FileBrowser - Access files on remote computers
By Stratospherix Ltd
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FileBrowser is like having Windows Explorer or Mac Finder on your iPad/iPhone to access network folders on Macs, Windows, Linux, and NAS drives and now Box, Dropbox and SkyDrive are also supported
AT HOME: Stream movies and music over WiFi direct to your iPad/iPhone. View a slideshow of photos from your computer. No need to sync or copy to your iPad/iPhone. Access your NAS without needing to turn your computer on.
AT WORK: Browse file servers over the Internet using the iPad/iPhone's built in VPN. Retrieve and view documents from company servers. Edit and update files on the server (requires additional doc editing app such as Pages). Choose where to keep your data and control how files are shared. Migrate to Cloud storage at a pace that suits you.
All browsing and file transfers are performed on the iPad/iPhone so you don’t need to sit at your computer to upload files to FileBrowser.
View every document type that iOS supports. Pass files to and from other apps - for example, store email attachments in FileBrowser for later use with an editor app.
FileBrowser requires no additional software on the target computer/network drive.
Connect to your servers over the Internet (3G or WiFi) with appropriate software/router configuration. See support page on www.stratospherix.com
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FileBrowser requires iOS 5.1 or later.
Please read our www.stratospherix.com support page for help getting connected. You can also email email@example.com for fast friendly help. PLEASE NOTE – we are only able to provide support in English.
FileBrowser is an essential app but it's not magic and it doesn't bypass network security. It will not be able to access your files on your home computer from a remote location over the Internet without your computer being accessible FROM the Internet and SMB file sharing being enabled.
■ Connects to Windows 2000 and above, MacOS from 10.5, most variants of Linux, and most (but not all) NAS drives. Try our free FileBrowserLite app to test connectivity.
■ Does NOT support AFP or FTP.
■ To stream AVIs with DIVX or XVID codecs requires a third party app that is able to play these formats.
What's New in Version 3.0.1
* Added Box OAuth2 authentication.
* Added control of audio playback speed.
* File context menu is now easier to tap.
* Fixed bookmarks to WebDAV & Cloud.
* Fixed bookmarks to file: URLs.
For more information on any of these features, please visit www.stratospherix.com
If you've got an iPad you need this app - it's brilliant
This app fills a big hole in iOS - File Management. And it does it superbly. I've now shown it to many iPad users who didn't know about it and they've been amazed. Not only does it let you control file storage on your iPad, but it will also lift and save files to and from other Macs and PCs on your home network, as well as DropBox, SkyDrive, etc.
I would still be using a PC were it not for this app. Instead, I very rarely even switch it on these days.
Just updating. Been using this app for a couple of years now - its absolutely brilliant, couldn't use my iPad the same way without it !!!
Very rarely write reviews so its got to be good for me to bother - got the lite version when we were using pcs and a ms home server this worked a treat and linked our ipads and iPhones to the server without any problems now we use mainly macs and 1 pc this App is the glue that makes it all work seamlessly. Bought the full version soon after on the basis it was so good I felt I should (that does not happen too often!) and the app has just got better with Dropbox etc. when we got the macs about two years ago the IT chap could not come up with anything that does the job any better. So there you go stop reading this and download.
It's a really useful app. I use it to download my videos off my samba network drives all the time. Only criticism (and only really noticed on most recent version) is the file transfer rate is a bit inconsistent. I realise I am not going to get fast rates over wifi but on my ipad I notice I the rate will be a decent solid 2 / 2.5 megabytes a second but other times can plummet to nearer 1. Sometimes it recovers during a transfer but most of the time when this happens I have to close the app and restart, then the rate returns to 2 / 2.5 megabytes. A bit puzzling!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: 01 December 2013
- Version: 3.0.1
- Size: 18.5 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese
- Developer: Stratospherix
- © 2012 Stratospherix Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.