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Downloading from Public iDisk to iPhone/iPad iOS devices
On a desktop computer everyone can access someones Public folder, when that person has MobileMe account.

But on a iPhone or iPad that Public folder isn't so public anymore. Only people who have a MobileMe account can go to the Public folder of someone else with the iDisk app. I found a way to download public files without being a MobileMe member and without the iDisk app.

You need the Atomic Web Browser, not the light, but the paid version. You'll find this in the App Store, and here is their web page.

You put this URL in the address bar, substituting the correct user name:

If you see the warning 'Unsupported,' just continue. Then select the file you wish to access. Remember the extension, jpg etc. You will need this later.

You'll see a big download button, which doesn't work. Go to the little download symbol in the blue bar of the webpage. It's the down arrow in circle. Touch that. The address in the address bar changes. That address is the one you will need.

Go into the bar, don't wait too long. Select All and Copy. Then go to and touch the download symbol of the Atomic Web Browser. Now you get the download screen.

Choose 'New Download.' Under 'Name' you type the name of the file, but you may choose any name you want. What's important is to use the right extension for the file type.

Paste the URL in the address bar. Then at the top you touch 'Save.' Now the download starts. When the file is downloaded you can open it in Atomic Web Browser or in an app of your choice.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Downloading from Public iDisk to iPhone/iPad
Authored by: Jools912 on May 06, '11 04:03:27PM
If you use an app called "iFiles" you can skip the last 3 and a half paragraphs of this hint.

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