Downloading Files with Safari?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wakeua, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. wakeua macrumors newbie

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    For already Ipad users;
    Just a question - is it possible to download files while browsing with safari? Are these files restricted? where would they be saved?
    If not - is there an app doing so?
    Thanks in advance;
     
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Can't be done through Safari.

    I use a VNC client to access my home computer and download stuff onto that using a full-blown browser. Which I can then share on my MobileMe disk - very convoluted!
     
  3. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I would use a download app such as Downloader. I have not had the need as yet, but that seems to be a viable solution for both the iPhone and iPad--download then move files to your Mac through Wi-FI. Just search on "download" in the App Store.
     
  4. wakeua thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for quick info - just found something that seems suitable;
    ReaddleDocs

    - Save Documents From the Web
    Use built-in web browser to find and save files from the Web directly to your device. Save whole webpages with images to read them offline.
     
  5. markosb macrumors 6502

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    The only things I can download are files compatible with the OS, like PDF, DOC... into apps that are installed.

    They do have apps, like the posts above mine that let you copy the link and let the app download it.
     
  6. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    Does Safari let you do this?

    Because I tried downloading a PDF on Safari and it didn't work. The PDF would load and I could see it, but when I tried to touch it and bring up a dialogue box, nothing happened. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  7. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Downloader has bookmarklets for Safari which will hand the page over to it so you can download from there. Also doubles as a private web browser for people who are into that sort of thing -- no history.
     
  8. unkn0wnsoldier macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I learned a new word today. Convoluted. Awesome!:D
     
  9. markosb macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I did yesterday. It let me view/save in one of my PDF apps. Doc files can be saved to pages.
     
  10. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    I have Air Sharing, would that be an app PDF's would be able to be saved in?
     
  11. markosb macrumors 6502

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    Probably not, you need an app that interfaces with the OS. With good reader you can open compatible files from email and safari. You could contact the company to have them put those features in.
     
  12. BaronStein macrumors regular

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    GoodReader or Downloader are the best for these jobs.
     
  13. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    I think I will contact the developers of Air Sharing and ask for that feature, since it seems like something alot of people would want.
     
  14. xROBERTxDAVISx macrumors regular

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  15. wrxdrunkie macrumors member

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    I also use goodreader and it is wonderful. Only .99 cents, great value, and the developer updates the app constantly (in a good way).
     

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