Files App is pretty useless

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Adelphos33, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    Correct. I was also saying that actually opening the Word app let's say, and using their cloud connections to Dropbox/Onedrive (no it wont help for icloud users) in the Word app "Open" tab is a lot easier and less steps. Just find your file and it opens right in the Word app you are already in. Then it saves right back to the cloud automatically (or autosave) in Word without any extra steps.

    Going through Files to edit a Word doc in Dropbox/Onedrive (absent it being in icloud which Word app will not connect to as a service) is a much slower solution.

    Files will not be the most convenient way to do everything, it's not a one size fits all solution.
  2. d5aqoëp macrumors 65816


    Feb 9, 2016
    According to some Apple fans here, the files app is the best possible app ever and betters Finder and Explorer found in macOS and Windows respectively. I mean who saves files on hard drives anymore? Everything is either in the cloud or wired directly to your brain. I expect the next iPhone to drop inbuilt storage completely in favor of iCloud.
    I strongly recommend that you continue to use the files app even if it is of no use to you. I do it everyday and I have grown to like it and all those beautiful colored tag circles and iCloud toggles.

    Thing of beauty!!
  3. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005

    Right. Streamlining is dependent on the developer. Again, Pages/Keynote/Numbers all now work with the file in place by just tapping the file in the files app (whether in Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud) and it will skip Preview and go right into Edit mode ala the Mac. After making edits, going back to files will auto save any changes. In terms of how an app can associate a file type (ie who owns what file type), that I’m unclear on.
  4. Adelphos33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    This is my main issue as a Word owner. Maybe my issue is with Microsoft for not really integrating with iCloud Drive and Files. Using Word with Dropbox works well. I changed everything over to DropBox a couple of days ago, and it works seamlessly (just not within Files).
  5. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Why are you complaining about cloud, when this is an upgrade to iCloud Drive, to GIVE you ability to save locally?

  6. d5aqoëp macrumors 65816


    Feb 9, 2016
    I am not complaining. I use it everyday.
  7. slicktor macrumors member


    Jul 4, 2010
    The worst thing is if you have multiple photos in a folder, you can preview one but can't swipe between them!! Gotta view them one at a time!
  8. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I just deleted it and stuck with Dropbox and Drive
  9. canesalato macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2010
    this drives me crazy
  10. DomC macrumors 6502


    Jul 28, 2010
    I hope this gets fixed. Makes no sense.
  11. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    how does that work? i swear if you need a computer science degree to understand an app that should be easy in handling, it automatically failed. i went back to Documents 6 in the meantime

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