There is no default way to manage files on your iPhone, especially considering the processing power, your iOS device can be a really powerful tool for managing files. This is why file manager application are a great thing to have, and today we’re taking a look at one called iFile Browser.
iFile Browser lets you manage your files with a simple-to-use interface and a modest collection of features. With iFile Browser you’ll be able to browse saved photos, open PDF documents, create folders and organize your files exactly how you like and most importantly, you’ll have a tool that will allow you to .zip up files and folder for easy sending. If you’re not familiar with what a .zip file is or what it does, then you probably never had the need for it. In a nutshell, “zipping” allows you to group files and folders together in one compact file that often saves space. This allows for easy sending of file collections and folders because you only deal with one file. iFile Browser allows to create these and easily send them via email with a few tap. iFile Browser will also hook up to your dropbox account for convenient file sharing.
iFile Browser is a nice, simple way to manage your files on iOS, but in all honesty, any file manager must be compared with Goodreader – the champion of all file managers on iOS. Not many apps stack up well against Goodreader, but then again, its not an easy feat considering Goodreader has been out for ages, received countless number of updates and improvements and has more features than you can count in your head. However, with Goodreader you’ll be out 5 bucks, and that only includes the iPhone app. The iPad app is also available but it will run you just as much. With iFile Browser you get a universal app for just 3 dollars, which is about a $7 saving. If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward file browser, iFile Browser is definitely the way to go. If you have $5 on each device, than you can’t find anything better than Goodreader. Each of these has its own market and the ultimate decision is up to you.
Check out iFile Browser for iOS on the App Store!