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    Saving docs...

    How do you do it?
    What's the best way for users to get docs on and off the ipads? Preferably something free that can let them save & load work from their user area. I've looked at HAP+ but the documentation is quite basic and doesn't really explain what it does in detail, specifically with iPads.

    The best way I've found is using Google drive/docs but this isn't perfect either.

    Everything else I've seen like AirCatch is quite costly, and didn't work for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassTech View Post
    How do you do it?
    What's the best way for users to get docs on and off the ipads? Preferably something free that can let them save & load work from their user area. I've looked at HAP+ but the documentation is quite basic and doesn't really explain what it does in detail, specifically with iPads.

    The best way I've found is using Google drive/docs but this isn't perfect either.

    Everything else I've seen like AirCatch is quite costly, and didn't work for us.
    We use: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/webd...382551345?mt=8

    Not the best, I'm sure, but it does the job.

    Sorry, I forgot to add, you will need a Webserver running a WebDav instance for this app.
    Last edited by InterwebsGuy; 12th May 2014 at 02:19 PM. Reason: extra info

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    Secure File Sharing, Sync and Mobile Access Solution for Businesses

    Really cool and really easy we use it here Though can be a little expensive there are much cheaper alternatives if you don't care about students/staff seeing home drives with AD intergration

    Tonido | Run your own Personal Cloud

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    Hi BassTech,

    Sorry to hear that AirCatch could not be of help.

    As it is a fairly new product, we are really keen to gain feedback to help improve the product and provide an all round solution to storing tablet based data.

    If you do not mind, would you be able to share your thoughts on why AirCatch wasn't suitable?

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    As per usual - FileBrowser. Allows connection to SMB shares, with user/pass prompt-on-demand... depends on your workflow / what apps you want to use as to whether it'll work with them tho.

    Typically, create new document within FileBrowser in your home directory, use "Open-In" to open it in your app of choice, and then hope that app then supports save back.

    Stratospherix - FileBrowser for Business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marci View Post
    As per usual - FileBrowser. Allows connection to SMB shares, with user/pass prompt-on-demand... depends on your workflow / what apps you want to use as to whether it'll work with them tho.

    Typically, create new document within FileBrowser in your home directory, use "Open-In" to open it in your app of choice, and then hope that app then supports save back.

    Stratospherix - FileBrowser for Business
    Do you have to pay for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Do you have to pay for that?
    Seems so: https://volume.itunes.apple.com/gb/a...ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (£1.99 each if buying 20+ licences).
    There does appear to be a free one, though: https://volume.itunes.apple.com/gb/a...ign-mpt=uo%3D4

    I'm not sure if it's the same business one that Marci linked to however.

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    Same app but not business ver, therefore not manageable via mdm.

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    I've been testing filebrowser, and it does seem to be the best - Will have to buy the business version but it's only about £120 for 32 licenses, so not too expensive at all.
    https://volume.itunes.apple.com/gb/a...ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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    Hmmm file browser seems a bit expensive in my opinion it wouldn't work out as cheap as Tonido does for us. But it is pretty cool just wish it was a little cheaper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marci View Post
    As per usual - FileBrowser. Allows connection to SMB shares, with user/pass prompt-on-demand... depends on your workflow / what apps you want to use as to whether it'll work with them tho.

    Typically, create new document within FileBrowser in your home directory, use "Open-In" to open it in your app of choice, and then hope that app then supports save back.

    Stratospherix - FileBrowser for Business
    I used to use this & it worked really well but since I upgraded my server to 2012 r2 SMB shares are borked & haven't been able to sort it out yet which is a shame, might have a go with Tonido instead.
    Last edited by alemanyorks; 21st May 2014 at 11:41 AM.

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    Our iPad suppliers have recommended Foldr as a solution, although this isn't free and we haven't tried it ourselves either. Just throwing the idea into the mix at this stage.



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