Files Is A Powerful iOS File Manager

Files Is A Powerful iOS File Manager
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iOS: You’ll find a number of apps for managing your files on an iPhone or iPad, but most make it feel like a chore. A new app called Files makes the process so simple and elegant that you’ll actually enjoy using it.

Managing your files on iOS has never been particularly easy, but Files actually turns it into a fun process that’s easy to understand, as it follows existing paradigms in the operating systems. You manage photos, videos, music, documents, and more just as you would apps on your home screen. Images and videos generate previews so you can know more about what you’re going to open. You can even create folders inside of folders. If you don’t like the iOS-style interface, you can swap it out for a more traditional list view.

Files allows you to transfer anything from your computer via a well-designed web interface. You can also import from email, your photo library, several cloud services (including Dropbox, Box and Google Drive), and even download from any URL. The app can view many files within itself, including music and videos, but it will allow you to open any files in another app if it can’t handle the type on its own. While there are a number of features we’d like to see down the line (such as built-in MKV support and cloud folder sync), Files is already an amazing tool that’s well worth a download.

Files ($0.99) [iTunes App Store]


  • I recently found an app called File Explorer, it is a general file management app (unlikely given its name I know). It can however, stream and download AVI, MP4 and MKV files, including HD from my media player. There is a free version but the paid is worth getting for full feature access.

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