Please click one of the links below to see our step by step instructions on how to get FileBrowser connected:
Single column showing file details.
Grid of icons or image thumbnails.
Two or three columns showing file details.
The grid view uses image thumbnails. To enable thumbnails go to the Config > Storage/Thumbnails Page and select "On Screen" or "All".
Sort by one of the following either ascending or descending
This can be accessed via the file actions menu to the right of your files.
This views files using an alternate viewer. Tapping the menu button in this mode allows you to print your document. see here
Share your file via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or iMessage etc.
Queue a movie file to play on a Chromecast device.
Make a duplicate of the current file.
Rename the file or folder.
Stream video files to a third party app such as VLC or GoodPlayer.
Export a file to a folder of another app.
Open the file and treat it as containing only text.
Add a music track to the now playing list.
Attach a file to an Email.
Copy a file. To copy multiple files or folders see here.
Delete a file or folder. To delete multiple files or folders see here.
Create a UNC path link or a FileBrowser URL which can be used to launch FileBrowser in iOS.
Press and hold a file, the selection should turn green.
Now you are in multi-selection mode and can select as many other files of folders, you can always exit this mode by tapping "Cancel" in the top right of the screen.
Simply place your finger on a file and drag it to a location of your choice.
If you drag the file to somewhere on the same location you will move the files
If you drag the files to another location the files will be copied.
To cancel a drag action just drag the files to a space (state where) on the ipad to cancel it
Click the "Select" button on the top toolbar or press and hold a file or a folder.
Select the files and or folders you want to copy, move or delete. You can double tap a file to select a group of files. Then tap a toolbar option (on iPhone, tap the menu button to access Move and Delete).
Navigate to where you want your files or folders to be copied/moved and click the actions menu in the toolbar and select paste or move.
iOS11 added a new Files App. FileBrowser integrates with this to allow you access to all your documents no matter where they are in the cloud or on personal computers.
Running inside document editing apps FileBrowser allows you to access your network documents just like you would from a desktop or laptop. FileBrowser works great with the apps listed above, or any apps that support iOS Document Provider Extensions.
Tap More in word
A list of locations should appear, if FileBrowser is not present tap edit in the top left column and toggle FileBrowser on.
Select FileBrowser in the left column and 'Network Folders' will appear in the right hand pane.
Here you can access all your connections from FileBrowser, including home computers or cloud storage accounts.
Find the document you wish to open, edit it and close the document all your changes will be saved to the document.
Paste to complete a copy or move action.
Create a new folder.
Download any file from the web. Just copy the URL and paste it into FileBrowser to save a local copy.Show me how
Paste an image or text thats on the iOS Clipboard into a new file.
Import a file from another app's folder or Document Provider.
Create folder links that you can email or paste into a folder. Also see the "Create HomeScreen Link" section below to learn how to make a shortcut icon on your desktop.
Take a photo or Video and save it directly into the current folder.
Take a photo and save it as a PDF into the current folder. Perfect for expenses.
Record audio to the current folder.
Navigate to the location or folder you want to search, then tap the search icon on the bottom toolbar.
Type in the box at the top of the screen.
Tap search on the keyboard and you will be asked if you want to search this folder only or all sub folders.
To enable Search while typing turn it on:
Tap "Folder Search"
Enable "Search While Typing"
Bookmarks are a great feature of FileBrowser. You can use them in two ways:
If you have folders on your computer that you use all the time such as My Documents, Photo Library or Movies, add a bookmark to them. These will become your shortcuts and save you time navigating through folders to get to where you want.
Tap the bookmark icon and tap the + icon.
You can give it a more memorable name and tap add.
Tap the Bookmark icon and your existing bookmarks are listed.
Just tap one and FileBrowser will connect and browse to the bookmarked folder.
If you are reading a long PDF, whether it's a book or a presentation or even a legal document, add a bookmark. When you tap that bookmark, FileBrowser will remember the location in the file and open it where you left off.
From this page you can add a Bookmark:
tapping the bookmark icon in the toolbar
Then tap '+', for rapid navigation to this file next time.
Alternatively, you can view a document for printing. See the 'File Actions Menu' section below.
FileBrowser automatically remembers the most recently visited files and folders, and with a single tap you can re-open a file or rapidly browse to a folder.
Simply Tap the bookmarks icon
Select the history tab.
Simply navigate to a folder or file and say "Siri remind me of this when I get home" and Siri will create a reminder linked to FileBrowser's current folder or document.
Annotate your PDFs and Images to make comments, highlight text and use the drawing tools. FileBrowser offers full support for Apple Pencil to make drawing and writing easier on iPad Pro. Once you have finished annotating your document or image FileBrowser will save the new file and keep the original as a backup.
If you would like more editing tools you can use iOS11 annotation by doing the following.
View your comics collection stored in CBR or CBZ files. View images within any ZIP or RAR file.
Simply Tap the comic file and FileBrowser will open it in the comic viewer.
To stream your images to a Chromecast device, view your image fullscreen and press the Airplay icon on the toolbar and select your Chromecast device.
If you have an Amazon Fire TV device, use FileBrowser to relay your Images to your big screen. View your image fullscreen and press the Airplay icon on the toolbar and select your device.
If you have Apple TV or AirPlay™ enabled media server such as KODI, use FileBrowser to relay your Images to your big screen. View your image fullscreen and press the AirPlay icon on the toolbar and select your device.
Viewing your images as a slideshow could not be easier.
Press the slideshow button and the images in the current folder will play.
To change the delay, transitions and order tap the Image Viewer Actions Menu and select Slideshow Settings.
Display your image properties (EXIF data) such as dimensions, color mode, lattitude, camera model etc.
Annotate your images with markers or text tools, then you can save it as a new file.
Change delays and transitions. For more information click here
Share your file via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or iMessage etc.
Send your image to an AirPrint device.
Attach document or image to an Email, if you have a large image you will be given the option to send a smaller version of the image.
Refresh the current view.
You now have access to the photos synced to your iPad or iPhone from iPhoto. Clicking the "Photo Library" heading in the left hand column will allow you to browse the built-in iOS Photo Library.
You can select multiple images in the image view by tapping the Tick button on each image. Selecting them turns the tick blue like the screenshot. When you have finished you will be returned to the folder view in edit mode where you can choose to copy or delete your images.
Simply tap an image to enter fullscreen, then tap the screen and then tap on the upward facing arrow at the bottom of the screen.
This view will display just photos and videos and not display any other files in this folder.
You can increase and decrease the thumbnail size by tapping the plus or minus either side of the downward arrow.
Simply tap the Movie file you want to play and it will auto start, tap the center of the screen to pause the video. Once paused you can tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the additional controls.
All video file formats supported by the iPad / iPhone can be streamed. FileBrowser also supports HD content if your WiFi network is fast enough.
Video formats supported include:
Stratospherix has worked with other app developers to better integrate streaming of files unsupported by iOS such as MKV, AVI etc. If you have any of the apps listed above, you will see an option to stream directly to those apps. Simply tap the movie file and select "Stream to another app" and choose from the installed apps.
For other video player apps, use the "Stream to another app" option and FileBrowser will generate a temporary link to the video file. You can then switch to an alternate app and select the option to stream a video from the Internet. When you are prompted to enter a URL, just tap the text entry field and 'Paste' the URL from FileBrowser. Streaming should then start in the other app.
Formats not natively supported can be streamed through FileBrowser to other apps such as VLC or GoodPlayer:
To stream your videos to a Chromecast device press the actions menu on the video you want to play and select "Queue To Chromecast". Chromecast supports MP4 and WebM video formats. For more details see this Link.Show me how
If you have Apple TV or AirPlay™ enabled media server such as KODI, use FileBrowser to relay your movies to your big screen, streaming the content over your home network. No need to keep the movies on your iPad.Show me how
If you encoded your videos with other languages switch them by tapping the "L" for Languages or tap "S" to turn on your Subtitles both are located in the bottom right of the toolbar.
Apple prevent movies purchased from iTunes being streamed to non-Apple apps.
FileBrowser can play most music file types including FLAC. Featuring several play modes including:
Play selected track and the remining ones in the folder.
Selecting a track from a folder queues and plays it once.
Play selected track and all others in the folder continuously.
Play selected track and others in the folder randomly.
You can play queue tracks to play by pressing the context menu on a track and select "Queue Up". This will place it in the now playing queue.
Re-order queued tracks, Simply tap edit, then drag the tracks into the order you want and tap "done".
To stream your music to a Chromecast or AirPlay device press the Airplay button and select your device from the list.
If you would like to add an icon to your iPad HomeScreen that opens FileBrowser and navigates straight to a specific location, create a HomeScreen link.
You can group these icons together just like apps.
Open iTunes with your iPad or iPhone connected and selected. Click the Device button at the top and select either your iPad or iPhone.
Click the "File Sharing" option in the left hand pane.
Click the FileBrowser app icon in the right hand pane
Now simply drag the files you wish to copy into the right hand pane or click the "Add" button at the base and use the inbuilt document picker.
In FileBrowser, any files that you have placed in the "On My iPad/iPhone" location will be available to copy from your iPad or iPhone to your computer. Simply drag these from the window in iTunes to a local folder in Mac Finder or Windows Explorer.