Web Interface

It is possible to drag and drop files directly onto your computer browser to add files to unrealBook. To do this you need to enable expert mode.

Go to Settings->Globals->Functions and turn on expert mode.

Go to Settings->Globals->Functions and turn on Expert Mode.

Then go to the action menu and choose Open Web Interface.

A small window will appear giving you an IP address to type into your web browser on your computer. The iPad and computer must be on the same WiFi network.

Type the http:// address shown in the window including the trailing /

Your browser will show a window containing the unrealBook files. You can drag PDF and MP3 into it. It is a listing of the unrealBook Documents folder.

Getting files into unrealBook with MacOS Catalina/Big Sur and later

Things have changed drastically with Catalina/Big Sur/Ventura you can add files and backup with macOS. To get your files into unrealBook or unrealBook Mobile, connected the iPhone or iPad to a Mac. Open a Finder window. (The files are now accessed directly in the Finder). Click on the iPhone/iPad icon on the left and click on Pair if it asks. You will need to unlock and “trust” the computer.

Click on device on left and then click on Files

Then once the apps are listed under Files, you can click the disclosure button to show the files. Be patient as it can take a while. Drag files into the files area to add them to the iPhone/iPad. Unfortunately you cannot shift select files in Catalina to delete them; you can in Big Sur. Apparently select all and shift click has been fixed in Catalina! Now, it is a viable replacement for iTunes.

To BACKUP all you do is click on the first file, then shift-click on the last file to select them all. Then drag the files into a Finder window to backup.

Dropbox and Box

Dropbox and Box

The following applies to both the Dropbox and Box menu items. Note that the Remote Files item has been renamed to Dropbox – Remote Files.

You must have a box.com account before signing into Box. (Note, while signing into Box, you may have to turn off Airturn Support temporarily. Sign in, then turn Airturn Support back on.)

Access Dropbox


Use the Remote Files window to access your Dropbox.com or Box folder.
Pressing Home will take you back to your Home folder in dropbox.
ABC will sort the list from date to alphabetical.
Pressing the Files, will show Files or Folders first.

Build lists from a Dropbox folder


Pressing Build Lists, will create lists in the main Song menu from the hierarchy that you create in the current DropBox folder. NOTE: only the lists are built, PDF file are NOT downloaded.

Build a Set List from a Dropbox Folder


Pressing Build Set List, will generate a set list from the titles in a folder. NOTE: New files ARE downloaded. This can be a quick way of placing files to be used for a gig in a single folder and have unrealBook generate a set list from the files. After you build the set list, please choose Configure in the set list popup and choose Rescan to have the new set list appear in the set list popup.

Get new files from the current folder


Pressing Get New will load any changed files or files that do not exist into your iPad from the current Dropbox folder.

Get a single file from the current folder


Select a file in the list, then press the download button to load the file into unrealBook.