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Onag Level 1 (0 points)
I tried to do this for the first time this morning and couldn't figure out (granted, I was in a tearing hurry). Where on the interface is this? Thx!

IPad, iPhone OS 3.1.2, Wifi + 3G 64GB
  • Craig Brady Level 4 (1,790 points)
    There is no capability to add attachments from within email itself. The individual apps support email from directly within the applications themselves.
  • Jon Walker Level 6 (18,352 points)
    The individual apps support email from directly within the applications themselves.

    And/or those having copy/paste compatibility with Mail.


  • Corsair Noir Level 1 (5 points)
    how do you email attachments? What apps give you that ability?
  • Jon Walker Level 6 (18,352 points)
    how do you email attachments? What apps give you that ability?

    Those that allow you to "share" content (i.e., that will open Mail with the content added to a new email message) and those that allow you to copy content to temporary memory, then open Mail, place your cursor where you want to add the content, and then paste the content to your email message. (E.g., Maps, Photos, etc.)


  • StevePug2 Level 2 (370 points)
    In case it's not clear, the iPad will not allow you to add attachments to email. As Jon said, it only allows you to paste text and photos into your mail. Pages and the other iWork apps do allow you to send the docs as an attachment, but they're the only ones I know of that do that and they are Apple's own apps and Apple has access to some areas of the OS that 3rd party developers do not.
  • tmdtech Level 1 (20 points)
    Aha! There is a way to do this.....in GoodReader go to "Manage Documents." Select the document or photo you wish to send, and you will see on the left hand side a button to email.....tap it, and an email with your attachment already in it comes up for you to address......wonderful app........
  • tmdtech Level 1 (20 points)
    Actually the button is on the right hand side of the screen, but you have probably already figured that out by now......
  • igmackenzie Level 4 (2,285 points)
    StevePug2 wrote:
    Pages and the other iWork apps do allow you to send the docs as an attachment, but they're the only ones I know of that do that and they are Apple's own apps and Apple has access to some areas of the OS that 3rd party developers do not.

    I have had my iPad for 1 week now and I can name several that do!
    iFiles, Dropbox, iDisk, Office2 HD, Documents to Go, etc. etc.
    There must be many more.
  • StevePug2 Level 2 (370 points)
    Aha, you guys are right. I'll have to modify my answer and say that applications may allow email attachments but you can't do it from the mail app itself.
  • Corsair Noir Level 1 (5 points)
    that's great that you can atleast get an app for this but seems kind of silly that you can't add attachments by default. Would be nice if they added that with whatever system update is coming
  • maingeek Level 1 (0 points)
    There is no built in method for adding attachments. Yes you can buy third party apps that might do this function well, however Apple has made sure to shut down this option. For me personally this means that I am not far from returning my iPad and going out to buy a Windows or Ubuntu netbook. One should not have to spend extra money to have a feature as basic as adding or reading attachments.
  • igmackenzie Level 4 (2,285 points)
    Yes, you're obviously doing the right thing.
    Send back a superb £500-£600 device because you are too mean to spend another £4.99.
    Frankly amazing!
    BTW, you can read attachments without the £4.99 app.
  • googleblast Level 1 (0 points)
    I am actually annoyed that I bought this 600£ device and can't even handle a simple thing like replying to a mail and attaching a document. ***???? It reminds me of the days when I bought my iPhone and could not copy and paste or when just yesterday I wanted to download that PDF in Safari and it did not work ....
  • jaakl Level 1 (0 points)
    Every iOs app has own isolated space for files, and this is done for your good: for improved security. Therefore Mail application has technically no way to access your files created by Office or any other application, so add attachment feature would be actually pretty useless. I guess some upcoming iOs version will have "shared directory" or something similar, like all other mobile (and non-mobile) OS's have.
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