I am not a very great fan of Safari in iPad as it doesn’t allow me to handle SharePoint tasks. As a techie I felt let down by this.
On my friend’s suggestion, I tried an interesting app called Filamente SharePoint client. The first striking feature I note about Filamenete is its speed. It make it easy to open a SharePoint site and load the assets list. This app helps you to register, view, browse and manage all your sites and sub-sites from the Ipad. It is also a handy tool for creating, opening and editing a SharePoint data.
There is an an user manual, which came attached to Filamente to guide users in dealing with SharePoint. Filamente helps to view Microsoft Office documents like Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PDF, text etc., in iPad. This app supports SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online and self-signed SSL certificates.
Filamente opens third party apps and supports common tasks on SharePoint. Microsoft ISA Server support and Forms Based Authentication support are the added advantages. You don’t have to worry about the security as this app provides secure access over HTTPS with username and password.
It is really an impressive app and you don’t find a lot of alternatives for it in the App Store. The size of this app is only 2.4 MB and it doesn’t occupy much memory. This unique app from Aircreek, Inc helps me a lot in performing SharePoint tasks. To deal with iPad and SharePoint at the same time, Filamente is my first choice.
Now Filamente 1.1.4 is available in App Store and it requires iOS 3.2 or later. It has fixed the issue with crashing in Favorites view. This app costs $6.99. This is much lesser than other SharePoint apps. But this offer is only for a limited period. So Hurry to App Store to get Filamente.