Can I download files from the internet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by waloshin, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Can I download files from the internet for viewing on an iPhone such as:

    - PDF files

    - Word, excel, power point
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure you can download PDFs, but there's no way your going to be viewing MS Office files on your iPhone ;)
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, as long as there is an app on your iPhone that can open the file. A good app that can download and save almost any kind of file is DropBox.
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Why not?
     
  5. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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  6. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Because it doesn't work!
     
  7. Vundu macrumors 65816

    Vundu

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    You can view them just fine. Try emailing one to yourself and open it on your iPhone.
     
  8. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    I and my field people use Drop Box and you can without a doubt view Word and Excel Documents. We do it all the time.

    The the OP, take a look at www.dropbox.com and see the iPhone App. It really works good and we have been using it for a while now. This way all of my people have access to all of our customer bids and contracts in the field.
     
  9. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    Your 1st stop should have been Apple's site...it's best to go to the official site for info:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

    There it lists exactly what you can open natively. And yes, all those files you listed can be viewed.
     
  10. blue43fan macrumors regular

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    You can view and download those types of files just fine. Safari can view them natively, but you have the option to open them in any app that will support them, such as Pages, Keynote, Numbers, or Dropbox if you want to save them to your device.
     
  11. dangerfish, Oct 18, 2011
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    dangerfish macrumors 6502

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    I open Word doc pretty much every day on my iPhone. Works just fine.
     

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  12. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    Try Quick Office. Works good and is 1/3 the price of getting all of apples office suite.

    Also, if you want to download files for offline viewing then just open them then use the "open with" option and send it to an app. It will save a copy to the app you chose to open with.
     
  13. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    That lists what can be opened through mail attachments not the browser.
     

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