With MobileMe and the free iPhone iDisk.app files copied to an OS X or XP mounted iDisk (WebDav) share can also be viewed on your iPhone. I know there are other apps that do something similar, such as Air Sharing, but I think this will work for me.
Note that as the “Master” of my family MobileMe account I have 20GB of iDisk storage.
Here’s an illustrative example
- Work around XP SP2 bugs so you can mount an iDisk as a Windows (WebDav) file share.
- Drop a PDF into the share. It’s now accessible through all iDisk clients, including my server synchronized iDisk folder.
- Open iPhone iDisk.app and view PDF. The iPhone PDF viewer is quite impressive.
- From iPhone PDF viewer you can send an email. The email will contain a link that points to the shared file (doesn’t actually contain the file).
Slick. I assume the iDisk viewable file types are the same as those viewable as email attachments:
Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
See also: Gordon's Tech- The MobileMe Massacre begins.