Webloc Tool enables your iOS device to open web links, such as Mac’s webloc and Windows Internet Shortcut. Weblocs and Internet Shortcuts are very useful for storing your favorite websites, revisiting pages for later reading or collecting websites while doing the research. While every browser has a bookmark feature that is often used for same purpose, weblocs are great for sharing links between different web browsers, computers, devices and operating systems. If you combine weblocs and Internet Shortcuts with file synchronization services like Dropbox or Skydrive you can have up-to-date copy of all of your links on all of your devices.
Webloc Tool will help you use web links on your iOS device, open links in Safari browser and share interesting links on Facebook, Twitter or via email.
You can copy your weblocs to Webloc Too using iTunes File Sharing feature or by "dropping" them from Dropbox, Skydrive or other file synchronization services as well as any other app that supports Open In Another App feature.
Fixed bug that prevented opening of Internet Shortcuts from another app.
Ratings and Reviews
Ok, but should be unnecessary
I use webloc tool on iPad under FileHub. After a .webloc file has been put on the ipad via FileHub wireless transfer, one of the FileHub actions is "open in". So i open it in webloc tool, and that works fine.
But it is really inexcusable that Apple has chosen not to support XML .webloc, and email .eml files, directly on IOS. It is such a nuisance to copy file trees to the ipad from my Mac, then have to use a kludge to view them. Cmon Apple, you can do better than this!!!
Awesome solution, but not ios 11 compatible
Awesome solution but no longer relevant as it is NOT compatible with ios 11 and above. The application won't even open!
The developer is ignoring emails to upgrade the software, so I ended up removing it from my system.
Please note that the application called "Cloud Opener" provides the same (and much more) functionality. Costs a couple dollars but we'll worth it as this free app is now defunct.
Works, except for old-style weblocs
I was able to open most weblocs in the Dropbox app by following the instructions in this app.
A few really old weblocs (that show as 0 bytes in Dropbox) could not be opened by this app.
The screenshots in the app related to Dropbox are a bit out of date relative to the most recent Dropbox app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.