Enhance the iOS Files app

Open and edit documents from your network directly into other apps


Any apps that let you choose a file from the document picker (the iOS Files app) were previously limited to either cloud or local storage. FileBrowser allows you to access all your network connections such as Windows, Macs, NAS drives or even cloud storage all from within the document picker.

Works great with apps such as ProCreate. Click here for tutorials on Opening PSDs or importing your brushes.

If you need to edit text files or code then Kodex works great too.

Each app is different but it's generally tap "Open" and on the bottom of the dialog tap "Browse". Then tap "FileBrowser" and "Network Folders" and you now have access to all your computers and cloud storage previously set up in FileBrowser.

If you can't see FileBrowser in the list , tap "Edit" above the locations list and switch on the toggle for FileBrowser.

Note: FileBrowser will need to be running in the background.

Screenshot showing pending uploads

What happens if I start editing and go offline?

If you go offline while editing a document, FileBrowser for Education will store your updated files in a folder called 'Pending Uploads'. Your documents are always safe.

When you're back online, open up FileBrowser for Education and tap the 'Pending Uploads' folder. Tap a file to upload the changes back to the server or cloud storage.

You can also save a copy of an edited file to a new location if the original one is unavailable.

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