Accessing iDisk files on iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by wolfpackfan, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    Do you think that Apple will ever make it possible to access iDisk files on your iPhone for viewing? I'd love to be able to upload Word and Excel documents to iDisk and then view them on my iPhone. I would do this all the time, if I had the ability. I tried uploading some files to my iDisk public directory and they could be downloaded fine on my other PC, but I couldn't do anything with them on my iPhone.
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Have you tried this:

    I was able to bring it up on my iPhone Browser but it was pretty small. Did not test it anymore but maybe you can get something to work. If so, could not imagine someone would not come up with a App for this.
  3. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    I think it would be great, I did try to see if I could open a document from my public iDisk like d21mike suggested but got nothing, the file was visible and clickable but it didn't open.
  4. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    When you think about it, it should be very doable. The problem is the web iDisk interface. If Apple (or someone else) would just come up with an iPhone specific webpage, it should work great.

    There seems to be so much promise with .Me, I just hope Apple continues to enhance it. I can't believe they still don't have it so you can access your contacts when sending an email at or have fixed the deleted message problem.
  5. foxytech macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2009
    i figured it out!

    go to your idisk at ( from your home or work computer

    go to the file you'd like to use from your iphone and click share file

    select 30 months (i mean... in 3 years the iphone might have an app for this)

    e-mail it to yourself.

    the songs or documents you want load automatically into quicktime player or in the document viewer for use when u click the icon in the e-mail from your iphone

    i have a special e-mail address just for my idisk files with lables inside. that way i can access them over and over for 30 months!

    (hopefully now apple won't disable this or something horrible like that. always stifling my ingenuity....) 0_o ~~~~

  6. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
  7. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
  8. Perrumpo macrumors 68000


    Jul 12, 2008
    Sorry, but when you're paying for MobileMe, Apple should offer a free iDisk app, not a paid third party app.

    I think this would be great, and the iPhone also needs to be able to print the documents from iDisk to local printers on that network, like a Mac does. In other words, the iPhone needs to have more netbook functionality!
  9. mjsanders5uk macrumors regular

    May 11, 2009
    All I want to do is to be able to upload files to my idisk then be able share them to someone if need be. For instance I travel a lot and its really useful to have scans of important docs available for emergencies.

    Come on apple!
  10. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
  11. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    Is there any app that can read iWork 09 formats?
  12. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    The OS 3.0 beta 5 can't presumably? I haven't heard otherwise - but has anyone checked?

    Does anyone else find that using these 3rd party apps - with big movies/pdfs, that the phone can crash in the pdf reader/qucktime app?
  13. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    Air Sharing Pro supports iWork 09. Also I just tried viewing a Pages 09 doc in the Mail app on OS3.0 beta5, and it works.

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