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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by alicecuriouse, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. alicecuriouse

    alicecuriouse Lurker
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    There are several apps that a user create various files from an Android (textual documents, audio recordings, photos, links) and store them on a website where they can be accessed later from a desktop computer.

    I am looking for a way to do the reverse.

    I do a lot of data gathering from my desktop computer. I copy large amounts of text and links and paste them into either a .txt or .rtf file.

    What would be a simple method to send a .txt or .rft file from my desktop directly to my SD card AND create a shortcut link for it either on my Android desktop or in system folder somewhere that I can have a desktop shortcut to?

    I realize the solution might seem obvious, but while I am using my Android to view Google docs, or Evernote, or Snaptic it is not apparent to me how I can simply pull the document from the web and store it on my phone for quick access.

    I have tons of .txt and .rtf files that I would like to permantly store on my SD card, so whatever quick method you know of will be uber helpful.

    Thank you!

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  2. El Blacksheep

    El Blacksheep Android Enthusiast

    Dropbox would be the easiest and most seamless IMO. You can get the app free from the market.

    All you need is a free Dropbox account and you have 2+ GB of storage. No CC info required.
    Also, if you use a referral link, you and the referrer both get an extra 250 MB of storage.

    Here's mine:
  3. alicecuriouse

    alicecuriouse Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Okay, I'll try it.

    Do you have any tips for how I would access these files on my Android?
  4. El Blacksheep

    El Blacksheep Android Enthusiast

    Just open the Dropbox app and you can browse/download all your files.
  5. cranky_dan

    cranky_dan Well-Known Member

    Ya. It's exactly like looking at files on your sd card using a file manager, except they're in the cloud.

    I use dropbox with my phone and haven't plugged it in in months.


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