Connect to:

Simply Tap "Add Location" on the home screen and follow the setup.
If you are having difficulty connecting click one of the links below to see our step by step instructions on how to get connected:

How to add a location using FileBrowser

Connect to your Storage

Connect to SMB3 with your iPad or iPhone

SMB 1, 2

Connect to your WebDAV server with your iPad or iPhone


Connect to your FTP / SFTP / FTPS server with your iPad or iPhone


Copy files from GoogleDrive or TeamDrive to other locations using your iPad or iPhone

Google Drive

Copy files from Dropbox to other sources using your iPad or iPhone


Copy files from Box to other sources using your iPad or iPhone


Copy files from OneDrive to other sources using your iPad or iPhone


Connect and browse via SMB3 with your iPad or iPhone


Connect and browse your BackBlaze drive with FileBrowser Professional

BackBlaze B2

Connect and browse your pCloud drive with FileBrowser Professional


Connect and browse your Wasabi drive with FileBrowser Professional


Connect and Browse your Digital Ocean folders on your iPad using FileBrowser
Digital Ocean
Connect to your Filebase S3 storage drive with FileBrowserGO
Filebase S3
Connect to your iDrive Cloud S3 storage with FileBrowserGO
iDrive Cloud S3
Connect to Amazon S3 web services with your iPad or iPhone


Connect and browse your OneDrive for Business folders using your iPad or iPhone
OneDrive for Business
Connect and Browse your Sharepoint folders using FileBrowser
Pin your favourite connections to the home screen of FileBrowser


Add your Favourite locations to the top of the Home Screen, speeding up your workflow. Drag Favourites to re-order them.


A document explorer app using tabs like a browser

Having multiple Tabs open can speed up your productivity. Simply copy files from one tab to another.

Create a new Tab by tapping the "+" icon next to the first Tab and navigate to any of your storage locations.

You can even drag and drop files between your open Tabs.


Tap the Recent icon which displays folders that you have recently interacted with.

View your recently accessed folders on your iPad

Split View

To create the split view drag a Tab to the far right of the screen. Now you have 2 instances of FileBrowser, and can easily browse and drag and drop files between them.

Create multiple windows using FileBrowsers split view on iPad

Drag and Drop

Single File Drag Drop

Press and hold a file, then drag the file into either another windows or tab.

Multi File Drag Drop

Tap "Select" in the top right corner, now you are in multi-selection mode and can select many files and folders. Double tap to select a range of files. Then drag one of the selected files into either a new window or tab. See the Multi-select section.

Please Note

If you drag files to somewhere on the same location you will move the files.

If you drag files to another location the files will be copied.

Drag and drop files into folders using your iPad
Access folder view options on your iPad or iPhone

Folder View Options

FileBrowser remembers the View mode, Sort order and even Zoom level, per folder. Perfect for Photos or Files.


Single column showing file details.


Grid of icons or image thumbnails.


Two or three columns showing file details.


Large preview, with menu off to the side.

In Grid and List view use pinch to zoom the thumbnails, this can also be done via the slider in the sort menu.


Sort by one of the options below in either ascending or descending order, you can also sort by folders first.

  • Sort by Name
  • Sort Folders First
  • Sort by Date
  • Sort by Size
  • Sort by Type
Select the files actions menu on your iPad or iPhone

File Actions Menu

This can be accessed via the file actions menu to the right of your files.

Get Folder Info

This displays a popup showing a summary of file & folder size and content categories.

View / Print

This views files using an alternate viewer. Tapping the menu button in this mode allows you to print your document.

Markup / Print

This views files using an alternate viewer with annotation features. Tapping the menu button in this mode allows you to print your document.

Edit In Place

Open a file into another editing app, your changes will be saved back to its location.

Show me how

Open as Text

Open the file and treat it as containing only text.


Copy a file.

How to use multiple select


Move a file to selected folder.


Make a duplicate of the current file.


Rename the file or bulk rename multiple files.

How to use bulk rename


Delete a file or folder.


Share your file to another app, including via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or iMessage etc.

GoogleDrive Share

If you have shared a folder from GoogleDrive you can manage that list here.


Export a file to a folder of another app.

Show me how

Email Attachment

Attach a file to an Email.

Zip this Folder

Create a Zip file of the selected folder.

Create PDF

Convert an Image into a PDF file.

Queue Audio

Add a music track to the now playing list.

Queue to Chromecast

Queue a movie file to play on a Chromecast device.

Stream to Another App

Stream video files to a third party app such as VLC or GoodPlayer, or set your default streaming app from FileBrowser.

Show me how

Create Slideshow

Create a slideshow from the selected folder.

Show me how

Create a Sync Task

Setup a Sync Task to copy files and folders to your iPad / iPhone.

Show me how

Create a Backup Task

Setup a Backup Task to copy files or folders from one destination to another.

Show me how

Create a File Link

Create a UNC path link or a FileBrowser URL which can be used to launch FileBrowser in iOS.

Create file links that you can email or paste into a folder.

Also see the "Create Home Screen Link" to learn how to make a shortcut icon on your desktop.

Show me how

Add Voice Shortcut

Create a phrase to Bookmark a folder, and simply repeat this phase to Siri, FileBrowser will open, connect and navigate to your chosen folder.

Add to Favourites

Add the current folder to the favourites section on the homepage.

Access your USB drives using your iPad or iPhone

USB Drives

Simply plug in your USB drive and follow the instructions below:

  • From FileBrowser's Home screen tap "Add Location", then tap "USB/Files"

  • From here, tap "Select Location" and select your USB device from the iOS document picker.

You can add multiple USB drives and FileBrowser will remember them.

Browse your SanDisk iXpand drive on your iPad with ease

SanDisk iXpand Drive

An easy way to free up storage on your iPad / iPhone is to keep large files on a SanDisk iXpand drive. Simply plug it in and it will appear as another location in FileBrowser Professional.

*FileBrowser Professional feature

Easily map an apps shared folder using FileBrowser

How to map a folder of another app

Map the folders of other apps such as FireFox's Download folder or PDF Viewer's folder as a location in FileBrowser for easy access and manipulation.

  • From FileBrowser's Home screen tap "Add Location", then tap "USB/Files"

  • From here, tap "Select Location" and expand the "On My iPad" section and browse into an app's folder. Tap "Done" here or browse into a sub-folder to add just that folder.

Export files to other apps on your iPad or iPhone


Easily export your files to your iCloud Drive or another apps shared folder using the steps below:

  • Tap "Export" from the file menu icon and the iOS document picker will appear.

  • Select your iCloud Drive or another apps shared storage location to export the files to that location.

Also see Import

Easily copy files from iPad to iPad or iPhone to iPhone

Copy from iPad to iPad

Easily Transfer files from your iPad to another iPad or even an iPhone.

How to select multiple files and folders on your iPad or iPhone

Multi File Select Mode

Step 1

Click the "Select" button on the top toolbar or press and hold a file or a folder to enter multi select mode.

Step 2

Then select the files and or folders you want.

You can also select groups of files by tapping the first file then double tapping the last file, all files in between become selected.

Then tap copy or tap the toolbar to access more options such as Move, Delete, Share, Create Zip and Rename.

  • Choose Copy/Move and go to step 3.
  • Choose Delete (you will always be asked to confirm).
  • Cancel multi-selection mode by tapping the "Cancel" button.

Step 3

Navigate to where you want your files or folders to be copied / moved and tap link in the top right corner "Paste X files here...".

Advanced Multi-Selection Guide Video

Editing documents made easy

Your changes are saved back to the cloud or server

Browse your documents on servers or in the cloud with FileBrowser and within 2 taps you can be editing your documents in Word (Excel & Powerpoint too). When you exit, all your changes are saved back to the server or cloud.

It's this easy
FileBrowser integrates with the iOS files app

Files App Integration

FileBrowser integrates with the iOS Files app, providing access to all your documents no matter whether they are in the cloud or on personal computers.

iOS Files app integration

ePub Viewer

Easily read ePub files with FileBrowser, change the theme, font and font sizes, you can even bookmark your page.

  • Tap the actions menu
  • then select "View Options"

Share Mobi Files to the Kindle App

Transfer mobi books into the Kindle App from FileBrowser with ease:

  • Tap the actions menu on the .mobi file
  • Select "Share"
  • Scroll the app icons to the right until you see the Kindle App, then select it
  • Edit the title and author and tap "Send"
FileBrowser integrates with the iOS files app

Create a Sync Task

Sync folders to your iPad from either cloud storage or your computer easily with FileBrowsers Sync tasks

Sync files and entire folders from your computers, servers or the cloud directly to your iPad, keeping the latest files with you.

  • Choose which files or folders you want to Sync.
  • View and Edit local copies when offline.

Follow these steps:

  • Tap a folder context menu and select 'Create Sync Task'
  • This folder will download its contents to your iPad under the new heading 'Sync Files'.
  • You may do this for as many folders as you wish.
  • Periodically update your local files from your file server.
  • Folder sync locations may be configured and deployed via MDM (FileBrowser Professional)

*FileBrowserGO and FileBrowser Professional feature

Create a Backup Task

Backup local content to your computer, network drive or cloud storage.

  • Backup Photos, Videos from your Camera roll.
  • Backup files stored within FileBrowser.
  • Backup iCloud files to a Network Drive.

Follow these steps:

  • Tap the context menu of the file or folder, and select "Create Backup Task".
  • Navigate to the location you want to back up the selected file to.
  • Once in the correct folder, tap the "Backup to (Your folder)" option at the top of the dialog. Then confirm your choice.
  • You can check on your Backed up Files under the new Sync Files section on the left.
    • Filter your View to "From iPad"
    • Each entry gives a last updated details.

*FileBrowserGO and FileBrowser Professional feature

Backup your iPhone / iPad Photos
Backup folders from any location to another location using Backup tasks on your iPad or iPhone
How to create documents in a specific folder on your iPad or iPhone

Toolbar Actions Menu

Show Email

Show me the Email with all the Attachments I have added so far.


Paste to complete a copy or move action.

Rename Files

Rename the file or bulk rename multiple files.

How to use bulk rename

Share Files

Share multiple files.

Show me how

Email Attachment

Attach multiple files to an email.

Create Zip File

Compress all files selected into a single zip file.

Create PDF File

Convert multiple images into a single PDF.

Create a Folder

Create a Folder.

Create a Text File

Create a new text file and edit its contents.

Create a Word Doc

Create a new docx file in the current folder.

Create an Excel Doc

Create a new xlsx file in the current folder.

Create a Powerpoint

Create a new pptx file in the current folder.


Import a file from another app's folder or Document Provider.

Show me how

Download from URL

Download any file from the web. Just copy the URL and paste it into FileBrowser to save a local copy.

Paste iOS Clipboard

Paste an image or text thats on the iOS Clipboard into a new file.

Capture from Camera

Take a photo or Video and save it directly into the current folder.

Document Scanner

Capture to PDF

Take a photo and save it as a PDF into the current folder. Perfect for expenses.

Set Quick Capture Folder

Set the current folder as the capture location when using the camera icon on the locations tab.

Record Audio

Record a voice Memo" to the current folder.

Create Slideshow

Create a slideshow from the images or folders selected.

Show me how


Search folders for files

  • Navigate to the location or folder you want to search, then tap the search icon on the bottom toolbar.

  • Type in the box at the top of the screen.

  • Tap search on the keyboard and you will be asked if you want to search this folder only or all sub folders.

Search while typing

To enable Search while typing turn it on:

  • Tap "Config"

  • Tap "Preferences"

  • Tap "Folder Search"

  • Enable "Search While Typing"

Search your GoogleDrive by file name or file contents using FileBrowser

Google Drive Searching

Searching on Google Drive not only searches file names but also file contents, making finding your documents a breeze.

Easily Import files into FileBrowser from other apps


Easily Import files from your iCloud Drive or another apps shared folder, such as FireFox's Downloads folder using the steps below:

  • In the folder you want to Import the file into, tap Import from the toolbar menu icon and the iOS document picker will appear.

  • Select the file you wish to Import from your iCloud Drive or another apps shared folder and it will be copied to the current folder.

Easily add Bookmarks to folder locations or PDF files with your iPad or iPhone

Bookmarks and history

Bookmarks are a great feature of FileBrowser. You can use them in two ways: Folder Bookmarks & Document Bookmarks.

Folder Bookmarks

If you have folders on your computer that you use all the time such as My Documents, Photo Library or Movies, add a bookmark to them. These will become your shortcuts and save you time navigating through folders to get to where you want.

Create a Bookmark

  • Tap the Bookmark icon and tap the + icon.

  • You can give it a more memorable name and tap add.

Open a Bookmark

  • Tap the Bookmark icon and your existing Bookmarks are listed.

  • Just tap one and FileBrowser will connect and browse to the Bookmarked folder.

Document Bookmarks

Bookmark folder locations for quick access on your iPad or iPhone

If you are reading a long PDF, whether it's a book or a presentation or a legal document, add a bookmark. When you tap that bookmark, FileBrowser will remember the location in the file and open it where you left off.

From this page you can add a Bookmark:

  • Tap the Bookmark icon in the toolbar

  • Then tap '+', for rapid navigation to this file next time.

See the File Actions Menu


See the history of files accessed on your iPad or iPhone

FileBrowser automatically remembers the most recently visited files and folders, and with a single tap you can re-open a file or rapidly browse to a folder.

  • Tap the Bookmarks icon in the toolbar

  • Select the History tab.

Use Siri reminders to open file locations, at a set time or even when you get home

Siri reminders

The Siri keyword "this" will associate FileBrowser's current document or Folder with the Siri reminder.

For example simply navigate to a folder or file and say "Siri remind me of this tonight" or "Siri remind me of this when I get home" and Siri will create a reminder linked to FileBrowser's current folder or document.

PDF and Image annotation

Annotate your PDFs and Images to make comments, highlight text and use the drawing tools. FileBrowser offers full support for Apple Pencil to make drawing and writing easier on iPad Pro. Once you have finished annotating your document or image FileBrowser will save the new file and keep the original as a backup.

  • Tap the file context menu and select Markup File/Print
  • Tap the annotate icon in the top right, this will display the annotation menu.
  • You have the following tools:
    • Apple Pencil Mode
    • Text
    • Eraser
    • Highlighter
    • Pen
    • Pencil
  • After you have finished annotating your photo or PDF simply tap "Done" Then "Close".
  • You will be prompted to save the file with a another name, so it wont overwrite your original.

iOS Annotation

If you would like more editing tools you can use iOS annotation by doing the following.

  • Open the Files app
  • Tap the FileBrowser location
  • Tap on a pdf, then tap the pencil icon in the top right
  • Edit the files, once finished tap "Done"
  • The file is automatically saved back to the original location
Annotate your PDFs or Images on iPad
View CBR or CBZ Comic book files on your iPad or iPhone

Comic book viewing

View your comics collection stored in CBR or CBZ files. View images within any ZIP or RAR file.

  • Simply Tap the comic file and FileBrowser will open it in the comic viewer.

Image Viewing

Chromecast photos from your iPad or iPhone to your TV

Chromecast your Photos to your HDTV

To stream your images to a Chromecast device, view your image full screen and press the Airplay icon on the toolbar and select your Chromecast device.

Airplay photos from your iPad or iPhone to your TV

Airplay™ your Photos to your HDTV

If you have Apple TV or AirPlay™ enabled media server such as KODI, use FileBrowser to relay your Images to your big screen. View your image full screen and press the AirPlay icon on the toolbar and select your device.

Create and save Slideshows on your iPad or iPhone


Create slideshows and save them for later use. You can access them from the home page of the app, simply tap "Slideshows".

To create a Slideshow do the following either:

  • Tap a folder context menu and select "Create Slideshow".

This will create a slideshow of all the images inside that folder and its subfolders.

  • Select multiple images, then tap the Toolbar Actions menu and select "Create Slideshow".

This will create a new Slideshow with only the images you have selected.

To change the delay, transitions and order in the Image Viewer tap the Actions Menu and select Slideshow Settings.

*FileBrowserGO and FileBrowser Professional feature, requires iOS10 or later

Create Slideshows in FileBrowser
How to access the your Image Actions Menu on your iPad or iPhone

Image Viewer Actions Menu

This can be accessed on the top toolbar when viewing an image.

Image Properties

Display your image properties (EXIF data) such as dimensions, color mode, latitude, camera model etc.


Annotate your images with markers or text tools, then you can save it as a new file.

Slideshow Settings

Change delays and transitions.

More Information


Share your file via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or iMessage etc.


Send your image to an AirPrint device.

Email Attachment

Attach document or image to an Email, if you have a large image you will be given the option to send a smaller version of the image.


Refresh the current view.

Browse and sort your iPhone or iPad Photos by name or date, even change the view modes.

Accessing your iPad or iPhone's Photos

You now have access to the photos synced to your iPad or iPhone from iPhoto. Clicking the "Photo Library" heading in the left hand column will allow you to browse the built-in iOS Photo Library.

Backup your Camera Roll to your Computer or your Cloud Storage

Easily backup the Photos and Videos from your iPhone or iPad without iCloud. You can even backup your photos to multiple locations for added piece of mind, just repeat the steps below and setup 2 backup tasks.

  • Tap "Photo Library" then you can backup either the Camera Roll or the Moments folder by tapping on the Folder Context menu, see the difference below.
    • Camera Roll: This is one folder with all your photos and videos. Exactly like if you tap Albums in the bottom bar of the Photos App and then select Camera Roll.
    • Moments: This is a set of folders with dates and a unique numbers containing your photos.. Exactly like if you tap Photos on the bottom bar of the Photos App.
  • Select "Back"Create Backup Task"
  • Select either your Computer or your cloud storage account.
  • Once inside the folder where you want your backup, tap the "Backup to (your folder name)" at the top of the menu.

FileBrowser's Backup feature will never delete a file in the destination folder.

Live Photos will be exported as a sequence of photos and a short movie file.
Requires you to be on the same wifi as your computer, if backing up to cloud storage any wifi will do.

*FileBrowserGO and FileBrowser Professional feature

Backup your iPhone photos over wifi without iCloud

Selecting Multiple Images

You can select multiple images in the image view by tapping the Tick button on each image. Selecting them turns the tick blue like the screenshot. When you have finished you will be returned to the folder view in edit mode where you can choose to copy or delete those images.


When in the image viewer, a double tap will set the zoom level to 1 image pixel to 1px on the iPad / iPhone.

XMP Review

Update or create new XMP sidecar files for images and rapidly update rejection and star rate your photos.

Step 1

Select an image to enter full screen mode, then tap the 'i' information icon in the top toolbar.

Step 2

You can star rate or reject your photos using the icons in the top of the information panel.

You can also check all your EXIF data to your photographs such as Exposure time, shutter speed etc.

Show me how

*FileBrowser Professional feature

Star rate your photos with XMP on your iPad or iPhone
Stream movie files from your computer to your iPad or iPhone

Playing Movies

Simply tap the Movie file you want to play and it will auto start, tap the center of the screen to pause the video. Once paused you can tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the additional controls.

All video file formats supported by the iPad / iPhone can be streamed. FileBrowser also supports HD content if your WiFi network is fast enough.

Show me how

DRM Protected Movies from iTunes
Apple prevent movies purchased from iTunes being streamed to non-Apple apps.

Play music

FileBrowser can play most music file types including FLAC. Featuring several play modes including:

Album mode

Album mode

Play selected track and the remaining ones in the folder.

Single mode

Single mode

Selecting a track from a folder queues and plays it once.

Repeat mode

Repeat mode

Play selected track and all others in the folder continuously.

Shuffle mode

Shuffle mode

Play selected track and others in the folder randomly.

Queue tracks

You can play queue tracks to play by pressing the context menu on a track and select "Queue Audio". This will place it in the now playing queue.

Edit track order

Re-order queued tracks, Simply tap edit, then drag the tracks into the order you want and tap "done".

Podcasts and Audiobooks

  • You can rewind or fast forward 15 secs at a time
  • Speed Up and slow down track playback. Great for audiobooks.
Airplay Music from your iPad or iPhone   Pair your Alexa device to your iPhone or iPad   Chromecast Music from your iPad or iPhone

AirPlay music to your Alexa or AirPlay speakers

To stream your music to your Alexa device, pair your iPad or iPhone to your Alexa device. For Chromecast or AirPlay devices, tap the icon in the music player and select your device from the list.

MusicStreamer stream your music library to your iPad
MusicStreamer stream your music library to your iPad


For a dedicated music playing app, try our MusicStreamer app.


Download MusicStreamer from the AppStore

Home Screen Links

Add an icon to your iPad Home Screen that opens FileBrowser and navigates straight to a specific location, such as your iMac Documents folder.

  • Use the File actions menu
  • Tap 'Create a Folder Link' then select 'Add to Home Screen'.
  • This will launch Safari where you can add an icon to the Home Screen.

You can group these icons together just like apps.

Easily add a link to a specific folder to your iPad HomeScreen as an app icon
Create QR Codes on your iPad or iPhone

QR and Bar code support

Create QR Codes

You can now use FileBrowser Professional to track assets in your organisation. Perhaps you have banks of servers you need to identify or paper documents to locate in a directory. Print QR code labels on the assets and then find the corresponding server, folder or computer file instantly with FileBrowser's QR Code scanner.

You could also point to any folder or location on your servers.

*FileBrowser Professional feature

Creating a Code

  • Simply tap the Toolbar menu and select "Create a folder link".

  • Then choose "Copy QR Code to Clipboard"

  • Paste your QR Code into an email, document or use "Paste iOS clipboard" to save the code directly to a folder.

Scan QR Codes

  • Use the camera to read a QR Code and jump to a folder.

How does it work?

  • Simply tap the Bookmarks Icon.

  • Tap the QR Code icon and scan your QR Code and tap Use.

Scan Bar Codes to display a folder location using your iPad or iPhone

Barcode Search

Your ERP system may already create barcodes that identify files or folders on the company file system. Tap the search button in FileBrowser Professional and then the barcode button to scan and search.

Enable 'the Barcode Button on Toolbar' setting in Config/Preferences to show a dedicated scan button for rapid access.

*FileBrowser Professional feature

Document Scanner for your iPad or iPhone

Document Scanner

The camera can be used to capture documents with colour correction and automatic edge alignment.

  • Tap the Toolbar actions menu and select "Capture Doc / Photo / Video.
  • Make sure that "Document" is selected as the camera mode.
  • Your document will be saved to your current folder.

*FileBrowser Professional feature

Added Security access your machines using Touch ID on your iPad or iPhone

Touch ID Logins

With Touch ID you can add an extra level of security when accessing your machines.

  • For each server you wish to protect, tap "Edit" in the top Left.
  • Then tap the cog icon on the server you want to add a touch ID to.
  • Then switch on the Touch ID setting.

Once activated, your fingerprint will be required to access your stored credentials to connect.

*FileBrowser Professional feature

Import and Export your Configuration files

If you have upgraded to either FileBrowerGO or upgraded via our bundle for FileBrowser Professional, simply export your configuration file to setup your new app. This includes all your preferences and connection details. The credentials used to access remote locations are not included in the configuration file and will need to be reentered after importing into your new device or updated FileBrowser.

Show me how to use Configuration files

Copy Large Files using iTunes via USB Cable Via Cable

Copy files from iPad or iPhone to your Computer.

In FileBrowser, any files that you have placed in the "On My iPad/iPhone" location will be available to copy from your iPad or iPhone to your computer. Simply drag these from the window in iTunes to a local folder in Mac Finder or Windows Explorer.

All versions of macOS prior to macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

Step 1

Open iTunes with your iPad or iPhone connected and selected. Click the Device button at the top and select either your iPad or iPhone.

Step 2

Click the "File Sharing" option in the left hand pane.

Step 3

Click the FileBrowser app icon in the right hand pane

Step 4

Now simply drag the files you wish to copy into the right hand pane or click the "Add" button at the base and use the inbuilt document picker.

Copy Large Files to your iPad or iPhone using a USB Cable

Choose Your Theme

Choose from one of our multiple light and dark themes. Tap "Config", "Preferences" and then "Change Interface Style".