Documents and resources at your students' fingertips

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FileBrowser for Education

Built for schools and colleges

Try FileBrowser for Education free today

Simply send us a message from your school email address to and we will provide you with a free trial of FileBrowser for Education.

Listed as One of the

"Essential Paid iPad Apps for Schools"

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FileBrowser is used by over a million people worldwide and FileBrowser for Education brings this to Schools and Colleges with large discounts.

50% Discount available on Apple Education Store.

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Securely connect to your school's file servers, network drives and Sharepoint with your iPad

Browse & Share Files

FileBrowser for Education is the easiest way to browse, view documents, and transfer files to and from your iPhone / iPad.

Editing documents made easy

Your changes are saved back to the cloud or server

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Enhance the iOS files app with Network access to your documents

No more copying files back and forth between app. 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
Enhance the iOS files app with Network access to your documents

Enhance the iOS Files app

Open and edit documents from your network directly into other apps

FileBrowser extends the iOS Files app so you can access any of your documents on servers or in the cloud directly within other apps such as ProCreate or Kodex.

Step by step guide

Configure easy access to documents and media

Configure FileBrowser for Education to hide everything except the folder viewer. Perfect for younger children, this allows them to browse their content without the risk of inadvertently changing settings or switching to unfamiliar screens.

This simplified UI mode is perfect for younger children.

Get to your documents quicker with our Bookmarks feature providing lightning fast 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

Create PDF copies of students work from Microsoft Word, or Apple's Pages and annotate them with feedback and also grade work, you can even save this into their own folders ready for the next lesson.

FileBrowser features all the standard annotation tools such as 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 benefits of each iPad app having its own private folder, but this can be a barrier when sharing content between apps or accessing remote servers.
FileBrowser for Education provides a number of ways of integrating with iOS and other apps allowing you to utilise the best workflow.

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Secure 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. FileBrowser may also be configured to prevent local storage of passwords, and also prevent local storage of content.

Shared Devices

Enable the features that suit your classroom

Customize FileBrowser for Education to your needs by only switching on features you want and lock down the features you don't.


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 Photo, Video and Audio 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 recordings FileBrowser for Education can automatically upload them to the school server and avoid using the iOS camera roll altogether.

Teachers will not 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 devices.

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 needn't be a burden. FileBrowser supports 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.

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Professionally translated into 7 languages

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 for Education works with iOS VoiceOver.

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Professional support

We pride ourselves on the quality of our apps and want you to have the best experience. If the support section on our website doesn't resolve your problem, we will do our best to help you via email when you need it.

View our Support Pages

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