Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharing with others via AirDrop, part of iWork: Workflows and New Features.
One of the coolest things that's been added to Mavericks is AirDrop and this is a functionality that allows you to push it to somebody else who's nearby. Typically, they need to be on the same network but this works really easy. So, with AirDrop I could push from my device to somebody else who is in the vicinity. This makes it super easy to wirelessly share documents and it's built right in to the Share menu. You can currently only share from iOS to iOS or from Mac to Mac.
Hopefully, apple will address this cross platform functionality in the future. To enable AirDrop, swipe up from the bottom to bring up the control center. You see controls for AirDrop. Tapping it allows you to turn it on or off, as well as set if only people that you have in your contacts list are available, or if you should be visible to everyone on the same network. Once you've done that you could select a document that you would like to share. For example, let me choose this local document here on my device.
I have the document open and now I could tap the Share button. Let's choose Open in another app. I need to choose a file format that I'd like to save. I'll choose Pages. And now I could choose the app. You'll note that several other apps on my device are available, that can share the Pages file, but what I'd like to use here, is AirDrop. I need to make sure that my device is turned on and ready to receive. For example, my iPhone is turned on, and I've got AirDrop enabled.
I can now select it here and it's going to prompt me on my device to go ahead and share. Once I select the device, it will prompt me on my other device, if I would like to accept the file. I have the ability to decline if I don't know who is trying to connect my device or if I know the person sending it, I could choose Accept. Note, I can choose which app to open it up with. In this case I set myself a word document and I'll tell it to open in Pages. The file is imported and added to my collection. And now it is on my mobile device.
This is an easy way to transfer between iOS devices or desktop to desktop. For desktop users, simply open up a new Finder window. And you could choose Go>AirDrop.
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this content in our library.
- Installing iWork
- Setting up iCloud
- Sharing via AirDrop
- Printing with AirPrint
- Enhancing objects and text with styles
- Adding animation to presentations and spreadsheets
- Working with coaching tips
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Delivering Keynote Presentationswith Richard Harrington1h 35m Intermediate
Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi7h 59m Appropriate for all
iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Trainingwith Garrick Chow8h 21m Appropriate for all
1. Installing the Software
2. A New Way of Collaboration
3. Essential New Features in Pages
4. Essential New Features in Keynote
5. Essential New Features in Numbers
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