stuck and unable to move past this step in trying to use this program! Please help!

5 10 2008

Hi Maxi! Your Air Sharing’s IP address is on the status bar at the bottom as i mentioned on step 1. You can see on my first screen shot, the IP address shown as i highlight with red circle. Make sure your iPhone must have 3G/WIFI connection before launch your Air Sharing.

5 10 2008

Hi Marcus..actually Air Sharing works with Mac, Windows Xp, VIsta and Linux..currently my post discuss for windows XP only. Nevertheless, you can setup your Air Sharing with vista by launching it and tap quotation marks icon for Help at the bottom of your screen. Just select the “Connecting” and select “Windows”. Just follow the instruction.Enjoy!

28 10 2008

In the proces of creating the shared folder, when i put the Air Sharing’s IP address on my pc its giving me: “the folder you entered dose not appear to be valid, please chose another”. could you please advise.

Thanking you,

28 10 2008

Hi Tarek…
You cannot created the two shared folders/web folders with the same or one IP Address…delete the previous one and try create the new shared folder..if your new shared folder still not appear yet…try to refresh it…good luck

6 11 2008

What is Air Sharing’s IP address? At the bottom of the screen I see no IP such as – all I get is this text: No WI-FI network
Please advise – thanks.

6 11 2008

HI Brian..

you have to connect to internet via Wifi/EDGE first…then launch the air sharing.

17 11 2008

so im trying to understand air share… i have to drop files into the created folder for air share, correct? I will not just let me access my c drive or f drive..?

7 04 2009

I so badly want to rename these files FROM MY PHONE, and share them with the PHOTO directory, or better MAKE them background…..

from JUST my Iphone itself.

…. anyone?

22 07 2009

Hey Can you help get the resident evil 4 game mobile edition for iphone.Its released only in japanese version but still i think that would be awesome.thnks.

8 10 2010

Dear friends
Whenever i connect my iphone to PC, and opened AirSharing in Iphone, then there was no url or ip desplayed below in iphone.
wifi is not connected.
Please solve it……………………………………

31 05 2011

when i go to add network place to key in internet or network address, come out the msg is “the folder you entered is does not appear to be valid. Please choose another.”
What problem about my setting?

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