Noob q.: Can you download & save files in Safari?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by anotherone, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. anotherone macrumors newbie

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    So - not yet bought an iPad, but planning to. It's going to be mostly about playing / consuming, usual sort of thing.

    But also, if I want to do part of my job on an ipad, I need to be able to go to websites, and download pdf or word docs, and save them. I'm happy to transfer them to itunes at a later point if i can save them in the first place.

    Can the iPad save docs, or is there an app that does the job?

    Thanks
     
  2. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    Not in Safari, but you can in iCab. Goodreader and Dropbox will also be must haves for you.
     
  3. rezatayebi macrumors regular

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    Safari can't. But if you use Terra Browser, which is free, you can download files and save web pages. Also Filer is a great app for downloading.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    There's also File Browser. You can download files from Safari, and save them on the iPad or onto a shared folder in your wifi network.
     
  5. anotherone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Easy decision now - and lots of choice. It will go nicely with my new MBP 13 inch i'll be getting at the same time :)

    (I travel a lot - portability and battery are everything to me - not graphics)
     
  6. camelsnot macrumors 6502

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    then an air would've been better for travel versus a mbp.
     
  7. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    Safari can if you jailbreak and download Safari Download Manager Plug in. Love it.
     
  8. anotherone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's an old debate but...

    For my purposes, I think an air is underpowered. I'm computer programmer, and regularly have Eclipse, tomcat, mysql, apache, firefox, skype & thunderbird open at the same time. Not including putty (on windows), irc chat program etc
     

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