MacMost Now 400: iPad File Sharing

The iPad has many apps that can be used to create and view documents. Getting those documents to and from the iPad can be done using several different methods. You can do it using iTunes and special features built into some apps.

Comments: 12 Responses to “MacMost Now 400: iPad File Sharing”

    Tom moore
    9 years ago

    Clever how your advert cannot be dismissed on an iPad, so as to see your article about iPad.

      9 years ago

      What advert? Why can’t it be dismissed? Can you give more details.

        Jerry
        9 years ago

        Me too. A pop-up ad took many clicks on x to dismiss.

    Left Elm
    9 years ago

    Congrats on 400! I find myself more and more watching your videos. Nice little bite-sized lessons. To the point and useful.

    As far as sharing is concerned on the iPad: What I miss is the ability to simply open a document (in Pages, e.g.) in a network-shared Mac folder as I could on a networked Macbook (and then save back to the Mac after editing). The current schemes have an awkward philosophy, it seems to me. You have to think way too far ahead to figure out what you’ll need.

    But the methods you outline work great, as far as they go. You could also mention that Air Sharing can read attachments from an email server. So I find that I use Air Sharing to first get a file I need on the Mac, use “Open In” Pages to edit it, then email to myself when I’m done (so that I can keep the final documents in Air Sharing; there is no way to save docs from Pages to Air Sharing in the iPad). Pretty strange doings and not for the faint-hearted..

    Roy & Ren
    9 years ago

    Congrats of 400 episodes Gary!
    We always enjoy your videos and are glad you have been doing lots of iPad related ones too, as we have new iPads that we totally enjoy so much! This one was great – setting up GoodReader to access more files right now! Until now we were only email files to ourselves!
    We are actually planning some video podcasts for our website, Twosquirts.com soon. We have been inspired by yours! (Even though our content is on a different subject – restaurants!)
    Thanks again!
    Roy & Ren

    GREGORY MASSEY
    9 years ago

    Congrats…..YOur videos very helpful.
    Thanks !!!

    Ann
    9 years ago

    Thanks, Gary. Your episodes are very informative. Keep up the good work. This was helpful to me; I didn’t realize that about Good Reader.

    Roger Steele
    9 years ago

    I made the mistake of downloading some audio books and music directly from my iPad, now cannot get them to my iTunes library to install them on my iPod. Are you able to offer any suggestions?
    Is there a method to reload them from iTunes store to iTunes on my pc so they can be shared to my iPod?

      9 years ago

      Have you tried, in iTunes, Store, Check for Available Downloads?

    Tom Bonanno
    8 years ago

    Gary:
    I’m a huge fan of yours and in the short 2 1/2 years I’ve converted to the Mac from PC I have learned a lot,however your video # 400 I have not been able to transfer the files for Pages or Numbers the way you have shown same. in my I tunes I have in the “documents section two commands one that says “Save to” & one for “”transfer”., and I cannot see the files in ITunes that are in the IPad. Help? Thank you

      8 years ago

      Have you exported the files from Pages and Numbers on your iPad? You have to go into those apps first, then hit the export/save button for the document you want to transfer. Then select iTunes as your method of transfer. This sets up the file to be ready to be transferred this way.

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