I have an .mp4 I want to watch on the iPad. How do I accomplish this?
Drag-and-drop: Nope. There’s no such thing. Too convenient.
iTunes: I don’t want to install iTunes to sync one file. That’s overkill for what should be an easy task, and I really don’t want to sully my newly installed OS with a giant app I will rarely use that wants to update itself every time I open it. Also, iTunes was never able to find the iPad on my old OS. How do I know that after sullying the system it would even work?
Box.net: I use this to sync all my other video files to the iPad. Unfortunately, this file is too big for my free account. It seems silly to pay for an account to do an unnecessarily complicated equivalent of drag-and-drop.
Dropbox: I use Dropbox for NCWHL files and I can’t sync two accounts on the same machine. I could upload the file to my Dropbox account through the website, but I’d still have to install Dropbox on the iPad. Then I would have TED videos downloaded through the iTunes Store in the Videos app, most of my videos obtained by other means in the Box.net app, and a single video that should belong with the Box.net set in the Dropbox app. WTF.
FTP/Network Transfer: I started looking for an app to do this, then wondered why I was wasting my time trying to solve something that shouldn’t be a problem in the first place.
Why can’t I just freaking drag-and-drop?
Dear company: Please buy me an Android tablet next time.