FINALLY "Add to iCloud Drive" button in every compatible share sheet!

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  1. abrahamw88 macrumors member

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    I am beyond ecstatic to find that the latest iOS 10 beta has an "Add to iCloud Drive" button in most share sheets that I can see including third party apps. I would say that this finally puts iCloud Drive basically on par with Google Drive, Dropbox etc. I have been baffled for years that Apple never had an easy way to add files from one app into iCloud Drive. I have submitted multiple feedback requests for this change. Is anyone else pleased to finally see this addition?
     

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  2. Abazigal macrumors G3

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    Need to try it first, but if it is basically the same as "add to dropbox", this would get me to use icloud drive more.

    There used to be a workflow recipe for this. Happy problem, bring able to retire a 3rd party solution as iOS continues to mature.
     
  3. abrahamw88 thread starter macrumors member

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    YES! Until now I had been using a workflow function to add to my iCloud Drive. I am very glad to have a native button now since I have switched completely to iCloud Drive within the last 2 years. I appreciate the better integration of iCloud Drive with iWork apps.
     
  4. infernoguy macrumors regular

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    Not seeing it in Safari. I'm trying to save a web page. Dropbox will save as a PDF before saving but no iCloud Drive option.

    Am I missing something?
     
  5. abrahamw88 thread starter macrumors member

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    No I don't not think so. I don't think safari has the ability to convert a web page to a PDF. My first screenshot shows safari viewing a PDF that was downloaded.
     
  6. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Ooh, I've been wanting to save PDFs downloaded from Safari to iCloud Drive for a very long time. Saving them to iBooks wasn't what I always wanted to do. This is great, nice find.
     
  7. infernoguy macrumors regular

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    Ah... makes sense. Thanks!
     
  8. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    You can "Save PDF to Ibooks" from Safari, which converts the page to PDF. It'd be good if they added that for icloud drive.
     
  9. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    I don't have the beta, but 9 to 5 Mac has an article about iOS 10 PDFs printing. I have no idea if this feature is actually yet in the beta.

    http://9to5mac.com/2016/06/16/ios-10-airprint-bluetooth-beacon-create-pdf-printing/

    Create PDF

    Also new in iOS 10, you’ll now be able to create a PDF from the print panel much like you have long been able to do on the Mac. After selecting Print, you can access the feature by pinching out from the print preview screen with two fingers and hitting the share menu in the upper right corner (or use peek and pop with 3D Touch instead of pinching). Any app that can accept PDF sharing will be under the share menu and you can send your newly created PDF from there.
     
  10. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Holy crap! It's there now. It's a dreadfully weird interaction to do it but right enough, if you "spread" fingers on the print preview it goes full screen and then you can use the share sheet on bottom left (not top right) to send to icloud drive as PDF. :eek:

    Really useful but very, very odd way to do it.

    Edit: bottom left for share sheet on iphone SE and top right for 9.7" ipad.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 4, 2016 ---
    Here it is in action on iPad

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  11. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Yep they added the iCloud drive thing for share sheets but in Safari DropBox is better. You can save videos/music/zips etc... to DropBox but ICloud you can't. Kind of baffles me that the third party app has a better extension than a first party developer.
     
  12. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    IMG_0074.PNG

    Uh. Yes you can. I just downloaded putty in both zip and exe and both gave me the option to upload to iCloud drive.
     
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  14. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Yes, that's a pretty dumb omission. Of course if you open it opens the player which doesn't have an iCloud share sheets. For a moment I thought long press -> Share might do the trick but it actually sends a text file with the URL to icloud :rolleyes: Send feedback if you want it changed
     
  15. abrahamw88 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just tried that and it worked! So you can "fairly" easily export a webpage as a PDF to any app or iCloud. Now they just need to make the option more discover-able and easy to use.
     
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