Fly WebDAV Airlines

20 10 2015

Let your data fly with WebDAV Airlines from your iOS device to a cloud storage of your choice.

1 Tap on ‘Send a copy’ and select a document and the file format.

2 Choose ‘WebDAV’.

3 Sign in.

4 Choose a folder to save the document.

Tap on ‘+’ and select ‘Copy from WebDAV’ to fetch a document from your cloud provider.
WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is a method that allows you to manage files stored on remote servers. By linking to a WebDAV location from your iWork app, you can easily copy documents to and from a remote server or web service.

WebDAV is

a communications protocol is a system of digital message formats and rules for exchanging those messages in or between computing systems and in telecommunications. A protocol may have a formal description. Protocols may include signaling, authentication and error detection and correction capabilities.

A protocol definition defines the syntax, semantics, and synchronization of communication. Communications protocols have to be agreed upon by the parties involved.


The most popular protocol is our language with some fine distinctions:
It’s not digital and non-standardized. Nevertheless I hope you will understand this article.

Notes …

1 Non-iCloud storages do not support synchronization across your devices automatically.

2 It’s always a good idea to save relevant documents in more than one place. So use iCloud and an other cloud for backups.

3 iWork for iOS supports WebDAV as well as Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox.

4 If you work with both suites, Apple iWork and Microsoft Office, it’s recommended to use Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox. If you need WebDAV access for other reasons you should know that OneDrive and Dropbox don’t support WebDAV. 

It’s recommended to install a powerful file manager like FileBrowser to manage your files (copy, move, delete, rename, etc).

More about a recommended cloud provider

Box for iOS

Happy landing.

Create, Group, Resize

24 09 2015

    If you are growing old gracefully, your brain might work well but other parts of your body are doomed to die, e.g. the teeth. The community of heirs, aka family, not only hands down money and tangible assets but also body parts of poor quality.
    This happened to me also when growing up with the junk teeth my mother gave me. Sorry mom. It’s a quite expensive procedure to replace teeth by implants and you should think about what the doctor should update.

    So I started the design work, unsurprisingly (for an Apple fan) with Apple’s presentation tool KEYNOTE.


    Compared to Microsoft’s PowerPoint for iOS, Keynote is free and offers the much better adapted UI und UX for mobile devices. Try it out and create some awesome collages e.g. about your last holidys. I suggest to install Adobe Photoshop Mix for further reworks of photos if playing with features like sizing, opacity adjustment, frame setting, etc isn’t enough for your creative vein.

    Well, Apple’s portfolio doesn’t include an X-Ray equipment so I placed an order with my doc. To insert implants into the X-Ray image I created an implant with KEYNOTE and used a nice little feature Apple implemented in its presentation tool. The feature can be found in the contextual menu after selecting several objects and it’s named GROUP.

    • Create the object
    • Select all elements
    • In the context menu tap on GROUP

    You get one single object which can be resized, rotated, and inserted as a whole into an existing slide.

    To later modify the object, just select it and tap on UNGROUP in the contextual menu.

    Btw, this image shows the status, my doc charged me for after applying three implants in the Mandibula.

    (The German term ‘Bohrschablone’ means ‘Drilling Template’.)

    Some further examples …

    Creating collages

    Avoiding a liquidity bottleneck

    Regarding my teeth …

    Thanks for any expression of sympathy.

    Visualizing your Success

    5 06 2015

    Some people think that personal success can be measured in bucks, clicks, +1s, or Likes.

    So I won’t be surprised if somebody wants to visualize his personal value with a chart created with Apple’s spreadsheet app Numbers for iOS.

    Here is the tutorial.

    • Step 1
      Create a new spreadsheet within Numbers.
    • Step 2
      Create a table (table 1, top left) and enter the months and the corresponding number of bucks or clicks in a month.
      The last row should contain the sum. It’s needed to display the relative amount of success (the ratio bucks / total x 100).


    • Step 3
      Create another table (below the first table). This table isn’t really needed but usually it’s worth to separate the data from its visualization.
      Refer to the the first two columns of table 1 by using terms like ‘=Table 1::A1’. This will show the months and the absolute values of bucks.
    • Step 4
      Now let’s create the crux of the matter.
      Use the built-in function REPT (Repeat) with the money bag (from Apple’s Emoji keyboard; activation via Settings – General – Keyboard – Keyboards – Add New Keyboard and select Emoji).

    Refer to Apple’s excellent help for this function and all the others to understand the parameters.

    • Param 1
      the symbol you want to use for the bar graph
    • Param 2
      the length of the bar (the monthly value in % of the total)

    Use it and you will see that Numbers for iOS is perfectly adapted to touch screens.

    If you want to refer to a cell of an other table in a function, just tap on it instead of entering the table number and the coordinates. That’s perfect user experience, isn’t it?

    Now your visualized success is always with you, on an iPhone, an iPad, or an  Watch.

    I suggest to publish your stats quarterly on the internet like Apple does in its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.

    Summary …

    The usage of functions in Numbers is explained in meaningful helps.
    An alternative is to enter the values in a table and use the feature Create Chart from Table. But that would be too easy. Always following the KISS principle doesn’t help you to improve your knowledge.

    Related links …

    Avoid a Liquidity Bottleneck

    An Invoice created with Numbers

    If Then Else

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