1. John Flud's Avatar
    I know you can send photos and videos as an attachment, but you can't say, attach a PDF from iCloud Drive.

    now for me this isn't a big deal because I'm not a business person. I mostly use my phone for iTunes, browsing the internet, camera, ibooks, and facebook. oh yeah and phone calls. LOL

    That said, I read and hear that complaint alot from android users and such. I think its a valid concern for business people who may be doing alot of emailing each other back and forth with PDFs, word documents, excel stuff, etc.

    Thats an advantage to android, with the downside being that you have to deal with android. LOL no doubt business people won't care for google's spying or lack of security, which seems worse to me.
    I'm glad I'm not a business person stuck with that conundrum.

    With apple trying to reach the enterprise, and even partnering with IBM, I just find it odd they'd overlook something as simple as being able to save and send attachments via the email app, especially since they clearly can do it as evidence that they already do with pictures and videos. They wouldn't even need an icloud drive icon or have people deal with a file system, if they're against that idea. Just have the email app access icloud drive like pages can do now, save attachments there for other apps to access or to get at files to attach to an email.

    I'm not sure what apple is thinking here. Thankfully it doesn't affect me on a personal level all that much but it does make me curious. any thoughts?
    09-18-2014 06:21 AM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    I just email the document from whatever app I'm using. I usually save PDF's in ibooks and email from there. Currently I'm not using iCloud because I'm waiting on Yosemite.

    Attaching a photo or video into a email is handled the way it is because I think that if you are emailing and then decide to add a photo or video you can do that from one area, the photos app.
    I think in business one wouldn't just decide to share a doc at the last min. I think that would be their objective initially. Even if one decided at the last min to send a doc and you already started a email just copy the text and paste it into a email using the share button from a doc app.

    Attaching a doc from the email app you would have to navigate thru several apps to get that doc. Editing a photo in say Snapseed that photo can be saved to the photos app or shared directly in Snapseed.

    If your objective is to send a doc you share it right from the app using the email option there's no need to attach it in a email from iCloud Drive or anywhere else.
    09-18-2014 08:14 AM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    Perhaps once iCloud drive is fully online this can be done with iOS 8 and the native email app? I tried after updating to iOS 8, but didn't see an option to add an attachment other than a Photo or Video.

    iEd's explanation makes sense for how to accomplish from within an originating app (app that created the document). The feature to add an attachment (other than Photo or Video) in a "Reply to:" situation still appears to be missing.
    09-18-2014 10:42 PM
  4. Trees's Avatar
    With iCloud drive now fully available, has anyone been able to reply to an email and attach a document (not photo or video)?
    10-24-2014 07:31 PM
  5. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    You might want to start your post mentioning the type of hardware you're asking about. I kinda assume it's an iPad, but you don't make it clear.
    10-24-2014 08:56 PM
  6. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I'm using AltaMail as my primary email app, first email app on iOS that I've used that you can attach files (I use dropbox) as fluidly as on a conventional computer.
    10-25-2014 04:02 AM

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