Digital content sharing from mobile to desktop is all the rage at every show we've been to in the last year, and frankly, we'd grown a bit tired of it. We had a chance to hook up with the gents from Dashwire in recent times and the Dashwire push and pull solution fairly blew our socks off. Of course, this has been around for a little while now, but it seems baby's all grown up and Dashwire 2.0 is set for release today. How much does all this cost and is it worth playing with? It's completely free and follow on to read more -- but by way of a hint, we're still cheering.
Like other solutions, Dashwire is broken into two parts, web, supporting any OS you choose to use, and Windows Mobile 5 or 6 client -- for now, Series 60 client set to launch this summer. All the Sync magic can be accomplished from either end, contact sync, picture uploading and downloading, SMS -- sent through phone via the web, too cool -- ringtones, Visual Voicemail, contact management, and even status updates pushed to Facebook and Twitter.
To share your media from the Web Client you only have to find a pic, decide where it's going -- Facebook, Flickr, friends, and so on -- and off it goes. Of course, this can all be done via the Mobile Client as well.
Contact management form the web is definitely a slick tool as you can quickly add a picture, addresses, details, numbers, and save it, knowing it'll then get dumped on your phone for later use.
SMS chit-chat from the web interface also threads your conversations in a very iChat-esque
way. Unlike other web-based SMS tools, when the text arrives on your friend's set, they see your number and can reply directly to you as you'll get it on your phone and via the web tool.
The mobile client offers a quick view of your current status, easy access to your photos, and with softkeys you can jump into the software's settings to sync up, change your status, or poke about your images to share them, title them, or set them as private. If you're not an unlimited plan and want to keep your data usage to a minimum, all items can be individually set to sync or not and the scheduling can be changed from automatic to manual -- which would let you use your home's WiFi for example.
Dashwire's first iteration was a great idea done very well. Dashwire 2 moves that idea further by not only enabling content from your handset to be pushed up to the web, it now really enhances that flow both ways. Dashwire is really an amazing bit of software and for $free it's a no-brainer that it gets a spot of honor on our mobile devices. Top job gents, top job.