• How to import from Outlook

    Video Tutorial - Watch How to Import Contacts to FileFlex From Outlook
    Note: The following instructions are from the 2016 version of Outlook, though Outlook 2013 will be very similar. If you have a different version of outlook, see Microsoft's Help Page for exporting contacts to a .csv file, then continue with step 7 of this tutorial.

    1. Open Outlook. In the top left, click File. In the dropdown menu that appears, click Open & Export and then Import/Export.
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    2. In the Import and Export Wizard select Export to a file, then select Next.
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    3. Choose Comma Separated Values and select Next.
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    4. In the next Export to a File dialog box, find your Contacts folder and select it, then select Next.
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    5. In the next screen, click Browse and navigate to the location you want to save the .csv file to. You’ll need to find this later to import to FileFlex, so give it a memorable name and click Next.
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    6. In the next Export to a File dialog box, select Finish.
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    7. Open FileFlex. Select the menu in the Global Application Bar. In the dropdown, select Add/Manage Contacts.
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    8. This opens the contact manager. In the contact manager, select Import Contacts from the drop-down menu on the right.
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    9. In the Import from dialog box, select Outlook.
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    10. In the Import from Outlook dialog box, select Choose File.
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    11. Navigate to the .csv file you exported from Outlook and select Open.
    12. In the Import from Outlook dialog box, select Upload.
    13. In the Contacts Imported dialog box, select Done.

  • How to import from Gmail

    Video Tutorial - Watch Watch How to Import Contacts to FileFlex From Google Mail

    • Open Gmail. Select the dropdown under Gmail and select Contacts.

    • In the left column navigation column, select More then select Export.

    • In pop-up dialog box, select GO TO OLD CONTACTS.

    • In the top navigation bar, select the More dropdown then select Export.

    • In the Export contacts dialog box, select the All Contacts radio button and select the Google CSV radio button. Then select Export.

    • Open FileFlex. Select the menu in the Global Application Bar.
    • In the dropdown, select Add/Manage Contacts.

    • This opens the contact manager. In the contact manager, select Import Contacts.

    • In the Import from dialog box, select Delimited File.

    • In the Import from csv dialog box, select Choose File.

    • Navigate to the contacts file you exported from Gmail and select Open. The default download location is your Downloads folder. The default filename is google.csv.
    • In the Import from csv dialog box, select Upload.
    • In the Contacts Imported dialog box, select Done.
    • In Contact Management, select Done.
  • How to import from Yahoo Mail

    Video Tutorial - Watch How to Import Contacts to FileFlex From Yahoo Mail

    • Open Yahoo Mail. Select Contact Manager icon located in the top left corner navigation bar.

    • In the top task bar, select the Actions and in the dropdown select Export. A file will be exported to your downloads folder called yahoo_contacts.csv.

    • Open FileFlex. Select the menu in the Global Application Bar.
    • In the dropdown, select Add/Manage Contacts.

    • This opens the contact manager. In the contact manager, select Import Contacts.

    • In the Import from dialog box, select Delimited File.

    • In the Import from csv dialog box, select Choose File.
    • Navigate to the contacts file you exported from Yahoo and select Open. The default download location is your Downloads folder. The default filename is yahoo_contacts.csv.
    • In the Import from csv dialog box, select Upload.
    • In the Contacts Imported dialog box, select Done.
    • In Contact Management, select Done.

     

  • How to import from your Mobile Phone

    Video Tutorial - Watch How to Import Contacts to FileFlex From a Mobile Phone

    • Open FileFlex on your phone or tablet. Select the Menu located at the top right of the Global Application bar and in the dropdown select Add/Manage Contacts.

    • In Contact Management select the Menu in the top right corner of the taskbar and in the dropdown select Import Contacts.

    • In the Import from dialog box, select Device Contacts.

     

  • How to import from Linked In

    Video Tutorial - Watch How to Import Contacts to FileFlex From LinkedIn

    • Open Linked In. Select Connections in the top navigation bar and then select Keep in Touch in the dropdown.

    • In Connections, select the Settings icon located at the top right corner.

    • In Settings, select Export LinkedIn Connections located under Advanced Settings located in the right column.

    • In the Export to dialog box, select Microsoft Outlook/CSV file in the dropdown. (This is the default selection).
    • Select Export.
    • Enter the characters in the Security Verification captcha and select Continue.
    • Open FileFlex. Select the menu in the Global Application Bar.
    • In the dropdown, select Add/Manage Contacts.

    • This opens the contact manager. In the contact manager, select Import Contacts.

    • In the Import from dialog box, select Outlook.
    • In the Import from Outlook dialog box, select Choose File.
    • Navigate to the contacts file you exported from LinkedIn and select Open. The default download location is your Downloads folder and the default filename is linkedin_connections_export_micosoft_outlook.csv.
    • In the Import from Outlook dialog box, select Upload.

    Congratulations, you have imported your LinkedIn contacts. Select Done.

  • How do I add my computer to FileFlex if I don't have a password?

    In order to add your personal computer to your FileFlex account, you will need to have a password on your PC. Depending on which operating system you are using, a quick internet search of “how to add a password on (Windows 10)” where (Windows 10) is replaced by the OS you are using should bring up tutorials to guide you through the process. This is a security precaution, intended to better protect the files and folders on your PC even when you are accessing them remotely through FileFlex. It is in general a safe practice to password-protect your computer.

  • How does FileFlex sharing work?

    FileFlex will allow you to share any file with your contacts. They will automatically be given a free account the first time they open the shared file. The file itself will open in the FileFlex web application if the recipient does not have FileFlex installed. Any subsequent times the recipient wants to view or download the file, they will need to use their FileFlex credentials to do so – they will receive a temporary password the first time they open the file. They will have access to the full features of FileFlex for thirty days after their account is created, and after that they will only be able to view and download files shared with them unless they pay a yearly subscription fee to FileFlex.

     

    Once you’ve shared the file with someone, you’ll be able to see a record of who has accessed it through the Activity tab in FileFlex. If you choose to allow them to download it as well, you will also see those actions tracked in the Activity tab. You can enable or disable downloading for any individual by selecting the ‘sharing’ icon next to the file you have shared and checking the appropriate boxes.

     

    Note that FileFlex sharing is permission-based – you will need to add the recipients as contacts and share the file with them. It is not a link that can be forwarded or added to social media. In this way, you can control exactly who has access to your files and folders.

     

    For more information, you may want to take a look at the following Help files:

     

    How do I share a file?
    How to stop the sharing of a file
    How to view notifications
    How to view the Activity log

  • Why can't I download a file shared with me?

    If the shared file is stored on a device that is not currently on and connected to the internet - a PC, for example - then you won't be able to download that file until the device is turned on.

    The best solution is to make sure that any files you share are stored somewhere that's always on and connected to the internet, such as a Network Attached Storage device (NAS) or a server. Alternatively, make sure you communicate with the person who is sharing the file with you so you can access it to download.

  • Why is it taking so long to download a file that's been shared with me?

    If you encounter slow downloading, it is likely due to the upload speed of the sender, not the download speed of the recipient.

  • What is the FileFlex Free Plan?

    The free plan allows you to log on and remotely access anything that you have shared with others or anything that has been shared with you. You cannot, however, share or access anything else unless you upgrade to a paid plan. Upgrading is done inside the FileFlex app. To upgrade, open FileFlex, click the menu in the top right corner, then settings, then profile > billing status.

  • Can I connect my NAS to FileFlex if it's not one of the supported types?

    FileFlex currently supports Netgear, Qnap, Synology, and Drobo devices. However, if you have an unsupported NAS you can still access it through FileFlex if you have another connected device on the same network, such as a server or a PC.

    First, select the server or PC in FileFlex, then click on "Network" in the right column.

     

    Next, select the NAS or other device you'd like to access. You may be prompted to enter the device credentials, and then you will have access to the files on that device.

     

    Note that if you are using a PC to network into your NAS, your PC will have to be on, not hibernating, and connected to the network in order to be able to access files on your NAS remotely.

  • Is it possible for my clients to upload files to me through FileFlex?

    You need to be a full user of FileFlex in order to share files with others, though a free account will still let you view any content that's been shared with you. In order to share files with you, your client will either need to use the 30 day free trial version of FileFlex or purchase the full version.

  • Does FileFlex sync my data and keep it on a Qnext server?

    No, FileFlex doesn't store or sync your files to any server anywhere. Your files are shared, accessed, and streamed from their source locations. If your files are stored on your PC, then you are accessing them from your PC. If they are on your NAS, you are accessing the NAS using FileFlex.
     

    The FileFlex server acts like a switchboard to connect you to your files. Your files are not synced, copied, or stored by FileFlex or any third parties.

  • Is there a backup of the files I manage through FileFlex?

    Since FileFlex does not copy or sync any of your files, they will stay on your storage. There are no copies or backups created by FileFlex.

  • Is it possible for files to become lost or corrupt if there is a bug in FileFlex?

    No. Your files stay in their source locations, so any issues with FileFlex software will not affect your files. A file cannot be "accidentally" deleted.

  • Can I upload photos and videos from my phone to my NAS with FileFlex?

    Yes, you can upload photos and videos from your mobile device to your NAS, or any other connected storage using FileFlex. If you'd like to upload your photos and videos to your NAS, you will first need to add your NAS to FileFlex as a content source. FileFlex currently supports NAS devices from QNAP, Netgear, and Synology. If you have a different NAS, you can access it through our Networking feature.

     

    After you have added your NAS to FileFlex, you can set FileFlex to automatically backup your photos and videos from your phone or tablet to your NAS through the Photo Sync feature.

     

    You can find instructions on how to add your NAS to FileFlex below:

    1. Synology
    2. Netgear
    3. QNAP
    4. Other NAS

     

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What is Fileflex

FileFlex is a service from Qnext Corp that enables you to be easily connected with all of your files, pictures, videos and movies no matter where you stored them, where they are or what device you are using.

It does this by providing remote access, sharing and streaming of files directly from their source locations – right from where they were saved.

What makes FileFlex different?

It is different from public clouds such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive through its proprietary file access virtualization technology.

File access virtualization abstracts files from their physical locations to enable remote access of files from their source locations. The location of the file can be on any storage device – a server, NAS, PC or cloud. This enables your server, NAS, PC and cloud storage to act an extension of your smart phone, tablet or remote PC. You don’t need to build a private cloud or copy anything to a third party public cloud provider.

Now you have a simple, user-friendly way to remotely access, share and stream 100% of your content, without having to move your content anywhere in order to do so.

Where can files be stored?

Files for remote access can be stored on corporate servers, server attached storage – Direct attached storage (DAS), Storage area network (SAN), and Network attached storage (NAS) –  FTP, PC’s, laptops, public cloud services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and OneDrive, private clouds and virtual private clouds.

Why FileFlex over traditional solutions?

Traditional EFSS solutions involve either upload and sync to a third party or upload and sync to proprietary private cloud storage.  Traditional solutions have the following issues and limitations:

  • Data is still fragmented across disparate storage services and devices
    • Spread out over multiple cities and countries
    • Located over multiple servers and storage devices
    • Fragmented over many desktops and laptops
    • Portions duplicated over public and private cloud services
  • Some data can be synced but not all
    • Employees are forced to be selective in what is synced and accessible
    • Users need to create and use sync folders
    • Easy to push up against sync storage limits
    • Easy to overlook and not sync important material
  • Inherent privacy and security risks
    • Even the most sophisticated like Dropbox have been breached
    • Google Drive, OneDrive and Amazon have all been hit with service outages.
    • Impossible to know if data is being inspected by third parties as it is subject to legal access by government agencies without the client’s consent or knowledge
  • New infrastructure is expensive
    • Data center, servers, storage, bandwidth
    • Requires a high degree of technical integration
    • Requires IT specialization
    • May require user training
    • Does not leverage existing storage infrastructure

FileFlex addresses issues that cannot be solved by traditional solutions.

  • It addresses fragmentation and syncing issues because its virtualization technology makes all data accessible where it rests. It does not need to be duplicated, moved and/or synced to a secondary location.
  • It addresses issues of privacy and security because all information can be contained on company owned infrastructure, on-premise, behind the firewall and with an activity log of in-app data flow. Sharing is restricted to permitted contacts only. There is no uploading to third parties and all in-app data-in-motion is encrypted.
  • It addresses issues of expense as it leverages existing expenditures and does not require investment in additional storage infrastructure, investment in expensive FSS private cloud or virtual private cloud solutions and is moderately priced.

What does FileFlex do?

Remote Access – It provides you remote access to your files and folders no matter where you stored them. Access can be from a Windows, Mac or Linux computer; Android, iOS, BlackBerry or Windows tablet or smart phone; or any internet connected kiosk. The access to all storage is from a simple dashboard.

File Sharing – It allows you to remotely share files from their source locations without having to sync files to secondary locations. It does not use links that can be forwarded or copied to social media. Instead it is permission-based to prevent unauthorized access. The files and folders you share act like an extension of your recipient’s local device. There are no storage limitations, no file size limits, no quality degradation (no compression) and no complicated IT type setup requirements for the sharing of files.

Media Streaming – It allows the streaming of media files from their source locations to the user or to any contact. This allows the consumption and sharing of massive collections of home videos, movies and music by family and friends without any need to download

Remote Multi-Location File Management – FileFlex is arguably the world’s best file manager app because it provides remote file management between multiple devices. The traditional file manager include an ability to create folders, as well as cut, copy, paste, move and upload and delete files. But that is where a traditional file manager ends. It works for devices you are connected to, but not when you are remote.

FileFlex enables you to use any internet connected smart phone, tablet or secondary computer to remotely cut, paste, copy, delete, rename, move and organize any document no matter where it is stored. You can even cut, copy and paste files between your various storage devices remotely. You don’t have to be at home or in the office to organize your files, you can keep things organized from anywhere.

Remote Network Access – It turns networked devices into a powerful gateway into all storage. For example, with FileFlex on your server ( or NAS, or networked PC), you can use that server to access, share, stream and perform remote multi-device file management functions to any and all the storage on the server and all storage on the server’s network. You are virtualizing access to the server, any server attached storage such as a NAS, SAN, DAS, private cloud and every PC and laptop on the same network as the server

What Are Some Things I Can Do With FileFlex?

Access and Stream Your Lifetime Collection of Music – Let’s say you have a massive lifetime collection of music. The collection is too big to put all of it on your phone, so you pick, choose, copy and delete subsets.

Now with FileFlex, you keep your lifetime collection of music where you saved it. From your smart phone you can pick and listen to the music that you are in the mood for that day and stream it directly from where it was saved to your phone. The music is not downloaded to the phone, but remains where it was stored. By virtualizing your storage, that storage essentially becomes an extension of the phone’s local storage.

Remotely Watch Any of Your Home Videos – Let’s say you have a huge collection of home videos that you recorded with your family camcorder and various family member’s phones. The problem is – this wonderful collection of high definition videos is HUGE. You can only put small segments on your phone and you can’t possibly store all of them in the cloud – just uploading them at high speed would literally take years.

With FileFlex that all changes. With FileFlex, because your storage is virtualized, it acts like an extension of your tablet, smart phone or remote PC. In the above example, you keep your home videos where they are stored and simply stream those videos that you want to watch to your remote devices. In fact you can just play only the scenes that you want to watch by simply moving the video play slider. You do not have to download anything. Now your own storage becomes a practical tool for the remote consumption of videos.

Remotely Watch Any of Your Movies – Let’s say you have a big collection of movies. With FileFlex, like home videos, you keep your movies where they are stored and stream them to your smart phone, tablet or remote PC, from anywhere. You don’t need to download or put them on your remote device. Your entire collection is available for you to watch any time you want no matter where you are.

Share Your Media Collections – Sharing your entire media collections today is virtually impossible. Sure you can share individual files, but not entire collections, they are too big. With FileFlex, you can securely share an entire media collection or any portion thereof – the size of the collection does not matter. When you share, the files and folders shared act like an extension of the share recipient’s device. They can simply stream any of the stuff you share to their smart phone, tablet or PC whenever they want without ever having to download anything. Now sharing files and collections of any size with your distant relatives is easy and painless.

Who would benefit from FileFlex?

The ideal user is an organization that for cost, security and privacy reasons cannot use business-grade public cloud solutions, for cost and technical limitations cannot use FTP, private or virtual private clouds.  It appeals to the segment of the market that one or more of the following needs: 1) to keep their data private and/or under corporate control on-premise, 2) has limited technical expertise and/or a limited IT resources such that they cannot technically execute a traditional solution and/or 3) has a limited budget that cannot afford traditional solutions.  Organizations that are choosing the later are making security compromises on data that they make accessible by using a public cloud.

How much does FileFlex cost?

FileFlex is available for a 30 day free trial period with no credit card required. Outside of the trial, the purchase of a $34.95 annual subscription is required. The subscription is purchased in-app.

There is no cost for any non-subscriber contact to access and download files shared by a subscriber.

How do I purchase FIleFlex?

FileFlex is purchased in-app.  Simply open FileFlex, click the menu in the Global Application Bar, open Settings and then select the Access Billing link.

Where do I get FileFlex?

The product is available at www.fileflex.com.  The Android client is available on the Google Play Store and the iOS client is available on the Apple App Store.

What NAS devices does FileFlex support?

FileFlex currently supports NAS devices from Synology, QNAP and NETGEAR.

What public cloud services does FileFlex support?

FileFlex currently supports Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box.

What is file access virtualization and why would I want it?

Traditionally, if you want files and folders to be available to on any device you are working on wherever you are, you are required to copy those files and folders to a secondary location such as a public or private cloud. It is the cloud storage that is virtualized. Files copied to the cloud are abstracted from their physical location, while the files on your devices are not. In other words, you have to copy your stuff from the storage on your device, to virtualized storage – to the cloud – to someone else’s computer.

With FileFlex, that all changes. With FileFlex you can virtualize your own storage. When you virtualize your own storage, all your files on all your storage devices are abstracted from their physical locations. All your files can be accessed from any computer, any laptop, any tablet or any smart phone, from anywhere. You don’t have to upload or sync them to a third party. Your data stays on your storage, on yourpremises, behind your firewall and under your control.

How does FileFlex change the way I share files?

Today we share files by sending them via email, copying them to a USB stick or uploading them to a public cloud site – each with limitations and compromises. You cannot share large files via email, you must physically transport a USD stick and public clouds have storage limits making you pick and choose what to store and share.  FileFlex uses patented file virtualization technology which allows you to share files and folders from their source locations. There are no size or storage limits, you can share any type of file, files retain their original quality, files can be kept on-premise, there are no uploads or copies to any third parties and you do not have to choose what to sync and what not to sync.

Secondly, streaming and sharing is by permission only and is not a link that can be broadcast or tweeted by someone else to the whole internet.  The recipient must be an email contact of yours.  You control who can access your stuff.  Finally, instead of disabling a link and affecting everyone who has that link, you can remove permissions person-by-person at any time if you want to stop sharing.

Why is file sharing with FileFlex better?

FileFlex provides better file sharing because FileFlex uses file access virtualization technology to allow file sharing from source locations.  You do not upload the file to a secondary location, send a link or attach a copy – you access the file where it rests in its source location.  That means there are no storage limitations, no file size limits, no quality degradation (no compression) and complicated IT type setup for the sharing of files.

How does FileFlex connect me to my files?

Your files are stored on multiple devices and over multiple locations. FileFlex virtualizes access to those files allowing you to remotely access and share them much like the way a debit card virtualizes money. Access to your files is abstracted from physical access to the storage location of those files. By connecting with all of your storage locations you’ll have access to all of your files from one place.  You files do not get moved or uploaded to a third party, but stay where stored with encrypted access and sharing from their source locations.  You can share with anyone who has an email address– they do not have to be set up by IT with device credentials.  Your recipients have direct access only to the files and folders shared and do not even know where or on what device the shared files and folders are stored.

Does any of my shared content get uploaded to third parties?

No, your shared content remains securely stored in its original storage location. No uploads or any file size restrictions.

How secure is Fileflex?

FileFlex has a layered approach to the security of your files.  First, files stay in their source locations and nothing is moved or copied to a third party.  This means that it stays under your control or in the case of corporate clients under the umbrella of the corporate owned infrastructure, behind the corporate firewall and under the control of IT.  Privacy and security of information can be contained completely on-premise without worrying about breaches, outages, ownership or who has access to data when it is stored and maintained by third parties.  Second, users have high level encrypted direct access to the files with trusted certificates.  This is the same level of protection offered by financial institutions to protect transactions over the internet. And third, FileFlex provides a log of data-in-motion activities (even for in-app activities via public clouds) for audit and regulatory compliance issues.

How does FileFlex help my company meet industry and governmental regulatory and compliance requirements?

Real-time event logging provides an audit trail of file access actions – even if files are allowed and moved to a public cloud.  This is particularly important for organizations that have to meet industry or governmental regulatory and compliance requirements.

 

Can I share and stream music. videos and movies?

Yes, FileFlex lets you stream and share music, videos and movies with your contacts.

Does my computer / storage device need to be on to access files?

If you want to access the storage on your computer remotely, then that computer must be on, connected to the internet and not sleeping.

Other devices such as NAS (Network Attached Storage), servers or server attached storage) by nature are normally always on, connected to the internet and not sleeping and as such are always remotely accessible via FileFlex.

Does FileFlex work across all browsers?

Yes, FileFlex works on all popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.

Does FileFlex work on mobile browsers?

Yes, FileFlex works on all popular mobile web browsers on media tablets.  A mobile app can be downloaded for Android from the Google Play store and for iOS from the Apple App Store.  The FileFlex web app can be accessed at https://share.fileflex.com.

How does FileFlex support any internet connected device?

You can access your FileFlex account from any internet connected device via the FileFlex web app at https://share.fileflex.com.

Can I share content with anyone?

Yes, you can share with anyone who has an email address.  You simply need to add them to your contact list.

How do I install FileFlex on iOS?

Before installing the FileFlex app on your iOS device, you must first create a FileFlex account.

Step 1:

If you do not already have a FileFlex account, click here to create an account.

Step 2:

Once you have created a FileFlex account, click here to get the FileFlex iOS app.

How can FileFlex enhance my NAS?

If you already own a NAS, you can  virtualize it with FileFlex. When you virtualize your NAS, you abstract the files stored on it from their physical location.  Instead of accessing files stored on the NAS only through the network, when you virtualize it you can access share or stream your files from any computer, any laptop, any tablet or any smart phone, from anywhere.  You don’t have to upload or sync to third parties. Your data stays on your storage, on your premises, behind your firewall and under your control.

FileFlex virtualizes your NAS so that you can access, share and stream your files from any device from anywhere.  You can also let your family, friends or any email contact, by permission, access or stream your stuff.   In fact, when you install FileFlex on your NAS, it becomes a gateway to all the devices and storage attached to your network.  FileFlex doesn’t just stop there.  You can also use it to virtualize your PC, FTP and server. Finally, you can link to your cloud providers so that all of your storage is at your fingertips through one dashboard.

My NAS Already Has Software – Why Do I Need FileFlex?

Some NAS manufacturers already have software that allows users to access, share and stream files stored on the NAS to remote devices.  Unfortunately however, that is where your device manufacturer’s software ends.  It virtualizes access to the NAS, but nothing else.  When you virtualize your NAS with FileFlex, you are also virtualizing access to all the devices and storage that are attached to the same network.  You are virtualizing access to your server, any server attached storage such as a SAN, DAS, private cloud or other NAS and every PC and laptop on the same network.  A NAS with FileFlex becomes a powerful gateway into all of it. With FileFlex on your NAS, you can use that NAS to access, share, stream and perform remote multi-device file management functions to any and all your storage on your network.  (Watch the demo here to understand this better.)

I use the cloud - Why do I need FileFlex?

In order to share from the cloud, you have to copy your file to the cloud or you have to create a sync folder and sync to the cloud.  You are creating duplication.  Sync folders can be confusing.  You cannot sync everything and can easily run out of sync space.  And it is easy to miss important files so that you do not have them when you need them.  There are also inherent privacy and security risks.  Even the most popular such as iCloud and Dropbox have been breached and Google, Microsoft and Amazon have all had service outages.

Cloud storage solutions virtualize their storage.  Files stored in the cloud are abstracted from their physical devices so that they can be access and shared from your devices.  Files stored on your storage devices are not virtualized.  They have the technology, so you copy the files from your un-virtualized storage to their virtualized storage.

Secure access  and sharing using file access virtualization – The Better Way

Secure file access and sharing using the file access virtualization technology of FileFlex is the better way.  The technology allows you to virtualize your own storage with file sharing directly from source locations.  The technology abstracts your files on your storage devices and from their source locations so that they can be accessed and shared from any computer, any laptop, any tablet or any smart phone, from anywhere.  You don’t have to upload or sync to third parties. Your data stays on your storage, on your premises, behind your firewall and under your control.

Also, when you use file access virtualization technology for file sharing, you do not run up against storage limits, file size limits or quality degradation.

Finally, with FileFlex, if you keep your cloud accounts,  you can link to them so that all of your storage is at your fingertips through one dashboard.

I use a cloud based music streaming service - Why do I need FileFlex?

Sure you can subscribe to a cloud music streaming service, however cloud music can’t match listening to your own personal music collection on your smart phone.

You Want To Stream From Your Own Storage

Building and maintaining a media collection is most convenient on your own PC or NAS (Network Attached Storage) device.  That’s particularly true if you have a mix of MP3 backups from your CDs, digital downloads and MP4 files from your video camera. Once organized neatly, you want to access, stream or share them as easily as possible from all your devices – smart phone, tablet or other computer.

The easiest way to take your entire media library with you, no matter where you go or what device you are using is FileFlex of course.  FileFlex virtualizes your storage so that you can access, share and stream it from any smart phone, tablet or computer.

I upload my media to my cloud provider and stream it from there. Why do I need FileFlex?

Sure you can upload your personal media files to the cloud and then stream them to your phone and it is great in theory, but in real life, it just doesn’t stick.  The upload process is slow and a hassle and do you really want your personal stuff stored on someone else’s computer?  We may start off this way with good intentions, but sooner or later the method breaks down.

You Want To Stream From Your Own Storage

Building and maintaining a media collection is most convenient on your own PC or NAS (Network Attached Storage) device.  That’s particularly true if you have a mix of MP3 backups from your CDs, digital downloads and MP4 files from your video camera. Once organized neatly, you want to access, stream or share them as easily as possible from all your devices – smart phone, tablet or other computer.

The easiest way to take your entire media library with you, no matter where you go or what device you are using is FileFlex of course. FileFlex virtualizes your own storage so that you can access, share and stream your media files from their source locations.  You don’t need to upload them to third parties.

How does FileFlex protect the privacy and security of video, music and movie streaming and sharing?

Remote access, sharing and streaming media with FileFlex is private.  FileFlex has a layered approach to the security of your files.  First, files stay in their source locations and nothing is moved or copied to a third party.  Privacy and security of information can be contained completely on your own storage without worrying about breaches, outages, ownership or who has access to data when it is stored and maintained by third parties.  Secondly, streaming and sharing is by permission only and is not link based.  You control who can access your stuff. And thirdly, users have high level encrypted direct access to the files with trusted certificates.  This is the same level of protection offered by financial institutions to protect transactions over the internet.

Can FileFlex be used as a file manager?

In short, yes –  FileFlex is arguably the world’s best file manager app for remote file management between multiple devices. Normally, if you want to create a folder or rename a file or cut, copy and paste for example, your file manager only lets you perform file management functions to storage that is either on your device or networked to your device. It works for devices you are connected to, but not when you are remote. However in today’s age, the traditional file manager app has simply not kept up with the demands of users that work remotely using multiple devices from anywhere in the world. This is where the power of the file access virtualization technology of FileFlex kicks in.  FileFlex allows for file management across all your storage – not just the storage on your device or networked to your device.  You can be remote.

FileFlex virtualizes access to your files and folders no matter where they are on your storage infrastructure. They could be on your local drive or they could be on a network drive, they could be on the server of a remote office or they could be on your corporate cloud. It doesn’t matter. With FileFlex, you can access your stuff no matter where it is stored. Not just access, but you can manage all your files and folders remotely no matter where they are stored. That means that even when you are working remotely, you can navigate and organize. You can cut, copy, paste, upload, move, delete and rename your stuff from a smart phone, tablet or secondary computer even when you are away. You don’t have to be in the office to organize your network drives, you can keep things organized from anywhere.

FileFlex doesn’t stop there.  It turns networked devices into a powerful gateway into all storage. For example, with FileFlex on a server ( or NAS, router or networked PC), you can use that server to access, share, stream and perform remote multi-device file management functions to any and all  the storage on the server and all storage on the server’s network.  You are virtualizing access to the server, any server attached storage such as a NAS, SAN, DAS, private cloud and every PC and laptop on the same network as the server.

FileFlex organizes all your storage from a single dashboard and all of your storage is displayed with the same hierarchical navigational file manager no matter what device your files are stored on. It allows you to remotely manage files on, and between any of your storage drives.

Does FileFlex allow me to cut, copy, paste between 2 different storage devices that are not on the same network?

Yes, FileFlex virtualizes access to your files and folders no matter where they are on your storage infrastructure. That means you can manage all your files and folders between storage devices – even if you are remote and even if they are not on the same network.

Does FileFlex allow me to manage and organize files and folders when I am remote and not on the network?

Yes, the file access virtualization technology of FileFlex allows you to manage all your files and folders remotely no matter where they are stored. That means that even when you are working remotely, you can navigate and organize. You can cut, copy, paste, upload, move, delete and rename your stuff from a smart phone, tablet or secondary computer even when you are away. You don’t have to be in the office or on the network to organize your network drives, you can keep things organized from anywhere..

For file management, how is FileFlex different that a traditional file manager?

The traditional file manager app involves an ability to navigate and organize files on a local drive and mapped networked drives. It includes an ability to create folders, as well as cut, copy, paste, move and upload and delete files. But that is where a traditional file manager app ends.  It works for devices you are connected to, but not when you are remote.

FileFlex virtualizes access to your files and folders no matter where they are on your storage infrastructure. They could be on your local drive or they could be on a network drive, they could be on the server of a remote office or they could be on your corporate cloud. It doesn’t matter. With FileFlex, you can access your stuff no matter where it is stored. Not just access, but you can manage all your files and folders remotely no matter where they are stored. That means that even when you are working remotely, you can navigate and organize. You can cut, copy, paste, upload, move, delete and rename your stuff from a smart phone, tablet or secondary computer even when you are away. You don’t have to be in the office to organize your network drives, you can keep things organized from anywhere.

FileFlex doesn’t stop there.  It turns networked devices into a powerful gateway into all storage. For example, with FileFlex on a server ( or NAS, router or networked PC), you can use that server to access, share, stream and perform remote multi-device file management functions to any and all  the storage on the server and all storage on the server’s network.  You are virtualizing access to the server, any server attached storage such as a NAS, SAN, DAS, private cloud and every PC and laptop on the same network as the server.

FileFlex organizes all your storage from a single dashboard and all of your storage is displayed with the same hierarchical navigational file manager no matter what device your files are stored on. It allows you to remotely manage files on, and between any of your storage drives.