RIP Readdle

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Eric5273, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    While I love the software I have from Readdle (I have Documents 6, PDF Expert, PDF Converter and Scanner Pro), it seems like with iOS 11 Apple has now included all of these features in native iOS apps.

    1) Files seems to duplicate Documents 6. Only thing I wonder is if Files will allow access to a FTP site. If it does, I don't see myself having any need for Documents 6.

    2) With all of the annotation features now added to iOS 11, it seems like PDF Expert will only be for those who really need to do serious PDF work. I just do minor things, and it appears like most everything should be easy enough with native iOS 11 apps.

    3) Next to the print option there is now going to be a "Create PDF" option which basically duplicates PDF Converter.

    4) I can't remember what they called it, but they showed off a way (I think using the notes app) you could use the camera to scan a document, exactly how Scanner Pro works.

    Great day for iPad Pro fans, lousy day for Readdle I guess...
     
  2. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    Will Files support SMB connectivity like Documents and other iOS file manager apps (e.g., FileBrowser)?
     
  3. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    Eventually Apple builds an app if it's a good idea. It makes it harder for developers. GoodReader was an ingenious app that is largely replaced by some of the new built in features. Sad.
     
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I love Readdle. They will continue to innovate. I’m thankful to have these features natively now.
     
  5. RudySnow macrumors regular

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    I thought the same thing. Although I have all of Readdle’s apps, I think Apple “stole” their “proprietary” thunder.
     
  6. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    Well Document was free anyway. PDF expert is going nowhere, it's a super App that recently became even better :)
     
  7. sracer macrumors 603

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    Documents was overhyped IMO. Not by the company, but by their customers. It is essentially an iOS app with the same sandboxed storage that allows for file management within the app and has to jump through the same hoops as any other iOS to pass files back and forth to other apps (including cloud storage solutions).

    What remains to be seen is exactly what Files can do. Is it simply Apple's version of Documents or is it at a lower system level that allows it to have access to all sandboxed storage for apps?

    During the Verge's video review of the new iPad and iOS 11, the presenter made mention of new APIs being made available to interact with Files which indicates that the benefits and usefulness of Files will directly depend upon developers implementing those APIs within their apps. Much like multitasking.

    We'll see.
     

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