Tag Archive: Files


How to Zip Files on iPhone or iPad

You can easily create zip archives on iPhone and iPad of any files or folders through the Files app. For example, if you have a folder or file you want to compress and archive, share, or upload somewhere, you can easily create a .zip of that data right from the iPhone or iPad, and without … Read More

How to Connect to SMB Shares from iPhone & iPad with Files App

Have you ever wished you could connect to an SMB share from an iPhone or iPad? If you work with file servers, be it for work or pleasure, you’ll be excited to learn that connecting to SMB shares and servers is now possible directly from the Files app of iPhone or iPad. This is just … Read More

How to Play & View SWF Files on Mac

Occasionally some Mac users may come across an SWF file that must be opened or accessed. If you have a SWF file that you need to view, play, or open on a Mac, you can do so with a variety of freely available tools. SWF is the file format for Adobe Flash files, and you … Read More

How to Download PDF Files from Safari on Mac

Wondering how to download and save PDF files from Safari to a Mac? If you frequently encounter and work with PDF documents on the web, you might be interested in saving them locally to your Mac from time to time. With Safari, it’s easy to open, save, and download PDF files to the Mac. The … Read More

How to Unzip Files on iPhone or iPad

You can easily unzip and uncompress zip archives on iPhone and iPad, directly from the Files app. This makes it easier than ever to access data and files stored within any zip file, and you don’t need any third party apps or tools to open the zip archive. Decompressing a zip archive and opening the … Read More

How to Control What Apps Can Access Files & Folders in MacOS Catalina

You can control which apps have access to files and folders on the Mac. This article will walk you through how to manage what apps can access files and folders in macOS. This is a security feature that is relatively new, helping to precent apps from having full access to the Mac and filesystem if … Read More

How to Access iCloud Drive Files from Windows PC

Want to access iCloud Drive files from Windows? Do you use iCloud to store your documents and other files from your iPhone, iPad and Mac? If so, you’ll be happy to know that you can easily access iCloud Drive data from a Windows PC as well as through the standard Apple ecosystem devices. Although Apple … Read More

How to Scan Documents with Files App on iPhone & iPad

Have you ever wished you could scan a document with your iPhone or iPad? You can easily do that right from the Files app and with your devices camera! With the arrival of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Apple has made the Files app much more useful. Not only can it now be used to access … Read More

How to Tag Files or Folders in MacOS

Tags allow you to organize, prioritize, arrange, and label any files or folders on the Mac. After a file is tagged in the Mac Finder, that file will be marked by the color-coded tag and its associated label, and you can then reference and access those tagged files by whatever assigned tag. You can even … Read More

How to Save Voice Memos on the Mac as Audio Files

If you have recorded voice memos on the Mac you may have then decided you’d like to save a voice memo as an audio file. The “File” menu on the Mac has contained the various save and export options since the beginning of the Mac platform, but for whatever reason the Voice Memos app on … Read More