Connect to:

Please click one of the links below to see our step by step instructions on how to get FileBrowser connected:

Connect to your Storage

Connect to your WebDAV server with your iPad


Connect to your FTP / SFTP server with your iPad


GoogleDrive with TeamDrive support

Google Drive
Team Drive

Copy files from Dropbox to other sources

Dropbox Business

Copy files from Box to other sources


Access all your OneDrive from your iPad


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Connect to SMB3 with FileBrowserGO


Connect to your BackBlaze drive with FileBrowserGO

BackBlaze B2

Connect to your pCloud drive with FileBrowserGO


Connect to your Wasabi drive with FileBrowserGO


Connect to Amazon S3 web services with your iPad


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Connect to your OneDrive for Business with FileBrowser for Business

OneDrive for Business

Connect to your SharePoint drive with FileBrowser for Business


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SanDisk iXpand Drive

An easy way to free up storage on yoru iPad / iPhone is to keep set files on a SanDisk iXpand drive, simply plug it in and it will appear as another location in FileBrowser.

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Transfer documents from iPad to iPad

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Folder View Options


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.

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

  • Sort by Name
  • Sort Folders First
  • Sort by Date
  • Sort by Size
  • Sort by Type

File Actions Menu

This can be accessed via the file actions menu to the right of your files.

Share File...

Share your file to another app, including via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or iMessage etc.

Create PDF File

Convert an Image into a PDF file.

Queue Audio

Add a music track to the now playing list.

Stream to Another App

Stream video files to a third party app such as VLC or GoodPlayer.

Email Attachment

Attach a file to an Email.


Copy a file.

Copy multiple files or folders


Rename the file or folder.

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Sync to Remote Location

Sync or Backup the file or folder.

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Create a File Link

Create file 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.

File Context Menu

Edit In Place...

Open a file into another editing app, your changes will be saved back to it's location.

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Export File...

Export a file to a folder of another app.

Annotate File / Print

This views files using an alternate viewer. Tapping the menu button in this mode allows you to print your document.

Queue to Chromecast

Queue a movie file to play on a Chromecast device.

Open as Text

Open the file and treat it as containing only text.


Make a duplicate of the current file.


Move a file to selected folder.

Move multiple files or folders


Delete a file or folder.

Delete multiple files or folders

Create a File Link

Create a UNC path link or a FileBrowser URL which can be used to launch FileBrowser in iOS.

Add Voice Shortcut

Create a phrase to bookmark a folder, and simply repeat this phase to Siri, FileBrowser will open, connect and navigate to your chosen folder.

Drag and Drop

Step 1

Press and hold a file, the selection should turn green.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Simply place your finger on a file and drag it to a location of your choice.

Stream Movies & Music

Step 4

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.

Hover the dragged files over a new location or folder to open it.


Deleting, Copying, Moving Multiple Files or Folders

Selecting multiple files

Step 1

Click the "Select" button on the top toolbar or press and hold a file or a folder.

Step 2

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).

  • Choose Copy/Move and go to step 3.
  • Choose Delete (you will always be asked to confirm).
  • Cancel multi-selection mode by tapping the Done button.

Step 3

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.

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Editing documents made easy

Your changes are saved back to the cloud or server

Enhance the iOS files app with Network access to your documents

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.

It's this easy
iOS Files App

Files App Integration

iOS11 added a new Files App. FileBrowser integrates with this to allow you access to all your documents no matter whether they are in the cloud or on personal computers.

iOS Files app integration
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Sync Server or Cloud Files and Folders

FileBrowser for Business offers the ability to Sync files and folders from your servers to your iPad always keeping your files up to date.

  • Tap a folder context menu and select 'Sync this folder'
  • This folder will download its contents to your iPad under the new heading 'Sync Files'.
  • You may do this for as many folders as you wish.
  • FileBrowser for Business will periodically update your local files from your file server.
  • Folder sync locations may be configured and deployed via MDM

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Back up Local Files and Folders


  • Tap the context menu of the file or folder, and select "Sync to remote Location".
  • Navigate to the location you want to back up the selected file to.
  • Once in the correct folder, tap the "Sync to (Your folder)" option at the top of the dialog. Then confirm your choice.
  • You can check on your Backed up Files under the new Sync Files section on the left.
    • Filter your View to "From iPad"
    • Each entry gives a last updated details.

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Toolbar Actions Menu


Paste to complete a copy or move action.

Add New Folder

Create a new folder.

Download from URL

Download any file from the web. Just copy the URL and paste it into FileBrowser to save a local copy.

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Paste iOS Clipboard

Paste an image or text thats on the iOS Clipboard into a new file.

Import file

Import a file from another app's folder or Document Provider.

Toolbar Actions Menu

Capture Doc / Photo / Video

Take a photo or Video and save it directly into the current folder.

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Capture Doc / Photo to PDF

Take a photo and save it as a PDF into the current folder. Perfect for expenses.

Record Audio

Record a voice Memo" to the current folder.

New Text File

Create a new text file and edit its contents.

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Set as Quick Capture

Set the current folder as the capture location when using the camera icon on the locations tab.




Search folders for files

  • 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.

Search while typing

To enable Search while typing turn it on:

  • Tap "Config"

  • Tap "Preferences"

  • Tap "Folder Search"

  • Enable "Search While Typing"

GoogleDrive Icon

Google Drive Searching

Searching on Google Drive not only searches file names but also file contents, making finding your documents a breeze.


Bookmarks and history

Bookmarks are a great feature of FileBrowser. You can use them in two ways:

Folder 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.

Create a Bookmark

  • Tap the bookmark icon and tap the + icon.

  • You can give it a more memorable name and tap add.

Open a Bookmark

  • Tap the Bookmark icon and your existing bookmarks are listed.

  • Just tap one and FileBrowser will connect and browse to the bookmarked folder.

Document Bookmarks

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:

  • tapping the bookmark icon in the toolbar

  • Then tap '+', for rapid navigation to this file next time.

See the File Actions Menu


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.

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Use Shortcuts with FileBrowser

Use the new Shortcuts app to create custom workflows within FileBrowser, such as editing photos and creating PDFs.

Create custom workflows

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Siri reminders
Siri icon

Siri reminders

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.

PDF and Image annotation

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.

  • Tap the file context menu and select Annotate File/Print
  • Tap the annotate icon in the top right, this will display the annotation menu.
  • You have the following tools:
    • Apple Pencil Mode
    • Text
    • Eraser
    • Highlighter
    • Pen
    • Pencil
  • After you have finshed annotating your photo or PDF simply tap "Done" Then "Close".
  • You will be prompted to save the file with a another name, so it wont overwrite your original.

iOS11 Annotation

If you would like more editing tools you can use iOS11 annotation by doing the following.

  • Open the Files app
  • Tap the FileBrowser location
  • Tap on a pdf, then tap the pencil icon in the top right
  • Edit the files, once finished tap "Done"
  • The file is automatically saved back to the original location
Annotate your PDFs and Images on iPad
Comic book viewing

Comic book viewing

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.

Image Viewing


Chromecast your Photos to your HDTV

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.


Airplay™ your Photos to your HDTV

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.

Slideshow Icon


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.

Slideshow Options
Image Viewer Actions Menu

Image Viewer Actions Menu

This can be accessed on the top toolbar.

Image Properties

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.

Slideshow Settings

Change delays and transitions.

More Information

Image Viewer Actions Menu

Share Image...

Share your file via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or iMessage etc.


Send your image to an AirPrint device.

Email Attachment

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.

iOS Photos App

Accessing iPad or iPhone's Photos

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.

Selecting Multiple Images

Selecting Multiple Images

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.

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XMP Review

Update or create new XMP sidecar files for images and rapidly update rejection and star rate your photos.

Step 1

Select an image to enter full screen mode, then tap the 'i' information icon in the top toolbar.

Step 2

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.

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XMP Review

Dedicated Photo Viewer

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.

Playing Movies

Playing Movies

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:

MP4 / MOV / M4V / 3GP / 3G2 / AVI

Streaming Videos to Other Apps



GoodPlayer App


Infuse App


AVPlayerHD App

AVPlayer HD

OPlayerHD App

OPlayer HD

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:


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Chromecast your Movies to your HDTV

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.

Google Cast Supported Formats

Cast from your computer to your TV

Airplay™ your Movies to your HDTV

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.

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Video Language and Subtitle Selection

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.

Video Language and Subtitle Selection

DRM Protected Movies from iTunes

Apple prevent movies purchased from iTunes being streamed to non-Apple apps.

Play music

FileBrowser can play most music file types including FLAC. Featuring several play modes including:

Album mode

Album mode

Play selected track and the remining ones in the folder.

Single mode

Single mode

Selecting a track from a folder queues and plays it once.

Repeat mode

Repeat mode

Play selected track and all others in the folder continuously.

Shuffle mode

Shuffle mode

Play selected track and others in the folder randomly.

Queue tracks

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.

Edit track order

Re-order queued tracks, Simply tap edit, then drag the tracks into the order you want and tap "done".

Podcasts and Audiobooks

  • You can rewind or fast forward 15 secs at a time
  • Speed Up and slow down track playback. Great for audiobooks.
Airplay   Chromecast

Chromecast or AirPlay music to your speakers

To stream your music to a Chromecast or AirPlay device press the Airplay button and select your device from the list.

MusicStreamer logo


For a dedicated music playing app, try our MusicStreamer app.


Download MusicStreamer from the AppStore

Create HomeScreen Link

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.

  • Use the File actions menu
  • Tap 'Create a Folder Link' then select 'Add to Home Screen'.
  • This will launch Safari where you can add to the HomeScreen.

You can group these icons together just like apps.

Create HomeScreen Link

QR and Bar code support

Create QR Codes

Create QR Codes

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You can now use FileBrowser for Business 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.

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Creating a Code

  • 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.

Scan QR Codes

  • Use the camera to read a QR Code and jump to a folder.

How does it work?

  • Simply tap the bookmarks Icon.

  • Tap the QR Code icon and scan your QR Code and tap Use.

Bar Codes

Barcode Search

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Your ERP system may already create barcodes that identify files or folders on the company file system. Tap the search button in FileBrowser 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 quicker access.

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Document Scanner

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The camera can be used to capture documents with colour correction and automatic edge alignment.

  • Tap the Toolbar actions menu and select "Capture Doc / Photo / Video.
  • Make sure that "Document" is selected as the camera mode.
  • Your document will be saved to your current folder.

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Touch ID Logins

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With Touch ID you can add an extra level of security when accessing your machines.

  • For each server you wish to protect, tap "Edit" in the top Left.
  • Then tap the cog icon on the server you want to add a touch ID to.
  • Then switch on the Touch ID setting.

Once activated, your fingerprint will be required to access your stored credentials to connect.

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Copy Large Files using iTunes via USB Cable Via Cable

Step 1

Open iTunes with your iPad or iPhone connected and selected. Click the Device button at the top and select either your iPad or iPhone.

Step 2

Click the "File Sharing" option in the left hand pane.

Step 3

Click the FileBrowser app icon in the right hand pane

Step 4

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.


Copy files from iPad or iPhone to your Computer.

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.

Change Theme

Change the look of FileBrowser with our themes. Tap "Config", "Preferences" and then "Change Interface Style".

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