Review: Hightail is a fantastic cloud storage tool designed for iOS

Store files in the cloud, share with colleagues, and work when offline, easily.

Hightail is perfectly designed for mobile use, combining the most useful tools of a cloud storage system with power-user features like a file tracker and offline file mode. The result is a fantastic free app that offers 2GB of storage in initial use and will enable easier work on the go, with numerous supporting features, perfect for professionals who have a mobile office or travel frequently.

During installation, you'll be shown a short tutorial of what Hightail can do. You'll also be prompted to create an account, which requires only an e-mail address and password. Because Hightail is free up to 2GB you won't be required to enter any additional information until you upgrade. When you open Hightail the first time, the options may seem limited, but the app is actually quite deep. The interface here is stripped down to be as accessible as possible, but if you dig deeper you'll find options for sending files to other users with a built-in tracker, signing documents on your mobile device, checking a file for offline access, and an extremely intuitive file uploader that pulls directly from your device's file folders.

If you need a work- and travel-friendly cloud storage and transfer tool for your iOS device, consider Hightail. A lot of what it offers can be found in other apps like Dropbox or box.net, but this particular app goes above and beyond in its mobile-ready design and collaboration-focused feature set.

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