Photofile - Web image browser and photo downloader 17+

Lithe Solutions

Designed for iPad

    • 2.9 • 18 Ratings
    • $2.99



**Picked as the APP OF THE WEEK in the popular podcast "This Week In Photo."**

Photofile is a high quality, feature rich private browser that downloads full resolution images from thumbnails.

Not simply another app that hides your photos behind a password, Photofile contains the magic that allows for bulk downloading a page of thumbnails with a single click!

Change the way you browse for pictures forever!

With full support to post your images to Tumblr, there's never been a better tool to create a photoblog with.

Tag, organize, bulk image download, and keep your photos and browsing secure.

***** "A must have for picture lovers."
J. G. C.

***** "Solid app that does what it purports."
E. H.

***** "Looking for this type of app for so long. Simply download, store, and organize photos from web pages"
J. R.

* Photofile features:
- Single click download
- Track where images came from
- Secure password protection
- Retina support for higher resolution images
- Quicker downloads through gestures

* Browser features:
- A full featured private browser that's separate from the built-in Safari
- Built-in search
- Full featured Bookmarks

* Photo Features:
- Remembers where photos were downloaded from
- Dropbox support
- Organize through tagging
- Automatic grouping by source site
- AirPlay support
- Slideshow your images

* Download Features:
- Built-in support for many popular image sites and forums
- Single click to download all images on a page
- View images while other images are being downloaded

* Security Features:
- Password protect your data
- Erase all your data on too many failed intrusions
- Only allows a certain number of wrong guesses per hour to prevent intrusion

What’s New

Version 2.6.1

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

Added: Turn off Touch ID for passcode unlock in settings
Added: Remembers your emulation settings between sessions and tabs now
Added: Popup blocker
Added: Support for more websites

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

MikeM6 ,

pretty good, needs some work though

This is great App that i've used for several years. Latest version is quicker but lacks several key features (related to cloud storage) that I'd of expected be included by now. These will hopefully be in an update soon: Ability to backup bookmarks to a cloud service; ability to save groups of images to dropbox or other cloud services in a user created folder (was a feature in the previous version but has now been removed); ability to easily define/link cloud accounts thru the app GUI. Could also be handy if it supported video and Gif downloading.

Minlas ,

Great app, may no longer be supported

I believe the app is no longer supported as I have sent several emails to no response.

Old issue:
The app became suddenly useless to me on iOS 11.4 and until I updated to 12 I couldn’t get my photos out of the app. Batch downloading to the camera roll or file transfer via tunes did not work. Up until this weird bug the app worked fine and then just stopped and only upgrading to iOS 12 fixed it. No answer for support for over a year.
I will revise my review to five stars if I ever hear back from support as I contacted them again. Otherwise I will be leaving it at 4. My reasoning is though a solid app (so far) with iOS 12 and I believe it is an one of a kind for what it does on iOS, it is also an unsupported app, which keeps it from getting a full five star recommendation. Will update as I test it further with iOS 12.

GWD4 ,

Was by far my favorite app, but it suddenly stopped being functional

This was a six-star app before iOS 13 came to be. Now, if you want to close a tab, it hangs. Same for saving a bookmark, sharing a file or doing almost anything that is in the share dialog. I have written a feedback several times, but the problem continues. I tried to uninstall and reinstall— made things worse.
This program was the top of the peak, but no more. It is so sad to see such a great job fall into ruins.
I have uninstalled it, but hope springs eternal. I’ll try it from time to time to see if it has been fixed. If so, I’ll immediately change this review back to the five stars it once deserved.

App Privacy

The developer, Lithe Solutions, 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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