Documents and resources at your students' fingertips

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FileBrowser for Education

Built for schools and colleges

50% Discount available on Apple Education Store

Securely connect to your school's file servers
and network drives

Browse & Share Files

FileBrowser is the best file manager for iOS, supporting multi-file copy and upload/download between all locations, all controlled from your iPad / iPhone.

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.

Read more about this enterprise grade feature.

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Configure easy access to content

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.

This simplified UI mode is perfect for younger children.

FileBrowser's bookmark feature provides rapid and easy access 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.

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.

Grade Work and Provide Feedback

Works well with other apps

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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Listed as One of the

"Essential Paid iPad Apps for Schools"

by Mr G Online - Read more.

FileBrowser is flexible

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


Write to local folders


Read only access to servers


Allow email


Allow photo capture


Allow audio recorder


Allow sharing of files


Allow PDF annotation


Allow downloading from URLs


Show folder history


Block credential storage


Allow network document picker

Direct Photo Upload

Direct digital media upload

Storage of photos, video and audio on a mobile device can be a sensitive subject. If you have a class taking photos, videos or audio 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, video and audio from 30 iPads at the end of a class or day, and the content is secured on the school server instead of being held on the device.

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 are 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.

FileBrowser requires no additional software on your servers or network drives.

Casper Suite VMWare Airwatch FileWave MobileIron XINCA ZuluDesk tabpilot

FileBrowser is for everyone

Multiple language support

FileBrowser has been professionally translated into English, French, German, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Japanese, supporting over 1 million users worldwide.


We put significant effort into supporting our visually impaired users and are always delighted to hear how well FileBrowser works with iOS VoiceOver.

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Fast, professional, support

We pride ourselves on the quality of our apps and want you to have the best experience. How many times have you emailed an app developer and received no response? If our support web pages don't resolve your problem, we will do our best to help you via email to get connected to your Servers, Macs, PCs, and Network drives.

This is a rare thing on the App Store

"That was the issue, problem solved. Thanks! Great product, great support :)"


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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