If you are looking to transform your iPhone/iPod Touch into an external hard disk, here’re some applications that you can use to get it done.
- Discover:Discover is the only free app in the whole App store that gives you the full functionality of a wireless hard disk.
- Briefcase Lite: Briefcase Lite is the free alternative to the paid app Briefcase. This free app allows you to connect your iPhone to Mac and Linux in a local area network environment (Windows is not supported).
Free Third Party Software
- iPhonebrowser: iPhoneBrowser is a Windows based file browser for your iPhone.
- DiskAid: Same as iPhonebrowser, DiskAid is another software that allows you to browse and transfer files to your iPhone. There are lesser options, but it has a far simpler interface and easy to understand icons.
If you have jailbroken your iPhone, there are some useful applications in the Cydia app that you can use.
- Netatalk: Installing Netatalk via the Cydia app gives you the ability to connect your iPhone to your Mac using the AFP protocol. You can access your iPhone via the Finder and drag and drop any files to it.
- OpenSSH: OpenSSH may not be the most elegant way to connect to your iPhone, but it is the best and easiest way for you to tweak and hack your iPhone. You will need a SSH client on your computer to make use of OpenSSH. Cyberduck (Mac), WinSCP (Windows) and Filezilla (Linux) are a few great SSH clients that you can use.