By Steven Zhang
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
FileExplorer helps you to access files on your computer (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux), NAS and Cloud Storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive etc) from iPhone/iPad. Stream movies and musics to your iPhone/iPad. Directly view photos, play slideshow without iTunes sync. Access and manage documents on your office computer from home through iOS VPN or port forward.
1) Access Computer/NAS
Supported OS and device: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Time Capsule and NAS.
Access network shares on above OS and device by CIFS, SMB, WebDAV and FTP protocol.
Manage(copy/move/rename/delete) your remote files on iPhone/iPad.
Stream movies and musics from computer/NAS to iPhone/iPad.
Transfer files between computer/NAS and iPhone/iPad.
Search files by file name.
Automatically discover comptuers and NAS when you setup new connections.
Support VPN and port forward(139 and 445 port) to connect your computer/NAS over Internet.
2) Cloud Storages
Supported Cloud Storage: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and iCloud Drive.
Access and manage your files on Cloud Storage.
Transfer files between Cloud Storage and iPhone/iPad.
3) Local Storage
Built-in FTP Server: Transfer files between computer and iPhone/iPad over WiFi.
Sort files and folders by name, date and size etc.
File Management: copy, delete, move files.
4) Supported File Formats
Photos: JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF
Share photos on Twitter, Facebook, Email etc.
Videos: MOV,MP4,MPV,AVI,XVID,MKV,RMVB,WMV,FLV etc.
Up to HD quality (1980 x 1080 pixels) for Quick Time media files (MP4, MOV, MPV)
Up to DV quality (1280 x 720 pixels) for other media files (AVI,XVID,MKV,RMVB,WMV,FLV etc.)
Music: MP3, FLAC, APE, WMA, WAV
Music Playlist: CUE, M3U
Documents: PDF, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, RTF, plain text, HTML, Web Archives
And More Features:
Transfer photos between iOS photo library and computers/cloud storage.
Password lock down app.
Favorites, Email, Air Print etc.
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What's New in Version 5.2.2
* Fixed an issue that slideshow cannot be played on OneDrive.
* Fixed an issue that file cannot be download from Google Drive.
Remote documents, videos, and music
This application does everything I would hope. Unlike stinkin' iTunes this will let me copy arbitrary files not on iTunes' small list of supported file types.
The media player is great, streaming over the network, and also allowing me to take local copies, both good options that work well.
The only thing missing, would be for the media player to have better list management options, such as moving to the next file alphabetically, or even shuffling.
Was a great product now useless!
I had nothing but good to say about file explorer when it was first released. Outside of a few flaky crashes which appeared to be network related the product worked very well. As first released I would be happy to have recommended it to prospective users.
Then they screwed up the product by adding the iOS Touch ID feature. Where once you could protect your privacy with a separate password (different from from your logon password) now they merely protect the app with touchid. This means that anyone who has touchid access to your iPad or iPhone can now browse your file explorer folders! So if you have shared your device with, say, other family members via Touch ID, they have complete access to your folders. That really screwed the pooch for anyone interested in maintaining privacy.
I brought the issue to the developers attention but they have essentially ignored the problem. Guys - Touch ID is way down the feature list compared to maintaining privacy.
I guess I'll be reluctantly looking for an alternative solution.
Everything I want
I wanted to be able to see my windows file system on my iPad. This app does everything I want. In fact after installing I found features that I was not looking for but might be useful, such as copying local versions of some files.
Have not experimented to see if all of the file extensions have viewers, but what I regularly use is there.
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- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jun 13, 2016
- Version: 5.2.2
- Size: 39.9 MB
- Languages: English, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Steven Zhang
- © Skyjos Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.