multi-computer document transfer

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  1. crimlaw

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    here is what I need to do, is it possible? If so, how?

    As an attorney, I take a lot of notes. My desk is covered with yellow legal pads. I would rather use my ipad. However, I need a way to transfer notes from my ipad to my work computer without wifi. I have my ipad synced with my home computer. I use quickoffice. Is there anyway to draft in quickoffice, save, and transfer to multiple computers? I am thinking a jumpdrive-ish app, or a way to sync with multiple computers? Other helpful apps?

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    No one? Anyone able to help?
     
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    Purpleorchid iPad Enthusiast

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    Is it a wifi only iPad or wifi+3G?

    If it's wifi+3G, your best solution is to use Dropbox. If it's just a wifi iPad and without using wifi, you won't be able to access your files in Dropbox.

    I believe you can sync an iPad to multiple computers, but I don't know the details.
     
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    Sorry, i forget that i have to specify. I am running at 16 gig wifi. I don't have access to wifi at my office because my firm has everything hardwired. Can anyone verify the ability to sync with multiple computers? If so, is there a trick to it? I may just try connecting tomorrow if i get some time.
     
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    The app good reader will allow you to add and save apps to a computer throu itunes
     
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    I assume you mean more than one computer? Would this include the ability to transfer quickoffice docs?
     
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    Without WIFI access I know of no way to do it. With WIFI it would be easy with Dropbox.

    If there is WIFI access where you are taking the notes, they could sync in the cloud while you are there with access. If you have to do it in the office where there is no WIFI , then no.
     
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    look elsewhere on the forum, someone posted a link to a small usb flash drive or reader (I forget) which had built in WIFI which I'm pretty sure worked with the iPad somehow. I recommend that you look into that.

    Alternatively, look into tethering your iPad to your mobile phone, that works fine for me for out of office syncs to DropBox, which is truly awesome. I've totally replaced my USB flashdrive thanks to DropBox.
     
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    not from within the program, but yes
     
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    Omro, what service are you tethering with? Verizon? Apple? I was considering the bluetooth tethering with my verizon blackberry, but from what I understand, I have to pay extra for that capability. Maybe I am wrong.

    A flash drive with a wifi boadcast? Do I understand you correctly? That would solve a lot of issues.

    For anyone weighing options, consider this a minor inconvenience and big reason to consider the 3G if you have the extra cash.
     
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    So long as you have itunes you can transfer documents to and from
     
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    I'm tethering a Nokia e71 using joikuspot and I'm on Rogers. I have a 1GB data plan.
     
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    I take a lot of notes ~ a lot ~ and then I email them to myself and print them out on my computer.
     

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