downloading files on a iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Brian, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    What's the best app to use that will allow me to download any type of file
    on the Internet, store the downloaded files on the iPad then transfer the
    files to my desktop computer either by iTunes, WiFi or a program on my

    There are times when I'm browsing the Internet on the iPad and come across
    some files that I want to download for my desktop PC computer.
    Brian, Nov 21, 2011
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  2. Brian

    Michael Guest

    Michael, Nov 21, 2011
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  3. It depends on how the file is served on the internet; if it's being served
    by an FTP server, there are FTP clients for iOS. If it's on a website, you
    can email the URL of the website to your desktop and then download it from
    Michelle Steiner, Nov 21, 2011
  4. Brian

    Guest Guest

    use an alternate browser that has a download capability. there are
    quite a few options.
    Guest, Nov 21, 2011
  5. instead of Safari? how? and which browser?
    Gerd Schweizer, Nov 22, 2011
  6. Brian

    Guest Guest

    search for browser on the app store. there are hundreds of options,
    many of which are far more capable than safari, including downloading
    files, ad blocking, real tabs (which safari is just getting), dropbox
    support and quite a bit more. some are free and some are not.
    Guest, Nov 22, 2011
  7. Brian

    NightStalker Guest

    iCabMobile. Does the whole desktop browser thing, including tabs,
    downloads, etc.
    NightStalker, Nov 22, 2011
  8. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks NightStalker.
    I'll try iCab mobile.
    Brian, Nov 24, 2011
  9. and you mean i should try all?
    Gerd Schweizer, Nov 24, 2011
  10. Would you be so kind to reprot your experiences here?
    Gerd Schweizer, Nov 24, 2011
  11. Brian

    Guest Guest

    everyone has different needs and preferences and which one works best
    for you is not necessarily what will work best for someone else. try a
    few of them and decide for yourself which ones do what you want.
    Guest, Nov 24, 2011
  12. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi NightStalker.
    I tried downloading two program files for the PC computer using iCab Mobile
    on my IPad but can't find a way to transfer them from my iPad to my PC
    Brian, Nov 25, 2011
  13. You can FTP them (with a third-party FTP program for your iPad) or you can
    use Drop Box. There may be other solutions as well.
    Michelle Steiner, Nov 25, 2011
  14. Brian

    Guest Guest

    itunes or dropbox.
    Guest, Nov 25, 2011
  15. Brian

    NightStalker Guest

    I use Dropbox personally, but you can use iCabMobile as a server. Tap
    on the little gearwheel near the top right, to get the settings up.

    In the left pane, you'll see Export/Import - that's where you do it.

    Can also get all your bookmarks from your PC or Mac version of whatever
    browser you use that way, too. I got all my Firefox bookmarks into
    NightStalker, Nov 25, 2011
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