Popular iPhone and iPad productivity apps from the prolific Ukrainian developer Readdle—Spark, PDF Expert, Documents and Scanner Pro—are scheduled to get massive feature-packed updates as soon as iOS 11 releases later this month. So, what’s new?

The latest enhancements were designed to match the excellence of iOS 11, says Readdle.

As you know, iOS 11 brings many improvements like a Dock for iPad, redesigned Control Center, a new Files app, drag and drop between apps, a revamped App Store, ARKit and more.

Spark

In Spark, my favorite email client, you’ll be able to drag links, text and images from Safari and other apps into your emails; drag PDF attachments from Spark to edit, sign and send them back (or export them to any app by way of drag-and-dropping); and drag text from an email and drop it into Notes or any other app to save for later.

Spark is available at no charge on App Store.

PDF Expert

The ultimate PDF manager and editor for iOS is all about drag and drop.

You’ll be able to drop email attachments from Spark or any other app into PDF Expert to edit, sign and send them back like a pro; drag and drop PDF pages and documents to merge them; drop images from Safari to create a new PDF page (or to add images to an already existing page); and drag PDFs from email, Apple’s Files app etc. to merge with files in PDF Expert.

I’m especially liking the ability to drop text from other apps to quickly add a new paragraph or text annotations to PDFs in PDF Expert. With drag and drop, adding images or a really good thought from an iDownloadBlog post into your PDF will be effortless.

PDF Expert for iPhone and iPad is $9.99 on App Store.

Documents

This popular file manager and browser is gaining the ability to move files and add images and text notes using drag and drop. Wanna import files faster to Documents? Simply drag that ZIP archive from an email to unzip it in a tap.

Likewise, saving images and text from Safari or any other app directly into Documents to create a new file has never been easier with support for iOS 11’s drag and drop ability.

Grab Documents for iPhone and iPad at no charge from App Store.

Scanner Pro

You guessed right: drag and drop!

You’ll be able to drag a photo of a document from Safari, Mail, Photos and more to scan it just like that. A scanned documents can then be dragged just about anywhere, from an email message to create an attachment to the Files app to store it there and so forth.

Scanner Pro for iPhone and iPad is $3.99 on App Store.

When are these goodies coming?

Interestingly enough, Readdle back in May implemented its very own drag and drop limited to Spark, Documents, PDF Expert and Scanner Pro.

A month later, Apple goes to announce iOS 11 with system-wide drag and drop and I can only imagine how frustrating and yet exciting it felt knowing Apple just obsoleted their code.

Readdle comments:

The new iOS proves that the concepts we’ve been pioneering for the past ten years are absolutely right and this iOS has all the chances to replace a laptop or PC for the daily needs of any professional.

This update is a huge step forward in putting the Readdle productivity powerhouse right at your fingertips, driven by the the continuous innovations by Apple. Now Readdle’s apps are one step closer to a powerful ecosystem that redefines what is possible on your Apple devices.

The new Readdle goodies will go live on App Store right after Apple’s keynote next Tuesday.

Do you use and of the aforesaid Readdle apps? If so, are you looking forward to these productivity updates coming to Spark, PDF Expert and Documents?

Tell us in comments.

  • M_Hawke

    Readdle’s apps are top notch. I have been using all except PDF Expert as I don’t have a need to edit PDFs. Drag and drop is going to add yet another great dimension to their products.

    • ProllyWild

      second that. Readdle apps help close the gap between MacOS and iOS. solid file management, and business related features. Reliable and Strong.

  • basilis

    they praise apple as they should, since apple’s genius let readdle unfold their genius !
    i love their apps

  • iByron

    PDF Expert is the best PDF application on iOS AND macOS. I got them on sale but would gladly have paid full price. They’ve replaced my Adobe Reader for viewing and filling out forms, and I have the ability to do major edits on those occasions that I need to. Documents has been a great central location for all my cloud file services, though iOS Files seems to be encroaching on that territory. I’ll have to see whether I need to keep both once 11 hits the streets.

    Scanner Pro would be my go to if it had a macOS counterpart. Until then, I’m sticking with Prizmo. Not a fan of Spark, but I can see how some might like it. And I’m still getting the updates.