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  • Last update: 1 year ago
  • Version: 6.1
  • Size: 28.4 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Hian Zin Jong
  • Content rating: You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • In-App Purchases:
  • Full Version Upgrade $4.99
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Files - File Manager & Web Browser Description


Files (formerly known as Downloads Lite) features a Web browser that lets you save documents to your iPhone or iPod touch so that you can work with them offline. It has a built-in file manager, with robust viewer for all iOS supported document types, powerful photo browser, advanced PDF reader, full Dropbox support, and more.

NOTE: This app does not support downloading of audio or video content.


√ Full portrait & landscape mode support

√ Passcode lock

√ Web browser
- Provides a user experience very similar to Mobile Safari
- Tabbed browsing
- Tap and hold on an image to download it
- Tap and hold to force download
- Save web pages with images for offline viewing
- Full screen mode
- Bookmark manager
- History support
- Address bar auto-completion
- HTTP basic authentication
- Form-based authentication
- Integrated Google or Yahoo! search
- Ability to spoof browser's User-Agent string to display web pages like Firefox
- Unified smart search field. Type a URL or search term in the unified smart search field, the browser automatically suggests the closest match to what you’re looking for.

√ Download manager
- Fast downloading speed
- Supports resuming of interrupted downloads reliably
- Live download progress bar and speed indicator
- Active downloads badge number
- Add arbitrary download link
- Always download with correct filename

√ File manager
- Full screen document viewer that supports .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .txt, .html and .rtf file formats
- Folders support
- Move, rename and delete files
- Search by file name
- Extract RAR archives
- Unzip ZIP files
- Remember document scroll position
- Attempt to open file of unrecognized format
- Import photos from camera roll

√ Dropbox integration
- Upload, download and manage files
- Sync what you want, keep files on your device

√ Advanced PDF viewer
- Huge PDF files work flawlessly
- Text search
- Tap PDF links to jump across the file

√ Photo viewer
- Tap or swipe to move between images in a folder
- Zoom in and out with pinch gesture
- Ability to save images to photo album
- Thumbnails view

√ File transfer
- Supports HTTP and FTP protocols
- Supports iTunes USB File Sharing
- Transfer files to and from computer in Wi-Fi network
- Send files as email attachments (size under 15MB)

√ Mobile Safari Integration
- Bookmarklet for Mobile Safari that lets you open any link in Files app

√ Multitasking
- Background downloading

√ Inter-app document interchange
- Other apps can save their files to Files app (e.g. Email app can save attachments to Files app)

√ Recovery Mode
- If the browser caught in an endless loop of pop-up alerts, go to the iOS built-in "Settings" app, find "Files", turn on "Recovery Mode", then force-quit and relaunch the app.

Rating Distribution

(29 359)


  • M
    I used the original “Downloads” app by this developer ever since iOS 4 or 6 I believe, and it served as a great place to store all kinds of files, such as ISO’s, ZIPs, MP3s, etc. I was even shocked when it worked in iOS 10 with the 7 Plus. However I was sad to see that it wasn’t compatible with iOS 11, and so I had to remove it. Found out about “Files,” and I thought, okay cool. It looks like it works with iOS 11. So I downloaded it and expected something totally different. It was the exact same interface and usability, so I had two thoughts: 1. If it’s the exact same design and such, why not just update the old app to work with iOS 11? 2. When I downloaded the old app and purchased the full version of it, why should I have to pay for the full version of a carbon copy app, at two dollars more? I know that’s not how the App Store works but you should give those that have been concurrent users a break. Overall it’s a great app to store files in and a great music player since it has background support, especially with the file access through both iTunes and through a local browser wirelessly. But the $4.99 full version upgrade feels like a stab in the back for having bought the previous app’s full version.
  • AA
    America's App Advisor
    I’ll begin with A Word About YouTube: You CANNOT Download YouTube files using this App. If that’s what you seek - it’s not here. The UI, reliability and performance of this app are top-notch. The built-in Web Browser has the most effective Desktop User Agent I’ve used, period. This App is a well-crafted tool. And it has something in common with other tools: a). used properly = highly effective! b). used improperly = highly ineffective! If you’re clueless about MIME Types and Setting Up the App for your specific files & needs? Write the Developer, tell him your device, iOS version and for example say ‘I’d like to configure my MIME Settings for video files, audio files, pdf files and GIF files. Tell him once he sends those you’ll upgrade to the full version. You'll want to upgrade to the Full Version via In App Purchase. About Me: I bought the iPhone 1 the moment the Apple Store in RI opened it’s doors on June 29, 2007. Ten years of iPhones & 4000 Apps later; I’ve learned quite a bit about iDevices and Apps. And this is a winner!!
  • G
    I’ve been using this app and the older one before it for years now. Sometimes I’ll try other “download” apps, but they’re never as good as this one. It reliably downloads everything I’ve tried. There’s just 2 problems I’ve had on multiple iOS devices: 1: it crashes if I’m scrolling a web page and press the “back” button while it’s still scrolling. 2: Resource-heavy pages with lots of gifs and photos will cause the entire app to slow down and crash after a while. Other than that, I love everything about this app. The browser interface (it’s just like using Safari), it’s easy to manage files, and the Recovery Mode in the Settings app is great for getting out of those annoying pop-up loops.

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