As much as we love our iPhone’s natural file management capabilities and app selection, OrganiDoc HD by developer Wenjoy Technology, also available in a non-HD format, thus for the iPhone, is a convenient way to get more out of your iPad’s extra storage space. The iPad app turns your iDevice into a mega flash drive, and allows users to perform several actions not currently present in the stock software. It’s not the greatest bargain we’ve ever seen, the price takes a moment to digest, but if you’re looking for a full-featured file manager on the iPhone or iPad, you’d be hard-pressed to do better. Let’s take a deeper look with our iPad app review and explore OrganiDoc HD and the many benefits this app will yield.
Concept and Functionality
File management solutions for iOS are nothing new: With Apple’s iron fist locking everything down, it’s a miracle the iPad and iPhone have any business potential at all. There are certainly plenty of offerings that help users peruse, open, save, and store their various media files while on the go. What makes OrganiDoc HD different from any of these other titles is its sheer list of features.
OrganiDoc HD comes prepared, offering support for a vast number of filetypes: These include, but are in no way limited to, DOC, PDF, JPEG, .pages, XLS, HTML, ZIP, RAR, and many, many more. The last two, however, grabbed our attention: OrganiDoc HD actually allows users to save and expand compressed filetypes, now making it easier than ever to load a compressed document from an email on your iPad.
We also found OrganiDoc’s handy cloud-based storage options incredibly useful. Users with a Google Docs, DropBox, Public iDisk, Box.net, Soonr, or MobileMe account can make full use of their subscription to store their files on the cloud. This saves a lot of iDevice disc space, and strikes us a very useful feature, especially considering it’s no different to view a local file than it is to view one on the cloud.
OrganiDoc HD also comes with a host of input/output features, including syncing documents over Wi-Fi or iTunes file sharing, as well as through the standard email app. There’s also a TV out option, which we think tips the scales as far as overall “cool factor” goes—What other app features unzipping potential alongside the option to paste your latest spreadsheet to the HD tele?
Design and Layout
We also appreciated how well-integrated all of OrganiDoc’s features are, as well as how easy they are to reach. We had no problem getting to the areas we wanted, nor did we encounter any hiccups when loading new files—Not even over Wi-Fi. Overall, the developers have made it darn hard to complain about OrganiDoc’s gorgeous graphics and smooth playtime.
At $4.99, OrganiDoc HD is certainly a high-end application. Also considering apps like DropBox offer a lot of the same functionality for free, OrganiDoc HD is a hard sell. That being said, the app’s flawless layout, huge list of features, and excellent up-time still make it a solid fix for the holes in iOS.
OrganiDoc HD requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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