Wednesday, December 28, 2011
How to Put Cricut Handbooks on your new iPad and/or iPhone
I'm thinking a lot of people must have gotten iPads and iPhones for Christmas and may want to load their Cricut handbooks. I have them on my iPad and I love to just scroll through the handbooks while I watch TV.
If you have an iPhone, iTouch or iPad, here's how:
1) Go to the App Store/iTunes and purchase Goodreader ($4.99 - see HERE) OR you can use the iBooks app (free) BUT the instructions are different for loading the manuals. I will have to work on that and come back and put those instructions up.
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!
EDITED TO ADD: My pal, Shirley, Okieladybug, did a video on how to put the handbooks on your Kindle Fire. Check it out HERE! It's really good!
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