1. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    It isn't a game changer, but it did quell some of the gripes and complaints and it did bring a radical change to iOS devices, and believe me, there are people who've only used iPhones and have never used Android, Windows Mobile or even Blackberry devices. For those people, iOS 7 is a huge change. Heck, I'm even excited about it and I've used some of the features on Android devices that I previously owned.
    I guess this is where I differ from you. This biggest change in iOS7 is the appearance so I don't see how the gripes and complaints have been met.
    08-20-2013 11:13 AM
  2. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    You attach other files as well, you just have to know how. For example, you can attach a weird document to an email using pages. Go to the wrench icon, then share and print, and then email document. You can also do this with PowerPoints and spreadsheets as well.


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    Pages changes the formatting of all the Word documents I have tried this with. As the other person mentioned as well....Pages isn't done from within the email app.
    08-20-2013 11:16 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I guess this is where I differ from you. This biggest change in iOS7 is the appearance so I don't see how the gripes and complaints have been met.
    Isn't the appearance arguably the biggest change in any OS? Many of the gripes dealt with iOS being unchanged since the original iPhone. Well, iOS 7 has changed that while still maintaining familiarity and ease of use. As for function, c'mon, unless you expect everything to be automated or voice controlled, every OS provide similar tap-to-select capabilities. They all have calendar, email, SMS, reminder/to-do and others that function in almost the exact same manner.
    08-20-2013 11:25 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It really depends on how your approach you personal "workflow". I like the current setup because if I have something (document, photo, etc) that needs to be emailed, I want to do it from within the app I'm in at he time whether that is Photos, Pages, Dropbox, etc. I don't want to have to switch to the Mail app, attach something, and then email it.

    But if your workflow/thought process when you want to email something is to first go to the Mail app and then try to find what you want to attach, then the current setup doesn't work.

    Neither way is right or wrong, but obviously Apple wants (or forces) you to do it the first way.
    MrZ_Tech likes this.
    08-20-2013 12:51 PM
  5. Trees's Avatar
    I'm hoping someone can help. Today I needed to reply to an ongoing email thread with an attachment. I couldn't send a private link to the document on my SugarSync for fear and risk of confusing the receiver and over complicating the process, or having the links stripped out by a firewall/security system along the way.

    So what I tried was sending myself the required documents from within SugarSync by selecting Mail as the share option. This brought up my @me account with the required documents attached in a new email (had to repeat this for each document). After sending the emails to @gmail address (the one with the ongoing thread), I then selected the entire attachment and the surrounding text - or so I thought - and pasted them one by one into the draft response. Finally sent the reply back to the recipient with the requested documents.

    A bit later I received a reply that the docs didn't go through fully (showed as an attachment, but unopenable). So I had to fall back and send the docs via Outlook on my work system, which generated another separate email thread. Now the recipient has to keep track of two email threads.

    Is there a simpler or better way to accomplish this? I'm trying to commit to iOS for the long haul, but stuff like this is frustrating when it's relatively simple on BB or Android.
    Last edited by Dog5000; 08-20-2013 at 07:53 PM.
    08-20-2013 07:40 PM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    I hope someday in the not too distant future we'll be able to attach files from the email app.
    08-20-2013 07:49 PM
  7. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Isn't the appearance arguably the biggest change in any OS? Many of the gripes dealt with iOS being unchanged since the original iPhone. Well, iOS 7 has changed that while still maintaining familiarity and ease of use. As for function, c'mon, unless you expect everything to be automated or voice controlled, every OS provide similar tap-to-select capabilities. They all have calendar, email, SMS, reminder/to-do and others that function in almost the exact same manner.
    But iOS needs more than just GUI improvements. For example the email attachments from stock mail app, it really needs that and with how advanced phones are today it's shocking it doesn't. iOS is becoming more of a play OS than a productive one.

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    08-21-2013 12:55 PM
  8. sconrad308's Avatar
    I use my phone a lot for work and have work files on my phone. I have my departments schedules and some other schedules along with other documents. They are usually PDF's sometimes but word documents. If someone needs those emailed to them, it is so simple on my android phone. I can go to either the document and select share via email or any other way, or I can reply directly to it and send them the file they need.
    In fact just last night I had someone need a file that I was saved to my phone and I just replied back and attached the file. Just like I would on my computer at my desk. It's handy having that functionality.
    That was actually one of the reasons that I left the iOS platform was because of the limitations that they had placed.
    08-21-2013 01:29 PM
  9. sconrad308's Avatar
    I'm hoping someone can help. Today I needed to reply to an ongoing email thread with an attachment. I couldn't send a private link to the document on my SugarSync for fear and risk of confusing the receiver and over complicating the process, or having the links stripped out by a firewall/security system along the way.

    So what I tried was sending myself the required documents from within SugarSync by selecting Mail as the share option. This brought up my @me account with the required documents attached in a new email (had to repeat this for each document). After sending the emails to @gmail address (the one with the ongoing thread), I then selected the entire attachment and the surrounding text - or so I thought - and pasted them one by one into the draft response. Finally sent the reply back to the recipient with the requested documents.

    A bit later I received a reply that the docs didn't go through fully (showed as an attachment, but unopenable). So I had to fall back and send the docs via Outlook on my work system, which generated another separate email thread. Now the recipient has to keep track of two email threads.

    Is there a simpler or better way to accomplish this? I'm trying to commit to iOS for the long haul, but stuff like this is frustrating when it's relatively simple on BB or Android.
    It has been a while since I've been on iOS but I don't think there is a better way or another way on iOS. It is a huge limitation of the system. I'm like you and don't want to have 2 or 3 threads that people need to keep up with. We had a schedule we were doing for getting some jobs done and when it got to me to review I realized there were a couple of things left off and was able to edit the document and resend it in the same thread from my phone. But I'm on Android and won't go back to iOS because of their limitations.
    Trees likes this.
    08-21-2013 01:35 PM
  10. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    It really depends on how your approach you personal "workflow". I like the current setup because if I have something (document, photo, etc) that needs to be emailed, I want to do it from within the app I'm in at he time whether that is Photos, Pages, Dropbox, etc. I don't want to have to switch to the Mail app, attach something, and then email it.

    But if your workflow/thought process when you want to email something is to first go to the Mail app and then try to find what you want to attach, then the current setup doesn't work.

    Neither way is right or wrong, but obviously Apple wants (or forces) you to do it the first way.
    I understand what you're saying.

    But for most of what I do very rarely am I creating a document on my phone. I store it on my phone and send it out as needed. Therefore by having to go to any app other than the mail app is extra time and an extra app. For example attaching a resume, I'm going to make that on my computer so i would just attach it in an email.

    I also find it annoying how in order to send an attachment I have to create a new email thread, it's more to keep track of. I do wish Apple would give both options of attaching a document but there definitely needs to be an easier way than there is currently.
    08-22-2013 03:55 PM
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