Steve Jobs was one of the most outspoken proponents of a “no-file-manager” system. In fact, the iOS ecosystem continues to be simple and easy to use because the user doesn't have to do anything with files or folders. Everything is taken care of by the apps.
However, some of us are overly comfortable with file management, and the lack of a suitable file manager on the iPad makes it a tad harder to control things on the tablet. That is why iPad file management apps are great.
Also Read: Best iPhone File Manager Apps
Below is the list of best iPad file managers that you can use to do several things like:
- Cut/copy/paste files and folders
- Create or delete files and folders
- (On some of the apps) edit files in real-time
- Create Dropbox/Box.net/iCloud sync
- Access/open files of various types (images, pdf, zip, etc.)
Best iPad File Managers to Manage Files
#1. iStorage 2 HD
iStorage 2 HD is an efficient source code editor for your iPad. Apart from supporting PDF and TXT files, it can handle many other files like MS Office, audio or video, high-resolution images and more.
It lets you share files with Mac or compatible iOS devices instantly. You can transfer files through Bluetooth if there is no Wi-Fi or internet connectivity. You can perform many transfers and edit simultaneously to make things work really fast for you.
There is a built-in browser to allow you to access and save files from the web directly from your iPad.
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#2. Files Finder
Files Finder is not just a file manager, but it has tons of additional features. Special features such as synchronizing the files on cloud platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and SugarSync, editing excel files using Google drive, an in-built browser with preloaded bookmarks and much more make Files Finder the best app in the list. As it supports Air Print, you can even print your files over Wi-Fi. Note that this app is compatible only with iPad.
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FilesMaster too has a long list of features as compared to Files Finder app. Although the features differ, this app is also used by many iPad users around the world. The app is capable of creating new folders and performs operations such as copy, cut, paste, delete and move simply. It has cloud support and can also store your private files in a different folder. It has an inbuilt media player, privacy protection, and document viewer.
#4. iFile Browser & Download Manager
iFile browser & download manager is a file manager that can cut, paste, rename, move or delete the files from any folder. Other than that, the app supports direct integration to iCloud by which the files will be uploaded directly to the cloud. We just saw that you can edit excel files in Files Finder app, but this app provides an option to edit the .doc files too. Isn’t it amazing? Printing the files through Wi-Fi is also possible with Air Print feature in the app.
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#5. File Manager (Free) for iPad
Again, there's a PRO version of this app, but I guess this is more than sufficient. The app brings quite a lot of excellent features that include support for Microsoft Office files, an integrated PDF reader, zip extractor and creator and plenty more. The interface is commendable for its standard and intuitive interface.
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#6. FileApp (Documents & Files Reader)
The FileApp comes with a ton of features too. It's not much different from the two apps above and can be taken as an alternative. What I like about the app is its interface: it's segregated neatly to help you manage files like a pro. The app features the usual support for both Office and iWork along with several other formats. You can also password-protect the app (and the Wi-fi transfer).
#7. Files Manager
Files Manager brings you quite a lot of additional features that aren't usually found in an app of its type. For instance, think of taking photos, adding voice memos, creating text files: that's the kind of thing that Files Manager brings you. But of course, that's for a cost.
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iFile Explorer is a decent app that lets you connect to files, edit them, create folders and pretty much everything else that a good file manager does. As to why it's costly, it brings an entirely simplified interface along with support for a lot of file formats. You can even view videos right from within the app. There is support for Dropbox and other cloud storage, but there's an in-an app purchase for Dropbox.
#9. File Manager Pro
There are file managers that offer similar features as File Manager Pro (but are priced in the range of $9.99). Things like a fantastic interface, a good stable app and cloud storage and sync make File Manager Pro stand out from the crowd. The app lets you manage files better with the clearly marked folders (according to media type, cloud folder, etc.)
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#10. OrganiDoc HD
OrganiDoc HD needs no introduction. With a stunning interface and a bold take on file management, OrganiDoc presents some of the best features for a file manager. It comes with tons of support, options, features, and stability. It is one of the best file managers in the App Store.
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#11. Documents 5
Document 5 features everything you can expect from a quality file manager app. This app lets you view Office documents, read and annotate PDF files, edit text and search inside documents. You can watch movies, tune in to your favorite music and view photos.
It lets you copy documents from Mac or PC and even allow you to share files with anyone you wish. You can save web pages as well to read them later. With the use of a password, you can protect your files.
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#12. Files n Folders
Files and n Folder has packed in lots of user-friendly features. It allows you to browse your Mac and PC from your iPad via Wi-FI. You can easily transfer files, photos, videos between computer and your device.
You can create folders and organize files, save files from other apps such as Mail app. With the use of enhanced media function, you can make gorgeous photo slideshow and audio or video playlist with an auto loop.
This app lets you save web pages as HTML or PDF as per your need.
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