Akira uses the synchronization capabilities of the popular file synchronization service Dropbox to provide basic networking functionality.
The core idea of the software is to use shared folders to communicate between clients and servers using the Dropbox service.
The program can be used with one Dropbox account that is used on different authorized computer systems, or different Dropbox accounts that have been authorized for access.
Note: Akira is no longer available. The developer website is down, and the last program version appears to be no longer compatible with Dropbox. There does not seem to be a working alternative out there unfortunately. End
Akira comes bundled with a server application called Latte. Installation and usage depends on the number of Dropbox accounts used. The user needs to place the Akira folder into the Dropbox folder on the local computer system.
Other PCs that are linked to the Dropbox account can automatically use Akira. Other Dropbox user accounts need to be authorized first so that their users can make use of Akira.
Akira offers the following features once installed:
The program itself offers access to command line commands that activate the various functions of the program (not case sensitive).
The program can for instance be used to take a screenshot of the current screen, kill a specific process on the remote computer or display the files in a specific folder.
Akira can be downloaded from the developer's website. It is a portable program. The only other requirement is at least one Dropbox account.Advertisement
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