Documents 5 for iPad

Managing documents on the iPad can be quite a mess. Part of the problem is that there is no file system on the iPad, instead individual files are segregated away into the app used to create it. For example, all my Pages documents are in Pages.

Today, Readdle announced the next version of Documents, and it's huge. (If Readdle sounds familiar to you, it's because they also make our favorite PDF editing app, PDF Expert.) Documents 5 aims to become your file management system for iPad. It bridges your favorite cloud service, like Dropbox or Evernote, with the powerful suite of apps already made by Readdle. 

What does that mean? Well, if you have PDF Expert installed on your iPad, Documents 5 will recognize that and "unlock" its ability to edit PDFs without leaving the Documents 5 apps. This small feature removes a mountain of friction caused by the previous "Open in" method. And this is just one example. Readdle has professional apps for wireless printing, converting files to PDFs, and scanning documents & images

I suspect that Readdle has much more in store for us with Documents 5. Did I mention how much it costs? Go grab it -- it's free

Rick Stawarz

Minneapolis, MN

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.