Some people buying iPad for ease of file sharing with the Mac. If I use Windows or Linux...

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  1. hajime macrumors 601

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    I read that some people use iPad because it is easy to share files with the Mac. In case I switch to Linux and Windows, will it be easy to share files between Windows/Linux and Android tablet which I already bought?
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Very true.
    Hmmm... linux, windows, android... you may get better answers in forums dedicated to those operating systems.

    Or have I misunderstood your request?
     
  3. KingZorb macrumors newbie

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    I use dropbox to easy share files between my Mac, my work Windows PC and my iPad/iPhone. Not sure how well dropbox supports linux, but there are several alternatives for file sharing between Windows PCs and iPad/iPhone.
     
  4. greywolfe macrumors member

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    I've used Dropbox to share files from Linux systems. What I do, if creating in Libre Office, is create the file on the Linux system in Excel format.
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68020

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    @KingZorb & @greywolfe:
    Why would you not use Apple's iCloud? Just log into your account online and access your iCloud folder?
    This would seem preferable to a 3rd party service.
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Just use Google for contacts, photos, calendars, drive, &c. I have no problems using it to sync Windows, iOS, macOS and Android. Haven't tried Linux. It's probably a little bit more work to setup. Other than that all should work fine.

    Use Lastpass for passwords. Way better than Keychain.
     
  7. KingZorb macrumors newbie

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    Two (minor) reasons why I use Dropbox over iCloud: 1) we use Dropbox a LOT here at work, and I am just a creature of habit. 2) the iCloud thingy for Windows really struggles with my photo library, so I just didn't get in the habit of using it.

    I also use Microsoft Onedrive a bit between my systems, but haven't really used it anywhere as much as I have Dropbox.
     

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