Is the Apple Files App going to be any better than Documents App by Readdle?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by DekuBleep, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. DekuBleep macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    I already use Documents 6 and it is not perfect but it does everything that I would need. I can imagine that Apple is going to prioritize their own internal Apps and they will prioritize iCloud over other Cloud services. What is the Apple Files App going to offer that I don't already have in Documents 6?
  2. Donka macrumors 68020


    May 3, 2011
    Until the Files app offers a central document repository that any app can have access to with the user's permission, it won't offer anything above the likes of Documents 6 and Goodreader imho. Apple are effectively just recreating these apps without all the functionality they offer.
  3. Xeyad macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    Being a really heavy user of Documents 6, the Files app is not quite there, but it's more integrated into the system. Documents properly integrates the Photos app and your Music app photos and music onto the "file system", something the Files app is missing dearly. However, the Files app is more coherent with the whole OS, like for example, you can dump files from Keynote or Pages right to-and-from the Files app, and feels more PC-like to use. The other thing is that you can access recents the Files App without actually opening it (with tap and hold in the dock), making it even easier to access Files.

    The Files App needs to integrate Photos and Music libraries into its system.
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Make it easy to fix rough iTunes sync. I took about 20min to fix a most recent rough iTunes sync.

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