For staying organized, sharing items, and syncing across devices, a file manager is an important tool. Depending on your needs and desired features, there are many options to choose from at varying prices. We have found that these seven apps provide great features and options.
With constant updates and consistent reliability, Dropbox is a terrific choice when it comes to a file manager with storage. The app is easily accessible on your iOS devices as well as other platforms making it a versatile tool. You can organize and share your documents, photos, and videos and add items to your favorites. The automatic Camera Upload feature is handy for backing up photos.
Depending on how much storage space you need for your items, there are three different Dropbox options. For individuals, Basic comes with 2 GB and Pro comes with 1 TB. For teams, Dropbox for Business provides the exact amount of space you need. The Basic plan is free while the others are monthly subscription services. The app is universal and available for free on the App Store.
From Microsoft, OneDrive provides free online storage and is a universal app making it a convenient tool for managing and accessing your files. Also offering an automatic backup of photos, this app lets you to organize and access all of your items easily. You can move, delete, rename, create, and search files from any device.
OneDrive offers different plans to suit your storage needs as well. You receive 15 GB for free or can purchase 100 GB, 200 GB, or 1 TB plans with a monthly subscription. There are also business plans available so that you can easily collaborate with your team. OneDrive is available for free on the App Store and also has Apple Watch support.
Another nice file management tool is Documents 5. This app allows you to upload and share documents, photos, music, videos, and even books. It works as more than a place for your documents with a built-in viewer for files and photos and a media player for music and videos.
You can also download articles from the Web to read later, annotate PDF documents, and use the password protection for added security. Documents 5 syncs with Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive, and other cloud storage services. The app is available for free on the App Store.
If you are looking for another file manager that syncs with a cloud service you already use, then iFiles is a good option. You can sync with many services including Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, SugarSync, and others. This app also has a Web download feature, PDF viewer, and lets you share your items over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Other features of iFiles include a voice recorder, zip and extract capabilities, clipboard paste option, photo import, and a media player. You can work with your documents, movies, photos, and audio files easily. The iFiles app is available for $3.99 on the App Store.
FileMaster is an additional file manager option worth checking out. This one also lets you organize your documents, photos, videos, and music. It syncs with popular cloud services such as Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box, and more.
FileMaster provides password protection and the ability to hide files and folders, which are nice features. There is also a built-in media player and photo import capability. You can transfer and share files easily and use this app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. FileMaster is available on the App Store for free with an in-app purchase option to remove the ads.
File Manager (Free)
The File Manager (Free) app has some great features at no cost. It supports both Microsoft Office and Apple iWorks documents. It has an integrated music player, built-in search, and allows for file sorting by name, date, size, or type.
This file manager allows you to open documents in your other favorite apps, zip and extract files, and share items via email, Bluetooth, or Facebook. You can sync with Dropbox, OneDrive, and other cloud services. File Manager (Free) supports iTunes USB sharing and is available for iPhone and iPad with an in-app purchase to upgrade, on the App Store.
File Manager Pro App
For Office files, Apple documents, PDFs, video, audio, and photos, File Manager Pro App provides another fine file organizing solution. You can create and mark items as favorites, zip and extract files, print documents, and share items via email.
File Manager Pro App syncs with Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box, Google Drive, and similar services. You can open documents from an email or other app, password-protect your items, and use the handy Web download feature. This app is available for iPhone and iPad at the price of $4.99 on the App Store.
So, whether you need a file manager with built-in storage space or just one that syncs with a current service you use, you are sure to find one you like on our list.