Downloading CSV files, TXT files etc

jho

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My company has a website where client files are posted as CSV files. I need to download these files and save to the phone. I also need to be able to view and even edit these files in something like Excel, and then email the files to customers. Can I do this with iPhone?

Can I also receive files like csv, excel, TXT and .WAV files via email, and upload them to a website? Our same company website has provision to search/select file and upload to the website.

I tried it today but safari told me "Safari cannot download this file type"

Thanks for any help / direction on this! :cool:
 

geordisjd

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My company has a website where client files are posted as CSV files. I need to download these files and save to the phone. I also need to be able to view and even edit these files in something like Excel, and then email the files to customers. Can I do this with iPhone?

Can I also receive files like csv, excel, TXT and .WAV files via email, and upload them to a website? Our same company website has provision to search/select file and upload to the website.

I tried it today but safari told me "Safari cannot download this file type"

Thanks for any help / direction on this! :cool:
Basically, it's no, no, no and no. Can't really save anything. Or edit. Believe Safari. WAV files are no-no's too.
And Photoshop doesn't really work on the iPhone either.
 

patrickj

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I've just been looking at an online spreadsheet app with an iPhone optimized version, called EditGrid. Don't know if this could be a possibe workaround for you. Their online app allows you to share and publish sheets (sharing does not yet work on iPHone, only on desktop browser). Check them out at:
http://www.editgrid.com/
 

jho

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I've just been looking at an online spreadsheet app with an iPhone optimized version, called EditGrid. Don't know if this could be a possibe workaround for you. Their online app allows you to share and publish sheets (sharing does not yet work on iPHone, only on desktop browser). Check them out at:
http://www.editgrid.com/
I could try it but according to geordisjd, I can't even download, upload, or save a file.

I'm a little shocked by that... I thought this device would be able to do a task that treos and blackberrys have been doing for years!
 

jakkyl

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The iPhone never has (and probably never will be) targeted at businesss users. Its not meant to be a BlackBerry killer.

I'm a little shocked by that... I thought this device would be able to do a task that treos and blackberrys have been doing for years!
 

jho

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The iPhone never has (and probably never will be) targeted at businesss users. Its not meant to be a BlackBerry killer.
Wow I can't believe it's so limited that businesss users won't be able to switch to it.

Dang... and I really wanted to ditch the Treo...
 

jho

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So, if I get a file in an email... I can't save it? Can I forward it?

I'm still reeling that I can't save a file or upload a file to a website. :(