Today, we are excited to bring you a totally new remote access experience for your tablet, one that won’t limit you to mere consumption of files or scaled down apps that don’t really get the job done, but instead beams fully functioning desktop power to your iPad or Android tablet in way that feels like it was made for your fingertips.
ShareConnect is a new app that gives you the ability to securely access apps, documents and files stored on different computers, so your work seamlessly continues no matter how many devices you use in a day. The best part is, desktops look and feel like native tablet apps and perform just as smoothly.
Built to enhance your mobile workspace
While there are a plethora of apps designed to help you work from your iPad, there are still many applications and resource-intensive desktop programs that can’t be used on tablets – or simply aren’t nice to use. ShareConnect changes this experience for iPad and Android tablet users; with just one tap, you can automatically open software running on a desktop or laptop to full screen and pinch, zoom or swipe as well as have full keyboard control. ShareConnect lets users quickly access specialty apps and resource intensive software programs including design, accounting or CRM software that until now, these types of programs were tethered to desktops and workstations.
Additionally, anyone that’s working outside of the office can access and edit Office files including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. ShareConnect’s intuitive design displays your most recent used files and apps, allowing you to quickly pick up where you left off.
- Access and edit files: ShareConnect automatically monitors your desktop and displays the most recent files worked on, enabling users to access and edit those files on native desktop applications while on the business network, if needed.
- Business networks a tap away: Network access is built into the ShareConnect app allowing workers to run resource-intensive desktop programs typically available only on the company network. The desktop processing power needed to smoothly run CAD programs, Illustrator or proprietary legacy applications is now seamless from Android and iOS tablets.
- Clean innovative design: Desktop PC applications are optimized for the iPad and Android OS, opening in full screen mode, so employees can get right to work. Swipe, pinch and zoom functionality, full keyboard control and the ability to preview and edit Microsoft Office files create a true desktop-like experience even when outside the office.
- Free storage: ShareConnect provides 1 GB of free cloud storage from Citrix ShareFile, the secure and simple file-sharing tool used by more than 15 million people around the world.
ShareConnect is available for free download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. ShareConnect can also be downloaded for instant connections to installed computers at ShareConnect.com. Existing Citrix ShareFile users will be able to log in to ShareConnect with ShareFile credentials and some ShareFile plans will now include instant ShareConnect access, extending the value of ShareFile with deeper integrations between the two products on the horizon.