Only allowing file system access from within apps is unhelpful – we want an iOS Finder
With iCloud Drive, Apple finally gave users access to a file system on iOS, no longer forcing you to access documents solely from the app that created them. The downside is Apple didn’t twin this with an iOS version of Finder. The file system is only accessible in apps that support iCloud Drive and include the Document Picker.
We suspect Apple’s attempting to hide complexity from users, but the horse has bolted. For those people who need the means to manage files, not having a ‘Files’ app seems like a major oversight. In the meantime, we’re left with workarounds, such as using Readdle’s Documents (pictured), to access and manage files on iCloud Drive and elsewhere, but we’d sooner see an official Apple solution on our devices.