I was recently checking for new iOS file managers since I discovered the one I've been using is no longer on the App Store. It still works fine but I'm concerned about ongoing support.
I found this one which was updated only a few days ago so is still actively supported. It allows me to connect to Caustic server and cloud storage for backups and file management. And it's free.
Documents 5 - Fast PDF reader and cloud download manager by Readdle
Yep... I can recommend it also... It's been my go to file wrangler for a few years now.. Good 'open in' action from and to most apps.. Great at connecting and transferring to and from wifi drives, good zipping and unzipping of files ( not .rar unfortunately ). Playback of wavs and mp3s and jpegs .. Not every film file.. But mp4s and avi ( I think ), nice little web browser in it that can usually download files from sites much better than safari..
I am not particularly an apple fan.. And I won't have itunes anywhere near my computers.. So this is usually the boat that gets me across the river from ios to windows.
only one weird thing about it.... Why is it free!!!? But then Again why is Caustic for Windows free?? :)
Hmmm.... thanx guys!!!
The dev has other paid apps. I have one - Printer Pro. Comes in handy for printing from my iOS devices.
Grabbed it. Thanks.
OT: The Documents 5 dev also made a pay-for PDF reader and editor called PDF Expert 5. It's temporarily free as Apple's Free App of the Week.
@radcliffe cool thanks!
Caustic for Windows (and Mac) is free because Rej promises no support for them. If you have an issue working with either version, you're on your own. Support is for paying customers using the mobile versions for Android or iOS.
I'll have to try this out. I can't use Caustic on my iPad right now because I can't easily access my work stored in my Dropbox folder (maybe in a future version Rej could integrate cloud backup and retrieval?) so I can't take a track from my Android tablet and put it on the iPad.
If this lets me access my WIPs, as well as the extra presets that Jason and others have supplied, I might actually be able to use iOS Caustic. As it stands, it's worth what I paid for it (nothing).
Have I mentioned that I really hate the way Apple locks its users out of basic file management?
This works great with Caustic's FTP server. You can also set it up to sync so that when you start FTP in Caustic and open the Documents app it will sync to Dropbox.
PS - I sent you the link to this thread before I saw that you were already here
I need to be brought up to speed on this Caustic FTP wossname. I tried Docs5 and got a file from Dropbox into Caustic, but can't send a file saved in Caustic back into the cloud.
Give me a few days. I'll see if I can come up with some kind of tutorial.