We are all addicted to tutorials; at least, I know I am. I'm also addicted to food, so I need to double up my free time. My goal was to come up with an easy way to watch all the tutorials on my iPad. Sure, you could copy the tutorial files onto your iPad, but if you are like me and have a lot more content than would fit on the iPad and don't want to keep putting on and taking it off, there is a better way!
I like to stream the content to my iPad via FileBrowser while I use my exercise bike or elliptical trainer and watch my tutorials at the same time. This works by creating a shared folder on your computer (Mac or PC) and then accessing that shared folder via the FileBrowser app on the iPad. Within the app, you can save favorite folders and content.
I am very picky about all the little details of any workflow, and with FileBrowser, I am very pleased. It will of course remember where you left off on your last viewing, but a really nice little trick is that while the video is playing, you can swipe left or right to go to the previous or next video entirely. This can be useful if you are going through a tutorial for a second time and maybe want to skip one lesson that you already understand well and move on to the next. This may not seem like a big feature if you were sitting at a computer or on the couch watching, but while you are running on a treadmill or an elliptical, a simple swipe is a lot easier than navigating even the simplest of menus.
Another useful feature which is found in most online viewing and training resources is the ability to adjust playback speed. If the speaker talks a little slowly, you can get through the tutorials even faster by selecting 1.25x or 1.5x play speed. Viewing tutorials while exercising is easy this way and makes the workout fly by because I am so concentrated on the tutorial. I find this much more effective than simply listening to music.
You can download FileBrowser from the App Store.