**You must own a Synology NAS to run this app, and be running the latest Synology Drive 1.0.0 or above version to get the complete set of features**
Synology Drive iOS mobile app allows you to easily access and manage files in your Synology Drive on the go. In addition to common file types, such as documents, images, videos, and music, the app's user-friendly in-app viewer can open Synology Office documents, spreadsheets, and slides. Convenient management features, such as syncing, searching, sharing, moving, and applying labels to files, are all available in the app, allowing users to complete tasks efficiently anytime, anywhere.
1. Supports multiple two-way sync tasks.
2. Improved the efficiency of syncing when file changes on the mobile device are detected.
3. Added the option to preview HEIC thumbnails.
4. Supports closing the image viewer by swiping down.
5. Supports the playback of FLAC files.
1. Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
If you are looking to finally leave Apple’s iCloud behind, Look no further than Synology and TailScale.
I used to have a lot of problems, but Sunology has worked hard to update the Apps, especially Drive. It works very well. By employing TailScale, I do not have to set up port forwarding or use quickconnect. Everything just works and I can even run it over http because everything goes through the WireGuard tunnel that TailScale sets-up.
Synology and TailScale should form a partnership. They would completely control the third-party self hosted cloud business.
Drive has replaced iCloud Drive for me and my whole family. Everything stays in sync. It is absolutely wonderful and since most of our work is done at home, it is crazy fast…way faster than iCloud Drive.
Thank you Synology and thank you TailScale!
Have to Regularly Delete and Re-Add App
As long as it’s working it’s a nice alternative to storing your files with cloud services. However the iOS integration within the Drive app is very limited and the association between the iOS Files app and the Drive App regularly breaks and displays a “Content Unavailable” error when trying to access Drive-hosted files within iOS files. The only fix when this happens has been to delete (“Remove App”) from the iPad/iPhone and add it again.
I contacted Synology about this and this turned out to be their “fix” as well.
As this has been happing for a year or so I’m disappointed that they don’t seem concerned with prioritizing an actual fix. It’s a shame. Until Drive is as dependable in iOS and iOS Files as literally any other cloud provider it’s not a serious option, just a tease of how good it could actually be to not have to use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.
Promising direction but...
I’ve used the DS cloud and DS files apps for years. I use DS cloud like Dropbox to keep files in sync between multiple platforms and devices. In order to manage storage requirements on my mobile devices I have one synchronized directory for mobile devices and another for laptops etc. When I need to get to files on the DiskStation that are not in my mobile DS cloud directory, I use DS files.
When I first learned about Synology Drive I hoped it would serve both needs. It allows me to access both mobile and laptop directories or any other directory I setup for synchronization. Drive does not try to sync files between the mobile device and the disk station. It only provides access. This means I can access any file as long as I have a network connection.
I think Synology Drive falls short of a great app because of two missing features though.
There is no way to cache or store any files for offline use. Would like to have the ability to select folders and individual files for offline use. Not the entire sync folder like DS cloud does though.
Synology Drive does not fully support the iOS Files app the way Google Drive and Dropbox do.
If the above features were added, I think I would not have much need for any other cloud sync/storage app.
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- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
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