FileBrowser for Education combines FileBrowser and our enterprise-class 'FileBrowser for Business' apps to provide optimum features for education.


Shared documents and resources at your student's fingertips.

Private folders for each student they can submit work to.

Works with your existing servers and computers.

Create & share content

There are many benefits of each iOS app having its own private folder, but this can be a barrier when sharing content between apps or accessing remote servers. FileBrowser for Education supports many of the ways applications access or save content, providing the simplest workflow for the apps you use.

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Shared iPads

If your students have access to shared iPads FileBrowser provides a number of features to help them access their own content swiftly without burdening them unnecessarily for their credentials. In this scenario FileBrowser may also be configured to prevent local storage of passwords, and also prevent local storage of content.

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For the first time ever on iOS, in-place document editing

Access network documents directly within editing apps.

In-Place Document Editing

Office apps running on a desktop / laptop have always been able to directly access documents on file servers. FileBrowser for Education brings this to iOS.

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FileBrowser is Flexible

FileBrowser is flexible

Tailor to your school environment by only switching on the features you need.

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Listed as One of the

"Essential Paid iPad Apps for Schools"

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Folder view mode

FileBrowser for Education may be configured to hide everything except the folder viewer, allowing users to browse to their content without the risk of inadvertently changing settings or switching to an unfamiliar screen.

The simplified UI that Folder View mode provides is perfect for younger children.

FileBrowser's bookmark feature provides rapid browsing to commonly used folders and files with a single tap. Add a bookmark to the user's home folder, the class shared folder, or folders for particular lessons or topics.

Folder View Mode

Popular workflows

FileBrowser for Education has many features. Here are a few examples of how FileBrowser is being used in an educational environment.

Grade Work and Provide Feedback

Grade work and provide feedback

If a student has produced some work in the form of a Pages document, for example, this may be exported as a PDF file and the teacher may then use FileBrowser for Education to annotate this PDF in a natural way, mirroring the pen and paper process.

FileBrowser is able to annotate with a pen, pencil, or highlighter tools, and can also add text. It also supports the Apple Pencil for precision annotations.

Direct photo upload

Storage of photos on a mobile device can be a sensitive subject. If you have a class taking photos or videos, FileBrowser can automatically upload them to the school server and avoid using the iOS camera roll altogether. Using FileBrowser for Education, simply browse to the folder on the server and choose "Capture Photo / Video" from FileBrowser's menu. Once the user is happy with the photo or video it will be immediately uploaded to the network folder.

This feature means that teachers don't need to upload photos from 30 iPads at the end of a class or day, and the content is secured securely on the school server instead of being held on the device.

Direct Photo Upload

Safety and Security

Safety and security

  • FileBrowser connects to your servers using existing user credentials and access to folders and files will be controlled accordingly.
  • No data is collected or uploaded to Stratospherix servers.
  • Passwords stored in iOS Keychain. Local content is encrypted.
  • Access to iOS Photo Library and local storage of files may be blocked if necessary.
  • Lock-down settings to help users and to comply with your mobile security policy.

Deployment and configuration

Configuring hundreds of iPads can be a real burden. FileBrowser eases this by supporting centralised configuration in a variety of environments, ranging from no deployment hardware or software right up to a comprehensive Mobile Application Management/MDM systems.

Casper Suite VMWare Airwatch Filewave
MobileIron ZuluDesk
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Become an Ambassador

Become an ambassador

Help us make FileBrowser for Education better, and learn from other ambassadors about best practices, useful tips and new workflows. Our ambassador program is free and provides access to our online community, and gives you a voice that will help drive future development.

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FileBrowser for Education is available with a 50% discount for bulk purchases under Apple's Volume Purchase Program For Education

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