11-27-2012 11:11 PM
When I am travelling, I would like to replace my laptop with my Playbook and mini keyboard but I can't for one limiting factor. I need to be able to save files from email attachments directly to a cloud service like box or dropbox or attach files from the cloud to an email I want to send.
I do not think this is currently possible but can someone verify if this is true? Is there a 3rd party email app that can do this?
Does RIM have a feature suggestion forumn that people can vote on additions they would like to see.
Without this feature, the playbook is too inefficient to replace my laptop while I am travelling.
11-28-2012 07:31 AM
Files & Folders can save files to the cloud, and can also e-mail files directly from the cloud with most e-mail services. Take the free trial version for a spin to see whether it works for you:
11-28-2012 12:01 PM
Thank you for the response.
I already use and purchased files and folders and like the program very much as it allows me to access all of my cloud services like box and dropbox.
I send a lot of emails to customers like quotes, product brochures, invoices etc. When I am on the road, I do this all from my laptop and is very fast and efficient. To only use files and folders, it is a bit bulky because I can't just reply to an someones email and attach the file I would like. I need to first download the file from the cloud and then attach it so it is extra steps process.
Also the same the other way, if want to save a file from an email, need to save it to documents and then move it.
Unfortunately, my email files directly funtion doesn't seem to work, I get an error message when I try to do it (can't remember what it says off the top of my head and I don't have the PB with me ATM).
Have you thought of expanding your products you develop and sell, could you make an email app that allows this. I would pay a lot of money for this as it would make the PB just like my laptop for functionality.
11-29-2012 08:36 AM
Unfortunately the PlayBook OS has no mechanism that allows us to do this directly - yet. It is expected to be possible in BB10, which we plan to support. This should allow us to extend the native e-mail client to save email attachments directly to the cloud. It should also allow us to replace our limited e-mail client with the native PlayBook e-mail system.
The first BB10 phones will be coming on January 30th, and we estimatethe PlayBook will be upgraded to BB10 3-6 months after that.
11-29-2012 12:33 PM
Thanks for the reply. I didn't think there would be a solution for this at the moment or I would have found one on forumns.
I am looking forword to the launch of the BB10, and I am glad to hear developers supporting the new line.
It is too bad that the Playbook wasn't launched with a little more business functionality becuase with its multi-tasking, simple swiping etc., it can be a very powerfull tool once they add on the functions you mention. I hope someone from RIM reads this.
11-29-2012 02:31 PM
The "selection" is only to give it a file name, you can not select which location you would like to save it to and it definitely does not give you an option to save it to a cloud based service which I am attempting to do.