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Remotely trigger torrent downloads via email from iPhone
Authored by: mankoff on Jan 13, '10 08:34:16AM

You could also enable the Transmission web interface. Copy the URL from iPhone Safari (press and hold, then select copy), then go to Transmission, paste, and you're done.

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http://spacebit.org



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Remotely trigger torrent downloads via email from iPhone
Authored by: rossr on Jan 13, '10 10:23:35AM

The original post is a clever trick, but I have to agree with mankoff that using the Transmission web interface on the iPhone is a better solution—provided you have access to your Mac via an IP address.

To compare the two:
  • Method A (original post) requires the use of multiple email accounts, running Mail rules and writing Applescripts
  • Method B (Transmission web interface) requires Transmission running the web interface (in preferences) and access to your Mac via an IP address

Basically, it depends on whether you have access to your Mac via an IP address. If you do, use Method B. If you don't, use method A.

I know this sounds all unicorns and rainbows but it's pretty cool that MacOSXHints posts hints like this because it is a good example of sharing different methods of accomplishing cool stuff on your Mac. :)



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