GoodReader, the popular document reader app developed by Good.iWare, has just received a small yet notable update.
First and foremost, the update delivers VoiceOver compatibility to GoodReader, in addition to the apps recently introduced Speak feature that effectively turns any PDF or TXT document into an audiobook.
The update also fixes an issue that causes crashes when opening iCloud containers with numerous files.
But what really makes the update notable is, unfortunately, a set of changes that cripple a certain functionality rather than enhancing it. As explained by Good.iWare, some functions connected with iCloud Drive have been removed from GoodReader so as to comply with Apple’s policy:
To ensure the compliance to Apple’s iCloud usage policy, the following operations have been disabled: creation of new folders inside iCloud, deletion of folders inside iCloud, moving of files and folders inside iCloud. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the iCloud usage policy is mandatory.
This move recalls a previous case concerning Panics Transmit file transfer app for iOS, in which Apple demanded the removal of the apps send to iCloud Drive capability, only to reverse course later and allow it back in place.