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Android works well with networks. It also makes it easy tornconnect to various services on your company network… including your storage. Ofrncourse, nearly every major NAS manufacturer offers an app for its devices, butrnwhat about those who are looking for a more generic (or in-house) solution?rnFortunately, Android has plenty of tools for that as well.
I did some digging and testing and found five of the handierrnstorage and even NAS-ready tools available for the Android platform. With thesernyou should be able to connect to a number of storage solutions from Windowsrnshares, Samba shares, WebDAV, FTP, and NAS—and even keep your NAS awake.
If you happen to have a specific NAS on your network, yourrnbest bet is to go with the solution offered by the company that sold you therndevice. But if the company doesn’t have an app for its NAS, one of thesernsolutions could be just what you need.
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AndSMB includes anonymous access to make connecting easierrn(if anonymous access is applicable to your share).
Once connected you can download/upload files and even pinrnremote folders to your homescreen for quick access. Network Browser also nowrnsupports streaming of music and movies. (The current release supports only MP3rnand Mp4 file formats.)
NAS Wake On LAN
If you have a NAS that is having trouble staying awake, thisrncould be a temporary solution until the device is fixed.
Upload 2 NAS Lite
The setup is a bit cumbersome, but once you have that done,rnit works like a champion. You can set up this app to auto-upload at specified timesrnor you can upload manually by tapping the Upload Now button.