Readdle released the successor (update really) to ReaddleDocs for iPad as Documents. An iPad app intended to be your go-to app for viewing and editing documents on your iPad. Best of all, it’s free.
Not just “documents” either, but media files like music, pictures, and movies can be handled through the app. I had a chance to try out Documents while it was in beta and this successor to ReaddleDocs (which was my go-to app for managing all kinds of “regular” documents) and I was very, very impressed with the new look and feel and features.
From the App Store description:
Read, Listen, View, Download, Annotate almost anything you want on your iPad. Files, documents, music, videos, books, any content is at home in Documents by Readdle.
★ Best FREE App for the iPad ★
Amazing attention to details, unmatched stability and design differs Documents from any app you have on the iPad. You will use it constantly, at home, office, university or on the road, every single day.
Documents is the most capable application on your iPad. It replaces a document viewer, pdf reader, download manager, music player, “read it later” and bunch of other applications as THE one elegant app.
Just have a look at the short list of things that Documents allows you to do. It’s an app that makes your iPad worth the price!
★ READ ★
✓ View Office Documents
✓ Read and Annotate PDF files
✓ Search Inside Documents
✓ Edit Text Files
✓ Read Books and Articles
★ ENJOY ★
✓ View Photos from a Vacation or a Party
✓ Watch Movies in the Airplane or Subway
✓ Listen to Your Favorite Music
★ MANAGE ★
✓ Manage your files
✓ Copy Documents from Mac or PC
✓ Sync with iCloud, Dropbox, GoogleDocs and other Services
✓ Share Files with Your Friends
✓ Protect Everything with a Password
★ SAVE ★
✓ Store Email Attachments
✓ Download Documents from the Web
✓ Save Web Pages to Read them Later
The product video for the app launch showcases the app’s features and versatility very well:
If you bought ReaddleDocs, then this will be a free update for you. Yes, going from a paid to free model smarts a bit if you bought the app, but I think Readdle’s decision to make this free has more to do with them wanting a clever gateway into their other (great) products than anything else.
Just a quick test using the built in browser confirmed that Documents might very well be one of the best ways to get web pages you find on your iPad into Evernote as well.
Kudos to Readdle for a great update to an already solid app.