File Sharing

SiteSucker allows you to transfer downloaded sites and SiteSucker documents between your computer and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This can be done using AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Dropbox, or iTunes File Sharing. Procedures for transferring files are shown below.

Note: These procedures assume that you are using SiteSucker for OS X version 2.9.x and SiteSucker for iOS version 2.6.x. If you are using another version of the software, consult its manual since its procedures may be different.

When transferring downloaded sites, you should only include the top level folders. These folders have names like www.site.com or host.org. Zip archives are used to transfer downloaded sites. To create a zip archive containing your downloaded sites, select the desired folders in the destination folder in the Finder and choose File > Compress. If more than one folder is included in the archive, the Finder names the resulting file Archive.zip. You may want to give this archive a unique and recognizable name.

Using AirDrop

To set up AirDrop on your Macintosh computer:

  1. Choose Go > AirDrop from the menu bar in the Finder. An AirDrop window opens. If Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is turned off, you'll see a button to turn it on. AirDrop turns on automatically when Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are on.
  2. AirDrop lets you choose between enabling it for just your contacts or for everyone. Contacts Only requires more work, as your computer and iOS device both have to be logged into iCloud and be in each other's Contacts. Everyone is easier but means random people you don't know can send you prank AirDrops. Use the Allow me to be discovered by setting at the bottom of the AirDrop window to choose the option you want.

To set up AirDrop on your iOS device:

  1. Open Control Center.
  2. Tap AirDrop, then choose whether to receive items from everyone or only from people in your Contacts app.

Transferring Downloads

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Transferring Documents

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Using iCloud Drive

To transfer files using iCloud Drive, you must be running OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8. Before you can transfer files, iCloud Drive must be enabled. This can be done in the Settings app on your iOS device and in the System Preferences on your Macintosh.

Transferring Downloads

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Transferring Documents

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Using Dropbox

Before transferring files using Dropbox:

  • Install Dropbox on your computer.
  • Install the Dropbox app on your iOS device.
  • Enable Dropbox in the document picker by tapping Locations > More and then turn on the option for Dropbox.
  • Enable the Save to Dropbox option in that Share menu by tapping More and then turning on the option.

Note: If Dropbox is enabled in the document picker and iCloud Drive is disabled in the Settings app, Dropbox will appear by default in the document picker without needing to choose it in the Locations action sheet.

There are two ways to transfer files using Dropbox. One uses the document picker and the other uses the Dropbox app. Both methods are discussed below.

Transferring Downloads

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Transferring Documents

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Using iTunes File Sharing

Before transferring files using iTunes File Sharing:

  1. Connect your iOS device to your computer.
  2. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  3. In iTunes, select your iOS device, click the Apps tab, and select SiteSucker from the list of apps under File Sharing.

Transferring Downloads

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Transferring Documents

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triangle To transfer SiteSucker documents from your iOS device to your computer using iTunes File Sharing: