Manage and View Files on your Computers, NAS, FTP and Cloud Storage with FileBrowser for iOS

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In this podcast, Carla gives us an in-depth look at FileBrowser - Access files on remote computers, an iOS app that enables you to manage and view files across a number of locations. These include Windows, Mac and Linux computers; Time Capsule, NAS and WiFi drives. You can also connect to a number of cloud services, including Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, WebDAV, FTP and SFTP.

Features include:


  • View Microsoft Office documents.
  • View Apple Pages, Numbers, KeyNote files.
  • View any text file.
  • PDF and Image file Annotator.
  • Save edited files back to any storage.
  • Zip and Unzip files & folders.
  • Store email attachments.
  • Capture photos to PDF - great for filing expenses.
  • Sync documents to all your devices using iCloud Drive.
  • Supports iOS multi-tasking / split-screen.

File Management:

  • Copy multiple files and folders in one go.
  • Select a group of files on Dropbox, for example, and copy them to your home Mac, PC, NAS, iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, WebDAV, or FTP server.
  • Manage and organize storage using Copy, Move, Rename, Delete, Create Folder.
  • Easily transfer files between devices, such as iPhone to iPad.
  • Download files from the Web and store them locally, password protected.
  • Bookmark folders for 1-touch access.

AirPlay, ChromeCast and Amazon Fire:

  • Watch a slideshow of your photos on your HDTV via AirPlay™, Amazon Fire TV or Chromecast.
  • Stream your movies to your HDTV using AirPlay™ or Chromecast.
  • Listen to your music using AirPlay™ or Chromecast device.


  • Browse & view photos stored anywhere, even raw formats.
  • Free up storage on your iPad/iPhone and still access all your photos.
  • Upload and download photos from your iPhone and iPad Camera Roll.
  • Rapid swipe to scroll & pinch to zoom.
  • Automatic thumbnail extraction.


  • Stream movies across your home network.
  • No need to wait for them to sync or copy to your iPad or iPhone.
  • Last playback position remembered.

Music and Audiobooks:

  • Stream music across your home network, including FLAC files.
  • Stream music in the background.
  • Play music while browsing photos - great for slideshows.
  • Cue up multiple tracks.
  • Last playback position remembered - great for audio books.

Out and About:

  • Connect to portable WiFi drives to expand your iPad or iPhone’s capacity without limits.
  • Connect to your Mac or PC when away from home. See our web site for details.

High Quality:

  • We continuously update FileBrowser with new features and improvements.
  • User feedback is welcomed and valued.
  • No additional software needed on your computer.

FileBrowser is a US$5.99 download from the App Store.


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