Folder Shortcuts @ Homescreen 4+

Add files to your desktop‪.‬

Marian Koenig

    • $3.99



Increase your productivity & save time by opening files from Homescreen. Work with mobile devices as on Mac and PC. Add shortcuts to folders & link files to your desktop.

Install the missing desktop feature for iOS.
Open files and folders as on your PC. Access your data right from your Homescreen and make it feel like a real desktop. Get your files faster. Get more done. Boost your productivity. Add the shortcut widget and access your most valuable data right away.

Customize your Widget.
Choose from three different sizes, adjust the background color and select the shortcuts you want to show. Style your widgets for dark mode and customize them for your special needs.

Native support for files on your device and in the iCloud – Support of 3rd Party Links for anything else.
Files and folders in the iCloud and on your iPhone & iPad can be added by simply selecting them.
Third-party resources of apps like Dropbox, OneDrive & Co. can be linked by generating a sharing link in the regarding apps. Please check out the 3rd Party Link tutorial on to see if this feature covers your needs.

The next step to replacing your PC is one tap away.

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

Increase your productivity & save time by opening files from Homescreen. Work with mobile devices as on Mac and PC. Add shortcuts to folders & link files to your desktop.
Version 2.2.1: Quick Start Guide

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Jul V. ,

Exactly what I was looking for

That’s pretty much the kind of functionality I would expect from Apple themselves (I already used aliases on my macintosh’s desktop 30 years ago… I was 6 years old 🤨!)
But so happy that someone smart did the job for them ! It’s still a bit rough on the edges but I guess widgets don’t allow much freedom to program with…
One feature I miss though : being able to rename the shortcuts to make them shorter in the context of the app ( i want to keep the original file or folder name untouched ) otherwise it’s unreadable.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your great feedback. I am highly appreciating it and will give my best to make the experience even better.

k8gladst1 ,

It didn’t work at first, but then …

It didn’t work at first (even after a restart, I couldn’t add widgets I had made), but then suddenly and mysteriously it worked beautifully.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for your feedback. I am happy that the app is working for you now.
Sometimes there's a restart of the device necessary as iOS doesn't find the app widget after a fresh install. Kind regards, Marian Koenig.

Klamars ,

Works well and saves steps

The native iOS Files app was a huge upgrade from older third-party file manager apps when it came out several years ago, but it still has some limitations. This File Shortcuts app helps make up for some of those by saving me steps when I am working on my iPad. Good app, and works well.

Developer Response ,

Hi Klamars, thanks a lot for this nice feedback and kind regards from Germany.

App Privacy

The developer, Marian Koenig, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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