iPhones and iPads are great for storing documents, photos and video files. Alongside the stock apps, there are plenty of apps out there for viewing these files, but what about apps that make it easy to organize what’s stored on your phone?
Here are 10 apps that are great for helping you arrange your files in a convenient and easy to consult fashion.
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1. Dropbox (Free) - Dropbox is a favorite amongst pretty much anyone that's concerned about losing their important files. The app serves as a way to backup your content to Dropbox, making it accessible pretty much anywhere. It's also a great file management system, meaning it's easy for you to see all your files conveniently laid out.
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2. Documents 5 (Free) - Documents 5 is an immensely versatile app. It makes it easy for you to view all kinds of files from PDF documents to ebooks or audio files. You can easily manage all your files via the software, syncing it up with other services such as iCloud and Dropbox. Password protection means everything is stored safely, too.
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3. iFiles 2 ($4.99) - Tying into the iOS theme pretty well, iFiles 2 is a stylish solution. It'll make it easy for you to connect to various file services, share your files, as well as simply view content on your iOS device. Its PDF reader supports common annotation types, meaning it's ideal for business minded people on the move. There's zip file support, too.
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4. FileMaster (Free) - Utilizing long/3D touches, FileMaster makes it simple to move files around. Simply tap on them to display a popup menu, and options are available for copying, pasting, creating folders and pretty much everything you could want. It's FileMaster's simplicity that makes it most endearing, as well as the option to share files via Bluetooth quickly.
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5. VLC (Free) - VLC focuses on audio and video files, and it handles them well. The app makes it easy to play pretty much all forms of media without the need to convert them. File synchronization support is available for Dropbox, OneDrive, and many more services, plus there's extensive support for playlist organizing.
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6. Plex (Free) - Plex works a lot like VLC, but it's prettier. In conjunction with setting up a Media Server on your PC, you can queue up all the media files you can think of, turning your iOS device into a form of portable cinema if you want. Plex will automatically convert media on-the-fly for you, as well as add artwork and descriptions so that everything looks attractive.
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7. Media File Manager (Free) - Media File Manager is a minimalistic and simple to use file management app. You can easily view images, audio, PDFs, word documents and even RAR files via the app. An 'open in' feature makes it easy to transfer content elsewhere, but oftentimes, you'll be able to easily deal with files from within the app. You can even create ZIP files through it.
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8. Remote File Manager ($4.99) - Remote File Manager's killer feature is its ability to stream remote files to your iOS device without the need for a file transfer. It'll access various network shares, such as your Time Capsule, NAS, or AirPort Extreme, as well as your PC, meaning you'll never be more than a couple of taps away from that crucial file. It offers support for an extensive array of file types too.
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9. FileApp (Free) - FileApp does the usual selection of file organizing things, but it also offers a very useful take on copying and pasting. With a system-wide Pasteboard, you can use it to copy text and images, before pasting them into the app, thereby creating a new file automatically. That's sure to be a real time saver for many, with a built-in image editor making it all the better.
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10. Remote Media Manager (Free) - Remote Media Manager will scan and locate devices on your network for you, saving you plenty of time and hassle. You can view a wealth of different file types, before streaming content via AppleTV or Google Chromecast. Online TV and internet radio is also catered for.