Remotely is an iOS app that lets you leave your Mac at home with the peace of mind that you can get at the files on it anytime with just a few taps. Everything about Remotely is fast. Setup couldn’t be easier. Just run a helper app on your Mac, connect using Remotely and you’re ready to go with a direct, encrypted peer-to-peer connection and no confusing network setup.
Remotely’s speed doesn’t stop after you’ve got it up and running. Its unique user interface gives you a portal into your Mac’s file system without having to mirror your Mac’s Desktop like other apps do. The result is a simple, native file browser that’s lightning fast.
As soon as Remotely is connected to your Mac you can start browsing your files or use the app’s search functionality to find exactly what you want. You don’t even have to be on the same network. Remotely is free to use for browsing your Mac’s Documents folder. Preview tons of different file types from within Remotely, and when you find the file you want, you can download it to work on it on iOS and share it using the system share sheet. To explore beyond your Documents folder, you can subscribe to Remotely for $2.99/month or $30/year.
Our thanks to Remotely for sponsoring MacStories this week.