iCloud App for iOS

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by dario1326, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. dario1326 macrumors newbie

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    So all Macs updated to OS X Yosemite got the new iCloud Drive folder in their Finder sidebar, is it possible like in this image, we may be getting, a new iCloud App for our iOS devices?
     

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  2. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    That image is what would show up within apps that allow you to pull iCloud data, not an actual stand-alone app.

    I would really like one for iCloud Drive though. That way if I want to manage my files I don't have to run to my Mac.
     
  3. rodknocker macrumors 6502

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    "using an iCloud-enabled app on your iOS device"

    There will be no dedicated iCloud Drive app for iOS.

    But i don't understand. Apple will support sharing files through Macs and Windows PCs.

    So why the don't open this for iOS?
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Would you be able to give me an example of what you would do if you had an iCloud drive app on iOS?
     
  5. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    Most likely what's gonna happen is there's gonna be an iCloud access panel built into apps like Readdle's Documents and whatnot.
     
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    You can easily send people a group of files (from different apps) at once without having to jump into different apps.

    Example: You go into the iCloud app, select your multiple files (that were saved in different apps) and tap "Share" to send an E-mail with the links (say you're sending a spreadsheet from Numbers, and PDF from iBook).

    Also, you can simply see what files you have in the Cloud at a quick glance without having to individually dive into each & every app on your iPhone. This is good if you can't recall which app you saved your a PDF in or whatever.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    The examples you provided make a lot of sense but for some reason I'm was under the impression that the person I quoted wanted a "Finder" type interface for iOS where you could manually upload files to the iCloud drive.
     
  8. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    The point of iCloud drive is to transfer files between apps without having to sync. When you need a file from iCloud drive, an interface pops up to get what you want form iCloud, Dropbox or any other app with storage... otherwise it isn't cluttering your screen.

    iCloud drive was not meant to be like dropbox and be able to send mass files to people for collaboration, it's meant for a simpler, quicker personal way to keep documents synced up and accessible everywhere.
     
  9. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    My bad!:eek:
     
  10. rodknocker macrumors 6502

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    The same as with Dropbox? Seems legit.
     
  11. charlituna macrumors G3

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    No. Because iOS has no file system since all data is accessed via an app. it's been that way from the beginning and there's really no reason to change it. After all, raw data is pointless without an app to open it. Only the 5% of users who are freaks and geeks that just have to have their data sitting a certain way need a file system. Everyone else just needs the app to be able to find the data.

    Otherwise the Finder sidebar is just a tool to help you load up files for file sharing to said apps. In a way that is a hell of a lot better than the current way in iTunes.

    truth, I applaud any system that reduces some of the bloat that is iTunes. In fact the cuz (referenced in my sig) has been pushing a change up in the iTunes software for a while and I love her ideas about splitting the whole thing up more like it is in iOS and creating a new iSync for that function. And adding a Media Server tool for things like home sharing.
     

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