Soonr and Evernote sync documents to the cloud for iPhone access

Summary:The big news today regarding the Apple iPhone seems to be the launch of Soonr (PDF news release). Soonr is an iPhone application that lets you access and view documents stored in the cloud. You cannot edit or create documents on the iPhone since that functionality is not yet available, but you can share them with others and print to a remote printer from your iPhone. Evernote also recently launched their file syncing capability. Is one better than the other or are both services valuable for iPhone users?

The big news today regarding the Apple iPhone seems to be the launch of Soonr (PDF news release). Soonr is an iPhone application that lets you access and view documents stored in the cloud. You cannot edit or create documents on the iPhone since that functionality is not yet available, but you can share them with others and print to a remote printer from your iPhone.

Soonr and Evernote sync documents to the cloud for iPhone access

There is a free version of the software on the App Store and other versions through mobile operators and carriers are available outside the U.S. with U.S. partners expected in 2009.

I haven't found anything on what the available server capacity is for your account and whether or not there are paid options for increased capacity, but plan to give it a try soon. I installed Soonr on my iPhone and see there is 500MB of online capacity available for document storage. You can check out a video of Soonr in action here.

While people seem to be pretty excited about this new Soonr service, I think readers should also be aware that the outstanding Evernote service recently launched their file sync capability that appears to compete directly with Soonr, along with its note syncing capability. In addition to taking notes, clipping web pages, snapping and storing photos, and recording audio notes you can now add any other file type to your Evernote Premium service and have it stored on their server for usage from your iPhone, PC, Mac, or other device on the go.

In addition, if you are using a desktop version of Evernote and open a file contained in a note, then make changes, and save the file Evernote will automatically update the version in your online notes to the latest.

Check out this video to see the service in action:

Anyone used both of these services yet? If so, can you tell us what the differences are and if one is a better choice than the other?

Topics: iPhone, Hardware, Mobility, Servers

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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