FileBrowser for Education provides administrator-controlled file access for school iPads, allowing students to log-in and work on their files simply and securely.
Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org from your school email address and we will provide you with a free trial.
FileBrowser for Education is widely used by schools, colleges and universities around the world, by both students and teaching staff.
"Listed as One of the "Essential Paid iPad Apps for Schools" by Mr G Online
FileBrowser for Education works the same way as a computer. Students log in using their usernames and passwords and have access to their files and folders stored on your school servers or in the cloud.
No change is needed to their existing access rights and permissions. You can further customize FileBrowser for Education by locking down features, which can be done remotely via MDM.
Our Edit In-Place feature allows students 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
Write to local folders
Allow audio recorder
Allow PDF annotation
Allow Files app integration
Show folder history
Allow sharing of files
Read only access to servers
Allow photo capture
Block credential storage
Allow downloading from URLs
Hide navigation and other elements to make FileBrowser for Education perfect for younger children, allowing them to browse content without the risk of deleting files or switching to unfamiliar screens.
Add Bookmarks for lightning fast access to student's home folders, shared class folders or any location.
Provide access to all department servers and personal folders whilst limiting access rights using your existing Active Directory configuration. Allow your students to create and edit their own documents on your school servers.
Open student documents from the school server in Word and provide inline comments and 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.
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.
We dont sell user data or advertise.
FileBrowser for Education has passed the Security and Risk Assessment for the Government of Western Australia's Department of Education.
FileBrowser for Education does not collect any data, unlike other file manager apps. You can verify this by visiting our apple appstore page.
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
If your students have access to shared iPads FileBrowser for Education provides a number of features to help them access their own content swiftly without burdening them unnecessarily for their credentials. FileBrowser for Education may also be configured to prevent local storage of passwords, and also prevent local storage of content.Shared Devices
Remotely configure your school iPads via your MDM such as Jamf School or Hexnode. Pre-configure file access to your school servers with prefilled login details or enter them when connecting. Configure groups via your MDM for specific classes or all your school iPads.
Pre-configured to prevent storing login details, and automatic sign-out after an idle period. Prevent storage of documents on the school iPad. Use a variable so when the student logs in they have instant access to either their class or specific user folder on your school server.
Teachers iPads can be pre-configured with login details, giving them instant access to school servers and all their topic preparation material, class or student folders.
Students with Assigned iPads can be pre-deployed with file access to their home folder on your school server. Their logins can optionally be stored, depending on your MDM or security policies.
FileBrowser for Education requires no additional software on your servers or network drives.
FileBrowser for Education fully supports being a Managed App under control of a MDM system, unlike the iOS Files app.
Learn how to manage FileBrowser for Education on your fleet of iPads with our remote configuration guide.
If your School or College is using Microsoft Intune and Intune’s MAM App Protection Policies are a requirement for you, email us to find out what solutions we offer at email@example.com
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.
Re-enter configuration settings on every device, as is needed by the iOS Files app.
Deploy documents along with the installation of FileBrowser for Education to your school iPads.
Distribute a configuration file as an email attachment.
Host your configuration file on a school server such as WebDAV.
Apple's mini-MDM hosted on macOS Server
Purchase and deploy FileBrowser for Education to your enrolled school iPads via Apple School Manager and your Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution.
FileBrowser for Education is enabled for Apple's bulk discount scheme, which applies a 50% discount when you purchase 20 or more licenses via Apple School Manager.
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.Step by step guide
We pride ourselves on the quality of our apps and want you to have the best experience. If you need help, email us and we will do our best to help you. View our Support Pages
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.
FileBrowser for Education is in education around the world and has been professionally translated into 7 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Chinese (simplifed and traditional) and Japanese.
Yes, FileBrowser for Education is enabled for Apple's discount scheme, which discounts 50% when purchasing 20 or more licences via Apple School Manager.
FileBrowser for Education is very flexible in the ways in which its features can be locked down. Use an MDM system to deploy server connection settings and app settings to tailor it to your needs.