I've moved some posts about emailing calendar invitations from this thread to start a new thread here.
Thanks Rich. I have been trying to use the iPad as a laptop replacement since it was introduced. Sadly most of the recommendations here will not work (Goodreader is the exception). iDisk, Dropbox, and other cloud services are banned on our corporate system, so I can post attachments in the cloud, but no-one on the system can access them. IT won't budge on this one.
Ive tried a number of apps that claim to do this, but Goodreader is the absolutely the best at capturing, viewing, and sending along files, but here PDFs work best as the iPad's ability to fully translate an MS Office file (fonts, objects, etc) su__ - mmm - is limited.
I'm afraid that until iPad mail allows one to grab the files from the apps (keynote, pages, numbers) that created them (including multiple attachments), the iPad's use in my corporate life will not work well...
Thanks for the kind words and welcome to the forum! I've run into the same corporate "We don't understand it so we're not going to deal with it" mentality as well. I really understand the need to safeguard corporate secrets, etc., but it's stunning and sad how entrenched some IT folks can get in their NIH (Not Invented Here) paradigm...even if it will ultimately make everyone's life easier. Unfortunately that's an early indicator of a company that will one day fall so far behind even tech leapfrogging won't get them up to speed. But enough editorializing.
I'd also like to see Mail in iOS add an "Attachment" feature, but with the lack of what we think of as a normal file system, I'm not sure how it would be done. Maybe we should all send a note to Steve to encourage him to put his mega-minds to work on it.
FWIW I didn't include info about a free encryption program that you can use to secure any DropBox files you'd like called TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt allows you to create one or multiple encrypted folders for a "your eyes only" experience.
In the meantime, hang in there and keep bugging them...maybe one day your folks will see the light and join the 21st Century! (Don't put it in those terms though ) .
Last edited by richsadams; 07-09-2011 at 12:56 PM. Reason: Tyop…d'oh!
Richard, I commend you for being so thorough and patient. Being in the industry for about 25 years in helping others with PCs, Macbooks, and Iphones, many individuals do not realize how much easier it is to have exquisite literature as yours on this forum. Since this is my first post and also the first reading, I was honoured by reading informative material such as yours since I've just recently added a new Ipad 2 to my ever extensive list of toys!
Thanks for your help again Richard!
Again, very nice meeting you on this forum! Compared to what I've read so far, I believe "exquisite" is an understatement! Keep up the positivity and we shall all benefit! (btw, wha app r u using for the nice emoticons?)Originally Posted by richsadams
How do you download an attached photo in an email?
If you're talking about photos you receive as attachments in email on your iPad just tap the activity arrow in the Mail toolbar, tap "Save Image" and it will be saved to your photo roll. You can then open it in your iPhoto app.Originally Posted by onpoint331
Do I understand correctly that there is no easy wat to attach a file to an email I am forwarding or to an email I am replying to?
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To answer your question, you can add a photo to an email (new, reply or forward) directly. However you are correct otherwise, iPad Mail does not have an attachment option since all apps and their files are "sandboxed".
You can email files directly from the App you're using however...Pages, Numbers, etc. including PDF, Word or Excel documents. But again, they have to be sent from the app. The option to email files exists in almost all apps (that use files). Once you tell the app to send a copy of the file in question an email will open automatically and you send it from there (providing you have an email account set up on your iPad).
Here's a primer regarding email attachments when using your iPad (also read the related posts after this one)...
How to email photos and other attachments
There are a couple of apps in the App Store that claim that they allow attachments to emails including Group Email. I haven't used it but apparently you open a document in Group Email and then create and send the email from the app. I don't think that addresses your needs, but might be worth a look.
Hope that helps!
Welcome again and enjoy!
Last edited by richsadams; 10-19-2011 at 02:55 AM.