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NetPortal - Access files on remote computers

NetPortal - Access files on remote computers
  • #: 9650
  • Price: $2.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Business
  • Updated: 2010-12-14
  • Current Version: 2.5
  • 2.5 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 5.50 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Stratospherix
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2010 Stratospherix Ltd
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NetPortal is like having Windows Explorer or Mac Finder on your iPhone to access and copy files on remote computers including Windows, Mac, and Network (NAS) drives.

★ If you like NetPortal on your iPhone, try FileBrowser on your iPad. ★

No additional software is necessary on the remote computer.


Most other file sharing apps require you to copy files to your iPhone whilst in the office, or at home, and then let you take those files with you. NetPortal can do that, but also allows you to connect remotely (via a VPN or router port-forwarding) and access the files directly, wherever you are.


■ Stream video and audio files from computers or NAS drives on your home network.

■ Instant access. No need to copy the files to your iPhone.


■ All key document formats including PDF, iWork, RTF, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

■ All key image file formats including JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, TGA.

■ All the audio/video formats that the iPhone can handle (MP3, MP4, MOV, M4V, AIFF etc).

■ All plain-text documents such as source code, scripts, configuration files, even if the file extension is missing or unrecognized.

■ HTML and webarchive files.


■ Store files on your iPhone, even if they can't be viewed on the iPhone.

■ Create and arrange local folders as you wish.


■ Create/Rename/Delete remote files and folders.


■ Copy files from your iPhone back to any remote computer.

■ Email documents as attachments using the iPhone's built in mail app.

■ Automatically uses WiFi or any of the phone data networks (3G, Edge and GPRS).

■ Seamless integration with the iPhone's built in VPN.

■ Connects using the CIFS/SMB protocol.


■ Automatically reconnects and restores state if the network connection is lost.

■ Continues downloads from where they left off if interrupted.

■ Bookmark folders or locations within files. Go back to these with just 2 taps.

■ Hyperlinks in documents are enabled and launch into Safari / email.


■ Developed by professional software engineers, each with at least 15 years experience.

■ Engineered from scratch specifically for the iPhone. This is not a Samba port.

■ Secure - connects to servers with the highest level of NTLM authentication (level 5).

■ Reliable, fast, high-quality software.

■ Excellent product support.

Example uses for work

■ Read documents whilst travelling without needing your laptop.

■ Access latest memos, meeting minutes directly from your file servers.

■ Connect to your workstation to retrieve that file you forgot to bring with you.

Example uses at home

■ Viewing photos on a network drive.

■ Copy and play music from a network drive.

■ Read novels on your iPhone. Bookmarking makes this really easy.

■ Copy movies to your iPhone for those long car journeys.

★ Try NetPortalLite for free, which does everything NetPortal does except that it is limited to viewing PDF and Image files.


To connect to your file shares, you must either be directly connected to the LAN (Local area Network) via WiFi, or if you wish to access your files from the Internet (via WiFi hotspot, 3G, Edge or GPRS), you must have one of the following connections configured.

■ A Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the remote LAN.

■ Port-forwarding of Internet SMB traffic to your computer.

To connect to a Mac you may need to enable the SMB protocol, and will need OS X 10.5 or later. Our QuickStart guide on our web site has step by step instructions for this.

What's New in Version 2.5

★ Added "Open In" support to pass files to other apps.
★ Added support for receiving files from other apps.
★ Added Compatibility Mode for NAS Drives.
★ Added configurable TCP port number.
★ Added option to control share listing.
★ Fixed storage of usernames and passwords with accented characters.
★ Fixed endless spinner when connecting after a timeout.
★ Fixed problem copying files larger than 2GB.
★ Fixed crash on machine config page.

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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Even Better after the Update!

This is the only app that I could find that would allow me to easily access my network drives, but the downside (prior to the latest update) was that they seemed to be stuck in the app...There wasn't a way I could see to transfer them to other apps. Well, the latest update resolved that by allowing me to open files to certain other apps, as well as the ability to bring in files from other apps and then save them straight to my network drive. So, I was able to use another app (Good Reader) to bring in photos I've taken on my ipod and then open them up in this app (NetPortal) from Good Reader for saving them "straight" to my network drive without having to go through my computer. (So, a nice additional feature would if NetPortal could interface with the Photo album itself, rather than having to go through another app such as Good Reader, to save photos from my ipod straight to my network drives without going through a computer.) I was also able to open up a windows media format video from my network drive into another app that could read it. Awesome, thanks!

3/5 stars

Music play is inadequate

I primarily bought it to play music that is stored on my NAS drive from Ipod touch. It connects to the drive fine. But, it can only play one MP3 at a time. There is no way to play everything from a directory or multiple directories. I tried a little to play playlists created through Windows system, but it didn't work. I would be very curious to see if there is a good way to do it. If not, I lost the money

3/5 stars

Can't stream avi to cinexplayer

Why the latest version can't stream avi file on NAS to cineXPlayer like the Filebrowser do on iPad?
Other issue is fail when open local avi file by other app like cinexplayer even it show me the option.


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