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  • Attachment Saver - Save Mail.app Attachments


    Ever been frustrated by the iPhone Mail app's inability to view attachments of certain types? Ever been found yourself needing to save an attachment to disk somewhere so you could use it outside Mail.app? AttachmentSaver to the rescue.

    AttachmenSaver is a nifty little extension to the iPhone's Mail app that allows you to save attachments so you can access and view them using your favorite file manager (iFile recommended). It unlocks the ability to download *all* attachments of any type, whether supported by Mail or not, and save them into a folder on disk. For those emails with multiple attachments, it even conveniently provides the option to save all attachments in that particular email, accessible via the action menu in the toolbar (the one that usually contains the Reply/Forward buttons).

    It's in the Cydia store now at $1.99, a decent buy. Pick it up!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Attachment Saver - Save Mail.app Attachments started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. Jak3's Avatar
      Jak3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jacobgaul View Post
      awesome! i got it working thanks to your help. im a total newb when it comes to this iphone stuff lol.

      No prob., everyone was a noob once. Except me. I popped out of the womb and punched the doctor in the face for trying to rush me. jp roflmao
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      Quote Originally Posted by and1gator View Post
      This thing works like a charm. This is the cool
      work around to
      actually edit email attachments (Word, Excel, etc.) directly on the phone without having to purchase QuickOffice Exchange version.

      I don't have Microsoft Exchange email.
      Once you save the file via AttachmentSaver find the file in iFile and then copy it to the Local Files folder of QuickOffice ( /var/mobile/Applications/LONG
      STRING*OF*NUMBERS*& LETTERS OF*WHATEVER*FOLDER*HAS*QUICKOFFICE/Documents). Once the attachment is there you open QuickOffice and edit then email out.

      Look out Blackberry! LOL.
      How do u copy it over to QuickOffice?
      Can u do it direct in the iFile app to QOffice app?
      Or do I have to do it via SSH/CyberDuck (in Mac)?
    1. and1gator's Avatar
      and1gator -
      Quote Originally Posted by maz View Post
      How do u copy it over to QuickOffice?
      Can u do it direct in the iFile app to QOffice app?
      Or do I have to do it via SSH/CyberDuck (in Mac)?
      I copied it using iFile to the folder that QuickOffice stores local documents into.

      You have to manually search for that folder the first time in iFile or use Netatalk and look for the folder that way on your computer via Finder just so you can reference it. I think that method is actually faster when trying to locate items in those folders with the long obscure names of numbers and letters.

      The directory to look into for the QuickOffice folder is
      /var/mobile/Applications/LONG
      STRING*OF*NUMBERS*& LETTERS OF*WHATEVER*FOLDER*HAS*QUICKOFFICE/Documents

      You'll have to look through all the folders and once you find it just go into iFile and then bookmark the location and save it.

      I would also just bookmark the location of where the attachments get saved which is /var/mobile/Library/Attachments.

      Now you can copy the file regularly just alike any other in iFile to the QuickOffice Document folder.

      Open up QuickOffice and you should see your document when you click the icon that says On "whatever your iPhone's name is". There you will see the locally saved files.

      I know that was a bit longwinded but once you set it up it's quite an easy process. This app was well worth the $2.

      Good luck.
    1. mynokia7650's Avatar
      mynokia7650 -
      Will it support mBox Mail Appstore?

      Thanks
    1. GhengisEEK's Avatar
      GhengisEEK -
      I'm also using AttachmentSaver with iFile and QuickOffice.

      FIRST WISH
      I would like to be able to change the location that AttachmentSaver defaults to to the same location for QuickOffice.
      Is this possible?

      SECOND WISH
      is there anyway for iFile to recognise that QuickOffice or DTG is installed and use them instead for Word, Excel, etc?
      iFile seams to only associate to the defaul iPhone apps.

      THIRD WISH
      Apple to get there crap together. This should not be this hard todo what PALM OS and Windows Mobile have had for 5+ years.
    1. jabbawalkee's Avatar
      jabbawalkee -
      I purchased this when it first came out and still haven't been able to download it. I
      keep getting a "forbidden" message. Please help ([email protected])
    1. LittleMissAustralia's Avatar
      LittleMissAustralia -
      I can't seem to pay for it & then downloading it.

      Is anyone else having these problems.

      Louise
    1. unregistered's Avatar
      unregistered -
      Anybody else have a problem copying and pasting photos from Photos.app?

      I can no longer use the "copy button" to copy photos from the Photos app and paste them into an email.

      Instead of the photo i get a small icon with a jpg extension. The photo itself does not get copied. I like to use the "copy" button instead of the "share" button when I need to send a photo in full size as the "share" button resizes the photo.

      I disabled all my other extensions to make sure it was this one giving me the problem.
      If I disable all the extensions except attachment saver the bug still exists.
      As soon as I disable attachment saver the photos copy like they are supposed to.
    1. and1gator's Avatar
      and1gator -
      I did the same thing you did. And although the small picture icon is white the file actually does get copied and sent through the email. Yeah it sucks but it looks like the images do indeed get sent. I am using AttachmentSaver as well.

      The only thing it looks like you lose is the mini preview of the pic. But if you are indeed copying it then you will know what it looks like.

      Hope that helps some.
    1. unregistered's Avatar
      unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by and1gator View Post
      I did the same thing you did. And although the small picture icon is white the file actually does get copied and sent through the email. Yeah it sucks but it looks like the images do indeed get sent. I am using AttachmentSaver as well.

      The only thing it looks like you lose is the mini preview of the pic. But if you are indeed copying it then you will know what it looks like.

      Hope that helps some.

      I started to reply to your post and tell you "that didn't work for me."
      well, the last few times i tried it it didn't. All that got emailed was an empty or corrupt .jpg file. well now its working perfectly.
      Go figure.
    1. and1gator's Avatar
      and1gator -
      LOL. Cool mehn....
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      finally!!
      deff gonna need this during the school year
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      I just got iFile and want to find my custom ringtone folder you know the ones that I make on my pc & sync with iTunes not the stash/ringtones folder that's not the same ones.
    1. SMario's Avatar
      SMario -
      Hi,
      maybe I found a little bug. After installing AttachmentSaver I can't insert ICS files in the iphone calendar, which are attached in an email, anymore.
      After the dialog "Save / View" and clicking on "View" there is only a white screen. Actually it should open the calendar.app and insert the event.
    1. reyo's Avatar
      reyo -
      thank you very much
    1. Luckycharms_74's Avatar
      Luckycharms_74 -
      Hi Guys

      Bought this on Cydia and also ifile app. How can I edit the .xml or .doc file when i donload the attachment???
    1. acydbyrn's Avatar
      acydbyrn -
      This app is spot on. Works a charm other than trying to get it working sweetly with QuickOffice.

      I have tried renaming the "Attachments" folder and creating a symbolic link in its place (names "attachments") that points to my QuickOffice dir however no files seem to be getting saved there.

      I'm a bit of a noob at this but I do think I'm onto something, and that the problem is possibly with the permissions. Hopefully somebody else can figure this out for us all (or the dev will allow custom location saving )
    1. bigthinker's Avatar
      bigthinker -
      Cydia cannot find the source and it is not available via Rock...
      Does this app actually exist? If so, how can it be installed?
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      anybody know if this works on i4 yet?
    1. JayDubs's Avatar
      JayDubs -
      Nope. Just bought it and tried it (on faith) and after selecing "Save" in the popup, the Mail app crashes.

      Please fix this! It would be an invaluable tool!