Developer: Appsicum
Price: $5.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

iPad Integration Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★½

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

For those who regularly store files on their iPad, Files – Finder Edition is going to be invaluable. It’s an app that makes it simple to transfer files between various cloud-based sharing services, as well as between PC/Mac and iPad. Covering all the bases possible for such an app, it’s very useful indeed.

Admittedly, the omission of a tutorial is a bit of an oversight. Files – Finder Edition offers plenty of options so the lack of early guidance is a shame. Fortunately, it’s mostly quite self-explanatory. The file organization system is clearly laid out, much like on a PC or Mac, with clearly displayed icons demonstrating much of what’s possible.

filesfinder7filesfinder5Setting up wi-fi based sharing with a Mac caused me one mild issue but that was mostly down to my lack of technical knowledge. Files – Finder Edition offers some brief guidance on how to set things up but my naivety and the lack of instructions about going through Finder caused me to have to google a solution. For most who are used to the finer details of the Mac OS, this shouldn’t be an issue though.

Syncing via any of the services available is quite seamless, with editing documents just as simply done through Google Drive. Being able to download through the app is handy, as well as the convenience of a built-in browser. Searching, filtering, and tagging is all well catered for here too.

It’s tricky to think of a major feature that Files – Finder Edition doesn’t cover, with archive creation and Air Print functionality rounding off an already comprehensive package. For those who regularly use their iPad to transfer, store, and edit files, Files – Finder Edition has it all covered.

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