Copy Files for Reading and Playing on your iPad or iPhone


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Read documents and play media files, various supported file types, copy files from pc to iOS devices, search files easily.
Doesn't allow create or rename folders.

Our Review:

FileApp gives you three ways for connecting your PC to your mobile device: 1. wirelessly by FTP using Windows Explorer; 2. via a USB cable using a desktop client DiskAid; or 3. iTunes File Sharing.

If you have a private Wi-Fi network, the first method is probably the most efficient and convenient way to go about. You don't need to look for a cable or fire up iTunes, just open up your Windows Explorer, type in the address given, such as ftp://192.168.x.x:2121, you can then copy files from your PC to your mobile device wirelessly by drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste. All connection methods are clearly indicated in the app.

After copying your files, you can read the documents or even play the media files on your mobile device on the move for various supported file types including:

  • PDF
  • MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Open Documents (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation for LibreOffice or OpenOffice, basic formatting only)
  • iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynotes)
  • Plain Text and RTF (Rich Text Format)
  • Images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and others)
  • Audio (MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV)
  • Video (MP4, standard iPhone format H.264)
  • Web Archives, HTML files and more

Using this app, you can search files easily by folder, name, date, file type or last opened. You can also remove files from the device when you don't need them.

This app is a free version with basic features suitable for average users. Although it doesn't allow you to create or rename folders, you can do so via Windows Explorer when connected wirelessly to your mobile device.

An excellent app to keep.


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