Documents and resources at your students' fingertips

FileBrowser for Education

Read only access to servers

Easy access to your documents and media

FileBrowser for Education is widely used by schools, colleges and universities around the world in 8 languages.

  • View MS Office documents, PDFs and images.
  • Listen to audio and watch movie files with our built-in media player.
  • Integrates with Office365 Apps to edit documents directly on your network.
  • Easily manage your devices with our MDM integration.
  • Access school servers, SharePoint, Dropbox, SMB, FTP, FTPS, SFTP and WebDAV.
Connect to your school servers with your iPad

School Servers

Allow students to connect to SharePoint from their iPad


Connect to your school Dropbox servers


Connect via SMB to your school servers


Browse your SMB school servers with your iPad


Access your FTP school servers with your iPad


Browse your FTPS school servers with your iPad


Access your SFTP school servers with your iPad


Educational Discounts

FileBrowser for Education is available on the Apple Education Store with a 50% discount for bulk purchases.

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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.

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Preconfigure devices

Centralize configuration of all your iPads via an MDM with server connection details, credentials, and turn features on or off for students.

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Let students log in

Students can log in to the school server using the same credentials as they would with a school computer. All their files and folders permissions work in the same way.

Using Active Directory

Editing documents made easy

Excellent integration with Office365 Apps

Word App Excel App Powerpoint App PDF Viewer Pro by PSPDKit App

Our Edit In-Place feature allows users to browse to a network folder and use Office 365 apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to edit, review or comment on documents directly. This prevents copies of the document being left on the device scattered across several apps.

All your changes are saved back to the original server or cloud folder.

It's this easy

Customize for younger children

Hide navigation and other elements to make FileBrowser perfect for younger children, allowing them to browse content without the risk of deleting files or switching to unfamiliar screens.

Customize Features

Simple Navigation

Add Bookmarks for lightning fast access to student's home folders, shared class folders or any location.

Grade work and provide feedback

Grade Work and Provide Feedback

Open student documents from the school server in Word and provide inline comments and feedback.

Grade Work and Provide Feedback

Create a PDF version of a document and leave feedback and grade work. You can even save the PDF into the students own folder ready for the next lesson.

Grade Work and Provide Feedback

Supporting the Apple Pencil for precision annotations, FileBrowser for Education features it's own annotation tools. You can also open the document and annotate it in other apps, and all your changes will be automatically saved to the server once you have finished.

Listed as One of the

"Essential Paid iPad Apps for Schools"

by Mr G Online - Read more.

Write to local folders

Write to local folders

Allow audio recorder

Allow audio recorder

Allow PDF annotation

Allow PDF annotation

Show folder history

Show folder history

Allow network document picker

Allow network document picker

Allow email

Allow email

Read only access to servers

Read only access to servers

Allow photo capture

Allow photo capture

Allow sharing of files

Allow sharing of files

Block credential storage

Block credential storage

Allow downloading from URLs

Allow downloading from URLs

Enable features to suit your classroom

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

Customize your setup

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 need not 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.

Direct Photo Upload
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.

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
Setup FileBrowser with your MDM

Deployment and configuration

Configuring hundreds of iPads needn't be a burden. FileBrowser for Education supports centralised configuration in a variety of environments, ranging from no deployment hardware or software right up to a comprehensive Mobile Application Management/MDM system. We also support configuration via Apple's macOS Server Profile Manager.

FileBrowser requires no additional software on your servers or network drives.

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Setup your remote configuration

Learn how to manage FileBrowser for Education on your fleet of iPads using our remote configuration guide. Download the guide here.

Remote Config Guide
FileBrowser professionally translated into 8 languages

Professionally translated

FileBrowser has been professionally translated into 8 languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

FileBrowser works well in accessibility mode.


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.

Enhance the iOS Files app

Open and edit documents from your network directly into other apps

Extend the iOS Files app
Enhance the iOS files app with Network access to your documents

FileBrowser for Education 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

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