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NursingGuy
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-26-2011
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

Hello everyone,

 

After reading through the thread here, I've got a couple of things to add:

 

1) I LOVE my MyBookLive 3 TB!  I have a Passport 1 GB, but having to plug in & out everywhere I go was getting to be a pain (especially at work, where the computers are so locked down I can't even get into the wd2go.com site!)

 

2) I have a Moto Xoom Wifi and a HTC Desire HD, and have the WD2Go Pro s/w on both.  Love the fact I can clip specific folders to be able to "download" to the local drive.

 

I have one question if someone from WDC or a knowledgeable community member can answer:

- When I initially clip a folder, and the app shows the "progress bar" on the screen, what exactly is the app doing?  Is it just arranging the one-way sync relationship between the MBL and my mobile device?  Or is it actually downloading a copy of the files to the mobile device... and if this is true, where does the app save the file to?

 

I understand that the "sync" is only one-way for now.  I will add my multi-hundred-dollar-loyal-paying-customer voice to others to ask WDC to make a two-way sync a priority for the next version of WD2Go Pro.

 

Here's my example scenario:

   As a Registered Nurse and a nursing clinical instructor, I don't load up on paper so much as I use my Xoom during clinicals.  Each semester I create an Excel spreadsheet with student names and various cells for each date's grades, assignments, etc.  I have this stored on my "school" folder on my MBL, so I can connect to it on my laptop or mobile device.  I'd love to be able to simply connect to my MBL with WD2Go Pro, load and edit the file for each day's assignment/grades, save it and send it back to the MBL without having to mail it back to myself or copy it to my SugarSync folder... either way, I'm having to take additional steps to keep the current version of the file on the MBL.

 

I'm sure I'm not the only one.  I use SugarSync which works GREAT and instant, 2-way sync.  BUT... having shelled out some serious cash for a 3 TB MBL, I'd much rather use ONE solution for two-way sync and have ONE cloud storage (MBL), than have to spread various files between SugarSync, SharePoint, SkyDrive, GoogleDocs, etc. etc.

 

WDC's addition of two-way live sync to the WD2Go Pro software would SERIOUSLY simplify the life of an overworked ful-time RN, graduate student (working on Family Nurse Practitioner), and nursing instructor!

 

Thanks all!

 

- NursingGuy

... a wise nursing instructor once said:
"Talking to yourself is a sign of genius...
Answering yourself is a sign of sure insanity..."
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vrender
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-01-2011
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

Yes I downloaded  WD 2go pro, WD 2go, and WD photos for my Ipad2 and my Iphone3GS. Only WD photos works.

The problem is that the apps don't see the shares at all. Under Shares it just shows an empty menu

-The apps see the device just fine(i even tried changing the name of the drive EX: MyBookLive to MyNet drive) I tested this with in my network and just using 3G and it works fine it sees thedevice under it's new name

-I created another account with admin rights and created other shares

-WD 2go.com access works fine remotely for all my created shares

-I have changed cache size

-I have tried  to enable and disable remote access through the Dashboard

-I assigned an stic IP to the drive

-No problems accesing the drive from my other laptos and desktop remotely or locally

-I have erased the devices and gotten different activation codes at least five times

-I have IOS 5 on both my Ipad2 and iphone

-I have a E1000 cisco/linksys router with latest firmware

-I have a 3TB My Book live with the latest firmware

 

The app didi work briefly though my ipad as I was setting everything up I think before the My Book live firmware upgrade

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Gquest
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-02-2011
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

I just bought the MyBook 3TB Live and I love the concept and works great on my home network.  I did the firmware updates and can watch flawlessly on my home network.  I have a Linksys G Router that has worked fine for me to this point.  My apps will take forever to download music and pictures on my 3g/4g evo 3d and horribly choppy movies if it does even load.  Please give advice and help as this was one of my main reasons for buying this.   Am I doing something wrong? HELP!

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mcgibbits
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-06-2011
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

@ NursingGuy & WDC Team

 

I couldnt  agree more.  I've requested the same type of functionality (as Sugarsync/Dropbox) as well.  I heard this was difficult to implement due to dealing with native aps on Android and how they open/save files.  I have no problems doing this (open PDFs, etc, annotate, and save changes back to SS/Dbox. Just wondering why this isnt something you all could implement (would love to have this functionality and not need to use my 3TB MBL and SS Dbox).  

 

Thanks

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NursingGuy
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-26-2011
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

To WDC Team:

 

Any progress on this?  Loyal customer here (MBL is my 3rd WDC device BTW), just would LOVE to have the SAME functionality as I could get from SugarSync... I'd rather NOT have to pay for SugarSync additional storage, etc. if I don't have to - especially since I spent the $ on my 3 TB MBL, and the WD2Go Pro app.

 

Please update us... it would be a great Hanukkah present (or Christmas present, depending on your persuasion)!

 

~ NursingGuy

... a wise nursing instructor once said:
"Talking to yourself is a sign of genius...
Answering yourself is a sign of sure insanity..."
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WDTony
Posts: 825
Registered: ‎01-11-2011
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

Long term plans (and that means no Holidaypresent - sorry), is to have some integration with one or more of the "box" type services. I can't give a specific time frame, but it is something we are looking at for next year.

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LawrenceLeo
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎12-21-2011
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

Hi Nursing Guy, I am with you on this.

 

I hope WD moves a step further to allow editing of the files via the ipad/mobile devices. That way we can edit and upload it back to the cloud rather than emailing back to ourselves.

 

Currently a short term measure is to use dropbox. So when i go home, i have to manually copy the files from dropbox back to the MBL.

 

 

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threeman
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-03-2012
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

I beleive that the difference between wd2go.com and wd2go mobile is as follows:  wd2go allows opening a private user.

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threeman
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-03-2012
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

Tony,

 

It would appear that the difference is wd2go.com allows for private login.  I have not been able to do that with the mobile app.

 

Trey

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midwestden
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-02-2012
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

Yes, I tried it and LOVE it!  Purchased the MyBook Live 2TB drive 2 weeks ago and set it up with MioNet.  Worked fine and I was very satisfied. This last weekend, I learned about WD2GO so I downloaded the new firmware and WD2GO software!  Set up was relatively easy but the first time you connect, there were a series of certificate issues that had to be acknowledged.  Once you get past that, it's smooth sailing.  Works like a champ.

 

I also downloaded the free iPhone WD2GO app.  That too was easy to set up.  I was just looking at the "pro" version of the app and I"m anxious to get that....which brings me to maybe my only criticism.  Do I have to be at the home pc to set up and request a code to add a smartphone user?  Is there a way to do that remotely?  I'm frequently on the road, which is why I wanted remote access to begin with.  It will be a week before I'm back at my home base and the ability to add a mobile device from the road would be great.

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