Documents is one of the most impressive new iPad apps I’ve seen in quite a while. It’s and app that makes file management a whole lot easier on the iPad – and if you’ve been a regular iOS user for any length of time you know that’s a godsend.
If you started listing things you’d like to see when working with files on the iPad I’m betting things like support for a wide range of file types and file storage locations (both local and in the cloud) would be near the top of the list. How about a great, clean, easy to use interface for managing and working with your files. Check. Strong security, support for ‘Open In’ to use your favorite apps to deal with specific types of files, sync to the most popular cloud based services, sharing. Check for all of those too.
Here’s a look at supported file types and how you can work with them. Note that you can edit text, use extensive PDF editing capabilities, and upload/download and sync to numerous leading cloud storage services.
The range of network locations support is even more impressive:
I’ve been trying out Documents this morning and it just great to work with. I was setup and connected to my files and folders on Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box.net within just a couple minutes. The interface is a pleasure to use and navigation in the app is easy and intuitive.
This is not just an instant favorite app for me; it’s one that I know will become one of my most frequently used apps starting today.
Here’s an App Store link for Documents; it’s a free app too.