Best iPad browser for uploading files?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by MacAttacka, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. MacAttacka macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    I need to upload a daily word file on to a website. On a PC/mac selecting this option opens up file manager so i can select the document and it upload. Same with images. In Safari the whole upload box is greyed out. Is there a browser for the iPad that would allow me to do this? Ideally it would have a limited file manager/folder where i can store documents (even if i have to email them to myself). Ideally the folder would be local but a dropbox style folder might be good enough.
  2. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    There is no "files" in iOS. There is no file system in iOS. If you want to upload files from your tablet, buy Android tablet.
  3. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    You really need to stop your crap lilo777, really!

    iCab is the best one for that job.
  4. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Here is quote from iCab Q&A:

    Why is the file upload feature not working on file hosting sites like rapidshare and megaupload?

    The iOS does not support file upload at all, so iCab has to take the file upload task out of the web page context and do it itself. This works fine as long as a web page lets the browser do its job when processing forms. iCab recreates the standard form processing when doing a file upload, so this is exactly what the browser would have done if file upload would be supported. But file hosters like rapidshare and megaupload do not want that the browser is doing its "job" and therefore these pages are overwriting the default form processing with their own form processing code. These pages disable iCab's own upload feature by overwriting it with their own upload code, and then they can only use the features which are supported by the iOS. And because the iOS does not support file uploads, you can't upload files on these web sites.
    Also other sites rely on their own upload code instead of letting the browser do its job, like "yahoo mail" where you can not upload files for attachments.
  5. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Yes if it's based on flash it won't work.
    And you said there are no files or file system in iOS.
    Stop your trolling.
    This person wanted an answer for his / her product " iPad " not Android.
    Maybe you need to go through all of your own posts to see what I'm talking about.
  6. dell who? macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2012
    OP, this IS possible, not necessarily through a browser, more likely through an app that supports document functionality. Keep in mind at all times that remote desktop control apps would allow your iPad to control your computer as if you were sitting right in front of it, so if all else fails you can always go about things that way.

    Lilo, how old are you? What do you do for a living? What Apple products do you own? Do you have any business in this forum?

    Here's my guesses: 14, nothing, nothing, and no.

    Quit spending time on a forum dedicated to the use of Apple products. Most people on here aren't stupid enough to think that Android is the answer to anything, because it isn't. Go get a job at a Verizon/AT&T store so you can at least get paid for saying things like this, and maybe every once in a while someone will actually care.

    Shocking side note: most people who try to talk about the good things in Android sell phones/electronics for a living, and the only reason they say those things is because their commission on Apple stuff is lower than what they make selling anything else, not because they actually like it or even use it. Every Verizon employee I've ever known had an iPhone in their pocket long before Verizon actually supported an iPhone. Let's all think about that for a moment...

    But yeah, go Droid!
  7. laurenr macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    You can use the Goodreader app to upload files:
    "GoodReader offers the ability to access FTP servers. You can browse servers, download, upload, sync and delete files and entire folders. "
    Screenshot - please excuse size, I am using iCab to upload screenshot from my iPad::p


    Attached Files:

  8. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I think what LILO is trying to say in a not so elegant manner is that what the op wants to do, although possible, is very complicated compared to Android, which is more like a PC, which doesn't help the OP at all.

    Here's the steps.

    Create the Word file in say, QuickOffice.
    Upload the file to Dropbox.
    Download it again onto the iPad, but using iCab instead. This will put the file inside the iCab "sandbox".
    Upload it to the website (assuming the site doesn't need flash for the upload UI)

    Based on the OPs description, this is not a FTP server, it's a website with a simple file upload interface. Due to the iPads design, access to the file system is restricted, which is why the upload button is greyed out and you are forced to do this file shuffle and use a third party browser.

    The iPad isn't perfect you know... ;)
  9. RecessionApps macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2012
    Our iUploader™ app allows you to upload doc, pdfs, excel spreadsheets, etc to various websites.

    We have verified that our app works with uploading files to:

    ✓ Microsoft Office Outlook® Web Access 2003
    ✓ Craigslist® upload

    You can get iUploader™ from the App Store at
  10. pagansoul macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2006
    iCAB is great for downloading onto the iPad off the internet.

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