How to zip files with iPad

By on Saturday, June 29, 2013

Suppose you need to send some documents via email. You've only got your iPad at your fingertips and you are desperate because you'd need to zip the files before sending them? Well, tell me where is the problem?.Even on the iPad you can create zip archives containing any type of file and then send it via email.

I have the distinct feeling that you have never heard of Documents by Readdle, a powerful file manager for iPad (and iPhone) which allows you to view and manage files in a manner very similar to how to make the Windows Explorer and the Finder on the Mac. Let's see just how to zip files with iPad using it.

If you want to find out how to zip files with iPad, the first step you need to do is open the App Store, try the free application Documents by Readdle and install it on your tablet. When the operation is complete, start and immediately access Documents with a set of sample files with which to test its functionalities.

Try to create a zip archive with documents and photos in "standard" in the app, so you understand how it works. All you have to do is press the Edit button located at the top right, put the check mark next to the files that you want to include in the repository and select Zip from the sidebar on the left. Mission accomplished!

Perfect, now you know how to zip files with iPad. But for zipping the documents to be sent via email, you must first transfer them to Documents by Readdle. How? There are various ways to achieve this.

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The most simple is to add to your Dropbox account, Google Drive, SkyDrive, or another cloud storage services supported by the program. In this way, it becomes possible to access files stored in "cloud" anytime and with absolute simplicity (as if it were a local folder).

To configure Dropbox or another similar service for Documents, select the entry Network from the sidebar to the left, tap the button Add storage ... and fill in the form that you are presented with the login to your account. It's easy and, for success, you will be able to access the content of your space online by simply selecting the appropriate link from the sidebar of the application.

Do you want to transfer files in Documents directly from your PC? No problem. Proceed in the app settings (by pressing the gear icon placed in the upper left corner), select Wi-Fi Drive from the left sidebar and activate the option Enable drive by setting the lever to ON. Subsequently, visited Network, tap the Wi-Fi icon located in the top right and connected from the PC to the address which appears to load your files directly into Documents by Readdle.

For zipping files on Dropbox or other similar services, you must first download them in the Downloads folder of Documents. Proceed therefore in the Network of the app, select the service that you want to download the file (eg. Dropbox) and tap on the Edit button located at the top right. Put the check mark next to the files that you want to carry at Documents and tap the Download button located in the left sidebar to complete the operation.

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When the download completes,for zipping the objects just downloaded, goto the Downloads folder of Documents, tap Edit, put the check mark next to all the files you want to include in the repository and select Zip from the sidebar.

To finish, press Edit, put the checkmark on the zip archive just got and select the Mail from the sidebar on the left to create your email with the attached zipped files.Is it difficult?

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