Despite being on the geeky side, and loving new technology a whole lot, my wallet doesn’t always allow for picking up the newest gadget as soon as it comes out. When I do finally get that new gizmo that I’ve been coveting (Hello, iPod Touch I bought last October), sometimes it takes me a while to unlock all of its potential. Luckily, I know there are other late bloomers out there, so I thought I’d pass along the little tidbit I cobbled together for myself today.
My challenge: I sit in front of the computer a lot. I get antsy and tired from looking at a screen all day here at my desk. So, when I receive an ebook in the form of a PDF that’s longer than a page or two my eyes glaze over and I never finish reading it.
My old-school solution: Print out the PDFs and carry them around in my purse or tucked into my journal so I can read when the opportunity reveals itself. I would break into a cold sweat each time I started to print, so I’d stop. So nothing was getting read.
My new solution: Put the darn PDF onto my iPod Touch and read it when the opportunity reveals itself. The iTouch is almost always in my jeans pocket, so why not?
How do I do it? was the next question. I found a solution that will allow me to transfer files from my MacBook Pro to my iPod Touch over the wireless connection.
- Download FileApp (I haven’t gone with FileApp Pro yet, but I think it’s only a matter of time) to your iPhone.
- Check out the Getting Started instructions here. You will be able to choose your computer’s operating system to set up the connection between your iPhone and your computer.
- I use a Mac, so I downloaded and installed Cyberduck to use for my file transfers.
- Go back to the Sharing page on your iPhone and follow the instructions to connect with Cyberduck.
- Use Cyberduck to transfer files to your iPhone by simply dragging your files.