You say no iCloud drive app? then explain this.

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by soulsyphon, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. soulsyphon, Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014

    soulsyphon macrumors regular

    May 3, 2014
    Of course I don't have an iCloud drive app on my iPhone iOS8 however I installed the new iCloud control panel (version 4.0) via windows 8 and it has enabled me to upload anything I want via

    Just look at the screenshot. The "photos" folder is a made up folder I made on and uploaded some photos to it... however I have no idea how to see them on my phone.

    Which according to me means, there will be an update when yosemite ships and the app will be given to us. Why else would work as advertised but not on iPhone?

    (sorry I removed the screenshot since my name was listed)
  2. cmcclure88 macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2014
    There's no app for OS X. In Yosemite you can access iCloud Drive directly from Finder.
  3. username: macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    there is no app for ios. iCloud drive will only be accessible through apps
  4. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    There is no iCloud drive app. Apps that have the iCloud drive API enabled have the option to share files with each other that are in iCloud. So it's built in each app, there's no standalone app for it.
  5. soulsyphon thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2014
    who told you this?
  6. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    Apple did.

    You create documents in the iCloud enabled apps, and you can open documents located within iCloud in any iCloud enabled app that has iCloud drive built in.

    If you want to view the photos on your phone, you can open them in Pages, which just had an update to support iCloud drive. Or you can wait until apple builds a Preview app for iPhone, which there have been rumors about.
  7. username: macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    I was just reading some posts from developers, I figured they know what they are talking about. And if you look closely at the wording on the iCloud drive page ( it implies there will not be any iCloud drive app on iOS. Plus no mention of a new app from apple.
    I argue there will be no iCloud app.
  8. soulsyphon thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2014
    thats just ridiculous if true... whats the point of offering all this storage at new prices then?

    its the same thing as ios7, nothing changes

    how come OSX has access to icloud drive, and but not ios8?
  9. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    This is starting to smell like the Mobile Me fiasco.
  10. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I was so confused and still am with this. Seems like i thought it was Apples' answer to dropbox, or google drive. Where you drag files on your desktop to the cloud. And an "icloud drive app or something" opens those files on your phone. Just like dropbox or something.
  11. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    There might be no official iCloud Drive app, but anyone could build one since each app has access to all of your iCloud Drive....
  12. soulsyphon thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2014
    look guys.

    icloud drive works like dropbox in windows 8, and OSX yosemite. the only thing thats missing is iOS 8

    here's some screenshots.

    Attached Files:

  13. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Yep. There are coming. Just give it time.
  14. username: macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
  15. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I think Transmit might be the first one that really does the job
  16. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011

    We knew this in June...
  17. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    totally sucks balls. i dont wanna guess what app has been updated or guess which app might be able to open a certain file. its so backwards imo just give me an app with all the folders and files and let ME pick the app i want to open it with. and why does it work differently on windows and yosemite compared to ios8. very inconstistent. ill stick to dropbox. apples solution is way too confusing. i dont see how the majority of people is supposed to understand it.
  18. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    I agree. It's backwards, especially considering the improvements in iOS 8 which makes sharing possible.
  19. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    Not having an iCloud app (AKA Finder) is just retarded.

    Knowing what I actually have in the Cloud was the first thing I looked for after upgrading.

    I put Apple's decision here in the same league as Microsoft's Windows 8 start screen debacle, or worse.
  20. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    It is simply not possible to copy files from iCloud Drive to Dropbox (or the other way around) using only an iOS device. I can even do that on Windows! That is insane. :mad:
  21. hounslowfish macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2013
    You can do this from within the dropbox app. Add files / cloud.
  22. Wbutchart macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Readdles documents could manage that quite easily. Has access to both dropbox and iCloud (soon drive) I have never transferred a file directly but it can be downloaded then uploaded to the new location.
  23. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    This confuses me. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding but what good would an iCloud Drive app do on iOS that can't support files without an app to use them?

    Example, a zip file is useless on iOS. However if you wanted to email a zip file then that would be the job of the email app.

    The only thing I see an iCloud Drive app doing is just letting you look at the files you have.
  24. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    The pages/numbers/keynote implementation on iOS is pointless really. It doesn't do anything iCloud didn't.

    I uploaded all my documents from Dropbox to a Documents folder on iCloud. On the Mac I can open pages, browse to the folder, and open a document. On iOS, however, unless a Pages document is in the "pages" folder, etc, they can't be opened since you can't browse.

    I really don't see why I can't browse to a folder in iCloud drive from Pages on iOS. Surely that's a pretty bog standard usecase.
  25. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    Yeah, you're right. I still am not in luck for transferring files to iCloud Drive though.


    Click the .zip and mail it? Or upload it to Dropbox? Nothing wrong with central file storage.

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