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Using Files from Dropbox

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May 8, 2010 2:19 PM
I was at the Apple store and no one could answer my question. With my Dropbox app I can access my files, and open a document in Pages. If I do some editing or add to the document how do I get back into dropbox? I do not want to go through iTunes or email it to myself. I just want to return the document to dopbox.
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  • Bryan Buff Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 8, 2010 2:46 PM (in response to CPS001)
    You can't. There is currently no way to open and edit and then upload back to dropbox. I will **** myself when you can because then this thing will get closer to replacing my 9 pound laptop.

    Also, don't bother asking anyone at Apple anything. Generally they know jack squat. I sometimes have trouble minding my business when I overhear an Apple worker telling a customer something that is false or not knowing the answer to the customer's question. Your best bet is to come here for answers.
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  • Kevin Wolfe3 Level 3 Level 3 (760 points)
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    May 8, 2010 4:18 PM (in response to Bryan Buff)
    I have great luck with Apple Store employees knowledge. But they're unlikely to know much about one of the massive number of 3rd party apps.
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  • RonAnnArbor Level 4 Level 4 (2,695 points)
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    May 8, 2010 5:17 PM (in response to Kevin Wolfe3)
    Actually there is a way to work around that if you don't mind using the QuickOffice App instead of Pages/Numbers etc....

    They don't currently have an iPad version, but they are working on one, but you can use the iPhone version on the iPad and it works great.

    If you have Quickoffice on your iPad (or iPhone) you create a quickoffice.com account online. When you open Quickoffice on your iPad (or phone) you link it directly to your dropbox account.

    Dropbox them becomes your file management system and you can edit anything you want on your iPad in Quickoffice and it will store in Dropbox, where it is then available within moments on your desktop or laptop.
    Mac OS X (10.5.7), Macbook Air 2.13-- Macbook Pro 15" UB -- iPhone 3Gs
  • celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    May 8, 2010 5:29 PM (in response to CPS001)
    To enable placing files back on dropbox from iPad, dropbox needs to add upload functionality to the app for documents, as the already have done for photos and videos... So in short, an update would fix this issue...


    Just remember though that iDisk doesn't even offer anything like this and that's from apple... I'm thankful for what we have so far, although I would love to be able to upload back to dropbox...
    13" MacBook Pro, 2.53GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 64GB iPad Wi-Fi + 3G; Black 32GB iPhone 3G[S] - iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • DG4444 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2011 3:27 PM (in response to CPS001)
    Have you tried SendToDropBox?

    http://sendtodropbox.com/

    Basically you link a SendToDropbox emaill address to you dropbox account.
    Then every mail attachment that you send to this address will be save into a folder on dropbox.

    It's not a seamless integration but it is a work around that works with any app that allows you to mail there files.



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