Transferring without iTunes

nampramos

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 14, 2010
444
31
Hi guys!


I'm going on a trip this friday and I won't be taking my MacBook.

I will take my iPad instead and during the trip I'd like to collect photos and videos from my friends cameras.

How can I transfer that stuff from their laptops to my iPad without using iTunes (both Mac & PC).


Thanks a lot!
 

Bluemeanie1976

macrumors 6502a
Nov 1, 2009
551
0
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Well, I've never been in that position, but if it were me, I would make a folder on their computer with all the stuff I wanted in it, and just copy them over using airsharing, or a file manager app that is similar. They just need to create a wireless network.
 
Comment

HiddenPuppy

macrumors 6502
Dec 31, 2011
284
0
Hi guys!


I'm going on a trip this friday and I won't be taking my MacBook.

I will take my iPad instead and during the trip I'd like to collect photos and videos from my friends cameras.

How can I transfer that stuff from their laptops to my iPad without using iTunes (both Mac & PC).


Thanks a lot!
Use dropbox, the new version will automatically upload photos and you should then have access to them.

HiddenPuppy
 
Comment

nampramos

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 14, 2010
444
31
I will transfer a lot of data and I will not have access to internet.
 
Comment

Carouser

macrumors 65816
Feb 1, 2010
1,410
1
If there's no Internet then I imagine the only solution is the iPad Camera Connection Kit. Seems pretty straightforward - what am I missing?
 
Comment

ipsychedelic

macrumors 6502a
Mar 8, 2012
633
22
If there's no Internet then I imagine the only solution is the iPad Camera Connection Kit. Seems pretty straightforward - what am I missing?
Yeah that seems the obvious route.
Of course one could also use an app that transfers via WiFi, but then his/her friends would have to install a "client/server" app on the Mac.
 
Comment

nampramos

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 14, 2010
444
31
Yeah that seems the obvious route.
Of course one could also use an app that transfers via WiFi, but then his/her friends would have to install a "client/server" app on the Mac.

An app like that would work.

I can take the client/server on a USB stick.
 
Comment

Carlanga

macrumors 604
Nov 5, 2009
7,013
1,300
With iPad Magic, you can transfer photos, videos, music, books, etc. between iPad, iTunes and computer at ease. Moreover, it also enables you to convert audio and video files, rip CD and DVD discs, download online videos, make ringtones and more.

youtube.com/watch?v=8ALYybIAL3k

iPad, iPad 2, The New iPad, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display;
iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S;
2012 thread newb that prob is promoting his program:rolleyes:
 
Comment

cats4jan

macrumors member
Jul 21, 2013
32
1
Although OP's question is no longer timely, I want to reiterate that the Camera kit is a great option - it works so simply - unfortunately, everyone has to have SD cards.

When transferring, choose NO when asked if you want to delete photos from camera card, so you can use your iPad as your form of backup.

Internet service is expensive on cruise ships and phone service is not readily available - the camera kit is an excellent alternative.
 
Comment

Hustler

macrumors 6502
May 31, 2010
373
14
Ubidisk is a free Bluetooth transfer system. Definitely not the easiest to use for me but it was free and works if I ever need it and have no internet.

----------

Ha, just saw this thread was a little dusty!
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.