App(s) for file/folder browsing?
I've run into a couple of situations where I would really like to be able to download files from email, web etc. And store them in a folder... Something like windows explorer for example. Is there anything available for the iPad that could provide that feature?
- 05-20-2010, 11:02 AM #2
The dropbox app is the closest that I have found. It is an online storage site with up to 2gb of data free and you can store any file type you want there. Plus, you can tell it to keep certain files on your iPad and sync those files anytime you open the app while you have a data connection. It's pretty slick really, and it's free.
Dropbox seems like a decent solution, although not quite what I was looking for... Maybe I'm expecting too much. I manage a few Joomla site and frequently need to upload files. Things like that are why I'm looking fore a way to browse the file/folder structure.
If you have your own webspace, browsing your backend doesn't seem all that different.
- 05-20-2010, 09:42 PM #4
There are a few apps that allow remote file managment. I use both Dropbox ( I can give you a referral link that gets us both an exta 250mb of space) and I use Quickoffice. Both are in the App store. I use them in different ways. Ouickoffice lets you save attachments to your phone and edit them etc. Dropbox lets you sync and save files on the phone for offline viewing.
Let me know if you want the referral link for DB.
- 05-23-2010, 09:20 AM #5
- 05-28-2010, 06:53 AM #6
If you are storing documents in the cloud, then Dropbox is the way to go unless you have a MobileMe account and use iDisk.
If you are looking to just download files from the web, then I would recommend GoodReader. It stores your files offline and has an option to enter the URL for a document and download it to iPad/iPhone.
- 05-29-2010, 07:14 AM #7