Imagine that you find yourself embroiled in a social scenario that perfectly highlights the humor of living in modern society, like a guy in front of you at Starbucks is holding up the line as he argues over the outrageous price for a cup of coffee despite the fact that he is wearing Cole Haan sneakers and True Religion jeans (that’s about $300-400 worth of clothing before you even get to his shirt and accessories). You feel like you need to share this guy’s utter state of amusing juxtaposition with someone, and you simply can’t express your feelings adequately in the 140 characters offered by a Tweet. In fact, you’d love to dash off a blog post since the main focus of your forum is the post-ironic element of modern society. But alas, you are far from home and on your way somewhere else. By the time you get home many of your scathing assessments will have fled your mind and your blog post will not be nearly as illuminating as it could have been. If only you had a way to manage your site on the go! Luckily, there’s an app for that.
As a matter of fact, there are all kinds of useful applications for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch that will allow you to manage your website or blog from afar. But one of the best is FTP on the Go PRO. The non-pro version of this app will cost you $5.99, but features are limited, so you might as well spend a few more bucks to get the pro version (at $9.99) to take full advantage of the many benefits offered by this website management tool. The basic gist of this FTP client is that you can use it to securely transfer files from one place to another. So whether you’re writing blog posts or creating new pages for your website, you can use this app to safely store files and move them over to your website at your leisure. In the case of FTP on the Go PRO, this could include HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, ASP, or other web creation files, as well as standard file types like DOC, JPG, and PDF, for example. But there’s a lot more to this app than simple storage and transfer.
You can also access and edit files via the app. So if you want to write a blog post with a document application and upload it to your site from the coffee house, it’s as simple as using this app to use your FTP server and load the file. But suppose you’re reviewing your upload and you notice an error – you can easily edit the file in FTP on the Go PRO and replace the wrong submission. You can import files from nearly anywhere, share among several devices, and even use functionality that allows you to zip and unzip files (or do other compressions), edit images, and adjust security settings for sharing purposes. In short, it’s a tool that no webmaster should go without. Although you may still have to rely on others for the best web hosting, you can use this handy app to take total control of the content on your website or blog, no matter where you are. You can download FTP on the Go PRO from the App Store via this link.
Thanks to Evan Fischer for this guest post. He is a freelance writer and part-time student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.