Working with your Files

Selecting a file

To select a file, touch and hold for a moment on a file’s icon with one finger. When you select a file, it will show that it’s selected with a typical Mac OS X highlight that looks like this in icon view (this will also work in List View and Cover Flow):

Selecting a File

The selected file will remain highlighted and you can then decide what action you’d like to take, such as drag and drop the file from its current location to elsewhere on your Mac, to your iPad Folder for offline use and the ClipBoard.

Selected File

Viewing a file’s contents

HyperLink currently supports typical file formats and will open the following file formats in-app:

Video: mp4, m4v, mov, 3gp, 3gpp, 3g2, 3gp2, qt, mqv

Audio: mp3, wav, m4p, m4b, m4a, aiff, aif, aic, cdda, amr, swa

Image: jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, gif

Other: zip, rar , cbr , PkZip

Documents: txt (currently only support for UTF-8 encoding), doc, docx, xls, xlsx, html, pdf, htm

To view the file in-app, simply double tap on the file icon in The Viewing Pane. HyperLink will ask if you want to ‘Download the file to view?’ Saying ‘Yes’ will initiate a copying of the file from your Mac’s environment to your iPad Folder. The file will open in Quicklook, so you’ll be able to view the file directly from The Viewing Pane you’re currently in.


When the file is downloaded its icon will change to its preview state, depending if the file type is supported, and this message will appear:


HyperLink file downloads are limited to 30Mb max per file when sending via WiFi or Bluetooth, as larger file sizes would block other operations on your iPad. To download large files, please use iTunes or a web browser using your iPad’s IP Address on your network.


Locating a downloaded file

When you choose to ‘Download this file to view?’ HyperLink will copy the selected file to the iPad Folder on your iPad. (Note the image below.)


The iPad Folder is local storage on your iPad and is separate from your Mac’s environment. This way, you can keep track, view or share the files you have downloaded to your iPad for later reference and use the Tool Bar to delete them when you’re done.

Important Note: Deleting a file from your iPad Folder will not delete it from your Mac System. You can rename the file on the iPad as a local file.

You can copy any file to any hard drive location on your Mac from your iPad. You can also delete files on your Mac’s hard drives, so be absolutely sure you want to delete these files on your Mac when using HyperLink!

Launching an iOS app on your iPad to view a file

HyperLink allows you to use your iPad apps to view your files in off and online mode. You can open a file in another installed iOS app while it’s open in HyperLink as shown below:


You can also launch an iOS app (if you have purchased and installed it on your iPad***) to view a file, by using the Tool Bar’s Action Button:


*** Not all the other apps you have on your iPad will allow files to be opened in them by HyperLink.‘Open In’ is and iOS system function.

Launching a file on your Mac from your iPad

HyperLink allows you to use your iPad as a second screen or ‘launch screen’ for your files when in online mode and connected to the same network as your Mac.

To launch a file on your Mac from your iPad, first hold the file you want to launch and flick it to the right hand edge of your iPad screen.

Flick Action Launch

The file will then open on your Mac in its default application.

Launching an OS X application on your Mac from your iPad

HyperLink allows you to use your iPad as a launch screen for your OS X apps or files when in online mode and connected to the same network as your Mac.

To launch an OS X app, go to the Applications Tab in the Side Bar, locate the OS X app you want to launch and simply double tap the app’s icon. This will automatically launch the OS X app on your Mac.


Double tapping in HyperLink again will close the application on your Mac. (See the Alert boxes below advising you if the application is opened or closed.)




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