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Download Google Docs Files to Your iPad for Offline Viewing

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Sure, you can access all of your Google Docs files while your iPad has a wireless connection, but what happens when you have a 4 hour flight and you need to access those documents? Not much you can do there, unless you use an App like GoodReader that allows you to connect to your Google Docs account and download whichever files you need to your iPad for offline viewing. You can also use GoodReader to access other WebDAV servers like MobileMe, Dropbox, Box.net, and others. The how-to below will walk you through the process of adding the Google Docs account to GoodReader, how to add files, and view them.

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1. Tap on GoodReader in the Home Screen.

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2. Tap on Connect to Servers.

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3. Tap on Add.

4. When the Create New Connection menu opens, tap on Google Docs.

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5. Enter your Google credentials.

Note: Make sure to include the @gmail.com in the user name.

6. Tap on the Add button.

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7. Tap on the newly created server connection to Google Docs, a menu will open and load.

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8. Once the menu is loaded with the listing of files on your server, tap on the documents you wish to save to your iPad for offline viewing.

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9. Tap OK, the documents will be placed in a queue for download, tap on additional files you wish to download.

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10. Tap on the file you wish to view.

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Your document should now open.

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Originally posted Apr 08, 2010

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  • http://bytesandsuch.com Don Birdsall

    Good Tutorial.

    I had GoodReader on my Touch and it was one of the first installed on my iPad. The Apple gadgets are great but there are many people who do not seem to understand wireless technology and the way we get things done. Gil's articles are well written.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/gjperera gjperera

      Don – Thanks for the kind words, I try to simplify and explain things as much as I could. By the way, GoodReader is by far the best I've seen in the App Store. Thanks for stopping by.

  • http://bytesandsuch.com Don Birdsall

    Good Tutorial.

    I had GoodReader on my Touch and it was one of the first installed on my iPad. The Apple gadgets are great but there are many people who do not seem to understand wireless technology and the way we get things done. Gil's articles are well written.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/gjperera gjperera

      Don – Thanks for the kind words, I try to simplify and explain things as much as I could. By the way, GoodReader is by far the best I've seen in the App Store. Thanks for stopping by.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/gjperera gjperera

      Don – Thanks for the kind words, I try to simplify and explain things as much as I could. By the way, GoodReader is by far the best I've seen in the App Store. Thanks for stopping by.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/gjperera gjperera

      Don – Thanks for the kind words, I try to simplify and explain things as much as I could. By the way, GoodReader is by far the best I've seen in the App Store. Thanks for stopping by.

  • http://bytesandsuch.com Don Birdsall

    Good Tutorial.

    I had GoodReader on my Touch and it was one of the first installed on my iPad. The Apple gadgets are great but there are many people who do not seem to understand wireless technology and the way we get things done. Gil's articles are well written.

  • http://bytesandsuch.com Don Birdsall

    Good Tutorial.

    I had GoodReader on my Touch and it was one of the first installed on my iPad. The Apple gadgets are great but there are many people who do not seem to understand wireless technology and the way we get things done. Gil's articles are well written.