Sunday, March 11, 2012

KINDLE TIPS: Access your computer files from anywhere with Kindle Fire. Update2


But this version is OPTIMIZED FOR KINDLE.

This is version 37.0 -- the software has been available for some time for Android phones and tends to get 5-star ratings except for certain devices some time ago under, say, version 30.0 that have since been fixed by later versions.

  The Android Market/Google Play store has 440 reviews, with an an average rating of 4.3 stars that includes ratings for problems with some phones with much older versions which later-reviews show have been fixed.

Amazon has approved this app for the Appstore AND the Kindle Fire (too often they have not authorized good apps for the Kindle Fire, either for ages or forever).

One thing that springs to mind is security of files if your device is lost or stolen, so in this kind of case, in which you access your home computer, password protect your Kindle Fire too.  I already use a 4-character password on mine (to make it harder but not impossible for pro's and, with this situation, one should use a longer, difficult password, though you'd have to enter it each time you wake up your Kindle Fire (which is why I use only 4 characters).  The app has its own password protection for the Kindle Fire interaction with the computer, so that's first-security.
'OVERVIEW - from the Android Market site, which has more info
Access, Share, Upload & Download files,music,videos in your computer from phone [and Kindle Fire]
Now, you can access your home computer from anywhere, thanks to Tonido.
Instantly open, download or send files, folders, pictures or videos from your Android phone [and Kindle Fire] with just one click.
You can also upload files from Android phone to your computer.

3 Easy Steps
1) Install Tonido Android App
2) Install Tonido on your computer
3) Create user id and password

Download this App today and see why it is better than Tappln, Homepipe or Gotomypc.  Learn more at

Access my Office files from anywhere!
“I can use my office files on the go now. I don't have to bring a radio in since it access my music, and best of all it saves me time and money. Great App!”
- Phil

Stream music to my Android phone!
“Great app! I can access my home pc & carry my music collection everywhere.”
- Sathya

Tonido provides a personal, secure doorway to your computer from anywhere in the world you happen to be. This app makes it super fast and easy for you to access and share your documents, photos, music and videos, all from your convenient Android phones [etc].

The Tonido app works with many popular file formats like Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF. Open them read them or share them with family and friends by email. It also streams Android supported video formats.

  [ As with the Kindle Fire, it officially supports only mp4 for streaming videos.]

Tonido gives you free and easy access to your entire hard drive, including your music collection.
... It's Free... '

What's new in version 37.0
  • UI changes optimized for Kindle
  • Introduced tabs to navigate easily between pages
  • Saves multiple account/passwords
  • Can play music in the background
  • Option to share files (webshare links) via Facebook
  • Improved photo gallery view
  • Thumbnail view to simplify uploading

UPDATE2 - INSTALLING ON COMPUTER - This was not on previous referenced pages.
For some reason, this info was not on the earlier pages I referenced.

Three Easy Steps

  • Go to Tonido website to get the download to install Tonido on your remote computer.
  • Create your userid on the remote computer.
  • Use the userid/ password to access the remote computer from your Kindle
There is also a Kindle Fire Tonido page with illustrations.

UPDATE2 - Tonido is amazing. But the webpage header ID'g the URL given you upon registration ends with with ':10001' and this caused it not to connect until I removed the ':10001'

Here's a 6-minute video by done March 2011 showing how it's done on an Android phone and what steps are used to access your computer (note that Kindle-Edition blogs on e-Ink Kindles cannot get the video of course).

Note that, except for e-Ink Kindles and the Kindle-edition blog, you can click on the picture frame at bottom right-edge of the video when it's running, to get Full Screen video, and then Esc to get back.

If your computer is set up to not allow iframes, you can see the video at YouTube instead.

Thanks to Len Edgerly's The Kindle Chronicles podcast for the alert.  The podcast is ready each Friday night and you should visit it regularly to keep up with things Kindle.

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Check often: Temporarily-free recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published free books, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

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