The Office hub in Windows Phone 7 is pretty awesome, and is the perfect place for anyone wishing to create documents on the go. The integration with SkyDrive makes it even better. However, there is always room for improvement in everything. Most people still have majority of their documents on their desktop systems, and there is no streamlined way of getting Word files to your WP7 device, other than emailing it to yourself, or using SkyDrive. Both these methods are not good if you don’t have an active data connection on your mobile device. BookUploader is a tool for devices having interop unlock, and using it, you can transfer Word and PDF files to your WP7 with a single click. The method used by BookUploader is pretty similar to flashing XAP files to your Windows Phone, with the only difference being the fact that you get to flash Office files to your device rather than apps.
BookUploader is a desktop tool, and here is how you can use it.
- Download the file named “BookUploader 2.1.zip”
- Launch the app, and start up Zune
- Connect your unlocked WP7 to the system via USB
- Wait for Zune to detect the device
- Choose Connect after selecting your device from the tool’s dropdown menu
- Now you can start adding files to your phone, but before doing that, make sure that your phone is not on locked screen
- Hit the Upload button at the bottom of the tool. From the pop-up menu, point BookUploader to the saved Word or PDF file, and viola! The file will appear in the Office hub on your phone.
Please note that any file having the same name as the transferred ones will be replaced without any warning. So, make sure you rename all the existing files on your device to make them different from the incoming new ones. BookUploader has a rather beneficial side-effect as well, and you can use it to flash PDF documents to your WP7 in exactly the same manner you used for Office files. In order to read those flashed files , however, you will have to flash this modified XAP file of Adobe Reader, as the normal Adobe app will not be able to accept the files sent to a device using BookUploader.
Like most other homebrew apps, BookUploader is available for free, and you can learn more about it by visiting the source link below.