iOS file manager apps and other apps - Megathread

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  1. greattrika, Mar 21, 2018
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    This thread, we post apps the compatible with iOS 11 and iOS 12 Files app.

    Third party file explorer/manager apps


    Other apps




    How to add files from computer to these third-party apps
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201301




    Use the Files app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206481
    https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/files-app-ios-11


    In attachments:
    An example image of how apps supports the sidebar of the iOS Files app, the section On My iPad, On My iPhone and the Documents Storage of the iOS Files app in the Settings app.
     

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  2. greattrika thread starter macrumors member

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    Documents 6 has many problems with the iOS 11 Files app e.g search the files under Documents 6 app with iOS 11 Files app not possible. What do you say users?
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    I can confirm that documents app does not play well with files app.
     
  4. janezblond macrumors member

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    I find that File Explorer works remarkably well with Files. Unlike FileBrowser it does not require the app to be launched to access FTP in Files.app.
     
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  6. greattrika, Apr 6, 2018
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    I checked it again with the new Documents 6.3 version. The problems are since iOS 11.0 not fixed (since more than 6 months).

    It doesn't work well with the iOS 11 Files app.
     
  7. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    This is pretty bad, given that documents is prolly one most popular app of all times.
     
  8. Mayanja macrumors member

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    Perhaps we can add here that it is finally possible to open MS Office documents directly from within the Files app. And not by copying them, but instantly editing them.
     
  9. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone aware of any 'Multi-threaded' (not multi file) download manager ??? ... Love the ones on Android where files can be split in 5-10 portions and downloaded in parallel to accelerate the file download.
     
  10. greattrika, Apr 11, 2018
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    MS Office it's not a file explorer app.

    Notes: You can always edit the first post, it's a wiki thread. (https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/wiki-thread-instructions.1754616/)

    Here the app said under description "Multi-parted, Accelerated Downloading"
    EDM - Browse and Receive Files, $3.99

    Does it work?
     
  11. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    Nope ... doesn't work ... always stuck with just 1 part even with server supporting 'Resume' ... deleted and requested refund already
    Not sure if its the app or restriction on iOS side.
     
  12. greattrika thread starter macrumors member

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    Has you activate under Network Settings: Multi-Part Downloading?
     
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  14. canesalato, Apr 16, 2018
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    This is super nice. I waited for months than gave up that kind of workflow. It’s a huge feature for me
     
  15. Mayanja macrumors member

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    Same here. And I also discovered that On my Ipad now shows up in Files too in all office apps. And that also legitimises my post here
     
  16. unobtainium macrumors 68020

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    They must have just made this change recently. Couldn’t figure out why they hadn’t bothered for so long.
     
  17. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    Another big one! Thanks for telling!
     
  18. greattrika thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes a very good profile picture.
     
  19. wheelspinning macrumors member

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    Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive both intergrate with the Files app.

    Sorry don’t have enough posts yet to edit the wiki
     
  20. macduke macrumors G3

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    This is the app that I most hope gets updated in iOS 12. We basically need a Finder. Not fully featured but more so than this.
     
  21. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    iOS13 according to the rumors.. :-/
     
  22. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sad that there are only 5 apps that have been updated to support this. Guess the file explorer devs are making some money though on the other side.
     
  23. Lismange macrumors member

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    now there are 10 apps
     
  24. Lismange macrumors member

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    I have added to the wiki.

    Where you can use this possibility (iTunes File Sharing) to add files like music, videos, pdf etc.. on your computer to the third party apps.
     
  25. Mayanja macrumors member

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    Is this thread only for apps that support the "On my iOS" feature? Shouldn't it also include apps to provide a FileProvider?

    PDF viewer also supports it by the way. In addition, quite a few more apps support On my iOS but not also iCloud Drive natively, for example MS Office allows you to store files in the On my iPad area, and so does Pixelmator.
     
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