Does inFlow work on Mobile Devices, Apple Macintosh (Mac) or Linux computers?

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inFlow only runs on Windows, but there are some ways to access a Windows environment from other machines. Please keep in mind that this will require you to have a copy of Windows for use on your device.

On a Mac: You may try using the Bootcamp tool included with Mac OS X Leopard to boot into Windows from your computer. You might also consider Parallels to run a virtual copy of Windows from within Mac OS. In both cases, you can then install and run inFlow in the Windows environment. Note that if you do use Parallels to run inFlow, and you would like to use multi-user mode, sometimes due to the way the Mac works the connection settings it uses may not allow the multi-user mode connection. Please see this guide for more information on how you can try to fix this.

On Linux: We suggest dual-booting Windows and Linux. You may also run a Windows Virtual Machine using software like VMWare. (We have not tested running inFlow using the Wine software on Linux.)

On iPad / Android Tablet: The new series of Pro tablets running full versions of Windows 8 can run inFlow and that’s discussed in a little more detail on our blog here. It’s also possible to run inFlow on a Windows PC where remote desktop has been enabled (steps can be found for Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, or Win 8 by following these links), and then use an app like PocketCloud* to remotely control the PC from the tablet.

We have informally tested this on an iPad, and felt that inFlow worked surprisingly well. Having this mobility would let you take orders on the go, impress people in a meeting, or walk around a warehouse while checking the expected stock levels. However, there were some issues with text getting cut off and we felt that typing was less convenient than when using a keyboard and mouse. The performance was reasonably good under a WIFI LAN connection.

On iPhone / Android Smartphone: We have not yet tested this environment, but similar to the tablet section above, it should be possible to remotely control a PC running inFlow with your smartphone. We would not recommend this for day-to-day usage though as the screen on any smartphone is quite a bit smaller than would be ideal for accessing the program.

*Please note inFlow Inventory has no affiliation with PocketCloud or Wyse Technology, the suggestion is based on the app’s usability and the fact that it is free to use.

Yun Ling
Archon Systems
260 Carlaw Ave #397
Toronto, ON, M4M 3L1
April 3, 2012