Documents app for iOS gets a whole new action menu that dynamically adapts based on file types

Readdle’s popular Documents app for iOS has received a valuable update today. The main new feature is a revised action menu that makes it easier than ever to organize, copy/move, rename, and edit your various files by dynamically changing the buttons depending on the type of file you’re viewing.

Readdle released Documents 8.3 on the App Store today and shared more details in a blog post:

A few years ago, in an attempt to bring some structure and simplicity to this chaotic world, we created documents — the Super App for archiving action. Today, we are delighted to present to you its latest update, which includes:

  • A completely new action menu that speeds up your workflows by suggesting actions relevant to the files you’re working with.
  • A revamped Docs extension that works right in the share sheet and offers contextual actions tailored to the file you just copied or saved to Docs.
  • General improvements to design and some bug fixes.

The goal of the new Actions Menu is to provide “a list of actions tailored to the specific file format you’re working with, so you only have the most relevant actions at hand.”

Another useful feature is that the “Save to Documents” button is now an Apple extension that is available on the Share sheet in any app.

Documents is a free download from the App Store with a Plus subscription starting at $9.99 to get all the advanced features of the app.

Learn more about the new update in the video below and in Readdle’s full blog post.

Documents 8.3 full release notes:

Speed ​​up your workflow with new document actions and extensions!

*** New action menu ***

It used to be a unified list of features that helped you organize things like copy/move, rename, or archive. This menu now contains a list of actions tailored to a specific file format, so you only have the most relevant capabilities at hand:

– Images. View and bookmark photos and images, or convert them to PDF.

–PDF. Sign, edit, annotate, and merge PDFs.

– Music and video. Go beyond just playing music and video files and use Documents to convert videos to mp3 and edit metadata. Directly from the action menu.

*** Access Documents capabilities from other apps ***

When it comes to moving files from one place to another, we tap on the share icon and select the next destination. This is called an extension. The latest version of the Documents extension allows you to not only copy a file, but also offers a list of features tailored to a specific file format. You can activate them directly from the extension. Extract MP3 from a video, edit PDF, or play a track—all of these and hundreds of other Docs tools are just a tap away in any iOS app. And by the way, no additional configuration is required. It works out of the box.

Update Docs now and let us know what you think at

Thanks for using Docs, and stay tuned for more exciting news!

FTC: We use automatic affiliate links that generate income. Plus.

Visit 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

Leave a Comment