Top 8 | File Manager Apps for iPhone

File manager apps for your iPhone generally come in different shapes and sizes. There are those that allow you to manage your files locally, including the organization of things like documents, photos and video files. Then there are those that allow for cloud storage, such as Dropbox, which offer you a startup space of several GBs and then charge for any storage space you wish to purchase thereafter. There are plus points to all these kinds of apps, with services like Dropbox existing as an excellent way to not only store your files but also to share them on the Cloud. Then there are these small third party apps created specifically with the iPhone in mind that simply give you a better system and UI to use when arranging your files locally on your device. We decided to create a Top 8 list dedicated to both these kinds of apps, and the results follow on below. Check out some of our favorite file manager apps for the iPhone and then feel free to suggest your own picks in the comments section below!

4. Documents 5 (Free)

Now let’s move on to some file management apps with a little more functionality, starting with Readdle’s Documents 5. This is one of the best suites out there when it comes to managing your local files on your iPhone, and it even allows you to edit certain files such as those containing text. You can annotate PDF files, and perhaps most importantly of all search the content within documents in order to find the things you’re looking for. This search function is one of the best things about apps like Evernote, but it of course requires all your documents to be stored within Evernote and that’s simply not always possible. The Documents 5 app also allows you to clip web pages and then read them at a later point, and also to protect any of the documents on your device with a password. It also has great sync options when it comes to connecting to iCloud and Dropbox. – Download from iTunes

3. OneDrive (Free)


OneDrive represents Microsoft’s entry into the online storage and cloud managerment market, and represents one of the more convenient ways to manage your files – whether they be documents, photos, videos, etc. It allows for automatic backup and will provide you with around 15GB of free space initially, meaning you can take advantage of this before spending any money. OneDrive is also great when it comes to its cross-platform capabilities. It’s available for the iPhone, Mac and Android devices, as well as Windows Phone and the Apple Watch. – Download from iTunes

2. Google Drive (Free)


If you’re a Microsoft person and own a 365 account then OneDrive might be the pick for you; alternatively, if everything you do is based on Google (Gmail, Google Plus, etc) then setting up your files on Google Drive might be the next logical step. The Drive has become one of my most used applications, both on the iPhone and when at work and home on my desktop and laptop computer. It is also accessible within your web browser, which makes it one of the most versatile file manager apps out there at present. While ther service gives you something like 12 GB free space when you sign up, it should be noted that this applies to the space you use on both Gmail and Google Plus, too. Anything you store with your account, anyway. Still, whether using Google Drive for work stuff or simply storing and accessing your personal documents, it’s one of the best tool out there and excels particularly well when it comes to collaborating on documents and spreadsheets. – Download from iTunes

1. Dropbox (Free)


Dropbox represents one of the best file managers out there at present, both when organizing local files and storing and sharing files on the cloud. It is accessible on your iOS devices but is also available across a range of different platforms, making it one of the most accessible file management apps currently on the market. You can set it to automatically upload photos taken with your camera, for example, which will ensure that your snaps are always backed up. The service comes with 2GB of free space and then starts charging after that, so you will have ample time and space to work out if you really like or indeed need Dropbox before investing. – Download from iTunes


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