FileMail (and PhotoMail)

iphonewarrior

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Hey guys,

I don't think this little Mobile Substrate tweak has had much press. This neat little add-on allows you to attach any files using the native Mail.app.

Launch Mail, tap and hold on the text field and you will see a little + icon.


I've got ActionMenu installed so that's why I have more options... Tap the + button and you'll see this.


I've already used the Photo feature countless times, I can't believe this isn't native. Tapping on the file button allows you to search through your devices filesystem and attach other files.


This is a great addition to any iPhone, I also suggest downloading PhotoMail as well.
 
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I agree. Both good tweaks, especially with Action Menu. However, I believe File Mail will only attach documents from iFile. Is that what you have found? There is another tweak called AnyAttach, which can attach files and pics from anywhere, though I haven't tried it yet.
 

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I agree. Both good tweaks, especially with Action Menu. However, I believe File Mail will only attach documents from iFile. Is that what you have found? There is another tweak called AnyAttach, which can attach files and pics from anywhere, though I haven't tried it yet.

You can view your file system straight through the app itself. I don't think it has anything to do with iFile.
 

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Oh, I see. It first took me to docs in iFile. But then I could navigate to other Apps and locate documents there as well. Thanks for the clarification.
 

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Why not just hit the email button in iFile? It would take the same amount of time and then you don't have to have to install an extra tweak. I guess if you don't have iFile it would be a nice, but it seems needless if you do. And who doesn't use iFile? Next to SBSettings, it's the most useful Cydia app available, IMO.
 

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Why not just hit the email button in iFile? It would take the same amount of time and then you don't have to have to install an extra tweak. I guess if you don't have iFile it would be a nice, but it seems needless if you do. But who doesn't use iFile? Next to SBSettings, it's the most useful app available, IMO.
These are handy in two cases. One, if you want to add attachments to a Reply or Forward and two, if you want to add multiple attachments, particularly of a different type.
 

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You can email multiple attachments with different file types with iFile.
 

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In a Reply or Forward? Wasn't aware of that. But, while I use iFile some, I rely more on others like Downloads and DocsToGo, so I will always have my files available in the event of a non-jailbreak circumstance.
 

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No, not in a reply or forward. I thought #1 was reply or forward and #2 was multiple attachements of different file types. Guess I misunderstood you.
 

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Why not just hit the email button in iFile? It would take the same amount of time and then you don't have to have to install an extra tweak. I guess if you don't have iFile it would be a nice, but it seems needless if you do. And who doesn't use iFile? Next to SBSettings, it's the most useful Cydia app available, IMO.
For those of use who want to attach files in an already composed email?
 

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For those of use who want to attach files in an already composed email?
If I decided I wanted to attach a file after already having started typing the email, I'd just copy my text and open iFile, but yeah, this tweak is an alternate way to handle that situation. I'm just a minimalist. :)
 

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If I decided I wanted to attach a file after already having started typing the email, I'd just copy my text and open iFile, but yeah, this tweak is an alternate way to handle that situation. I'm just a minimalist. :)
To be honest I don't think it really matters, yeah there are other methods but this tweak makes life easier. There is no right or wrong way to attach media, I think this is simple and altogether useful.
 

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Thanks for this! I have been looking for something that will help me attach files to replies/forwards and this should do just fine :)