Premier aviation app maker ForeFlight continues adding features and making improvements to its app. Recently, the company updated its Documents feature, streamlining document management. The new features within Documents will be available with ForeFlight’s next software update.
A ForeFlight subscription provides access to hundreds of documents from official government sources, such as FAA, NAV Canada and Eurocontrol. Documents can now be accessed from a new menu on the left side on the screen once you tap the icon on the bottom of the screen. The files are separated into binders, drives, cloud folders and documents that you have added from other sources. You can download each document separately by tapping an icon to the right of the name, or all of the documents within a folder by tapping an icon in the top right corner. Once downloaded, the app will keep the documents up to date when new versions become available.
The Documents feature will have a completely new interface. To make it easier for ForeFlight users to find their documents, the app now includes the ability to add binders, drives and folders to help with organization. Documents, notes and annotations are synced over the user’s platforms, so there is no need to download the same document more than once. Bookmarks made on one platform are also synced to the others. Another new addition is the ability to access the Documents feature on the iPhone.
With a Pro Plus plan or higher, you can transfer entire folders from cloud storage sites such as Dropbox into Documents. Saved documents can be shown as thumbnails to make them easily recognizable or in a list view that only shows the names of the files.
The update also allows you to search for specific documents. The search feature is available from the Documents, Airports, Maps, and Plates views. If documents with the search term are available, both files that are downloaded and those that are not will be shown. If a document is not downloaded, simply tapping on it from the search list will download it.