Great App for using iWork with DropBox and More

DctrJ

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Feb 16, 2010
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Most are aware that iWork does not support Dropbox. It does however support WebDAV. I used DropDav back when it was free to pull and save files easily to Dropbox. Now they want $5 a month which is ridiculous! I did some searching and found SMEStorage in the app store. It's a one time cost of $5 and they email you instructions once you register on how to setup the WebDav for DropBox. Now all my iWork apps work great with Dropbox! If you have been looking for a way to get iWork and Dropbox to work together you should check it out. The app also allows you to do other things but I'll have to explore those later.
 

DctrJ

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Feb 16, 2010
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The instructions were very simple and have been posted below. Just go to your iWork app and insert webdav.smestorage.com after you have added dropbox to the account.

Thanks for purchasing our iOS App !

Your account has also been enabled with CloudDav. CloudDav adds WevDav access to any Cloud that you have mapped to your account, whether the actual storage cloud supports WebDav or not.

You can use CloudDav to interact with your files directly from Apps without even launching iSMEStorage. For example you can use any of the Apple iWork Apps (Page, Keynote, Numbers) to open and save files to your storage cloud by using the WebDav endpoint:

https://webdav.smestorage.com for US Server

https://webdaveu.smestorage.com if you chose the EU server for your account setup and your smestorage username and password as authentication.
 

laurenr

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Jan 9, 2008
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There is an easy way to upload any Pages/Keynote/Numbers document from your iPad to Dropbox:
Email selected doc as an attachment to yourself. In the iPad Mail App, click on the attachment, and in the popup window, select to "open in" Dropbox:


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When the Dropbox swings to the forefront, choose the folder you would like to upload it to, and if it existed there previously, it will ask if you wish to overwrite the original file:



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Using this method, you can edit a document directly from a Dropbox folder, and then upload it to that same folder when you are finished with it.
 

laurenr

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Jan 9, 2008
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Another method, is to sign up at the site, SendToDropBox. Quote from their site:

"Ever wish you could email files to your Dropbox? Yeah, me too. So I wrote an application to do just that! It's free, fast, secure and super simple too. All you have to do is connect with Dropbox, get your unique email address, and start sending files! After a few minutes they will automatically appear in your "Attachments" folder. We have some great features too, like automatic archive unzipping, folder organization, and plain text and html message copying, with more on the way!"

The only downside to this method, is that your file will always be uploaded to the "Attachments" folder in your Dropbox, and you would then have to move it to the desired folder.