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Top iOS Apps Available for SharePoint and Office 365

A Closer Look at the iOS Apps Available for SharePoint and Office 365…

Being a user of iPhone or iPad, you would surely want your SharePoint and Office 365 to work optimally. A good way of ensuring the same is by installing the right apps available for SharePoint and Office 365.

When you proceed to take the critical decision of enabling your mobile workforce, you need to keep in mind that only the right applications would ensure maximum user productivity. You can consider the scenarios involving usage of off-the-shelf applications where your internal staff requires full access to SharePoint content.

A number of options are available for easily accessing SharePoint on iPad and iPhone. You can expect a pretty decent SharePoint browsing experience by deploying the native iPad browser; facility of uploading documents may not be available though.

Let’s Understand First the Method to Open a SharePoint Site on iOS Device…

1. Open your device’s web browser

2. Type the SharePoint Online website address (URL) in address bar

3. Sign in using valid login credentials

4. Touch the tiles icon displaying at the screen’s lower left corner to get navigation tiles on the screen

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5. Touch Sites to view a full list of SharePoint sites.

Prominent iOS Apps Available for SharePoint…

In this section, we will discuss the different apps available for SharePoint. Native iPad, Briefcase Pro, SharePlus, are the three prominent iOS apps available for accessing SharePoint on iPhone and iPad. Let’s take an overview of these apps –

1. Briefcase Pro version 3.0.0 – With a size of 13.3 MB, this app is recommended if sync and security are of top most priority.

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Pros Cons
Easy set up Rich editing missing in Text editor
Search from anywhere Absence of offline capability
Intuitive UI Issues while uploading items
Rich text editor

2.  Filamente – It is recommended for use if item management is a priority. Filamente provides a touch screen optimized user interface as well as offline access to resources.

Pros Cons
Easy files upload Client footprint
Intuitive UI
Link to Dropbox feature

3. SharePlus version 4.2.32 – It has a size of 98.1 MB and is highly recommended if UI and item management are in high priority. It allows accessing & editing all sorts of MS SharePoint and Office 365 content.

Pros Cons
Built-in Security via HTTPS and VPN Support Client footprint
No need to Install server components and requesting special permission

4. Harmon.ie Connect for SharePoint – It has a size of 2.5 MB and is considered a great product for mobilizing the enterprise. It ensures fully featured access to MS SharePoint using the iOS device of your choice besides unifying collaboration experience for users.

Pros Cons
Easy set up UI for items upload not intuitive like other apps
Allows users edit documents straight away from iPad UI less polished
Fully-featured access to SharePoint

5. Moprise – It is a collaboration client for iPad that renders it easier for users to share, access and collaborate on their documents in SharePoint. Moprise has a size of 2.0 MB and comes with enhanced security features.

Pros Cons
Support for SSL and self-signed certificates Free version does not allow editing documents
Easy set up

 

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