iPad Workflows with Readdle Documents

posted Mar 16, 2016, 6:48 PM by Miguel Guhlin
Workflow #1 - Copying content to and from an iPad with a computer.
Scenario: I have images/pictures, videos, PDF files, ePub-formatted eBooks that I want to copy to my iPad from my computer, AND I have content on my computer that I want to put on my iPad.

Copying Files to Where You Can Work With Them
1) Open Readdle Documents app, then select photos you want to work with in Documents. When done selecting, tap on the SAVE button.
2) Select the folder you want to save the picture or video in within Documents.

Sharing Your Saved Picture or Video
3) Tap on NETWORK to turn on your iPad's Wi-Fi Drive. To share with a computer, tap the the WiFi icon in the top right-hand corner.
4) Notice the message that appears:
“Connect to this iPad using web-browser or WebDAV app:” then provides two addresses. Either one will work for our purposes.
4) Go to your computer's Internet browser and type in the IP address for your iPad. You will see any content you have in the Documents app folders available.
5) Get or put content from your iPad by clicking filenames or  or Browse-Upload buttons,
respectively.

Watch the rough-hewn video of this workflow. (URL: http://goo.gl/Vn9QC )


Workflow #2 - Copying content from many iPads (e.g. students’ iPads) to one iPad (e.g. teacher’s iPad) using Readdle’s Documents app.
Scenario: My students have spent the last week creating their video in SonicPics and PinnacleStudio and have exported it to the Camera Roll on their iPad. How do I get those videos onto my iPad without using GoogleDrive, Dropbox, etc.?


Student iPad Instructions - Sharing Your Saved Picture or Video
1) Open Readdle Documents app, then select photos/videos you want to share with your teacher in Documents. When done selecting, tap on the SAVE button.
2) Select the folder you want to save the picture or video in within Documents. This makes a copy of the photos/videos in your Camera Roll and saves them in Documents app.
3) Tap on NETWORK to turn on your iPad's Wi-Fi Drive.
4) Your iPad is now available to be connected to by others (e.g. Teacher) using Readdle
Documents.

Teacher iPad Instructions: Copying Files to Where You Can Work With Them
1) Open Readdle Documents app, then tap on NETWORK in Readdle Documents and look for your student’s iPad, which will appear under Available Devices on the NETWORK tab.
3) Tap on your Student’s iPad and then you will be able to copy items from their iPad to your’s.


Watch the rough hewn video of this workflow. (URL: http://goo.gl/n8nkF )



Workflow #3 - Publishing Content from iWorks apps (e.g. Keynote, Pages) on Student’s iPad directly to the Teacher’s iPad using Readdle’s Documents app.
Scenario: My students have spent the last week creating their Keynote presentation. I’d like students to share a copy of their presentation with me. How can I get them to share to my iPad from their iPad without having to mess with a computer?


Student iPad Instructions - Sharing Your iWorks document
1) Open the iWorks app you want to share from (e.g. Keynote), then view your presentation.  
2) To share your Keynote presentation, tap on the wrench in the top right-hand corner and choose Share and Print option.
3) Select the Copy to WebDAV option. You’ll be prompted for a Server address, a username and password. Ask your teacher for the server address (which is the IP address for his/her iPad) and type it into the server address, then tap on “sign in.”
4) Once you are connected, you’ll be able to choose the file format you want to share the
presentation in--Keynote, Powerpoint, PDF. If you want your teacher to be able to edit the Keynote,
send the keynote version.

Teacher iPad Instructions: Copying Files to Where You Can Work With Them (Student iPad)
1) Open Readdle Documents app, then tap on NETWORK in Readdle Documents.
2) Turn your iPad into a WebDAV server by tapping on the WiFi Drive icon in the top right-hand corner (you’ll only see it if you’ve already tapped on NETWORK tab while in Readdle Documents.
3) Share your iPad’s IP address or name with your students; here’s an example but the numbers will be different depending on your network:

You can share either address. Note that if you are going to be sharing often, the bottom address is less likely to change over time.

Watch the rough hewn video of this workflow. (URL: http://goo.gl/XKlQa )
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