Smb / Windows File Share App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by sdz, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. sdz macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Do you know an application for iOS which allows me to configure Samba Shares (Windows File Shares) and access the files in other applications (such as Pages etc.) through the Document Picker?

    Right know I have Readles Documents App and it does not expose contents of network shares to other applications in iOS.
     
  2. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    I know two apps who have the functionality you want (I want it too and I found these apps last year):
    • Transmit has this functionality for WebDav, SFTP and others, but alas not for SMB.
    • iFiles 2 had this for SMB, but it is not working for months. I reported it to the developer twice but it is not fixed yet.
     
  3. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    I accidently found another app: File Explorer Pro (by Skyjos). Its releasenotes says it can open files from other apps from network shares. It also supports SMB. I don't have this app myself so I am not sure it has all the functionality but it seems so.
    (This feature was added in the app in January 2017, so after I did my search)
     
  4. sdz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow, I will try that! Thank you
    --- Post Merged, Jul 24, 2017 ---
    Bout the App File Explorer Pro and SMB works perfectly in other apps!!!
     
  5. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    Good to hear! I think I will try this app myself too.
    Does it work with all apps? (I ask this because in the releasenotes only MS Office and iWorks are mentioned, but I think it will work for all apps)
     
  6. sdz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So far it does work in every app which implemented the Document Provider Extension. I tested it in Textastic and Pages so far. Works. Should work everywhere.
     

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