Im going to guess it depends on the file type...but then again I don't know where it would store it since it has no file system really. Im guessing it doesnt work and my wife is hogging the iPad so I can't check.
I was wondering about audio, video, and text (.doc) files. The iPad has apps for all of them it could save to, so I don't see why not.
I think the only way that uploading would work would be through dedicated apps, for example a yousendit app that you could send files to from other apps.
There is no "file system"
You can download files the iPad uses though, it goes to the application that uses it.
that's one of the great things about this OS, and why it better than a desktop OS (for non-work related tasks)
Super quick, and super stable. No nonsense included.
Connect your iPad to your Mac. On iTunes, select iPad from devices and go to the Apps tab. Under the place where you can arrange your apps, there is an area that allows you to store files on the iPad. This is the File Sharing feature.
I know the file sharing works, because others have tried it already. But could someone please move a file to their iPad in this way, and then try uploading the file on a website? I'll give you an example. Put a small image file on the iPad (with File Sharing, not with iPhoto), and then visit an avatar-enabled forum on your iPad and try uploading the file as a new avatar. Could someone please give this a go?
If you click on a link to download a .doc file in safari, it will allow you to download it to pages if you have it installed.
What kind of files do you want to download?
for .99 I bought (on the rec. of this board) GoodReader and it can download from FTP, Websites, your computer wirelessly. It can play/view tons of file formats from word to pdf to pictures and movies
ETA: you can also have it (from the app) review your emails to find attachments and download too.
The app isn't perfect - but for 99 - it's great
hmm. does that mean that i could download a mp4 video clip that will run in the iPod/video feature of the iPad?
anyone has tried uploads via safari?