Preview, iCloud, PDF's: where & why

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Julien, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Julien macrumors G3

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    I see in Preview you can save to iCloud. I saved a couple of PDF's but I don't see them on the web interface and of course no way to see them on my iPad/iPhone (that I know of). Is this a iOS 6 beta only feature? If not what is the point since you can't access Preview files from iCloud except on your Mac?
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    It's really for Mac To Mac iCloud sharing, I believe.
     
  3. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    There is no "Preview" app for iPhone so no surprise there.
     
  4. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    Almost everyone who owns a Mac also owns an iOS device, but the percentage of dual Mac owners is a much smaller number. Sure would be nice if Apple would add a Preview App for iOS devices so we could use this iCloud feature, especially being able to easily add/view PDF files. Also seems a little strange and confusing that there's no way to see these files in the iCloud web view.
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    That is the baffling thing about iCloud docs, no web access. Until they add it I will keep using Dropbox so I can drop and see/use my documents and files anywhere on any device.
     
  6. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    True but at least you can see/verify and delete/duplicate/download all iWork files but you can't even see iCloud Preview files. So in effect you could use a lot of your iCloud's storage space saving Preview files and not be aware of how many are there since you can't see them in the web interface.
     
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  8. creiapp macrumors newbie

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    I think Apple is developing something for preview

    Guess there will be an icon in icloud.com soon.

    It is really weird. I had an App called 'Save to Cloud", which let use put files in iCloud. The App was pulled by Apple about a year ago.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1290991

    If the preview going to an dropbox/google drive kind of thing, I really disappointed about Apple.
     
  9. derbladerunner macrumors 6502

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    Is this still the same limitation in Mavericks and iOS7? Basically...

    - now web access to PDFs
    - no access from iOS devices

    right?
     

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