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How to email files from Dropbox and Google Drive on iPhone


If you’re one of the millions that use popular file storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive, chances are you’ve got a whole bunch of stuff stored there. These could be pictures, PDFs, Excel reports, PowerPoint presentations and so much more. Since Dropbox and Google Drive aren’t Document Providers (as yet), here’s 3 apps you can use with CloudMagic on iOS 8 to finally attach and email files from them:

AllDocs – $0.99

AllDocs is the fastest and easiest way to access files stored on cloud. With support for Box, Dropbox and Google Drive, it eliminates the need to download and maintain individual storage apps. Once you have configured your accounts, attaching a file from Box, Dropbox or Google Drive using CloudMagic becomes very easy. It works like a charm with CloudMagic.
how to attach files from box dropbox and google drive

Transmit – $9.99

Transmit for iOS 8 by Panic is the mobile version of the popular Mac file transfer app. It allows users to upload files using FTP, SFTP, WebDav, DreamObjects and Amazon S3. Also, you can attach files from your iPhone, iPad, Mac or any device which can be accessed remotely.
Attach files form ftp sfpt and amazon s3

Documents – Free

Documents by Readdle is the perfect document viewer and media player with support for numerous cloud services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, SugarSync, Yandex.Disk, ShareFile, FTP and SFTP Servers. You can download your files from all these services and have them on your Documents app. Being a provider, Documents allows you to attach files through any picker app, such as CloudMagic.
Attach files from SugarSync Onedrive and SharePoint

iOS 8 provides a lot more capabilities making email so much more powerful on your iPhone and iPad. More posts on that soon!

Did we miss any of your favourite iOS 8 document provider apps? Feel free to share it with us in comments.

How to Get Push Email on iPhone for Gmail


Back in 2013, Google discontinued Push support for Gmail on Apple’s stock Mail app. Since then, Gmail push notifications are broken on iPhone/iPad and irate users have discussed it at length. For instant email notifications you were forced to use the Gmail app for iOS, which usually meant using two email apps (work email on stock iOS Mail and personal on Gmail).

Enter CloudMagic. One of the first features we enabled was instant push notifications for all types of email. CloudMagic uses the power of the cloud to send you reliable push notifications, so there’s nothing special to be done by you, just add your Gmail/Google Apps account and you’re set. Here’s what some of our loving users have to say:

How to Get Push Notifications for Email on iPhone for Gmail accounts

Push email for Gmail is just the tip of the iceberg, we’re solving many more email peeves, so stay tuned!

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