Tutorial: Transferring DAISY books to DaisyWorm (iPhone/iPad/iPod)

DaisyWorm is a DAISY digital talking book playback app for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch developed by the Association for the Blind of Western Australia (ABWA). It is available for download from iTunes. There are three ways to download books into DaisyWorm, all listed below.

As you're transferring files, remember to transfer the whole directory and not just the Daisy files themselves.

 

Before you can begin, you will need the following:

  • An iOS device containing the Daisy Worm app
  • The device’s USB cable
  • A downloaded and unzipped NNELS Daisy book on your computer

 

1. iTunes File Sharing (Windows and Mac Users)

  1. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
  2. Open iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.
  3. In iTunes, select your device and then select the 'App' tab.
  4. On the device's Apps page, scroll all the way down to “File Sharing”.
  5. Select "DaisyWorm" and in the "DaisyWorm Documents" area, click on the “Add” button. This will open the downloads folder on your computer.
  6. Select the NNELS title (either in .zip format, or the unzipped folder) that you would like to transfer to the device and wait for the file to transfer.
  7. Finally, test the book by opening the DaisyWorm app on your phone (you don’t have to disconnect the USB cable to test). The book you transferred should be in the "Books List". If you encounter a book which will not play or does not appear on the list please try rebooting your device and reopening the DaisyWorm app.

To delete books, plug your device in to your computer, open iTunes and navigate to File Sharing. Select the DaisyWorm app to see the files, and right-click on the one you want to delete, and select the "Delete" option.

 

2. iExplorer (Windows and Mac Users)

Apps/DaisyWorm/Documents/Books
or, if the “Books” directory doesn’t exist, use:
Apps/DaisyWorm/Documents

If you have difficulty pasting books in this way, you can use this alternate method:

  1. in iExplorer, go to Apps/Daisyworm/Documents and right click in the blank, white document space. Select the "Add files" option.
  2. Navigate to the Downloads folder on your computer and select the folder that contains the Daisy files.
  • On your PC or Mac computer, install a program (via the App Store if using a newer Mac) called iExplorer (created by Macroplant; a demo version is available indefinitely for free). You must also download and install iTunes (available from Apple).
  • On your computer, navigate to the unzipped folder that contains the Daisy book. Copy the folder (right-click with your mouse, select "Copy").
  • Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable. Open the iExplorer program.
  • You will need to paste (right-click with your mouse, select "Paste") the books into the following location:
  • Finally, test the book by opening the DaisyWorm app on your phone (you don’t have to disconnect the USB cable to test). The book you transferred should be in the "Books List". If you encounter a book which will not play or does not appear on the list please try rebooting your device and reopening the DaisyWorm app.

To delete books, plug your device in to your computer, open iExplorer and navigate to the folder that holds your books. Right-click on the folder you want to delete, and select the "Delete" option.

 

3. FTP Wireless Downloads (for Advanced Users)

Using this method, you must activate the FTP server built into DaisyWorm by pressing the Transfer Books button in the Options screen. DaisyWorm will then tell you the IP address, username and password to connect to DaisyWorm by means of your preferred FTP client on your computer. Once you have done this, transfer the directory contents of your DAISY book to the device.

 

Please email us if you find errors in these instructions, can't make them work, or wish to suggest improvements. Thank you!