Presence
Presence
3.1.3

4.0

Presence free download for Mac

Presence3.1.3

09 November 2015

Internet access to your files from iOS, Mac, or PC.

Overview

Presence gives you internet access to all your Mac's files from iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC - securely. You can share files with others too, instantly. Plus, look through your Mac's camera from anywhere in the world.

Features
  • Everything on hand, whenever you need it - With all your files available all the time, you're free to be spontaneous. There's no need for USB drives, no uploading, and you don't have to predict the future. Cloud services like Dropbox make a few of your files available, and copy them to someone else's server. Presence puts your whole Mac in the cloud, and doesn't copy your files anywhere. Access to everything, with security and privacy. Don't put a few files in the cloud - put your Mac in the cloud!
  • Share with other people - Getting files to others has never been easier, especially if they're too big to email. There's no messing around with file sharing services - just send a link. Share whole folders for people to browse at their leisure, or to download as a zip. And because it's Presence, you can share from anywhere.
  • Take photos through your Mac's camera, from anywhere - A user favorite. (And you can turn this feature off if you want to.)
  • Free your iPhone and iPad - Presence is the bridge between your iPhone and iPad apps and the outside world. On your device, you can transfer files from your Mac to other apps, and from other apps back to your Mac (if the apps support this). Great for editing files on the go, but the possibilities are endless.

Presence costs $10 for six months. Some users may need to purchase additional data, but this is rare.

What's new in Presence

Version 3.1.3:
  • When creating a browsable share, don't fail if there are unreadable files

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24 Reviews of Presence

5
Coolmemin
03 June 2008
Version: 1.0.9

Most helpful

I would just like to add, because it hasn't been quite mentioned yet, that the developer is EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE to questions. He helped me troubleshoot a problem I had through over 10 emails without losing his patience. I love this little program :)
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4
Fabro
15 July 2015
Version: 3.0.5
Great app, I use it from a long time when it was called FarFinder. Just one compliant: I recently switched from iPhone to Nexus but I cannot access my Mac's files from Android because: a) there is no Android app b) the Chrome web browser for Android doesn't work with Presence, I can log in but cannot "double click" to open files and folders in Presence Please add Android support and I will add a further star.
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5
Ynocturnal
02 March 2013
Version: 2.8.1
I'll give one example of why I give Presence 5 stars. I'm at Staples rushing to get something printed for work when they weren't able to read the file from my flash drive. I quickly opened the Presence iOS app and had Presence email with attached file from home to Staples to print. Tons of other examples but what matters most is... this program is great.
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5
appleHQ
03 February 2012
Version: 2.7.3
Works very well. I used the old version (FarFinder) and upgraded now. Rock solid and a great tool to access my files at home from an iPhone or iPad. Works via ssh-connection, and does not rely on third party servers. So it's more secure and private than LogMein.
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4.5
jimkahnw
20 September 2011
Version: 2.7.1
I have to give Presence 5-stars on tech support alone. Adrian worked with me over several days to help resolve my problem. We exchanged 16 emails. Wow! The application works as advertised. For downloading files remotely, it's great. With screen sharing, it's the technophobe's VPN.
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1.5
Buffalomitch
12 July 2011
Version: 2.6.2
I bought this app when it was FarFinder and it worked like a dream. Then, I was told that I should upgrade to 2.0 Presence. Once I said I would, I was told it would be $15 (would have been nice to know beforehand) with no way to back out of it. So I paid because it's a useful app overall. Now that I've upgraded, the app doesn't work on my MacBook when I'm away from home (like it used to). It does work at home on my own network, but who needs that? I've do doubt that, if I were to pay to use EasyConnect, it would work. My guess is that that was a free feature of FarFinder. I'm considering deleting it and searching for another way to access my files from remote locations. Too bad.
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5
lrowan
17 April 2011
Version: 2.6
It's a fantastic program and you can add to it that the technical support by Adrian Ross is superb.
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3
Lars-Sorensen
03 February 2011
Version: 1.5.4
I tried a demo version of FarFinder and was very impressed. However I really missed the opportunity to extract archives on the server. On a normal desktop machine you can just right click and chose extract. But when browsing your files with FarFinder, you have to download any rar or zip file, extract it and upload it again. This is not funny if we are talking about 1-2 GB files. So please include an unrar function in FarFinder and I will buy instantly! There are open source libraries for unrar out there, that should make it possible (and probably not too hard) to implement it.
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5
Simon-Browne
23 September 2010
Version: 1.5.4
I've been using FarFinder for a while to access my files at home from other places - and it works like a dream. And because I can use ANY computer to access my files, I don't even need my laptop with me. FarFinder is Brilliant for doing this file access from aFar. I see comparisons have been made - see suggestions in the info box - with DropBox. This is unfair on both products because they are cater for very different needs. I use both and use them for completely different purposes. With Farfinder I can access ANY file on my system- including files on attached (and shared) external hard drives. With DropBox I can access - including via their web site - any files in my DropBox - in my case this is a tiny fraction of the files on my system. They are usually critical files - and of course with FarFinder I have access to these too. I use DropBox to synchronize my critical files between two locations - I call it instant off-site backup - back to my home iMac when I'm working on my files at work. I simply drop my backup files into my DropBox and my MBP and almost immediately I can see them in FarFinder in the DropBox of my iMac at home. I need DropBox installed on my MBP - but that is no problem. It is actually 3 locations - including DropBox web site. For this offsite backup, DropBox is wonderful - for accessing ANY file on my iMac at home from ANY computer ANYWHERE, FarFinder is wonderful - horses for courses. Both excellent products that I would not like to be without. BTW - I also use Microsoft Live to synch files between 2 distant computers - it works just like DropBox but without the web site in the middle - so both computers need to be online - free and very fast and almost instant.
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Patrick-Guice
12 August 2010
Version: 1.5.2
I was wondering what I need to do to get Farfinder to work with my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini Server. I want to be able to use my iPhone 4 to remotely access those Mac machines. So far I get an error message of not being able to connect to my Mac Mini server. I clicked on the connect by IP. Which has to be right as I use it remotely off site and locally thru window machines via TightVNC with no connection problems.
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Algos
23 July 2010
Version: 1.5.2
I am still being plagued randomly by the "camera not available" message in 1.5.2.
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Whalemike
09 April 2010
Version: 1.4.6
I bought FarFinder when it first came out and it worked well. Since then something went wrong with Farfinder so I tried reinstalling the App but with no luck as the installer gives me an error message "Installation failed. Please contact support". I did indeed contact support and they asked for a log file generated by the installer which I supplied, but alas support was unable to fix my problem and I've never been able to use FarFinder since. Shame it was a rather good thing for a while,
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5
Blixi
04 April 2009
Version: 1.3.3
very useful, very easy to install, keep an eye on home from my iPod Touch in wifi and now the webcam is neatly released after a shot, perfect
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5
Lev
02 April 2009
Version: 1.3.3
Very nice app, and very Mac-like. I had a router crash and could only solve the problem by re=installing FarFinder but since I use a crufty BT-badged SpeedTouch router I'm inclined to blame that rather than FF. Logging on remotely is a breeze. In some ways it's easier that Back To My Mac, which can occasionally go AWOL without apparent reason. I spend a fair amount of the year away from home so instead of trying to pre-empt every possibility by taking a chock-full laptop, I can just take what I /think/ I'm going to need and backhaul anything I turn out to need unexpectedly. The setup is straightforward. No tecchie skills required. Only problem I had was setting up gmail SMTP for emailing files direct from FarFinder. But a quick check on the gmail site solved that (a port problem. Use Server port 465 and SSL and your full username (foo.bar@gmail.com, not just foo.bar) and you should be fine. Haven't really tested it to death in the wild, but so far looks like a damn fine piece of life insurance.
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5
Laughingrain
07 November 2008
Version: 1.2.6
A great app that has saved my hide a few times already. Easy to install and set up so you don't have to be a network guru like you do with some sharing apps. Didn't work correctly at first (see comment below) but has been running like a dream on my iMac ever since. Recommended!
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Laughingrain
07 November 2008
Version: 1.2.6
This is a great app - very slick piece of work and has saved my hide a few times already! There were a couple of dodgy releases at first which the dev writes about on his blog, but once they were fixed it ran first time for me. Muppets like GARY WHITE below should stop wasting space with their cr*p. In my experience there are very few apps out there that actually don't work - why would a dev bother putting them out?
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1
Yakuzah
29 October 2008
Version: 1.2.5
What a complete bucket of horse dung this program really is!! After installing infront of any firewall, and with the internal firewall for Mac Leopard turned off, it still refuses to work. The Restart button for restaring the daemon does not function, after creating a login name it stated there was none configured on the status window, I could not connect onto my system using this software, and I can't even uninstall it cause I get an error.!!! Steer well clear chaps, it's truly a buggy piece of crap,
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Akrobat
24 October 2008
Version: 1.2.1
Leopard only? :-( Pity. My Desktop running Tiger would be useful with this app. after all it stays at home. My laptop runs Leopard but I take my laptop with me.
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Macnews
19 October 2008
Version: 1.2
Installer is telling me it requires 7.6 gb for installation. (?)
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Joansampieri
24 June 2008
Version: 1.0.9.2
FarFinder 1.0.9.2 doesn't respon open port and server, try restart and check again same problem.
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5
Coolmemin
03 June 2008
Version: 1.0.9
I would just like to add, because it hasn't been quite mentioned yet, that the developer is EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE to questions. He helped me troubleshoot a problem I had through over 10 emails without losing his patience. I love this little program :)
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Rixm
28 April 2008
Version: 1.0.4
At $20 I'd be willing to give it a shot, but with the rumored remote functionality in IPhone 2.0 software just around the corner & with the google code Telekenesis app available for the time being, I'll wait and see Apple produces in the 2.0 iPhone code. Cheers
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5
Rpphoto
27 April 2008
Version: 1.0.4
This is really slick (truly Mac-like), and surprisingly easy to use. The setup is so so so easy that I thought something was missing at first. I love this one. The price is not bad if you look at the competition, which sometimes involves annual fees.
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Steve-Frawley
20 April 2008
Version: 1.0.3
Too expensive at $35
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4
Coolmemin
19 April 2008
Version: 1.0.3
For what it does I find this little program very useful. There have been several times I can think of that being able to email a file to myself from my phone would be a life saver. I bought it at the intro price of $20 but I think $35 is a little too much for it. Good piece of software though.
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$10.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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