Octonius is an iPhone app that allows managing and syncing your files across Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote cloud storage platforms. It includes a flow timeline which allows you to check what is going on with your files and collections to get them grouped. Similarly, Octonius makes it possible to create deadline reminders and tasks for your files. This is an interesting app for those regularly working with documents, like students or freelancers.
It allows managing and syncing of your files across Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote
Octonius includes centralized search and unified browsing. That means that you won’t need to remember which cloud service your file was in, because it will search for it at once in the three of them. However, some of the weaknesses of Octonius are that the search results do not show notebooks or tags and the loading speed is a bit slow. Similarly, some criticism arose when the Facebook integration was definitively removed in the latest version.
How does it work?
Using Octonius is pretty simple. After the download and setup process, the first thing you must do is enter your name and email address to get registered. Then you should connect and sync Octonius with Google Drive, Evernote and Dropbox services. You will only have to login once to access to all your cloud accounts. Once you have done that, you will be taken to Octonius’ homescreen, where you will see four different modules: Collections, Flow, Browse and Search. Sometimes you will see alerts below like “2 reminders due today”, “3 tasks completed today” or “15 files changed today”.
“Collections” is oriented to collect and show the projects and documents you stored in the cloud storage platforms. “Flow” is a history database where you can visualize the files and notes that have been uploaded, changed or created recently. “Browse” and “Search” are devoted to file search.
Octonius 2.0 Features
The unique features of Octonius are:
- Browsing within the three services: Google Drive, Evernote and Dropbox
- Monitors and keeps track of recent changes regarding files (upload, creation, modifications, etc.)
- Files’ preview
- Ability to set and attach tasks and reminders to files and note
- Flow timeline to visualize progress
- Centralized search and unified browsing
- “Collections” collects and show your stored documents and groups them
- Ability to share files and collections via email in order to promote collaborative working
If you want to read more information about Octonius before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install Octonius are listed below:
- iOS 7.0 or later
- Compatibility with iPad, iPhone or iPod touch