Originally Posted by stavrogin
Not sure about Readdle ... but I've used GR ... GR's UI is terrible ... If I want to download something from my ftp site, I have to go to the right pannel and open the appropriate section ...(btw ... the order of the "sections" on the right side is random to me ) Once there ... I select the ftp ... theres a Pop Up window that covers up 1/2 the screen ... this is just not well laid out ...
In iFiles, on the left, I select the directory stucture source from a button at the top, (whether it's DropBox, local iPad, ftp site, etc ) ... the directory structure does not pop up a window ... it simply populates on the right. press and hold on a file or folder on the right, and you have all your options.
Take a look at the layout here.
Looking at the image from the link above, if I select a different source from the Dashboard on the left, it's directory structure will populate on the right. Press and hold on a folder or file will pull up these quick menus. ( There are some additional options if the files are on the iPad, you may also Share with wi-Fi or BlueTooth, or zip the file ).
Also, an extra nice thing is that you can color code a file, thus you can organize with ... and images have thumnails, and file types have appropriate icons (music note icon for music file, doc icon for Word file, etc ).
It does a good job with basic opening / viewing of file types as well.
How does ReaddleDocs compare with such an organized GUI layout?
thanks for sharing,
Readdle looks about the same as the iFiles UI. THe only difference is that there are no choices at the bottom, for example the wi-fi drive and support buttons are in the settings section, not at the bottom of the screen.
I also like that Readdle can sync and you get a 512mb readdledrive space for free with a purchase.
I use both GR and Readdle. The one thing I have no been liking about GR recently is the PDF viewer. It is all over the place and not always an easy page turn. I am a teacher and I put all my SAT handouts in GR and Readdledocs and use them when teaching my 1:1s and I find I have to swipe a few times at times to do page swipe with GR. A small irritation, but if it happens enough it becomes annoying.
Also with the Readdle iPhone app I really don't like the UI. It has very ugly icons and looks like a windows type experience. Not that I am anti-windows, but it is a 98/XP like look.
Bought iFiles today
I bought iFiles today. I hope it is as good as everyone says it is.
My biggest problem is I live in Beijing where Dropbox is blocked. I think being outside of Europe or North America makes cloud computing a bit more awkward. I use iDisk, but it is slow and clunky at times.
I was thinking about moving to S3, any thoughts about using it like I would Dropbox for document and file retrieval?
BTW it is possible to use DropDav if you are in China ad having problems. Problem is the service is even more clunky than iDisk in China.