FileMagnet or Files or DataCase

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  1. bogart macrumors member

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    Which is best ?

    Main usage for me is carrying travel docs such as the google maps route search saved as pdf.

    I search the route at home and usually print the docs on paper to take with me. I have a touch not phone and cannot rely on access to maps online exactly when and where when I need it. When I mail such pdfs and access them that way I find I can't get enough resolution for them to be useable.

    andy
     
  2. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Datacase, and screenshotting the output from google maps.

    So for instance, if I want to go somewhere, I do:
    1. Get the directions in google maps on my computer.
    2. Take a screenshot of the browser window, save it as a PNG image using GIMP.
    3. Transfer it to Datacase.

    I (or my passenger) can then view it in Datacase as needed when driving. This seems to work because Datacase lets you zoom into images and doesn't resize them down to an unreadable form like the default iphone syncing does.
     
  3. bogart thread starter macrumors member

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    AARghh help DataCase

    I watched the video on datacase and it looked so good I bought it. I just plugged in the touch (to put the app on) and I have a dialogue box on the screen that says "Mobile Sync: Syncing with "bogarts ipod": Processing.

    It appears to be hung. The app is on the phone, not tried putting a file on it yet - but what process started this sync dialogue and how do I kill it ? I presumed that DataCase doesn't do a sync to a web service but only with the local machine - is that right or is it trying to sync with some remote service ?

    andy/bogart
     
  4. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    I've never gotten a "Mobile Sync" message.

    DataCase doesn't sync with any web services. I believe the idea is that if your iPhone is on the same network (e.g. router) as your computer, then they can talk to each other over the local network.
     
  5. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    There are multiple threads on this.

    You will find your answer in a search of any of those.
     
  6. bogart thread starter macrumors member

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    re Aargh help DataCase

    @Plumbing..

    Multiple threads on this ? Where, could you point me at one please ?

    andy
     
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