AlwaysOnPC has announced version 1.0 of their Virtual PC app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It boasts more than 40 pre-installed programs including a mobile office suite and Firefox.
AlwaysOnPC purportedly delivers a combination of productivity tools and capabilities that frees users from their desktops. Using Open Office, users can edit, copy and paste between apps, and save most common file types including Word (.doc and .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), and PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) and more.
The lack of Flash has been a controversial issue regarding Apple’s idevices and a disappointment for some — until now, say the folks at AlwaysOnPC. Their product delivers an iPad and iPhone Flash Player with Firefox so users can finally browse the whole web on their device. Although it doesn’t yet support audio or full motion video (these improvements are purportedly coming soon) customers still enjoy access to their favorite sites like Facebook games, Google Analytics, and more from their phones.
Hosted in the “cloud,” AlwaysOnPC offers an encrypted SSH connection to/from all devices. It’s available in the Apple App Store as two applications (one for the iPad, one for the iPhone and iPod-touch)at a special introductory price of US$9.99.