Organizing Documents in iOS

Lukas Mathis:

Organizing documents based on their app is akin to organizing notes based on the pencil you used to write them.

This is a tough one. We’re in an app-centric world and we need to get to a task-centric one. Now if I wanted to work on my resume, the first thing I do is load up Pages. If I wanted to update Corning’s quarterly results I’d first run Numbers. I’m trying to imagine how it would look if the opposite was true.

What if extensions were completely gone and all I had to do was double-click on the document. I’d use only the tools I need depending on what I wanted to do with the document. Those tools could be Pages tools or Excel tools or Photoshop tools. I think I like the idea. How would this look on iOS?