What do you think of mobile cloud applications? Let us know.

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  • Michael Larsen
    The biggest benefit is also its biggest disadvantage, in my mind, and that is "you must have an internet connection to use them". A perfect example and one I like most of the time is Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader, which effectively makes for a quick and responsive Kindle experience on my Mac or PC. It's great for reading technical books on my PC where code examples are shown and I can grab them and run them in my IDE or via individual files. Where does this break down? In the one place where I would love to have this level of committed and focused time, i.e. on an airplane. Sadly, without an internet connection, even books I have pinned and downloaded are inaccessible. It's a great idea, but it would be even nicer if they had a more robust "off line" option.
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  • Ben Rubenstein
    That's interesting, Michael - I have not had an issue with accessing my Kindle books via an app on my phone/tablet when without internet access. So maybe the non-cloud version is the way to go?

    Also, are you a Pocket user? Once you save things there, you can access them when offline (though you have to make sure you've refreshed your list prior to disconnecting). 
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