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iOS Spreadsheet linkage to Dropbox

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aaron.limtw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 11, 2012 10:01 PM

Hi there,


Does anyone knows of any spreadsheet app in apps store that is able to link to Dropbox? As in opening up a spreadsheet that is saved in Dropbox for editing and saving the spreadsheet back to Dropbox after editing.


Please advise.



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  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,465 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to aaron.limtw)



    While not a absolute fit, you can move Numbers files fairly easily - but, it requires an additional step:


    Creating Numbers files in OSX can be saved in Dropbox via the Finder or Numbers and opened in Numbers(iOS) on your iPad, etc by using the Dropbox "Open In..." menu and selecting Numbers (assuming you have Numbers and Dropbox on your iPad)


    Going the other way - from iOS to OSX via Dropbox requires you to use the Share > Email option and then email the spreadsheet to yourself on your iPad - once your email is received on your iPad you Tap and Hold on the Numbers File icon attachment - that will present you with another "Open In..." Menu and Dropbox will be an option (assuming you have Dropbox on your iPad).


    Hope this helps.

  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,465 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to aaron.limtw)



    Unfortunately, Numbers for OSX has not yet been optimized for iCloud and Numbers for iOS does not yet have the built-in tools to allow direct access to other systems that would allow the real-time collaboration you need. If you would like the folks at Apple to know your desires, join others and send them some feedback:



    Good luck.

  • Nick Bayma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to aaron.limtw)

    One other option is to take a screenshot and crop down to the info you need.  This only helps if your data fills just one screen, though.

  • mkral Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to aaron.limtw)

    It doesn't use dropbox, but cloudon would work. You could set up an account & then give everyone the password. Everyone could then access it. There's an app for it in the app store, but it's an online excel sheet, you don't ever store the sheets on your ipad. One downside is that you have to be connected to the internet to use it, but it does work well.

  • roset03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to aaron.limtw)



    I've recently been doing this in Google Drive - which is free (all that is required is a Google account).

    Then, you can save an excel file onto Google Drive onto your computer and open in Google Sheets.

    Once you've done this, then you can go into it through the Drive app on the iPad/ iPhone and edit everything (including formulas).

    It's absolutely great, i've been using it to keep track of stocks, etc.

    You can also use it offline.


    Hope this helps,




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