We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Cloud Mate.
When we started developing the Mac version of iExpression, together with its iCloud integration we rapidly discovered that we were often buried deep in our Library directory having to dig out files that were being sync’d or shared with iCloud. Then as Mountain Lion betas developed we found ourselves personally trying to use iCloud more and more, but kept snagging on a number of things that were just harder than you’d expect. A few examples? Print a TextEdit document, saving as PDF to the iCloud… Can’t get at it from Preview. Want to edit that Word document later on from Pages on the iPad? You have to e-mail it yourself and open it later.
Now, you can actually solve all of these problems without having to dig out your Library/Mobile Documents folder, but it always involves opening at least one application you actualy don’t want to use, and more often than not… two (drag that PDF from the Open file browser in TextEdit over into the Open file browser for Preview, or onto your desktop… and let’s not even talk about if you did it from the Mail app… good luck digging that one out!).
We decided that we needed a single place to move things into, between, and out of iCloud. So we created Cloud Mate. Just for us. Except that we are now running it on all of our machines, and getting more and more out of iCloud at the same time. We thought others might have the same problems, or even better… want the benefits of iCloud that we felt we’d unlocked with Cloud Mate.
So we’ve released it. It’s not on the Mac App store for obvious reasons, but at a special introductory price of $4.99 and purchasing managed by the well known and trusted fastspring, we hope you give it a try. It’s signed and GateKeeper friendly.