Filer 17+

Dan Leehr L.L.C.

Designed for iPad

    • 2.8 • 26 Ratings
    • $3.99



64-bit, optimized for all the latest devices
Designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Dropbox and WebDAV, Background Downloads, and More
"The very best app to help you download your files is called Filer." -

-------- Overview --------

Get your files anywhere!

Filer is a unique application for iOS devices that lets you manage, view, and share your files. You can get your files on the go when you do have a network connection, and view them when you don't.

-------- Features --------

File Manager:
* Clean UI with full featured File/Folder browser
* Save files from other iOS apps - Use Filer to extract ZIP/RAR/TAR/Gzip Archives from any app that makes them available
* Open files into other apps like iBooks, Pages, Numbers, Keynote.
* Full-screen Quick-Look
* Document Viewer features Page controls and quick slider
* Enhanced media playback
* iTunes USB File Sharing: Quickly drag and drop files between your device and Mac/PC
* Save Photos to Device Photo Album
* Move/Delete Multiple Files/Folders at once

* Uploads/Downloads continue in the background
* Fast App Switching
* Background Audio Playback
* Background Compress and Extraction
* App Badge shows transfer count

Dropbox and WebDAV:
- Connect to a server and upload/download/manage files
- Sync what you want, keep files on your device

Archive Support:
- Unarchive RAR, ZIP, TAR, and Gzip Archives.
- Unarchive multi-part RAR Archives
- Compress Files/Folders to ZIP

- Download and save files to your device
- Monitor/Manage downloads in graphical queue with progress, speed, and time remaining
- Pause/Resume downloads, quit/relaunch the app and resume
- Auto-Download Option
- Smart Download to handle complex redirects

Web Browser:
- Download Mode to Download any link you tap
- Fully featured Bookmark and Bookmarklet function
- HTTP Auth and Self-Signed SSL Support
- Tap-and-Hold links for additional options

File Viewing:
- AirPlay Video support
- Viewing of all document/media types viewable by iOS
- HDMI and VGA Out for Video Files
- Scroll Bar to quickly jump anywhere in long documents
- Documents, audio, and video files remember where you left off
- Photo Slideshows
- Source Code color-coding

- Email files from Filer (Under 15MB)
- Save Photos/Videos to Device photo album where other apps can use them
- Web Sharing, optimized for Downloading
- iTunes USB Sharing
- Dropbox upload and download

- Bookmarklet for Safari lets you launch Filer with the current page address
- Built-in help files
- Passcode Lock to protect your data

---- Customer Testimonials (Downloader) -----

Ha! - "This is awesome...this program has eliminated about 80 percent of my need for tethering, I'm very excited about that."

Very useful app and thorough! - "This is a Huge time-saver, allowing me to grab large PDF files without having to re-download every time"

Perfect - "Great app that adds functionality sorely missing from Safari"

Amazing App - "I don't know how I did without it!"

-------- Press --------
+ Awarded "Essential App" from
+ "There are many file utility applications for mobile devices, but the Downloader app pairs a fully-featured program with an integrated web browser, making it super-easy to use." -
+ Awarded "Better" Rating from

-------- Notes --------

+ Filer is rated 17+ due to web access through the integrated browser.

-------- Support --------
For support, please visit the support link. We have no way to respond to App Store reviews.

What’s New

Version 3.1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixes a first-time launch issue on iPad

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Phantasmo ,

Mostly Pointless and Incompatible

Filer used to be my favorite “missing” app from Apple on iOS giving my iPad 1 the much needed presence of a file system. The ability to download and transfer apps was fantastic and the ability to save downloaded data without a computer was incredibly useful.

However since 2018, this app is mostly outdated and replaced by other programs like Safari and Apple’s own Files App. Filer is incompatible with Files and can’t access or view anything from the Files app, meaning a file downloaded on Filer won’t be able to be opened anywhere else on the iPhone. This is terribly outdated.

UnicornPrints ,

Most useful app I've ever used

This app makes my iPad more like a laptop. It lets me download virtually any file with a link on the internet. For example if I need to download a file from a website (a large PDF manual for example, or a DMG software update for my mac) but I'm out of the office, I use filer's built-in browser to go to the website (view mode), once I get to the exact location that contains the link for the file, I click the download button (download mode), then I click the link for the actual file, the file immediately starts downloading to my iPad. I can later transfer the file to my mac. Note that in order to successfully download a file you must be at the exact link for the file, if you switch to download mode and click a link that isn't the actual link to the file you will download a web page HTML document instead, I think this is what,s happening to a lot of people that complain about the program not working. You must click on the absolute final link that leads to the file. Excellent app!

jreichwein ,

Failing App

I trustes this App to keep my resume ready to send out when needed o the go. At the moment I am applying for a job and the App will not open. It fails when I click on it to open, just blinks and thats all I get. I tried restarting my phone to no avail. I have always had good luck with this App until now. I am hoping to redo this review soon but as of now 2 stars is being generous.

App Privacy

The developer, Dan Leehr L.L.C., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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