Want to switch to ios for new iPhone, but i need to...

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Neon01, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Neon01 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Im currently using android because it has a file system I can save files to. I really would love to be able to switch to iPhone 6, but i often torrent files, save them to my phone, attach them to emails (gmail), and grab them on my pc at work. Is there any way to be able to do this on ios?

    I'm guessing its not possible, but would live to hear about work arounds. One i considered would be to remote into my pc at home and accomplish the same thing, but im not sure if this is possible outside of my network either.

    Advice is appreciated.
  2. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2013
    How do you currently torrent files?

    Mailbox app allows you to attach files to emails.
  3. Neon01 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2011
    As i said, i use android currently. I use a torrent app, i think its called bittorrent or something. Works perfectly and lets me save files to the built in data storage.

    Im aware i can attach files to email using a number of ios mail apps, but as far as i know this is limited to jpegs, right? The problem I've always had is that each ios app seems to have its own independent file system, so my mail app cant grab files stored in...let's say...goodreader. Has this changed?
  4. sodapop1 Suspended


    Sep 7, 2014
    Why not use a cloud-based solution like Dropbox or iCloud Drive? No need to attach files to emails and you can access your files from any device.
  5. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012

    You are correct, but you can setup your email inside good reader and send the file from there.
  6. Neon01 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Great suggestion, but I've tried that and my work pc is behind a firewall that wont allow access to those services. I realize this is a unique situation, but I'm not trying to be difficult. Just trying to make it work.

    I thought maybe if i could somehow torrent (something I'm not even sure is possible without jailbreaking?) a file into the new cloud drive and then attach the file into email... I was kind of hoping that the new cloud drive would basically act as an ad hoc file system for the entire ios.
  7. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Try box app, it allows offline access to files.

  8. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    Use Documents 5 for file management and cloud magic for you mail app. You can attach any file type from both apps.
  9. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA
    Why not load the file (video?) onto a thumb drive?
  10. Neon01 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Thanks folks, ill look into both of these.

    Can't use thumb drives where i work because of security concerns. Plus, the whole point id reall to be able to grab files on the fly without preparation. I could just as easily just attach files within gmail draft emails and access them at work, but this is to address the scenario in which I'm not prepared ahead of time.
  11. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA
    Well, the cool way would be this. And once youve got the parts in place, its like two taps from top to bottom:

    Set the home PC torrent folder up with services (SMB etc)

    Install nPlayer on the iphone

    Download the file(s) from the PC to the iphone with nPlayers network tab

    Install AirServer (.com) onto the work PC

    Push the video over wifi to the work PC, from nPlayer via airplay

    Nothing goes through a company server and no content gets left on the work PC
  12. Lourayad macrumors newbie


    Apr 8, 2014
    You can not download torrents until the jailbreak is out.
  13. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Yes this seems to be the critical thing most people have glossed over so far. Apple doesn't allow torrent apps in the app store. There might be apps for controlling the remote downloading on another PC though, I'm not sure (there are apps like that for newsgroups)
  14. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA
    No, but nPlayer can DL directly from FTP and why wouldn't you be running a seedbox already?
  15. Neon01 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Thanks again for the help.

    I'm also limited in that I can't install anything on my work pc since I don't have user privileges. About all I can use is firefox portable installed from a burned CD with extensions downloaded. The files I usually need to access are epubs or pdfs (reference materials that I either have at home or need to download, mostly).

    There are some really creative suggestions here. As pointed out, I think my main issue is going to be the torrents. I'm not familiar with seedboxes. Does this allow me to get around that?

    I did a bit of searching on the app store last night on my ipad mini 2 and found a great VNC viewer (I believe it also works on iphone). That should do the trick until a jailbreak with proper torrent capabilities comes along.
  16. r-m macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2010
    I don't think a bit torrent client exists for iOS on the App Store.
    There's probably one on Cydia, but I haven't been jailbroke for a while.

    A workaround may be a Raspberry Pi. These are fairly low power, so can be left running with less of a power cost than a PC, and can be set up to download torrents with a web interface for you to manage it.

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