And the app was recently updated with hands-free controls for video content. Gesture control is becoming an increasingly common way to interact with technology. The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 feature the Double Tap gesture where users can interact with the wearable device without touching the screen.
The upcoming Apple Vision Pro also offers more gestures to interact with content.
In a blog postReaddle said it was inspired by Air Gestures technology:
Air Gestures in Documents isn’t just about adding a feature; it’s about adapting to the evolving landscape of user-centric and touchless technology. This step is similar to the direction seen in other new products such as the Apple Vision Pro and the Apple Watch Series 9, which highlights our commitment to intuitive and accessible technology.
Gesture-based control is becoming commonplace in a variety of technologies, from automotive interfaces to smart home devices. Recognizing this shift, Air Gestures in Documents uses the simplicity and intuitiveness of hand gestures, transforming them into powerful tools for digital interaction.
When playing a video, you can use gestures to pause/play and forward/rewind content. Turn on Air Gesture by heading to Settings > Video Player in the app.
Using gestures will require using the device’s front camera. For privacy, all identification processing is done directly on the device and not sent to the cloud.
You need to keep your hand in the focus of the camera and at a reasonable distance from the screen.
Documents – File Manager & VPN is designed for iPhone and all iPad models. This is a free download in the App Store now.
Each free download unlocks a 7-day trial to unlock the full app. After the trial, you need a $9.99 per month subscription to use the app.