I Really REALLY want to keep my IPHONE!

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  1. longstrider macrumors newbie

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    I am into my second week with my new Iphone 3gs, coming from a BlackBerry 8330. I love the iPhone, but if I cannot find a way to save and edit email attachments, so that they can then be reattached and sent via email, I will have to return the phone and stick with the 8330. I have searched and tried a few different suggestions: Quick Office, Docs to Go, Readdle Docs. None of these work well at all. I am hoping that someone can provide some type of solution, but I am fearing the worse. I don't want to give up the iPhone! Does anyone have another idea?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Why do you say "none of these work well at all"?
     
  3. longstrider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, let me backtrack... Actually, Quick Office and Docs provide a sufficient solution for editing. The hurdle is being able to save an attached document from an email, so that I can use one of those programs to actually make changes. Is there a way to save and edit email attachments?
     
  4. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Sorry.
     
  5. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    Maybe look at other email client apps in the app store. There or other ones available that might allow you to do something like this. Don't know for sure though. Good luck. :eek:
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, there's a workaround, at least until Quickoffice gets updated with the ability to access email attachments.

    You can also use DocsToGo with Exchange if you have exchange account.
     
  7. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I thought I saw somewhere that with Readdle Docs you could save/open attachments. You needed to usea specific email they give you, but you can always forward your emails to your Readdle account and open them up from there. I don't own this app, but I believe I read this somwhere. Can anyone else confirm?


    EDIT: I guess JayLenochiniMac beat me to it. That's the workaround I was talking about also.
     
  8. venasque macrumors member

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    Really? That surprises me. You can save pictures from emails right (I'm waiting on stock before I get my first every iPhone)? With Apple trying to break into the corporate world (with Exchange) I can't believe they didn't think people might want to save a document from an email. :confused:
     
  9. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean waiting for stock? Waiting for stock to sell so you have the money to get an iPhone?


    Well, there's no user-accessible file system. The pictures in email had to be programmed in from Apple as a separate feature because the user doesn't have direct access to the file system. As a poster above me said, Documents to Go supports Exchange attachments (if you buy the Exchange edition).
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The pictures go to the camera roll. Too bad they don't program a way to save pdf's and docs. It would be nice.
     
  11. longstrider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I felt the same way! I assumed that such a basic task would be stock. Now do not get me wrong, the iPhone is an incredible device, but I am surprised that this function was not included Out of the box. I think I will give Quick office a chance to come out with their solution, before I pay for MobileMe. Hopefully it will come sooner than later. This has to be an issue bigger than just me. I would imagine it is a huge void...

    Thank you all for your help. You may just be stuck with me for a while.
     
  12. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    The simple fact is that Apple doesn't alllow user-access to the file system. Everything is done with programs on the surface and not through the direct manipulation of folders and files by the user. It's not that Apple can't make this function work, it's that they didn't want user-access to the file system to simplify things.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Do the 60-day MobileMe free trial and Quickoffice will be updated by the time it's over.
     
  14. jimleszczynski macrumors regular

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    I cannot recall where I read it. However, Docs 2 Go supposedly released a update to iTunes within the past week that will permit e-mail download and edit.
     
  15. longstrider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are correct; You can download and edit files with Documents to Go, although excel files are not included. But it is a step closer!
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Both DocsToGo and DocsToGo with Exchange are still version 1.0. It's the Exchange edition that allows you to download Exchange email attachments.
     

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