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Polkast - Access Photos, Music & Files from Anywhere - Over WiFi!

by Polkast LLC
Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl
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What's new in version 3.1.0
  • This update includes several fixes and improvements. As always, we appreciate your comments and feedback!
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Product details

  • ASIN: B005CQTVY8
  • Release Date: 14 July 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,095 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Access your whole computer, from anywhere!
  • Fast, secure file access over your local network
  • Share files with family and friends
  • Cache files or whole folders for offline access
  • View documents, photos, stream videos remotely

Product Description

Polkast lets you access your computer and storage drive, directly from your phone or tablet. Show vacation photos to a friend over lunch. Play the perfect song for that perfect date. No more pre-planning. No more cloud! You can literally access all of the files on your computer, from wherever you are.

* No More Storage Fees!
Keep files saved on your computer or storage device where they belong, and instantly access everything from your Kindle or phone. You won’t need to use a cloud with all those expensive fees and storage limits.

* Keep it Private!
Polkast creates a secure tunnel between your device and the original file, much like Skype or FaceTime. No one can see or access any of your files, except you. Ever.

"With its robust security, smart caching and fun features like photo editing, Polkast can be applied in personal and professional use." - Intel®

In-App Subscriptions

Polkast Personal
(for individual, non-commercial use)
- Access one computer from up to 5 devices
- Share files with family and friends
- Cache files or whole folders for offline access
- Edit photos on any device, changes appear on all devices
- Automatic file versioning
- Play your photos on multi-screen
- Subscribe monthly for $1.99 or annually for $14.99

Want even more? Upgrade to Pro!
(for business use)
Includes all the great features of Personal, plus...
- Access unlimited computers and devices
- Collaborate on shared folders with colleagues
- Manage folder access with user permissions
- One central location for team project files
- Subscribe monthly for $5.99 or annually for $49.99

To subscribe, please choose a subscription plan from your Polkast Homebase for unlimited access to all of your content.


* What Makes Polkast so Great!?
-- Aviary Photo Editor: Edit pics on your phone and save directly to your computer. Filters, stickers, frames, and more!
-- Post to Facebook: Even if you don’t have photos or videos on your mobile, you can access and post instantly!
-- Stream Videos: Progressive download streaming over wifi or remotely. Fetch a 1GB file in minutes
-- NAS Access: Get mobile access to files on your NAS. See website for supported devices
-- Super Search: Browse files and search on your computers and devices simultaneously
-- Smart Caching: As you download new files, old files get deleted to save room on your phone
-- Offline Access: Cache whole folders for offline reading on the plane
-- Team Projects: Collaborate with your team using shared folders and permission-access. (Pro)

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Quick Start Guide:
• Go to on your home computer to get the free companion app.
• Supported OS: Windows 7, XP, or Vista; Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
• Log in with the same username and password on all Polkast apps.
• The computer must be on, connected to the Internet and not in sleep mode to fetch files not stored in cache.

Permissions Needed by Polkast for Android:
• ACCESS_WIFI_STATE, ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE and INTERNET: to detect network state and changes in order to provide the fastest connection to your computer
• CAMERA and RECORD_AUDIO: to allow you to capture photos or record videos from Polkast application and upload them to your computer
• WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, STATUS_BAR and VIBRATE: to download files to SD card and notify you when your downloads are completed
• READ_CONTACTS: to let you select email addresses from your address book when you share or send a file via Polkast
• READ_PHONE_STATE: to detect incoming calls and pause the Polkast music player

Technical Details

  • Size: 22.9MB
  • Version: 3.1.0
  • Developed By: Polkast LLC (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read-only access to phone state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

2.2 out of 5 stars
2.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed 31 Dec 2012
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Just waisted half hour of my life installing stuff on my pc creating accounts to then find out I need to pay the then use any of the features 30 pounds for the year why not say that in app details !!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars no good for kindle 14 April 2014
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Sadly this app did not work on my kindle. I have on my android phone where it works a treat.
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1.0 out of 5 stars polcast LLC 2 Sep 2013
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Couldn't' get it to work so frustrating, and a waste of my time to tell me needed a 'flash player. Not impressed Amazon.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Polkast 26 April 2013
By dwstub
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On holiday bored of your Brains as its raining again
Download this little game and have a little fun,
passed away a couple of hours very nicely
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin! 11 Feb 2013
By Steve
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This app is very very good, easy to install and a nice user interface. Actually trying to find a fault with it but it easy to use and understand and it works! What more could you want? I use it all the time.
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