Hi everyone. I was also frustated with this issue and I was also thinking of selling the ipad.
But i solved it
There is an app called Group Email which is a paid app. you can easily reply to all or even add from your phone book. apart from that you can also attach files even from cloud services such as dropbox and drive.
to tell you the truth, this program is not so user friendly in the begining but once you will get used to it, it will be fine, and at least will solve all your problems. Nowadays, i havent got and more my documents on my computer. everything is on google drive and dropbox. so this app is very good as it will allow you to attach anything.
hope thay i solved your problem..
I also, just want to attach multiple .txt or .doc files that are not in any "app" they are just stored on my phones data area. Wow. I cant believe apple didnt include an "attach" button in the email app. I used an iPhone 1st gen when it came it and it was revolutionary. I only came back to the iPhone 3GS because my Google Galaxy Nexus phone is out for warranty and I needed a phone for a couple weeks. Its a sad thing to see how far apple has fallen that they cant even fix a missing "attach" button in their email app.
The answer of "well you dont need that, just attach it from your OTHER app, like gallery or w/e" is a bad answer. Its almost as bad as saying well you dont need a screen, we have hooked up this array of 8 blinking lights and it will blink to you in sign language...... WHAT? you dont know or want to know sign language?!?!?! I know, the example is a little extreme; But the point is valid. you should NEVER reduce software functionality because you feel ppl dont need it. especially with such and important button!!!
Good day to you
I need to do the same thing
I use an iphone
i need to Send a formatted web mail with one .. just one ms word attachment
I am ready to copy paste address ... Use an app or whatever to make this work
I had to be a word processed attachment .... Could be MS word or
Anything like that , but an attachment
So I started checking the apple forum and stumbled on your post
To be precise I landed here
>>>>>>>>>>>>There isn't a built in feature for this unfortunately. Send feedback to Apple to get this feature added. With that said and like others have suggested there are hundreds of thousands of apps available for these devices and I'm sure many of them offer this feature.
I know this doesn't help with replaying with multiple attachments but I did find a workaround to reply to an email and attach one file in three easy steps. This can be done without using a computer or additional apps.
1. Email yourself the attachment from the App for example Pages.App
2. Open the email and select and copy the attachment from the body of the message<<<<<<<<
I liked your idea
I tried following this idea in my g mail
i mailed the attacent to myself subu gmail to sybu yahooail, opened the mail i got on my other mail - yahoo mail , tapped on the attachment , tapped on copy
With copied stuff in memory, I opened a New mail , wrote a few lines of text , tapped , choose paste
That's when I landed up with a very interesting situation
The paste action actually pastes a Link to that e mail attachment that I copied. !!!!
It does NOT paste the attachment itself !!!
I mailed the link as is , but the next recipient cannot open it unless he / she can access gmail :-(
~~~~~~~~ history aside ~~~~~~
Still I am NOT willing to give up on this
Request ; could you please give me your second best idea
I am very eager to try
Same here, absolutely a cruel for Business purposes and not usable!!
To all them Nerds: stop defending, there actually IS no solution to that problem. The only possible way is to store files in a cloud service like Dropbox and send the public links. Of course, your boss will rip off your head due to storing internal files on an insecure, external web service... But hey, it's not your fault that Apple developers are sleeping so **** well on their money-filled pillows, instead of INCREASING their - meanwhile - terrible so called customer service to satisfy the people.
Nice toys (got my home connected with 2 iPhones, 2 Pads, ATV and my iMac. It's the best and obviously the only real cover-it-all solution and all those Samsung kids are constantly irritated when entering my multimedia home. Sure, IT nerds may fix it, had a NAS running and media of w/ XBMC but that's OT) - but for business purposes?! He'll, the notes you make look like scribbles of a 4-yr. old child and usage for real business is definitely NOT possible. (Unless you're just a sales peasant who uses it for presentations and agenda only)
That issue *****!!! Support listening here????
- Hit Reply All or Reply, depending on what you wish.
- Write your response.
- tap a blank part of your response to bring up the options "Select, Select All, Paste"
- Notice the traingle / arrow to the right of Paste
- Tap it
- It brings up "Insert Photo or Video" (*not a photo you want to attach? see below)
- Tap It
- It brings up you Photos: Camera Roll and My Photo Stream
- Go into either one and find your file
- Tap it
- It brings up the file. Select Choose in the bottom right corner in blue
- Its pasted into the email
Not a Photo or Video you want to attach?
Pdf files can be saved / copied to Camera Roll and remain as Pdfs.
If someone has emailed you a Pdf, open it and then hit the actions icon (for reply or forward etc)
You can then Save to Camera Roll. This will allow you to attach to new emails, or reply to emails with an attachment.
Thank you Carmel Galea for the "Phone Drive" suggestion. You meant well and I appreciate your effort. However, there is a big problem with that app: the file attachment feature in Phone Drive only works with the local sample files that come with the free version. If you upgrade to the paid version you can sync with Dropbox - with the inference (not actual statement) that you can also attach one or more files in Dropbox to emails. However, after I upgraded to the paid version, I quickly learned that while I can continue to attach files from the local sample folder, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ATTACH FILES FROM DROPBOX. The mail icon that appears when you select files from the local sample folder for attachment is absent when you select the Dropbox folder. So basically, the free Phone Drive app appears to be a bait and switch tactic to get us to spend money on craftily promoted "features" that do not exist.
Again, however, I thank you for your positive contribution to this discussion.
This is going to sound clumsy, but it's the only way I've been able to do this. You will need the free or paid version of two apps: Dropbox and Documents. I am currently using the free apps. Be sure and activate Dropbox on your home computer and all the iOs devices you may want to use so the files are kept synced.
1. Make sure the picture, PDF, doc, or whatever you want to email is in your Dropbox app. I keep all my important files in Dropbox.
2. When you need to email the file, open up the Documents app. Click on Dropbox. Dropbox works within the Documents app. Click on "download" to put it in the document folder of Documents.
3. Go into the documents folder and click on the file you want to email.
4. Once the document opens, you'll see the arrow icon in the upper right. Click on it and choose email, Facebook, or whatever option you want.
5. When you click on email, it will paste the document into an email, ready for you to address. It will not attach the file. It will be the body of the email..
You will only be able to do this for one file per email. This also wouldn't work for something formal like a resume, but at least it's something. I can't figure why Apple hasn't thought of a way to add this option yet!