Create simple multi-step file oriented routine tasks and run them from your iPad or iPhone with FileBrowser Professional's Custom Tasks. Try a multi-location backup for critical documents or monitor a specific folder for PDFs that include the word "invoice" in the filename, then copy the new documents to your iPad every hour.
Custom Tasks are multi-step processes. Build your task by adding steps then schedule the task to run at intervals, or manually start them from any folder.
All Custom Tasks begin with the "Use files from.." step.
This is where you can begin crafting your own Custom Tasks. They can be as simple or as complex as you like. Simply click "Add New Step" and select one of the steps listed below:
Choose whether to include:
To make a custom range, include a Before and After filter step next to each other.
The listed files and folders will be zipped and saved to a file with the name of your choosing.
Each step has its controls (A) the files and folders affected (B) the current path (C) and the number of files or folder affected (D).
You can either just run your Custom Task or you can schedule how often you would like it to run.
Tap Manual to schedule how often you would like to run this Custom Task or just tap Start Task to run it.
To help you create a FileBrowser Professional Custom Task, we've broken down the process in a series of step by step tutorials. We recommend viewing them.
Apple doesn’t provide Automator for iOS. However, FileBrowser Professional has Custom Tasks which allow you to create file based routines and run them from your iOS devices.
Use FileBrowser Professional’s Custom Tasks to filter files and perform actions such as move files, rename in bulk, add Exif data to filenames and so much more. This feature is also in FileBrowserGO.
You can do a lot with Apple’s shortcuts app, but it's not for the faint of heart. If you need to create file oriented processes then FileBrowser Professional's Custom Tasks is a lot simpler to understand, and you can trigger them from a shortcut too. You can try it for free with a limited trial if you download FileBrowserGO.
Yes, use FileBrowser Professional’s Custom Tasks feature. Set up a custom task with simple blocks to create a routine. Set the first block to “Use files from” (your folder), then add another block “With names matching” - “anywhere” (your keyword) and then finally add the last block “Copy to” (your destination folder). And thats it.