Side Bar’s Features

The Side Bar is similar to the Side bar you’ll find in Mac OS X. As in OS X you can use the Side Bar in HyperLink to navigate through your Mac’s folders and files as if you were in the Mac OS Finder directory-based file system. In fact, you ARE in your Mac’s OS Finder file system! There are a few unique features you’ll find in HyperLink’s Side Bar.

The iPad Folder

The iPad Folder is a location where you can store files you have downloaded from your Mac to your iPad, to either view on or offline and to open, where possible, in an app on your iPad that is capable of editing the type of file you have downloaded.  Note: if you edit a file in a Third Party app on your iPad, it will not be saved back to your iPad folder. The modified file will be saved in the file management system associated with that app in iOS. This is a function of iOS. Most of these apps allow you to share files from their file directories through email and other such means.

iPad Folder2

The WiFi Folder

The WiFi Folder is a location where you access files sent to your iPad via a WiFi connected device (such as another iPad on the same network). 


To send a file via WiFi to another iPad using HyperLink, you first need to connect to the other iPad. HyperLink allows up to 5 WiFi simultaneously connected devices. You can make the connection by going to the WiFi Button under the SHARE Heading*.

Sending files via WiFi

The WiFi Button is under the SHARE Heading. Touching the WiFi Button will present this screen with the WiFi Tree and the visible iPad’s are automatically linked:

preprare to send file via WIFI

You can see your iPad and its IP Address at the bottom of the WiFi Tree. When your iPad icon is blue, it means your iPad is WiFi enabled and on, ready to send or receive files from other devices on the Tree. 

As shown in the image above, the grey iPad icon indicates an iPad that is on the same WiFi network as your iPad. It is connected and ready to send and receive files up to 30Mb. You can see the other iPad’s IP Address and the iPad owner’s name to identify the iPad you may wish share files with.

Tap on an iPad in the WiFi Tree and it will turn blue connecting to your iPad with a blue line. This graphical representation of a connection is not neccessary to send a file via WiFi. Below is an example of several iPad's visible and conected on the same WiFi network:


Open the Clipboard Button on ther Tool Bar to revieal the files stored in the Clipboard. To share a file over the WiFi connection, simply drag and drop the file from the Clipboard on on to the icon of the iPad you're sending the file to.

Drag and Drop in WiFi Tree

Once the file has been via the shared WiFi network, you will receive a notification:

Send a file via WIFI Alert

A file sent using a shared WiFi network from another HyperLink user requires you to be in the WiFi Button and viewing the WiFi Tree during the download. The link between the iPads will turn from grey to blue and a progress bar will appear under your iPad’s IP Address as shown below:

FIle coming in via WIFI

HyperLink will advise you that you have received a file via WiFi and the received file can be located and viewed in your WiFi Folder under the DEVICES Heading.

File Received via WIfi Alert

Sending files via Bluetooth

First make the connection by going to the Bluetooth Button under the SHARE Heading. Touching the Bluetooth Button will launch an alert advising you to connect with other Bluetooth enabled devices:


Other Bluetooth enabled devices will be visible in this window shown below. Click on your preferred devices to connect.

See other IPAD

Please wait while the devices pair:

Connect via Bluetooth

Once paired via the Bluetooth connection, you can navigate to another part of your HyperLink environment, including the Clipboard Button, and send a file using the Action Button:

Select a file for Blue tooth

During the send, you will see this alert:

Send via Blue tooth

As soon as the file is downloaded, it will open on your iPad and you will see this new alert:

File sent via bluetooth alert

A file sent to your iPad via Bluetooth from another device will present this alert:

File recieved via bluetooth alert

The received file will be copied and located for viewing in your iPad Folder from where you can perform actions using the Action Button.


Moving files to and from your Dropbox Account

Touch the Dropbox Button under the SHARE Heading. Touching the Dropbox Button for the first time will launch an alert asking you to allow a connection to your Dropbox account:


Once you have granted permission to your Dropbox account, your Dropbox file system can be viewed via the Dropbox Button, and you can send files to your Dropbox account using the Action Button:

DropBox-in Action-Selection

Sending a file via email

A file must first be downloaded into your iPad Folder so you can send it via email. If you do not download the file first, an alert message will advise you that an error has occurred.

Fine does not exist

Selecting the file from your iPad Folder will enable you to use the Action Button to send a selected file via email:

Email-Selction-Action Menu


The Web Browser

You can access the Internet when you are online, using the HyperLink Web Browser Button under the SHARE Menu. The default URL is the HyperLink page on our Molten Mango website.

Web browser

You can navigate to any URL in the URL field and move back and forward between URL’s you have visited in this session by using the Back and Forward arrows to the left of the URL Field in the Web Browsers Header.

Mail Attachments

Your email attachments can be accessed using the Attachments Button under the MAIL Menu. When you first see the Attachments Pane, it will begin to index your mail attachments. If you need to use your iPad in the next few hours, we suggest you cancel the indexing and intiate it overnight.


Please Note again: The first time indexing of your Mail Attachments will take a long time depending on the volume of files in your Mail Attachments folder on your Mac. This process may be best performed overnight. You can stop the Mail Indexing any time by closing the app or pressing the canel button, however, you will not be able to make searches of your Attachments folder until you complete this indexing process. Make sure to have your iPad conected to its power supply during Attachments indexing.


OS X includes an application called Terminal, which provides unfettered command-line access to the entire Unix underpinnings of the operating system. Use this Terminal Button ONLY if you are familiar with the OS X Terminal application!


Here is an example of command line code in Terminal



The ScreenShot Button launches OS X Cmd 3 function and takes a ScreenShot of your primary Mac monitor, which can be useful if you are accessing your Mac File system remotely.


Screenshots will be saved into your iPad Folder in HyperLink.


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