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Remote access your TouchPad files with Gemini File Manager 9

by Adam Marks Mon, 16 Jul 2012 4:23 pm EDT

Gemini access remoteGemini File Manager, by Oma Studios, is a fully featured File Manager that allows you to access to your TouchPad's USB drive, giving you the ability to copy, move, delete and view all your files. It also offers a whole lot more than that, such as hooks into Dropbox and Box.net to access all your files in those services. But what you may not be aware of is that it also has a "Remote" feature that lets you browse all your files from any devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network that has a web browser, including other webOS phones or TouchPads. From there, you can download or view any file, all wirelessly, while still having full access to your TouchPad (unlike when plugging it in to your computer and accessing USB mode)

To access Remote mode, just open up Gemini, tap the "Remote" tab on the top of the screen, and then press the "Start Server" button (if desired, you can change the Port as well). Once you tap that button, a web address will be given to you that will allow you to access your files. Once you are done, simply tap the "End Service" button.

Note that there is no security options for accessing your files once you start the remote server. So, make sure that you are aware of who else may be on the same Wi-Fi network and who may know the IP address for your device.

Gemini File Manager is available in the webOS App Catalog for $2.99 and is compatible with all webOS devices running webOS 3.0 or higher.

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You also can access files remotely by installing OpenSSH through Preware and using whatever SCP client you want.

I don't know what SCP is, but if I install OpenSHH, will I be able to FTP to touchpad using say FlashFXP or Filezilla?

Yes, you could use SFTP with Filezilla.

And if you use an OS that supports VFS, you can then mount over SSH as if it were just another network filesystem. A shame how the windoze/mac camps have propogated this ridiculous "I need an app for that!!!" culture. Open standards can be used with whatever client you want, whether they be text or gui.

Windoze users' best bet is to just use filezilla.

What's an SCP client?

Wikipedia is your friend http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_copy

It's great to see another app that lets you acess your device using a web browser, besides Zap Photoshare!

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