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Lenovo launches REACHit app for storage management

The app connects user’s PC, Android or iOS device to their storage accounts from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and Box.

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Chinese hardware maker Lenovo is shifting more focus to its DOit suite of apps, announcing Thursday the launch of REACHit, a storage management application.

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Lenovo says the app is designed to help users access, organize search and share files across multiple platforms and devices. More specifically, it connects a user's PC, Android or iOS device to their storage accounts from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and Box.

Lenovo touts the app's simple GUI as manageable for most users, as well as its customizable views for data filtering and sorting. For Windows users, REACHit integrates into Windows File Explorer for searching storage locations within the Windows operating system.

The app is part of the larger ecosystem of document and workflow tools that Lenovo has been building and apparently crowdsourcing from its users. Mark Cohen, Lenovo's VP of Cloud Services, said with REACHit, Lenovo hopes to drive a model where customers are more closely tied to R&D, giving them the ability to vote on the apps and services they want pursued next.

"With REACHit, and our user's guidance, we feel that we can deliver an experience that is not only extremely cool today, but one that evolves to help our users locate and manage their content – no matter where it is," Cohen said in a statement. 

Lenovo says REACHit will come preloaded on all of its systems starting in early 2015, but it can be downloaded for free.

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