SaveMyDocs in Review – An Interesting Solution

savemydocs1If you’re one of those brain sucked zombies that views the iDevice platform as religious zealots do, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with it at all. It is complete. It is whole.

If you are of more sober mind and thought, you realize that while it is an amazing system that has pushed the limits of mobile devices, there is still much to be desired. Things such as cut-and-paste and the lack of flash animation while browsing are things that need to be addressed. One other issue is the inability to download files from your safari browser. This is where SaveMyDocs comes in.

savemydocs2From the developer:

Using the SaveMyDocs bookmarklet on Safari you can download documents to your iPhone/iPod Touch and keep them in a “My Documents” folder for offline reading.

Features:

  • Download and save DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPS, RTF, TXT, JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, PDF and HTML files
  • View downloaded files offline
  • Save files directly from Safari using SaveMyDocs bookmarklet
  • Landscape mode
  • Supports authenticated sources (webmails, etc)

savemydocs3The ability to download various files from your iDevice and then upload it to your computer is a huge boon. Setting this up is straightforward. You just follow the instructions on the website. Using the program, though, that is a different matter. You go to the website you desire, load up an image or file, go to your bookmarks, and press the SaveMyDocs option.

You will exit Safari and go to the SaveMyDocs app. There will be a slight pause and then the program will download the file. There are times where you end up downloading the webpage instead of a picture inside it. There are also a couple of instances where the program crashed, even after resetting my iTouch 2G.

savemydocs4While there have been many nay sayers giving this app bad reviews, most have been for the 1.0 version of the software. SaveMyDocs is currently on version 3.0, and many of the issues people have experienced, I believe, have been rectified. With these updates, and hopefully with more in the way, SaveMyDocs cements its place as a valuable resource for people who need to download files onto their iDevice and upload them onto their computers. It is a little pricey, but until there is a better solution, it may be worth the cost.

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App Summary
Title:SaveMyDocs (v 3.0)Developer:Eduardo Resende
Price:$3.99App Size:0.3 MB
  • Download Files Onto Your iDevice
  • Easy Setup
  • Ease of Use
  • Still Slightly Buggy
  • Cannot Choose What to Download

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  • DonBurns99

    Looks rather useful, I personally use ReaddleDocs, which can save from the web and many other sources.

  • Spartan12103

    This seems like an interesting solution. However I’m not sure it would be that great of use just on my Touch.

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