Simply Tap "Add Location" on the home screen and follow the setup.
If you are having difficulty connecting click one of the links below to see our step by step instructions on how to get connected:
Add your Favourite locations to the top of the Home Screen, speeding up your workflow. Drag Favourites to re-order them.
Having multiple Tabs open can speed up your productivity. Simply copy files from one tab to another.
Create a new Tab by tapping the "+" icon next to the first Tab and navigate to any of your storage locations.
You can even drag and drop files between your open Tabs.
Tap the Recent icon which displays folders that you have recently interacted with.
To create the split view drag a Tab to the far right of the screen. Now you have 2 instances of FileBrowser, and can easily browse and drag and drop files between them.
Press and hold a file, then drag the file into either another windows or tab.
Tap "Select" in the top right corner, now you are in multi-selection mode and can select many files and folders. Double tap to select a range of files. Then drag one of the selected files into either a new window or tab. See the Multi-select section.
If you drag files to somewhere on the same location you will move the files.
If you drag files to another location the files will be copied.
Single column showing file details.
Grid of icons or image thumbnails.
Two or three columns showing file details.
Large preview, with menu off to the side.
In Grid and List view use pinch to zoom the thumbnails, this can also be done via the slider in the sort menu.
Sort by one of the options below in either ascending or descending order, you can also sort by folders first.
This can be accessed via the file actions menu to the right of your files.
This displays a popup showing a summary of file & folder size and content categories.
This views files using an alternate viewer. Tapping the share button in this mode allows you to print your document.
This opens files using the annotator viewer. Tapping the share button in this mode allows you to print your document.
Open a file into another editing app, your changes will be saved back to its location.
Open the file and treat it as containing only text.
Copy a file.
Move a file to selected folder.
Make a duplicate of the current file.
Rename the file or bulk rename multiple files.
Delete a file or folder.
Share your file to another app, including via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or iMessage etc.
If you have shared a folder from GoogleDrive you can manage that list here.
Export a file to a folder of another app.Export Folders into another app
Attach a file to an Email.
Create a Zip file of the selected folder.
Convert an Image into a PDF file.
Add a music track to the now playing list.
Queue a movie file to play on a Chromecast device.
Stream video files to a third party app such as VLC or GoodPlayer, or set your default streaming app from FileBrowser.
Create a slideshow from the selected folder.
Setup a Sync Task to copy files and folders to your iPad / iPhone.
Setup a Backup Task to copy files or folders from one destination to another.
Run a Custom Task on the current file. Find out more about Custom Tasks
Create a UNC path link or a FileBrowser URL which can be used to launch FileBrowser in iOS.
Create file links that you can email or paste into a folder.
Also see the "Create Home Screen Link" to learn how to make a shortcut icon on your desktop.
Create a phrase to Bookmark a folder, and simply repeat this phase to Siri, FileBrowser will open, connect and navigate to your chosen folder.
Add the current folder to the favourites section on the homepage.
Simply plug in your USB drive and follow the instructions below:
From FileBrowser's Home screen tap "Add Location", then tap "USB/Files"
From here, tap "Select Location" and select your USB device from the iOS document picker.
You can add multiple USB drives and FileBrowser will remember them.
An easy way to free up storage on your iPad / iPhone is to keep large files on a SanDisk iXpand drive. Simply plug it in and it will appear as another location in FileBrowser Professional.*FileBrowser Professional feature
Map the folders of other apps such as FireFox's Download folder or PDF Viewer's folder as a location in FileBrowser for easy access and manipulation.
From FileBrowser's Home screen tap "Add Location", then tap "USB/Files"
From here, tap "Select Location" and expand the "On My iPad" section and browse into an app's folder. Tap "Done" here or browse into a sub-folder to add just that folder.
Easily export your files to your iCloud Drive or another apps shared folder using the steps below:
Tap "Export" from the file menu icon and the iOS document picker will appear.
Select your iCloud Drive or another apps shared storage location to export the files to that location.
Click the "Select" button on the top toolbar or press and hold a file or a folder to enter multi select mode.
Then select the files and or folders you want.You can also select groups of files by tapping the first file then double tapping the last file, all files in between become selected.
Then tap copy or tap the toolbar to access more options such as Move, Delete, Share, Create Zip and Rename.
Navigate to where you want your files or folders to be copied / moved and tap link in the top right corner "Paste X files here...".
Tap to view an image fullscreen.
Swipe left and right to navigate the images, tap the tick in the top toolbar on images you would like to select.
Tap Done, all the images you selected are now shown.
Now use the context menu to select one of the many actions such as Copy / Move / Rename or Delete.
Browse your documents on servers or in the cloud with FileBrowser and within 2 taps you can be editing your documents in Word (Excel & Powerpoint too). When you exit, all your changes are saved back to the server or cloud.How to Edit Documents from FileBrowser
FileBrowser integrates with the iOS Files app, providing access to all your documents no matter whether they are in the cloud or on personal computers.iOS Files app integration
Easily read ePub files with FileBrowser, change the theme, font and font sizes, you can even bookmark your page.
Transfer mobi books into the Kindle App from FileBrowser with ease:
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"
Easily Import files from your iCloud Drive or another apps shared folder, such as FireFox's Downloads folder using the steps below:
In the folder you want to Import the file into, tap Import from the toolbar menu icon and the iOS document picker will appear.
Select the file you wish to Import from your iCloud Drive or another apps shared folder and it will be copied to the current folder.
Bookmarks are a great feature of FileBrowser. You can use them in two ways: Folder Bookmarks & Document Bookmarks.
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 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:
Tap the Bookmark icon in the toolbar
Then tap '+', for rapid navigation to this file next time.
The Siri keyword "this" will associate FileBrowser's current document or Folder with the Siri reminder.
For example simply navigate to a folder or file and say "Siri remind me of this tonight" or "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.
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 full screen and press the Airplay icon on the toolbar and select your Chromecast 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 full screen and press the AirPlay icon on the toolbar and select your device.
Create slideshows and save them for later use. You can access them from the home page of the app, simply tap "Slideshows".
To create a Slideshow do the following either:
This will create a slideshow of all the images inside that folder and its subfolders.
This will create a new Slideshow with only the images you have selected.
To change the delay, transitions and order in the Image Viewer tap the Actions Menu and select Slideshow Settings.*FileBrowserGO and FileBrowser Professional feature, requires iOS10 or later
Display your image properties (EXIF data) such as dimensions, color mode, latitude, camera model etc.
Annotate your images with markers or text tools, then you can save it as a new file.
Change delays and transitions.
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.
Follow our Simple guide on how to backup your iPhone Photos or Videos without iCloud. You can even backup your photos to multiple locations for added piece of mind.*FileBrowserGO and FileBrowser Professional feature
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 those images.
When in the image viewer, a double tap will set the zoom level to 1 image pixel to 1px on the iPad / iPhone.
Update or create new XMP sidecar files for images and rapidly update rejection and star rate your photos.
Select an image to enter full screen mode, then tap the 'i' information icon in the top toolbar.
You can star rate or reject your photos using the icons in the top of the information panel.
You can also check all your EXIF data to your photographs such as Exposure time, shutter speed etc.Tag Photos with XMP on your iPad or iPhone
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.
FileBrowser can play most music file types including FLAC. Featuring several play modes including:
Play selected track and the remaining 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 Audio". 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 your Alexa device, pair your iPad or iPhone to your Alexa device. For Chromecast or AirPlay devices, tap the icon in the music player and select your device from the list.
Add an icon to your iPad Home Screen that opens FileBrowser and navigates straight to a specific location, such as your iMac Documents folder.
You can group these icons together just like apps.
You can now use FileBrowser Professional to track assets in your organisation. Perhaps you have banks of servers you need to identify or paper documents to locate in a directory. Print QR code labels on the assets and then find the corresponding server, folder or computer file instantly with FileBrowser's QR Code scanner.
You could also point to any folder or location on your servers.*FileBrowser Professional feature
Simply tap the Toolbar menu and select "Create a folder link".
Then choose "Copy QR Code to Clipboard"
Paste your QR Code into an email, document or use "Paste iOS clipboard" to save the code directly to a folder.
Use the camera to read a QR Code and jump to a folder.
Simply tap the Bookmarks Icon.
Tap the QR Code icon and scan your QR Code and tap Use.
Your ERP system may already create barcodes that identify files or folders on the company file system. Tap the search button in FileBrowser Professional and then the barcode button to scan and search.
Enable 'the Barcode Button on Toolbar' setting in Config/Preferences to show a dedicated scan button for rapid access.*FileBrowser Professional feature
The camera can be used to capture documents with colour correction and automatic edge alignment.
With Touch ID you can add an extra level of security when accessing your machines.
Once activated, your fingerprint will be required to access your stored credentials to connect.*FileBrowser Professional feature
If you have upgraded to either FileBrowerGO or upgraded via our bundle for FileBrowser Professional, simply export your configuration file to setup your new app. This includes all your preferences and connection details. The credentials used to access remote locations are not included in the configuration file and will need to be reentered after importing into your new device or updated FileBrowser.How to Use FileBrowser Configuration Files
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.All versions of macOS prior to macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
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.
Choose from one of our multiple light and dark themes. Tap "Config", "Preferences" and then "Change Interface Style".