ipad and usb stick

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    hi,

    is it possible to transfer the data from a usb stick to the ipad without itunes?
    if yes how?
    thanks in advance
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    No.
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    ok. thanks.
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    just use dropbox, more easy
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    Hi Ramzes - welcome to the forum! :)

    You've already received the BAD news - sorry! Tell us WHAT you need to do and there are likely plenty of other options - good luck! :thumbs:
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    yes, it's good
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    Unfortunately with all the great that there is with I devices they are restricted compared to Android. It is a combination of software and hardware restrictions.
    If you want the I cool effect, you live with it. If you want flexibility from your device and platform go Android.
    Not knocking IProducts here, just stating a simple truth.
    I like my IPad, as soon as I sell my KindleFire and Vizio tablets my IP will be my on the go device and my Toshiba Thrive my at home device.

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    Hi Jessica - welcome to the forum! :)

    Just for clarification and to avoid potential misinformation, are you referring to use of a USB drive w/ the iPad or to trying Dropbox?
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    Use the USB disk app. You transfer files between your iPad and your laptop or desktop without using iTunes. Just download the USB disk app and then read the instructions. Pretty simple and smooth.
    Cheers.
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    Well Said :)
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    Hello,

    I have a big problem!! I am new to iPad and I have to find a way to take ALL my work documents with me when on the road (so far no sync is requiered). On my PC these documents are mixed file formats (doc, ppt, xls, txt, dwg, jpg, png, ... you name it), organized in a complex folder structure. Transfering only one file at a time (from PC to iPad through iTunes) simply isn't time wise or feasible. I also understood that copying MyDocs folder structures, by third party app, directly on iPad is not possible.

    My best scenario would be to be able to take MyDocs (about 4GB) on a USB stick and read individual files when needed.

    If you have any advice for me, please take into consideration that the places I travel usually don't have internet access, so, solutions such as Dropbox and iCloud are not feasible for me.

    Thanks.
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    Drop box will work, but free version is only 2GB. I have transferred many file types with drop box.
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    hello!

    my problem was: I got usb stick with some data but I haven't my laptop with me, and also haven't other possibility to send the data to dropbox. it was like only usb an my ipad. that is why I asked if there is a possibility to connect usb with ipad.

    so, the answer is only dropbox (if I say it correctly) or icloud or something like that.

    thanks for the answer.
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    Would using one of the external hard drives from Seagate or Wester Digital work?
    Not cheap at $150-200 but you should be able to transfer docs and other things as needed. Plus they give you between 32GB and 500gb of storage.
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    I saw a video where it did work with the hard drive...I may try in, but it is kinda expensive
    We are talking the wi/fi HD right?

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    tspiderus, I too am struggling with this. In addition, I need to encrypt the files before moving between the work machine and iPad. The only way I've found (so far) is to jailbreak the iPad. I've not done this yet, but based on my reading, this will allow push/pull from the iPad. In other words, the iPad, after jail breaking (check out the jailbreaking threads on this site) the iPad will look like a disk to your work computer and you can copy files to and from the iPad. The "rough" part is working through the directory structure on the iPad. If you don't drop them in the right place, the iPad apps won't be able to find them. I've had similar problems with my iPod. I use Umbuntu on one of my laptops. It easily mounts the iPod and one can see the folders, etc. However, just dropping files onto the iPod doesn't work. When you go to play/use the iPod later, the files are invisible.

    If I find out more, I'll PM you. Feel free to do the same with me. Anyone else that wants to PM me, feel free too. The iPad is just too cool of a tool to be limited in this way!
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    Hello All, I am in the market for a tablet, (with a very open mind, so far) and one of my options is the iPad3. Reading this thread gives me a thought. I am an amatuer photographer and I usually carry a net book with which I download my photos from the SD card and then transfer them to USB flash drives to share my photos. Is this possible using an iPad3? Please bear in mind that I am usually working on site without internet access. My netbook works very well for this purpose, but I am now considering a tablet for other uses and wonder if the iPad3 can fulfill this duty as well. Thanks in advance!
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    You can use the Apple Camera Kit to connect either your camera with a USB cable or read the SD card onto the iPad. This had been discussed at length on the forum. Search.

    Sent from my iPad2 3G 32 gig (not JB'ed) / using iPF
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    I can't post links, but iFlashDrive should do what your asking

    Google it....
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    Try Seagate Satillite or AirStash. Both can be accessed via WiFi. However AirStash uses pass-though capabilities where the Seagate does not. In other words, save from iPad back to the AS and is stored on SD cards, so your storage can be limitless.

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