Folders

for iPhone

Folders for iPhone User Guide

Contents:

Setting your Password
Logging in and Logging Out
Creating Folders
Locking and Hiding Folders
Transferring files from your Computer
Importing Files from Web/Camera/PhotoLibrary
Unzipping Archive Files
Sharing Files Between iPhones
Deleting Files and Folders


Setting your Password

One of the first things you will want to do is create a password. A password is required for a number of features of Folders, including the ability to lock and hide folders. To set a password, press the lock button on the bottom right hand side of the screen. Enter your password and confirm it. Remember to write your password down if you are forgetful and store in a safe place. If you lose your password you will have to delete Folders and reinstall to restore it!




Logging in and Logging Out

Once you have set your password you use the same lock button to log in and out of Folders. Logging in unlocks the configuration menu button next to the lock button. To log in simply press the lock button and enter your password. Once logged in you will have access to the folder configuration menu, and any hidden folders you have created will appear.




Creating Folders

Before you can add any files you need to create some folders!. Simply press the [+] button at the bottom left side of the screen to add a new folder. Enter the name of the folder and press the [Save] button. Once you press save you should see your folder appear on the screen.




Locking and Hiding Folders

Log in by pressing the Lock button as described above. Once logged in, open the folder you wish to lock or hide. Here you will see a wrench icon at the bottom right. Press the button and the folder options menu will appear. Here you can choose to lock, hide and rename a folder.





Transferring Files to and from a PC or Mac

The easiest way to move files to and from your iPhone is to use the Folders WiFi interface. Press the WiFi button from the main screen and a URL will appear on the screen. Browse to this address from any PC on the same network as your iPhone. From this web application you can create folders and upload files to your iPhone using the directions on screen. You can also download any files stored in the Folders application to your PC.


If you are having trouble connecting to the Folders application from your web browser, please make sure the following two requirements are met:

1) Your iPhone/iPod is connected to your network via WiFi. You cannot connect to the device if you are using EDGE or 3G. If you are connected via WiFi you will see the WiFi signal icon on the top left of your iPhone screen.
2) Your PC or Mac is on the same network as your iPhone/iPod.





Importing Files from other Sources

In addition to adding files from your PC or Mac, you can also add files directly to your folders by importing from the Web or from the iPhone camera and photo gallery.


To add a file, click on the folder you wish to add the file to. This will put you inside that folder. Just as you did to add a folder, press the [+] to add a new file. Four options will appear for the file import. You can add a file from your photo library, you can take a photo with the built in iPhone camera, or you can import a file from the Web using a URL either directly for a single file, or by browsing a site.


Importing a file using a URL or with Web Browse allows you to import files from both the web and from your home network if you have a Web Sharing enabled on a Mac, or a Web Server running on a PC or Linux .


Unzipping Archive Files

If you need to move a large number of files at once you can zip them in a zip file, transfer the zip to Folders and unzip it. To do this simply download the zip file to a folder as you would any other file. Double tap on the file in Folders and it will unzip in your current directory.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Currently Folders does not support nested folders (folders inside of folders), therefor it cannot unzip a file that has folders in it. You must zip only files in your zip archive, not folders of files.


Sharing Files Between iPhones

If you have two or more iPhones running Folders on the same WiFi network you can easily share files between the iPhones! Simply follow the export instructions from above on one iPhone, then use the Web Browse import function on any other iPhone on the same network to download the exported files.


Deleting Files and Folders

To delete a file or folder, press the edit button on the top right. This will toggle between regular and edit mode. In edit mode you can select any of the files or folders you wish to delete by pressing the [-] button and then the [Delete] button. If you delete a folder, all contents inside of the folder will also be deleted. To return to normal mode, press the Done button on the top right.