Folder Shortcuts @ Homescreen 4+

Add files to your desktop‪.‬

Marian Koenig

    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings
    • $2.99



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 2.2.2

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 2.2.2: User interface updates and introduction of Desktop mini

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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.


Great but why can’t the home screen work like the lock screen?

There is no way to make it go directly to my file/folder rather than to the app first?

It does it with the lock screen option.

Also pictures for file logos or something would be nice if possible.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback and your rating. I will keep the hint regarding custom file icons in mind for the upcoming updates. Regarding the app first approach after tapping a shortcut, I have no influence unfortunately, as iOS links to the app first to handle any widget tap. In case of the lock screen, the action is called immediately from system in the current state of the operating system. Kind regards, Marian Koenig

A(rb)y ,

Great shortcut to files

Quick way to organize your folders and files and have a shortcut directly to the folder you want. Not sure if it works with shortcut to folders within Dropbox or OneDrive, etc but that isn’t my use case. Love this handy app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for this nice feedback. Dropbox & OneDrive are supported via the 3rd Party Link feature, which is explained via a tutorial within the app. I am happy that the app serves you well. Kind regards, Marian Koenig

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.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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