Use your iPad or iPhone to connect to your home computers, network drives and cloud storage. Easily upload/download/copy files and folders from one location to another, and browse your content using a variety of built-in viewers.

*** FileBrowser remains the best option if you’re looking for a file manager that supports a variety of external connections and also integrates deeply with iOS11 - Federico Viticci - MacStories ***

*** FileBrowser's setup varies for every device, and the automatic wizards work super-well.
Charlie Sorrel - Cult of Mac ***

Ultra-fast browsing of your computers. Faster than Windows Explorer or Mac Finder and our users agree!

FileBrowser gives you everything you need to keep your files effortlessly organized:
Move, edit, delete, rename, copy, zip and unzip. Download files from the web and paste them wherever you choose.
Fully supports iOS11 drag and drop and iPad split-screen.

Windows, Mac, Linux, Time Capsule, NAS drives, portable WiFi drives.
Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, WebDAV, FTP and SFTP.
Link to cloud storage with multiple accounts, essential if you have more than one Dropbox account.

FileBrowser allows you to access all your connections from iOS11 Files and other apps. Open and edit documents on your computer or cloud directly from Word or Pages or any of the Office and Mac suite. Changes are saved automatically.

Create bookmarks to your favorite locations & folders. Use the Quick Access Tabs to connect and browse to a favorite folder with a single tap.

Browse your photos wherever they are stored and display them on your TV or projector using AirPlay or Chromecast. Easily flick through holiday snaps or use the built-in slideshow feature.

Stream movie files or listen to music, both with AirPlay™ and Chromecast support. Use our built-in viewers or stream video to other apps.

View Microsoft Office, Apple Pages, Numbers, KeyNote, text files, source code, HTML, and many more.

Use the built-in annotation tools for PDFs and images, or use the iOS11 annotation tools to add notes, drawings or highlight text.

FileBrowser securely stores your passwords in the iOS keychain and uses iOS encryption features to protect your local content. Protect local files using a password, TouchID or FaceID.

Connect to your Mac or PC when away from home. See our website for details:

FileBrowser has many features that we would like to tell you about. Check out our website. You’ll be amazed!

User manuals and help are available at with how-to articles and videos. You can also email us for fast, friendly support.

What’s New

Version 15.4

Thanks for your feedback on the new features!

Because a number of editor apps you use don't support Edit In Place correctly, we have restored the "Share File" menu item to its previous functionality, copying files to other apps. Documents in network folders can now be edited in place with an appropriate third-party app using the new "Edit In Place" menu item or new the list view icons.

This update also fixes some bugs with the folder listing view on iOS 10. We support iOS versions from 8.3 and later. We'll try to support older iOS versions for as long as possible.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.2K Ratings
3.2K Ratings
r010159 ,

Great file manager!

I have been using this app for years. Recently I belatedly found that I could also access the files on my PC. So right in front of me I have access to my network server, my PC, and my Dropbox files. It is interesting that photos on the iPad show up as actual files within FileBrowser that can be treated as any other file instead of having to go to the more limiting iOS Photos app. FB also has a built in server which allows other devices to exchange files with you independent of platform, such as a PC. Outstanding attention to functionality!

Here is where I have been very surprised. Apple introduced their Files app recently, iOS 11. It is their first attempt at a file manager. It is limited. What is interesting is that when users want to open a file from within an app like Pages, their new file manager opens where the file can be selected. FileBrowser shows up as a selection. If you make that selection, when FileBrowser is running, you have access to all the locations for files that you have when you are in that this FB app. The locations are displayed as directories. This includes files on the PC, online storage like Dropbox, and your network servers. This is quite an enhancement for the Apples Files app. So I can open a file on my PC from within Pages or other iOS apps. This is very nice indeed!

1500Contacts ,

Solves most of the file sharing problems between iOS and others

This is my go-to app for moving files between my iOS devices, PC, or cloud services. You can customize the configuration for any type of device you need to access - WiFi flash drives (Like SanDisk Connect) or other computers & drives accessible on your LAN. No need to start a background service running on the PC or in File Browser first either. Media files play or stream fine in the app and can be easily cast or to Chromecast, FireTV, AppleTV, or straight to most modern Smart TV's. I think the one feature I use the most is the "Open In - File Browser" function from Safari on my iPad. Whenever I'm at a website on my iPad where I need to download a binary file, or save a PDF document, I can immediately save it to my PC straight from my iPad without keeping a local copy. This is good for saving things like statements, forms, photos that you will need to work on or store on you PC or a network drive. Just "Open In" File Browser and direct the file anywhere you need to save it to. You can still keep a local copy if you wish to, but it's not necessary. Anyway, I keep the File Browser app on my home screen since I use it daily. Each update brings improvement and so far the authors have not broken anything in the process like many of app developers do (Google...).

Blue Box Bill ,

Portable Seamless Access

Once you become accustomed to the interface, using FileBrowser is like running any other app on your device, whether that's a phone, tablet or a computer so don't let a brief learning curve get in the way of portable seamless access to your digital life in ways you might not imagine.

It has so many uses, from watching video that's (hosted) on your computer with a hand held device that frees you up to move away from your computer (to a more comfortable setting and does so without cluttering your device's limited storage capacity) to sharing files on social media WITHOUT storing those files on your device.

Being able to create Bookmarks to specific file sets on different devices and drives is a great time saver and helps you stay focused on personal goals. I can't wait to discover the next new way I put FileBrowser to use.

My 'go-to' computer is a 27 inch iMac, just to put (lack of) portability into some frame of reference which is to say that if you like having portable hand held access to your stuff without carrying around your computer and all connected drives, then you owe it to yourself to check out FileBrowser.


72.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Stratospherix Ltd


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