Readdle Brings Split View Drag-and-Drop Feature to its iPad Apps

Readdle is a popular development house, which has put together a number of well-received apps, including the email client Spark.

And that goodwill for the company will probably continue as it rolls out a brand new feature to its list of iPad apps: drag-and-drop. This will work exactly as the well-known, and oft-requested, feature sounds. Users will be able to drag some items from apps like Scanner Pro and drop them into another app, like Spark, without having to worry about Share sheets or copy-and-pasting.

To make it work, you’ll need to be running either one of Readdle’s apps that support the feature, and you’ll need to be running them in the iPad’s standard Split View. So if you have Scanner Pro open next to Spark, you can simply drag-and-drop a scan into an email to send off.

The new drag-and-drop feature is available in Scanner Pro, Spark, PDF Expert, and Readdle’s Documents app.

Here’s how it looks in action:

The new feature is available now in Readdle’s aforementioned apps, and you can find a link to download them below.

This is certainly an interesting new feature for the iPad, and one that has been requested by many. In fact, just recently we saw a concept video of iOS 11 put together that envisioned the same drag-and-drop feature built into the operating system, but not limited to just some apps. A system-wide drag-and-drop feature would certainly be worthwhile, and a welcomed addition to iOS.