FileBrowser for Education

The Ultimate File Manager for School iPads and your Classroom

Documents and Resources at your Students' Fingertips

The Ultimate File Manager for School iPads and your Classroom

FileBrowser for Education provides administrator-controlled file access for school iPads, allowing students to log-in and work on their files simply and securely. FileBrowser for Education is widely used by schools, colleges and universities around the world, by both students and teaching staff.



5 ( 9 ratings )
Price: $9.99

Browse your School Servers from your iPad

Including: SharePoint, Dropbox, SMB, FTP, FTPS, SFTP and WebDAV.

Allow students to connect to SharePoint from school iPads

Microsoft SharePoint

Connect to your school servers with school iPad

Windows Servers

Connect to Azure storage with classroom iPads

Microsoft Azure

Connect via SMB to your school servers with class iPads


Connect to secure SFTP servers from school iPads


Connect to your school Dropbox servers on school iPads


Easy access to documents and media on iPad for schools

Easy Access to your Documents and Media

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.

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Listed as One of the "Essential Paid iPad Apps for Schools

Editing Documents Made Easy

Excellent integration with Office365 Apps

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
a file manager for education for younger children

Customize iPad File Access Features

Customize file access on your iPads for your classroom needs by enabling the features you want and locking down the features you don't. This can be done via a settings file or MDM.

Allow Students to write to local folders in FileBrowser for Education

Write to local folders

Allow Students to record audio on iPads that is saved to a classroom folder

Allow audio recorder

Allow pupils to annotate PDFs in their own student folders on a school server with classroom iPads

Allow PDF annotation

Allow Files app integration

Allow Files app integration

Show folder history

Show folder history

Allow students to email documents from school servers using classroom iPads in FileBrowser Education

Allow email

Allow sharing of files

Allow sharing of files

Read only access to servers

Read only access to servers

Allow photo capture

Allow photo capture

Block credential storage

Block credential storage

Allow downloading from URLs

Allow downloading from URLs

customize file access on iPad

Customize for Younger Children

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.

Simple navigation

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

limit file access on ipad for schools

Customize for Older Children

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.

Customize your setup

Grade Work and Provide Feedback

Open student documents in FileBrowser for Education and Provide Feedback

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

Annotate documents to leave feedback for students in their student folders using your iPad

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.

Apple pencil supported in FileBrowser for Education

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.

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.

Your Privacy Matters to Us

We dont sell user data or advertise.

FileBrowser for Education passed risk assessments for school use

FileBrowser for Education has passed the Security and Risk Assessment for the Government of Western Australia's Department of Education.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

  • 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 comply with your mobile security policy.
  • FileBrowser for Education connects to your servers using existing user credentials and access to folders and files will be controlled accordingly.

Apple App Store App Privacy

FileBrowser for Education does not collect any data, unlike other file manager apps. You can verify this by visiting our apple appstore page.

FileBrowser for Education does not collect any user data.
Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

shared ipad file access

Secure Shared iPads

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

Pre-configure File Access on School iPads

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.

Setup and configure school iPads with file access using your School MDM

Class Shared 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.

Assigned iPads

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.

A Professional Files App for Schools via MDM

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.

File access for iPadOS with Intune and iPadOS

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

Other Configuration Methods

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.

  • Apply Lockdown and Configuration
  • Deploy server connection details
  • Restrict access to specific features
  • Preconfigure devices for first use
Manually configure files apps for schools

Re-enter configuration settings on every device, as is needed by the iOS Files app.

Use Apple configurator to setup files access for schools
Apple Configurator

Deploy documents along with the installation of FileBrowser for Education to your school iPads.

eMail settings files to configure files apps for education
Email a settings file

Distribute a configuration file as an email attachment.

Download settings files to configure files apps for schools
Download from a server

Host your configuration file on a school server such as WebDAV.

Use Apple Profile Manager to setup file access via iPads for schools
Apple Profile Manager

Apple's mini-MDM hosted on macOS Server

50% Discount on FileBrowser for Education via Apple School Manager

Apple School Manager

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.

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 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.

Access your school servers using the iOS Files app Step by step guide
FileBrowser for Education offers fast friendly support.

Professional Friendly Support

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

FileBrowser for Education 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.

FileBrowser for Education professionally translated into 7 languages

Professionally Translated

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.


  • Can I get an education discount on FileBrowser?

    Yes, FileBrowser for Education is enabled for Apple's discount scheme, which discounts 50% when purchasing 20 or more licences via Apple School Manager.

  • Can I control file access on managed iPads via MDM?

    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.

Try FileBrowser for Education free today Try FileBrowser for Education FREE Today

Simply email us at from your school email address and we will provide you with a free trial.

FileBrowser for Education is available with a 50% discount for bulk purchases under Apple School Manager