Managing files on iOS is no longer a big ask, thanks largely to the native file manager app called “Files.” However, Apple’s offering may not fit into the requirements of everyone. And that’s the reason why we’ve reviewed some of the best file managers that are designed to work with iPad.
As usual, the App Store has several worthy contenders that make it a lot easier to keep docs ideally organized. So, it all boils down to the specific preference. Of course, some popular names lead the pack on most of the fronts.
But there are some lesser known but highly efficient file managers that can stand up to demand with good effect. So, navigate through the below lineup to choose a right app for your needs!
Best iPad File Manager Apps of 2020
#1. Browser and Documents Manager
This one claims to be the ultimate file manager app for iPhone and iPad. Based on what I’ve experienced, I can say that it’s got the quality to live up to the mark.
With the built-in web browser, you can easily browse through all of the docs. It also comes with a super handy download manager to let you take control of all of your downloads.
On top of all, it’s compatible with more than 100 file formats. That means it won’t let incompatibility issue arrive.
#2. Documents by Readdle
Document 5 has long been a highly rated file manager app and deserves to App Store editor’s choice in more than 70 countries. It lets you view Office documents, read and annotate PDF files, edit text and search inside documents. Plus, you can watch movies, tune in to your favorite music and view photos.
Save web pages to read them later. Want to offer more shield to your files? Use password to keep them protected from unauthorized access. Besides, you can synchronize your docs with Dropbox, iCloud and other cloud services to keep them accessible and secure.
#3. Total files
“Total files” is a smart file manager. The app comes with a robust PDF editor to let you manage your PDF files efficiently. Use the annotate tools to design your files or add some personal touch to them.
Another notable feature is the support for multiple cloud services such as Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, and iCloud. Therefore, you can keep your files synced across the devices and manage them from anywhere.
Besides, you have the option to pin your docs to keep them away from the prying eyes.
#4. Offline Files & Web Browser
This one is up to the task both for taking control of files and browsing the web. Packed in with the smart download manager, it allows you to download your favorite contents with ease.
Features like background downloads, queues, progress details, and the notable auto-renaming function provide you more flexibility and convenience. Besides, you can also sort folders as per your workflow and be able to zip archives.
What’s more, the custom search engine, desktop site version option and the private browsing feature are good enough to enhance your experience.
Simply put, “DManager” is a pretty good web browser-cum-file manager. Whether you want to organize files in folders, size or kind, it has got you covered. And with the resumable downloads, it allows you to download contents ( only non-audiovisual) at your own pace.
The app offers you the option to choose a default search engine. With the popup blocker, it ensures your web browsing remains secure and less distracting. Besides, you can keep track of your browsing history and wipe it out when not needed.
In many ways, “MyMedia” appears to be a complete file manager app for iOS. As it has the support for several file formats including HTML, HTM, PDF and more, you can take control of them with ease. Besides, it also lets you extract both ZIP and RAR–which is yet another plus.
The app comes with a handy video player to let you watch some of your favorite clips. With the useful audio player in the offing, you can view the album art and music info. Plus, there is also a photo viewer to let you navigate through all of your pics.
Take control of entire files and manage them with immaculate precision using Dropbox! What makes it stand out is the support for all the operating systems. That means you can access all of your synced files from across the devices—cutting across operating systems.
It lets you collaborate with your friends on shared folders. Comment on files to offer your quick feedback. With the doc scanner, you can instantly convert receipts, whiteboards, and notes into PDFs.
Another notable feature of Dropbox is the support for a number of languages like English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese.
#8. My File Organizer
The reason why I’ve picked “My File Organizer” is that it makes arranging local and cloud files seamless. Courtesy the inbuilt document viewer; you get the easy access to most document formats. Therefore, dealing with files and keeping them perfectly in line with your workflow is less hassle-free.
Another department where I’ve found this app very impressive is that it provides the needed flexibility to organize files in folders and archives. Plus, it’s integrated with multiple cloud services including Google Drive, Dropbox, Box Drive, OneDrive so that you can keep your docs secure and quickly accessible across the devices.
#9. File Manager & Browser
This one ideally dons the role of both a highly efficient file manager and a smart browser. It allows you to take complete control of your files effortlessly. You can also keep your docs fully organized and access them with ease. Copy, move and zip some files quickly. Sort your files by date, name, size or another type. And yes, you can also use the password to shield your docs.
It has the support of Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint and Apple’s iWork apps. The integration with multiple clouds like Dropbox and OneDrive offer you more flexibility.
FilesMaster has long been one of the finest file managers for iOS and four and a half stars out of more than 2.6k rating just goes on to show how much appreciation it’s got from users. It makes file management hassle-free. You can create folders, copy/paste and edit your files efficiently.
The inbuilt media player has the support for several file formats including avi/flv/rmvm/rm/mov/mp4/mp3/wma/m3u8. Are you concerned about the safety of your files? You have the option to protect your folders with passwords and even hide some of the most important ones.
That’s not all, FilesMaster is compatible with several languages including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
#11. FE File Explorer
To keep your entire files perfectly organized and also prevent unnecessary things from cluttering the whole thing, “FE File Explorer” is the right option. This app comes with a wide range of features to provide you the desired control over your documents.
The best part about FE is that it allows you to deal with both the local files and the ones that exist on your computer and NAS (Network-attached storage) proficiently. It’s designed to support several documents, images, music and video formats such as EPUB, PDF, WORD, EXCEL, PPT, JPG, PNG, GIF, MP3, AAC, AIFF, CUE, M3U, MOV, MP4, etc.
Moreover, FE is also compatible with many languages so that you can use this app in your preferred language.
Are you looking for a top-notch zip file manager? I would recommend you to give a try to iZip. What I’ve found really appreciable in this app is the support for many formats RAR, 7Z, ZIPX, TAR, GZIP, BZIP, TGZ, TBZ, ISO, DEB, CAB, JAR, RPM, CBS, etc. Besides, it’s able to unzip even the password protected and AES encrypted ZIP files.
You will be able to convert HEIC to JPG images. And you can choose to save them to your photo library and also be able to print them. Another notable feature of the app is the compatibility with multiple cloud services such as iCloud, Dropbox, Box, One Drive, and Google Drive.
#13. File Manager Pro
File Manager Pro is for the folks who want an all-in-one solution for managing files. Things like a fantastic interface, a good stable app, and cloud storage and sync make File Manager Pro stand out from the crowd.
It has the support of multiple cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, etc. It lets you manage files better with the clearly marked folders (according to media type, cloud folder, etc.) Another feature that makes it right on the money is the compatibility with several formats including, Powerpoint, Excel, Word, PDFs, audio, video and more.
#14. FileApp (Documents & Files Reader)
FileApp comes with a ton of features too. 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 to offer an additional safeguard to your files.
Thanks to the powerful PDF editor, you will be able to edit and annotate your files with the desired flair. Plus, there is also a competent image editor to let you design your photos using impressive filters.
#15. OrganiDoc HD
OrganiDoc HD needs no introduction, does it? With a stunning interface and a bold take on file management, the app presents some of the best features of a file manager.
You can manage your photos and videos both in public and protected mode for more privacy. To ensure all of your files are secure and easily accessible, it has the integration with multiple cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox. With the support of almost any file formats, it ensures you have the maximum convenience while dealing with your data.
That’s all, folks!
What’s your pick?
Which one of the file manager have you chosen to let you manage your docs with ease? Do let us know its name and the features you have liked in it.
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