FileApp (Documents & Files reader)

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Description of App: 

As described in the iTunes Store:

FileApp is a file manager and reader for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch .

Easily copy files on your device for a quick look on the road. Powerful and yet still very user friendly, FileApp will let you find the document you're looking for within seconds.

Copying files to your iPhone or iPod Touch takes place wirelessly (by FTP) or via USB (cable) using DiskAid or iTunes File Sharing.

If you are looking for power features such as copy, move, create and rename folders, create folders and text files, multi-selection of items to email or ZIP, make sure you try FileApp Pro ! FileApp Pro is FileApp on steroids, while preserving all the simplicity of FileApp, don't miss it!

QUICKLY READ FILES

  • Images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and others)
  • PDF
  • MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynotes)
  • OpenDocuments (OpenOffice) (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation)
  • Plain Text and RTF (Rich Text Format)
  • Audio (MP3 VBR, AAC, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, CAF)
  • Video (standard iPhone formats : H.264, MPEG-4)
  • Web Archives
  • HTML files
  • ZIP

Our customized help view will guide you through setting the connection with your device effortlessly.

We have taken great care in offering an application that gives you more because of its simplicity. We're convinced you will notice the difference.

Compatible file formats will gradually be added and additional features also, so stay tuned and enjoy FileApp!

FILE BROWSING

  • Files are sorted alphabetically, by date, by file type and by folder
  • Settings lets you view file size and extension
  • Delete files from within the application
  • Rotation portrait/landscape

FILE TRANSFER

  • USB (cable) file transfer using DiskAid or iTunes File Sharing
  • Robust wireless file transfer via WiFi (FTP)
  • Customized connection help lets you view screenshots with your personalized settings embedded

DOCUMENTS & FILES

  • MS Office documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), all formats supported
  • PDF Reader with function to select exactly which page you want to read
  • RTF and Plain Text (UTF-8 encoding)
  • iWork documents (Pages, Numbers and Keynotes)
  • Open Office Documents (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation)
  • HTML files
  • Safari Web Archives
  • Comic Book Archive files (.cbz)
  • ZIP (Uncompress zip archives)
  • Send documents via email attachments
  • Open attachments from "Mail" app (on iPad & iOS 4)
  • Remembers scrolling position for all long documents
  • Zoom in/out with two fingers
  • Rotation portrait/landscape
  • Orientation locking while viewing documents

IMAGES

  • Compatible with large images
  • Slideshow (with slideshow timer settings)
  • Next and previous buttons to browse images
  • Rotation portrait/landscape
  • Send images via email attachments

COMICS

  • Support for Comic Book Archive files (.cbz)

MUSIC & VIDEOS

  • Audio (MP3 VBR, AAC, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, CAF)
  • Video (standard iPhone formats : H.264, MPEG-4, 3GPP)

EMAIL

  • Sending of files via email for MS Office documents, PDFs, Images, Open Office documents, iWork documents, RTF, HTML and Text
  • Open file attachments from "Mail" app (on iPad & iOS 4)

SECURITY

  • Passcode to protect FileAid at startup
  • Wireless transfer Password if needed

COMPATIBILITY

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7
  • Mac OS X (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard)
  • Linux (GNOME & KDE)

PLEASE NOTE - Removed USB connection support for new users.

Version: 

1.9

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 3GS

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: This app is very accessible. I haven't yet found something that doesn't work properly.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Comments

Selecting files

Firstly I want to say that the pro version also works. Now, there is 1 thing you need to be aware of. when you tap edit, double tapping each file will select/deselect it. voiceover will not tell you if a file has been selected when you move over it, so you have to keep track. on the bottom on the actions/sort toolbar there is a line that will tell you how many files you've selected, which may or may not be any help to you. it is available never the less. Also, when you are reading a file the command buttons at the top will disappear. when you want to back out of a file, double tap on any line, then the buttons willl reappear.