Browsing Files on the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joshysquashy, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2005
    Does anyone know how/if you can browse files on the iPhone.

    Didn't SJ say it would be possible to view PDF documents, this can't be from within iPhoto surely, so some sort of browser must be somewhere. i think it should use the new cover flow view when rotated too, with the preview icons.

    it seems to be the only major feature missing at the moment.
  2. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    I haven't seen the video of the keynote (when would it be available?).

    But I guess they would have something to preview PDF, Word, PP, and Excel. And if they miss it then someone would surely make an app for that.
  3. Cleverboy macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    It would be a shame if iPhone is running Leopard, and doesn't bring us the Leopard previews to PDF files. That would be somewhat silly I'd think. Right now, however, I'm thinking PDFs are viewing by clicking an e-mail attachment or browsing the web. That's about it.

    ~ CB
  4. darwen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    California, US
    Yeah, it can view PDF files. I dont think it is how you are expecting it though... there isnt a 'Finder' or 'Preview' to see the PDF files. I would expect they would just open from an email or the internet. Probably in the Web Browser.
  5. joshysquashy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2005
    but shouldn't you be able to put a pdf on the iphone to show people, without having to email it to yourself. also, with notepad you must be able to browse for a file to open, so surely other apps could browse for files, why not include a file browser? so you can rename files, create/delete folders and generally manage the system?!

    is there even an icon for "system preferences" to adjust backlight time, system sounds etc. i am sure there must be one somewhere, how come no one has noticed?!
  6. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    Perhaps you are referring to the "Settings" button? It's on the home screen.

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