Dear Forum members,
My Ipad is driving me bonkers. I really want to love this device but I think I need some help learning how to love it.
I am finding a few things very frustrating. Certain capabilities that should be very basic seem to be impossible. The main cause appears to be some strange filing system that doesn't allow applications to access the same files.
I currently use Good Reader, but this has some serious limitations. It does not enable me to sync my folders; it does not import the markups on PDF documents; it does not search the contents of those documents; and search is restricted to a single word.
I am very keen to hear solutions to the following problems that I am finding:
1. How do I keep a folder in sync across several devices? I currently use Dropbox to keep a bunch of working files in sync. Importantly, syncing my Dropbox folder (on laptop and PC) does not require an internet connection because it will sync over the LAN. On the Ipad it often seems the only way to get a file from one application to another is to email it into the cloud and pull it back down. Am I missing something?
2. Itunes Backup ran for 7 hours last night and was only 75% complete in the morning. There is only 10GB on the device. Is this normal? Can I disable backup or better still configure it somehow?
3. Syncing Photos. Is there some way to choose more than one folder to sync?
4. Syncing Contacts with Gmail. This seems to work okay, but I get a duplicate of every contact, even when the contact is created on the Ipad. Any solutions?
I guess that's enough for now. Any help would be most appreciated.