Managing documents and files on the iPad

Readdle Documents

Readdle - iPad app

Readdle - iPad app

Readdle is a document management app for the iPad (Free download). Documents combines a fast document viewer with a media player and file manager.  In brief, the app lets you read, listen to, watch, annotate and download almost anything you want on your iPad. There's a built-in browser, so you can view web pages or other online documents within the app, then save them in folders on the device or in the cloud. be able to listen to music files, watch videos, and view (and annotate) PDF documents directly within the app. Microsoft Office files can also be loaded without a problem. 

Here is what the app does:

READ 
View Office Documents; Read and Annotate PDF files; Search Inside Documents; Edit Text Files; Read Books and Articles

ENJOY 
View Photos from your Trip; Watch Movies while on a plane; Listen to Your Favourite Music

MANAGE 
Manage your files; Copy Documents from Mac or PC; Sync with iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive 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.

 

Readdle - Supported file formats

Readdle - Supported file formats

A tour of Readdle Documents

When you load Readdle Documents, you will be presented with a variety of sample documents, but also a handy 20-page guide which walks you through the various features of the app. A sidebar provides you with a list of sources — including local storage, iCloud, Network and an in-built browser. 

 

Readdle - Main screen

Readdle - Main screen

Selecting Network allows you to connect your Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, FTP and other storage accounts, not only allowing you to interact with the files hosted on them, but upload and move files between various services should you need to. Ot has iCloud connectivity so you could upload files to your iCloud account where they will be available on all your iOS devices. It will open Office documents, allow you to read, search and annotate PDFs, view images, handle both ZIP and RAR files and allow you to play a variety of different video and audio formats.

 

Readdle: Add storage locations

Readdle: Add storage locations

File management

You can perform tasks on multiple files at once. Tap: Edit, then select the files and choose the operation. Readdle can copy, move, delete, rename, zip and unzip, upload to your cloud service, create folders and open in other apps.  You can also open email attachments in Readdle.

File management on Readdle

File management on Readdle

Syncing your Documents

You can synchronise (sync) a folder's contents   and have all the recent changes made either from the app or from your computer. For example, you  may want to sync your Windows Skydrive folder and all the documents you have produced and edited with Readdle.  Once configured, every time you press the "sync" button, all the recent modifications from your iPad will be uploaded to Skydrive.

 

Transferring files and documents

Readdle can copy files to and from your iPad using iTunes or by wirelessly connecting to your computer.  Using your computer's browser, navigate to the IP address shown and all documents in the app will be displayed. you can delete files from the app on the iPad, upload new files from your computer to the iPad - all via your browser. Both devices need to be on the same wireless network for this to work.

Transfer files wirelessly using Readdle documents

Transfer files wirelessly using Readdle documents

Store files downloaded from mobile Safari

You’ve most likely tried to download files from the web on an iPad. Documents not only  allows you to download files to the local directory, but it can also open compressed folders. If you want to easily access your files on other devices, it’s not hard to move them to your cloud accounts. for example, you could  download a book on your iPad, decompress the .zip folder it came in, and then move the file to your Dropbox account. 

Download  documents from Safari in Readdle documents

Download  documents from Safari in Readdle documents

Read .pdf documents

Editing toolbar on Readdle for iPad

Editing toolbar on Readdle for iPad

the PDF reader has one of the best user interfaces on the iPad for document reading. The app’s built-in reader is based on the Readdle PDF Expert app. You can choose to use the default PDF reader in iOS instead, but you won’t want to after using this one! Documents’ PDF reader is much cleaner than  GoodReader and more usable than  iBooks It never feels intimidating, but it still allows highlighting, annotation and bookmarking.

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