By March 6, 2009

File Magic 2.0 for iPhone launched

image SplashData have launched version 2.0 of File Magic for iPhone. File Magic is a file transfer utility that enables you to drag and drop any type of file on your desktop to your iPhone or iPod touch so you can take them with you – like a briefcase. It comes with free desktop companion software that makes it very easy to sync documents, videos, music or pictures from your Windows or Mac desktop to your iPhone or iPod touch.

With the new version, you can now "beam" files wirelessly between iPhone devices. You can also email files as attachments from File Magic on the device, and the company has tightened up security with a password option to protect File Magic access.

Quick Start

File Magic is easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Launch File Magic on the desktop and the handheld. The handheld application will ask you to allow the connection.
  2. Drag and drop any file into the File Magic desktop and it will be transferred over Wi-Fi to the device. You will see the progress of the transfer on both the desktop and handheld applications.
  3. Tap the folder, then the file you wish to view on the handheld.

**NEW in version 2.0***

  • Device-to-device file transfer (File Magic running on both devices; on same Wi-Fi network)
  • Email files as attachments from File Magic on the device
  • Option to set a password to protect File Magic access

Bonus Features:

– Import your address book to a text file on the desktop to back it up
– Create emails on the desktop and sync to the iPhone application for easy email typing when your desktop is offline.

Supported File Types


  • .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • .htm and .html (web pages)
  • .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat)
  • .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • .txt and .rtf (text & rich text)
  • .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)


  • Non-DRM files only (no copy protection)
  • .mp3
  • .aac
  • .wav

Available in the App Store now for £2.99

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