iPad Pro Dream Cloud File App

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JonSarge3108, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular

    JonSarge3108

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    Dropbox, Box, OneDrive... All allow files to be saved offline but I don't think they allow offline editing and upload when back on Internet.

    Any option for a package that allows this or is it an iOS limitation at the minute?

    Thanks.
     
  2. janezblond macrumors member

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    PDF Expert (and I would expect Documents 5 by Readdle) allow you to connect and sync a cloud folder with local storage. From my experience, any changes you make inside those folders will get synced back to the cloud whenever possible.

    Downside is, the synced folders are not presented to outside applications through the document picker, so you'd have to manually copy files back into them if you want them to sync later.
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Microsoft's apps (Word, PP, Excel) support downloading, editing and saving to/from DropBox.
     
  4. JonSarge3108 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whilst I have a connection... If I'm sat on a plane, or in the country with no internet - that functionality goes. (As far as I understand it?)
     
  5. shipwrecked macrumors member

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    Using Goodnotes, you can download files from Dropbox and save it for offline use. Not the most elegant solution but it does the trick.
     
  6. aw3524 macrumors member

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    I believe the Office apps at least will allow you to download to the device and edit offline (tested quickly with Airplane mode).
     
  7. JonSarge3108 thread starter macrumors regular

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    They will - but that's a lot of files to keep re downloading from a shared work folder. That's the beauty of Dropbox, it handles that. It just can't do offline :/
     
  8. JonSarge3108 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Similar to using Documents to handle it. As you say, not elegant and have to copy back to Dropbox when I have Internet - I'll end up forgetting. Dropbox would do it automatically.
     

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