Polkast Private Cloud – Access Your Files from Anywhere!

Developer: Polkast LLC

Current Version: 3.0.18

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 3 MB - Download


Polkast lets you access your computer and storage drive, directly from your phone or tablet. Show vacation photos to a friend over lunch. Play the perfect song for that perfect date. No more pre-planning. No more cloud! You can literally access all of the files on your computer, from wherever you are.

* No More Storage Fees!
Keep files saved on your computer or storage device where they belong, and instantly access everything from your iPhone or iPad. You won’t need to use a cloud with all those expensive fees and storage limits.

* Keep it Private!
Polkast creates a secure tunnel between your device and the original file, much like Skype or FaceTime. No one can see or access any of your files, except you. Ever.

"With its robust security, smart caching and fun features like photo editing, Polkast can be applied in personal and professional use." - Intel®

In-App Subscriptions

Polkast Personal
(for individual, non-commercial use)
- Access one computer from up to 5 devices
- Share files with family and friends
- Access all your music libraries and iTunes playlists from anywhere
- Cache files or whole folders for offline access
- Edit photos on any device, changes appear on all devices
- Automatic file versioning
- Play your photos on multi-screen
- Subscribe monthly for $1.99 or annually for $14.99

Want even more? Upgrade to Pro!
(for business use)
Includes all the great features of Personal, plus...
- Access unlimited computers and devices
- Collaborate on shared folders with colleagues
- Manage folder access with user permissions
- One central location for team project files
- Subscribe monthly for $5.99 or annually for $49.99

Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase.

* What Makes Polkast so Great!?
-- iPhoto and iTunes Integration: Get access every single song and every single photo, right from your iPhone or iPad!
-- Aviary Photo Editor: Edit pics on your phone and save directly to your computer. Filters, stickers, frames, and more!
-- Post to Facebook: Even if you don’t have photos or videos on your mobile, you can access and post instantly!
-- Stream Videos: Progressive download streaming over wifi or remotely. Fetch a 1GB file in minutes
-- NAS Access: Get mobile access to files on your NAS. See website for supported devices
-- Super Search: Browse files and search on your computers and devices simultaneously
-- Apple TV (Airplay): Listen to music or view pictures and videos from your computer, directly to your Apple TV
-- Privacy: We never store your files. Your account is protected by password and SSL encryption, the same methods used by banks and the military
-- Smart Caching: As you download new files, old files get deleted to save room on your phone
-- Offline Access: Cache whole folders for offline reading on the plane
-- Team Projects: Collaborate with your team using shared folders with permissions (Pro)
-- Ranked #1 for New & Noteworthy by Apple; Top 3 Apps by NETGEAR Million Dollar App Contest

Quick Start Guide:
•Requires installation of Polkast Homebase, the free companion app that runs on the computer where your files are stored
•Go to www.polkast.com on your computer to get the free companion app
•Supported OS: Windows 7, XP, or Vista; Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, iOS 5 or higher, Android, Kindle Fire, Linux Desktop, and supported NAS devices
•Log in with the same username and password on all Polkast apps
•The computer must be on, connected to the Internet and not in sleep mode to fetch files not stored in cache

Learn More polkast.com
Questions or comments? [email protected]


Release Notes:

This version has support for file versioning and UI updates.
As always, we appreciate your comments and feedback! Please contact us on [email protected]


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.17
Review by Rhunyen

So far, great stuff - It worked perfectly between my Mac and iOS devices. Easy add and remove folders to share and they refresh and show up quickly. Assuming it's secure, this is the app I've been hoping for quickly viewing photos/movies/etc. without syncing or having to use Dropbox.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 2.10.21
Review by HoiToider

Worthless - How can anyone make this work without a user manual? The description says it integrates with iTunes - what does that mean? All my music is stored on a NAS and my iTunes library on my MacAir is the NAS. When I point Polkast to my itunes library it shows all my music in one file. Sort by albums does nothing - everything is in one “album.” How do I access my files when I am on the road? Do I have to leave my MacAir, which I’ve designated as “Homebase,” at home? Come on - how about documentation on the product. I can’t even locate a “Contact us” on the Polkast website.

Found helpful by 7 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.0.18
Review by Jimrehs

Well Done - I’ve used this since it first came out. Haven’t had any issues and it does what it says. I think I had to contact support once for a problem with the license, took care of it quickly, very responsive.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people