UPDATE: We now support PC-to-PC on all Windows homebase apps. The PC-to-PC feature is reserved for Polkast Pro subscribers.
We’re really excited to be announcing our Pro version of Polkast with PC-to-PC support. First we gave you direct access to your computer from your mobile phone or tablet. Now Polkast also connects your computers directly, so you can access files stored on your home computer directly from your work PC, and vice versa. That’s a big step forward in our mission to connect all your devices into your own personal cloud.
The PC-to-PC feature is available first on our Windows version. That means you can view files on other computers — including Macs– from your Windows PC. (We’ll upgrade the Mac OS X within a couple of months.) To get the PC-to-PC Access feature now, simply download the latest version of our Windows software, update your mobile apps and click on the Upgrade to Pro button in the mobile app under Settings/Account.
PC-to-PC is a great feature for users who like to keep their work lives and their personal lives separate. Instead of keeping personal files on your work PC in case you need something, our PC-to-PC product will let you simply access that personal file right from your work PC without having to download and store it. We’ll even save any changes you make to your personal file from your work PC back to your home computer. And because we create a direct connection, we give you access to all the files on your computer – not just the ones you remembered to upload to some cloud storage solution.
Another big plus is that you don’t need to store multiple copies of everything on each of your computers like with sync software, so you can be much more efficient with your storage space. And files can be previewed without having to be downloaded. So if you’ve already got limited hard drive space or you don’t want the hassle of syncing with a group shared folder, preview everything, download only what you need.
PC-to-PC is a great solution for anyone needing to share large files like designers, photographers and videographers. It’s a pain having to go through the time-consuming process of uploading files via 3rd party providers, then having the client download the file. Polkast lets you share the file with the client directly. The client can preview files without having to download them.
As a thank you for your support, all current registered users will be grandfathered into the service and will be able to upgrade to the Pro version for free, for life. Starting in June, new Polkast users can upgrade to Pro inside the Polkast application for $4.99 per month or $49.99 with a year subscription.