Citrix intros ShareConnect app for iPad, Android tablets

Citrix intros ShareConnect app for iPad, Android tablets

Summary: Citrix says the app highlights how the company is focusing its mobile workspace solutions to serve the budding mobile workforce of the modern enterprise.

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Continuing the race for the best enterprise mobility product, Citrix on Thursday announced the launch of ShareConnect, an app that lets workers access business-critical applications, files and networks while away from the office.

Like other apps offering similar pick-up-where-you-left-off features, ShareConnect does just that — enables users to work on one device and then seamlessly shift to the next.

Citrix says the app highlights how the company is focusing its mobile workspace solutions to serve the budding mobile workforce of the modern enterprise.

"Today's workforce is more mobile than ever and they face two major challenges; not all data is stored in the cloud and many desktop apps are not fully functional through mobile apps," said Citrix VP Jesse Lipson, in a statement. "With ShareConnect, users can access and edit files, use industry-specific desktop apps critical to getting their work done and even use their business networks — all through a simple interface, optimized pixel by pixel for tablets."

Additional features of the app include built-in network access, desktop processing power, a clean user interface optimized for each OS, and up to 1 GB of free cloud storage from Citrix ShareFile. It's available for a free download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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  • Sorry...

    Using desktop apps on a touch mobile device is just plain stupid... sorry... This is "an offering" that will go nowhere, just as all of the other VDI solutions that have gone before it... all failures. Apps need to be made for touch to take full advanatge, not try to simulate a keyboard/mouse app on a touch device. Simply doesn't work.
    BruinB88
  • Definitely a demand for this

    Citrix is on the right track. Until applications in business take a touch-first philosophy, this is a great way to make them accessible from any device.
    BruinB88, I can agree that the iPad is not generally a productivity tool of choice for legacy applications, but when coupled with this Citrix ShareConnect wrapper, you may find it to be liberating or at the very least, bearable. Citrix has come out with a great stop-gap until established software products catch up.
    I'm expecting a ShareConnect app to be released for Windows RT and Windows Phone in the next couple of months. Citrix may have wanted to reach the largest target audience first with iOS and Android. That's understandable, but businesses are inching toward Windows Phones and tablets because of their improved integration with existing enterprise management frameworks, so let's hope they don't overlook that.
    hardrrr