One app for any file and any cloud
Free From Readdle, readdle.com Made for iPhone, iPad Needs iOS 9.0 or later
Documents 6 is a great app with terrible timing. In iOS 11, Apple will roll out Files, a reimagining of the iCloud Drive app that also supports other cloud services. That’s the same as Documents, but Readdle’s app goes even further.
You can download files from the web via a speedy built-in browser, add them directly to Documents from iTunes, or choose “Copy to Documents” from the share sheet throughout iOS. Then it’s easy to view files, move them, or even zip a folder into an archive to send. Readdle even nailed drag-and-drop on the iPad before it’s added to iOS 11. You can drag a file between Documents on one half of an iPad screen and another Readdle app (Spark, Scanner Pro, or PDF Expert) on the other half. It works seamlessly.
Even with iOS 11 around the corner, Documents is worth having for its flexibility. You can listen to music stored in your iTunes library or streamed from the cloud, plus watch video files that Apple’s player doesn’t support. You can connect to a WebDAV, SFTP, or FTP server, not to mention Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, OneDrive, Google Drive, Windows SMB, and Yandex.Disk.
The app’s main drawback is that some of its abilities depend on other Readdle apps — if you try to mark up or sign a PDF, you’re prompted to install the $10 PDF Expert first. But you can always send files to other apps (such as Notes, in the case of that PDF) to finish a task.
The bottom line. Documents 6 is key if you’ve got files in multiple clouds.
Documents 6 has a clean, intuitive design and provides you with plenty of help.