A Simple Way to Get Work Off of iPads

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify-Henry David Thoreau

One of my biggest challenges with the iPads is getting student work off of the iPad.  Our emailing ability has not come to fruition as I had hoped and many apps just don’t work with Paper Port.  I keep thinking it just shouldn’t be this difficult to get the work off of the iPad!

Enter my new favorite app…Simple Transfer. This $1.99 app is the easiest way of transferring your Photos and Videos to computer and other iOS devices via WiFi. No need for cable, iTunes or extra software.  Yesterday, I transferred a student video from the iPad to my laptop.  It took mere minutes.  Here are the highlights:

View all your photo albums and videos on your computer and download them as zip file via WiFi

★ Send multiple photos and videos from your computer to your device

★ Transfer any number of photos and videos between iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), select an album and tap on “Select All” to transfer all your photos/videos

★ Ability to create new albums and transfer to photos/videos to other albums

★ Photos are transferred with full resolution including metadata and videos transferred with the highest quality

★ No limit on the number or size of the photos/videos you transfer between devices or computers

★ Slideshow photo albums on your computer’s browser

★ Pay only once to install the app on all your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch)

Ahh…for a Monday morning, I could use a little simplicity.  Couldn’t you?

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7 thoughts on “A Simple Way to Get Work Off of iPads

  1. Hi Kristi,
    I’d like to describe another option for transferring files from iPad to PCs. There’s a free app that we use to manage file transfers over wifi—images, movies, eBooks, Keynotes, Pages, PDF’s… basically anything we make on iPads. It’s called ‘WebDAV Nav’ and it communicates with our file servers. Most organizations run servers to manage desktops, users, printing, etc. Ask your server administrator whether the WebDAV service is available, and what URL you can use to connect to it. With that service in place, moving an eBook from Book Creator to your server account (or any folder you have permissions for) would look like this:
    • In Book Creator, tap actions button, and choose ‘open in another app’
    • Choose ‘WebDAV Nav’ from the available apps that pop up (assuming its installed).
    • WebDAV Nav will come to foreground, and notify you that the eBook was stored in its storage area.
    • Use WebDAV Nav to login to your server account (using URL provided by IT, along with your login credentials) and navigate to the home folder you want to copy the eBook to (could even be a shared ‘H drive’ for your building)
    • Switch to local storage view in WebDAV Nav, and tap on your eBook. Choose ‘upload’ from the menu that pops up. A copy is created for transfer, and you get to name the file before it uploads. I find that helpful because files transferred from apps usually do not have meaningful sounding names.

    You can access your photo roll directly from within WebDAV Nav, allowing you to upload images or movies stored there. A common ‘app smash’ route is to create content in ‘Explain Everything’, export as video to photo roll, then upload that movie to server from within WebDAV Nav.

    If you can’t take advantage of iOS 7’s new AirDrop feature, a file transfer feature that works only on newer iOS devices (iPad 4 or newer, iPhone 5 or newer), then WebDAV is a powerful option. It’s not talked about much because there’s some ‘setup’ required, but that’s what IT is there for ;-).

    Hope that’s helpful.
    I enjoy your blog!

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