iCloud Drive

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    Any major changes here?

    Can it be used more like a proper file system? EG save a file from app A into the drive and open it with another?

    Can photos be saved to the drive?

    Can Safari save files to it?
     
  2. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    From everything that I can see so far, it is more or less unchanged from the iOS 9 version.
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. insomniac86 macrumors regular

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    We all really need to start complaining to Apple Feedback regarding iCloud drives ****** state of existence.
    I can't believe that Dropbox has better integration in iOS than Apples very own!

    What i can do with Dropbox ( & can't do with iCloud Drive):
    -Save/Export a photo from the Photos app to it.
    -Airdrop a file and save it to Dropbox
    -Save from pretty much any app that supports Share Sheets

    What iCloud needs:
    -Save a download from Safari
    -Be accessible as a share sheet (Export from Photos app etc)
    -Be a target for Airdrop files. In other words, if you airdrop me a file, i want to be able to save it straight to iCloud Drive. (Can be done via Dropbox)
    -Selective Sync for Offline Files
    -Delta uploads

    I want to get rid of Dropbox purely because i want native support. But at this point iCloud drive is still a joke.
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've been sending Apple Feedback for years and absolutely nothing has happened.
     
  6. insomniac86 macrumors regular

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    Oh i don't know, they have finally given us the option to have folders appear on top before files in Finder. I've only been asking for that for the last 6 years lol.
     
  7. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's a bit of an hack and off topic in the context of this topic (forgive me for that, I just want to help you to get work done) but you can do all the stuff you mentioned in iOS9, using the Workflow app.

    Hopefully one day these features will be native, after Apple stops focusing on iMessage stickers and emoji, redesigning apps after one year and making control center worse
     
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  9. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    You can do this already. It's not really well 'integrated', but I do save photos in iCloud Drive sometimes. Don't know why to be honest, but I can. xD
     
  10. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Share it when you find out how. Are you sure you didn't put them there via a Mac?
     
  11. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    Download Workflow and use this workflow. It's very easy and fast:
     

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  12. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    Bit of a joke to use these 3rd party workarounds to use iCloud Drive
     
  13. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed
     
  14. cynics macrumors G4

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    iCloud Drive is a 1st party app, there is too much overlap/redundancy for it to ever have every single feature a 3rd party app such as Dropbox has.
     
  15. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    Apple really should have bought Dropbox (didn't they try?)
     
  16. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Or at least the talent behind Dropbox. Dropbox was using Amazon's cloud storage back then, so it was really their own software engineering which made all the difference.
     

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