connect you to your corporate documents previously such as Rover and MobilEcho. Starting this week, there is a free app called Coaxion from Moprise which can access your Sharepoint, Dropbox and Office365 file repositories as well as easily perform real-time threaded conversations.We have written about the rise of mobile apps that can
You enter your Sharepoint server URL or Dropbox authentication details, and you can browse your directories and view your documents right on your iPhone. You can also view your contacts and calendars, although Moprise has mimicked the iPhone UI so closely that you might be confused that you are looking at your phone's own contacts and calendar listings.
Getting started with Coaxion is a bit perplexing, as you are initially presented with a conversation dialog box. You have to start a conversation with someone to start sharing something, before you are allowed access to any of your content. Once you start a conversation, you can add photos from your phone, documents from your Sharepoint or Dropbox repositories, and include text messages. All of this content is preserved in a threaded context so you can keep track of things easily. And, when you are done sharing a conversation with someone, all the data is deleted from the phone's memory. That is a nice touch. If you have an AT&T version of the iPhone, you can be talking and sharing information concurrently, which is a great way to work when you are on the go.
Moprise has a separate free app just for browsing your Sharepoint content that has been available for some time. Coaxion isn't the first iOS Sharepoint app: there are at least a dozen, and several free ones on the iTunes AppStore, including iShare and OData. And Coaxion won't be free for long, expect a $10 per month subscription fee when they launch a new version that will be iPad native at the end of the summer.
There is more info on how to use Coaxion on WikiHow here.