With iCloud Drive it’s easier than ever to store files online and make them sync up nice and pretty between Mac, iPhone, and iPad, but finding files on your iOS device remains problematic. Here’s an elegant, simple solution, that’s also inexpensive.
Send In The Cloud Opener
My Friday Near-Freebie for the week is called Cloud Opener for iPhone and iPad. Think of it as a mini-Finder. Open it up, and it displays all the folders and files on your iCloud Drive account.
iCloud Drive on your Mac is easy to navigate because it’s integrated with the Finder, which does not exist on iPhone or iPad.
Cloud Opener simply opens up the files and folders in iCloud Drive so you can navigate to find what you want, then open it up in the app you choose.
Unlike the Mac’s Finder, Cloud Opener is simple to use and doesn’t clutter the interface with a dozen or two dozen tools and options.
Click the cloud icon to open. View the files and folders in iCloud Drive (regardless of which app created the files or folders). Select the file you want to use, and select the standard iOS ‘Open In…’ button.
Here’s what it looks like.
That’s it. Select the file you want to view from iCloud Drive, and Cloud Opener gives you options of which apps can open and view the file.
You can also use Cloud Opener to send files in Messages or Mail, print files, or copy a file to use in another app. It even handles Safari webloc URL files, and larger files can be compressed.
Cloud Opener handles document types based upon the apps installed on your iPad or iPhone.