Saturday, July 3, 2010

How to Download Cricut Handbooks onto your iPhone, iTouch or iPad


Want to have your Cricut handbooks at hand?  All the time? How great would that be in conjunction with the Gypsy?  Now you can have easy to see and read handbooks available while you work on your Gypsy at a crop or wherever you may be!

If you have an iPhone, iTouch or iPad, here's how:

1) Go to the App Store/iTunes and purchase Goodreader (0.99 cents).
2) Download it onto your device.
3) Open app.
4) Go to "Web Downloads"
5) Open "Browse the Web"
6) Enter this address:  http://www.cricut.com/information/cartridge_library.aspx
7) Find each cartridge you want and click on "view" under the handbook column
8) Click and download each one (it can do more than one at a time).   For the iPad, at the prompt, click on "Download Linked File". If you are prompted to see if you want directions, click "No".

Once you have downloaded all the cartridges you want, click on the "My Documents" folder at the start page of Goodreader.

Now, to organize them:

1) Click on My Documents and then hit the "Actions" button OR the "Manage Files" button (if on the iPad).
2) Click on button that says "New Folder" and name your folder "Cricut Handbooks".  Then hit "Done".
3) Click on the actions button and you will now see some buttons/circles in front of each of your downloads.  Click on those.
4) Then hit the "Cut" or "Cut/Move" button and Done.
5) Now, click on your Cricut Handbook folder and hit "actions".  Then click on "paste".
Now they should all be in your folder.  WOO HOO!

To see the handbooks in landscape view, go to settings on Goodreader and click on the Settings then General Settings then click on for "allow auto rotations" then click done twice to exit.  For the iPad, it seemed to automatically be in landscape mode since I was already viewing things that way.

You could also download the Gypsy manual.

What's great, especially with the iPad, is that you can zoom in on the images - it really helps with some of the trickier cartridges with small little layers.

Hope this helps!

Also, I hope wherever you are today, it is not cloudy and overcast, like it is here.  All our plans have been scrapped except going to watch fireworks tonight.  Have a great holiday!


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40 comments:

  1. Thank you for this handy guide.

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  2. WOW, now I REALLY need my I-Pad!! I could download it to my phone, but I'd rather download it to a BRAND NEW I-Pad!! WHEN I DO get it, I'll know where to come for these AWESOME instructions!! Thanks Again!!
    Big Gypsy Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  3. Thanks for the info! I'm going to try it right now:-)

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  4. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! off to buy the ipad, lol just kidding.... but I want to...anyway I will try now on iphone
    did I say thanks?!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Thanks, Joy! Now all i need is an i-pad!

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  6. super cool!
    Wonder if it works on the NOOK from Barnes N Noble

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  7. That is wonderful!! Very Handy!! Tfs!

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  8. now i need some hey? this probably works on hubby's kindle! lol

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  9. Thanks for the directions, just need an i-pad, i-phone or heck even an i-touch...hahaha

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  10. Thanks Tammy! My husband has the iPad and we both have iPhones (we are SO San Francisco like that!) and this is awesome! Thanks so much. I'm writing you from Seattle airport headed to Montana for a wedding! It should be a beautiful 4th of July there! Sorry to hear about your plans. You never know when the weather will clear and they will come back to life!

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  11. Thanks for letting me know about this app for the iphone.

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  12. WOW thank you SO much! I just set it up on my ipod touch and downloaded 85 books - I thought I only had 71 carts, apparently not LOL. YAAAY Thank you thank you thank you! I'm putting a link to this on my blog www.kricutkrazy.com

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  13. Thanks for the information. Have a great 4th.

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  14. Very helpful info. I'm getting an ipad and this app sounds interesting not just for Cricut books.

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  15. I just put mine on my itouch - thank you so much for the very clear instructions! It was so easy!

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  16. Oh wow this is really cool. I may be borrowing my daughters IPOD now. She'll just love me!!!!
    Great tip!!!!

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  17. This is so incredibly useful! thank you so much. It's cloudy and possibly rainy here. If we can't eat by the pool, we'll just bring them all inside and still have a great 4th. Hope you do too!

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  18. Thanks! Going to have to do this!!!

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  19. Wow! This is awesome! I will certainly be putting this on my iPad as soon as I get one:) Do you know if this works on the blackberry?

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  20. I never knew this was possible! Thanks for all the details and instructions!

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  21. That is awesome! Thanks for sharing the tip.

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  22. Thanks so much for the info, I am going to do that for my i-pad, I always have it with my gypsy. thanks again.

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  23. This may be a silly question but I have a Mac Book can I do the same thing on it. I have so much trouble at times see the little stuff in the book. This would be wonderful.Maybe an I Pad is in my future.
    Thanks so much.

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  24. Nice! I wonder if it will work on the new Sprint EVO? I am thinking of purchasing that phone.

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  25. Just had to let you know, it is great what a great tip!!
    Thanks again. You can see every detail.

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  26. Always something new to tell us about! Thanks for all the information you pass along!
    Blessings, Donna

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  27. Thank you for this helpful tutorial! I posted the link at http://bit.ly/deKZSX. Have a happy Independence Day! :) Irene

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  28. Joy,

    You sound like quite the techy! :) I'm bummed. My husband & I just gave up our i-phones (after 2/12 years), because Verizon has better reception here in AZ (we moved from California, where AT&T had great reception)! Honestly, I was surprised that I didn't miss my i-phone (we got the Droid Incredibles)...until now!!!

    Have a happy 4th of July,

    Jennifer

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  29. I was looking for cricut info for my phone a few weeks ago and I didn't find anything. This is what I was needing. Thank you so much for the post.

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  30. i would really love an in depth on the welding feature on DS - I'm just not getting it

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  31. You can also put them on the Kindle using the USB port to transfer the files via the computer.

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  32. Thanks for sharing I just wish they have an app for Android phones too!

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  33. Joy, I can't thank you enough for the tip. I have the Ipod Touch and use it like a mini computer for emails, blog updates etc.
    Your instructions were so easy, Thank you so much. I hate having to drag all my books around so now I can have them all in my pocket :)
    Lori

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  34. Wow I had no idea you could do that= ) Thanks for sharing.
    Monica L.

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  35. I only found the apps for iPhone and iPad. Is there on for the iTouch? I really would live to do this, but I can't find the app for the iTouch. Does anyone know anything about this?

    Thanks!

    Sandy

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  36. Hi,

    I downloaded this app, but there is no cut or cut/move button on the program I received. I am able to download the file, but I can not get a program, (PDF) to recognize or open it...what am I doing wrong? Anyone out there who can help? Thanks.

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  37. Just found this site and these instructions and I am sooo excited...can't wait to try it out!

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  38. I have used this for over a year now. Can't tell you how many people I have taught. It works great but it is a little more complicated since they are no longer updating the lib. We need to keep asking them to do that! Thanks for your work!

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  39. Thank you! your instructions were prefect and easy. I lost one circuit book to water damage. Now I have all my cricut books. dido Thanks for sharing

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