Let’s get started SharePoint mobile pages are…. The App market has exploded Reviews and Killer Features
SharePoint “M” Out of Box…
Disadvantages Can’t use edit menus, or most other features. Browse only Not user friendly You must be connected
The “real site” on iPad
Disadvantages Can use some edit menus but performance is unreliable. Get stuck at the “open/edit” Again, you must be connected
Enter the apps… Over 50 results in the Apps store if you conduct a “SharePoint” search Variety of offerings, pricing, capabilities Which are the best?
5 Apps Colligo Briefcase Harmon.ie Filamente Used QuickOffice Pro HD as editing tool Evaluated the paid version of each, except for Harmon.ie SharePlus MoPrise
Some key features FeatureOOB SPColligoSharePlusFilamenteHarmon.ieMoPrise Read Access to files and Lists xxxxxx Edit Access $$$$$ Check in Check out x?x Offline Synch xxx Additional Security x* x** Send Files by xxxxx Share Links xxxxx Favorites xxxxx Dropbox uploads xx Free version xxxxx Cost for 1 paid 14.99*19.99*16.99*19.99**14.99* *enterprise also available **enterprise coming Q2
Evaluated on 1 key scenario: Can I 1.Log in to a SharePoint site 2.Browse to a file I want 3.Check it out 4.Edit it (*using QuickOffice Pro, sold separately) 5.Check it back in - Without reading any documentation
Colligo Biggest strength is synching offline content Usability is not as good as it could be No check-in check-out feature
Colligo – SiteSites
Colligo - BrowseBrowse
Colligo - Edit Editing
Colligo – Final Review Best for “read-only” offline synching Checking the file in and out was not integrated well into the experience and caused some usability issues Because of the synch settings, I was editing an older version of the doc.
Filamente – Quick Review Similar to Colligo Could check the file out but could not determine how to check back in. Caused some usability issues Does have integration with Dropbox
SharePlus (Infragistics) Integration points with SP editing features are solid Synch settings a bit more intuitive Good support for questions!
SharePlus – Final Review Only product where I could seamlessly conduct my use case scenario WINNER! Required no reading or instructions Assistance was good when I had product questions
Harmon.ie Review Great UI except for “properties” Does have check-in check-out built into the product but I experienced an error Does NOT have offline synch Does have social feeds
Harmon.ie Check-out/ Edit
Harmon.ie Social Updates
In Summary… Best All-around: SharePlus Best UI and Social capabilities: Harmon.ie, but no offline synch Colligo and Filamente’s user experiences caused some problems