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
* 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
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 http://192.168.2.2:8080 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
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.
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.