It took Apple almost ten years to finally teach its iPhone and iPad how to work with files. This happened, thanks to the emergence of the standard application Files in iOS 11. At the same time, an enterprising third-party developer from Odessa was creating his own application for working with files. As a result, this product is significantly superior to the creation of Apple in almost all aspects.
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Features Documents from Readdle
Documents from Readdle is a universal utility for iOS that originally existed in the format of the smart web application ReaddleDocs. Under this name, there was a startup that created the product. MacOS’s mobile Finder has proven to be universal, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to easily find, view and manage files. This is facilitated by an intuitive user interface, which turned out to be even better than that of Apple’s own developments.
Readdle Documents is ideal for reading books in EPUB format, viewing Word and Excel documents, opening ZIP files, PDF files, images, downloading music to MP3s and watching movies on iPhone and iPad.
And although in the previous releases of the product a lot of the user interface didn’t suit, now Documents began to play with new colors. This was also helped by another fresh development of the company, PDF Expert, a reliable tool for editing documents and annotations. The result of the development was an improved user interface that makes viewing and organizing files more organic, there is support for the new dark iOS mode and a floating keyboard. IPad users can now also open more than one application window at a time, which is great for comparing documents in parallel or for dragging content between them.
Now, not only on the iPad, but also on the iPhone, the “Plus” button has appeared, which is a convenient pop-up window in the lower right corner for one-touch calling. With it, you can speed up the creation of new folders, text and PDF files, scan new documents or import existing files from iCloud Drive, Photos, cloud or network storage.
In addition, Documents will unite all cloud services, collecting disparate files in one place. Now they can be synchronized on all devices. Of course, there is integration with the built-in Files application for unhindered access to its contents, as well as for opening files stored in Documents folders without the direct participation of this application.
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Working with files in Documents
This application ability is key. Documents can create new documents and sort them into folders, work with archives, move documents between applications using Drag and Drop technology. File Manager allows you to protect files with a password or Face ID (Touch ID).
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How to add files to Documents on iPhone and iPad
There are several easy ways to add files to Documents. First of all, you can use the powerful built-in browser to quickly download multimedia, books, documents or any other information. You can get it, for example, through email attachments. The FileDrop function allows you to share files with other devices. In fact, this is AirDrop on steroids. Photos, documents, or even entire folders can be sent to a nearby iPhone or iPad. The file structure inside the folder will remain the same.
In addition, you can transfer music, videos or photos to devices with iOS, Mac or PC using ultra-fast Wi-Fi transfer technology. You just need to enter the code from the screen and for further file transfer one click is enough.
Well, of course, you can transfer files to the Documents application on your iPhone or iPad via a cable using the iTunes application (Finder in the latest versions of macOS). To do this, connect the device to the computer, select it in iTunes (Finder) and in the window that appears, select the tab Files.
A screen appears with applications that support file transfer via cable. Click on Documents and drag and drop the files you want to add to the drop-down list.
After this procedure, the added files will immediately appear in the iTunes Files folder of the Documents application on the iPhone or iPad.
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Work with media and music in Documents on iPhone and iPad
You can download your favorite songs from the cloud for further offline listening, or even listen to them from the cloud.
Smart and beautiful media player organizes folders in playlists, adding functions of mixing and looping. Allows Documents to watch and video.
The file manager using iOS 13 and iPadOS uses the “Layout” mode, creating libraries of photos and making them brighter and more fun.
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Browser and PDF Editor
Documents includes a built-in web browser that can now work in secure browsing mode. On iPhone, browser settings are conveniently accessible on any open tab – you no longer need to return to the application settings to simply clear data or change the file upload location. Now you can choose DuckDuckGo, Yandex, Ecosia or Yahoo as the default search engine instead of Google.
Documents has always been considered a convenient PDF reader, but it is possible to turn its full-fledged editor. This service, available by subscription 3,890 rubles a year, provides a complete set of professional tools that allow users to edit, convert and reduce the size of PDF files. Documents will literally sparkle in a new way with stickers, markers and colored text.
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For those who are not enthusiastic about the built-in “Files” application, Documents will be a great option. This free file manager is worthy of installation on every device with iOS and iPadOS. It can read PDF, EPUB, Word and Excel documents, open ZIP archives, view images, download and listen to music, watch videos and much more. Documents appears to be a powerful multi-functional “combine”, and not just a file manager.