Secure ShellFish is a SSH terminal and SFTP file manager that works well with other apps.

Terminal is build on native text components for better accessibility and performance.

Select filenames in the terminal and Share or Drag these to other apps, not as filenames but as actual files. If the apps support editing files in-place changes are written back to your server.

Access server content in the Files app and other apps supporting the document browser or document picker. Applications that can open files or directories in-place such as Textastic, iA Writer, Pythonista, Ulysses and many more can work directly on your server.

Secure ShellFish is a premium app that is free to evaluate. You will be able to configure servers, browse folders and download files but to use the terminal or change files on your server the pro unlock is needed. This pro unlock is a single permanent in-app purchase.

Once the app is unlocked you can configure directories to be available for offline access. The app will download beforehand and keep the local and remote copy in sync.

Both your iPhone and iPad will benefit as unlock is shared with other devices logged into the same App Store account. Server configurations are shared between devices if you have iCloud keychain enabled.

Connect to your Mac by enabling "Remote Access" inside Sharing preferences. If you local network supports Bonjour the Mac appears automatically making first connect easy.

Secure ShellFish has extensive automation support and almost all file operations can be used from the Shortcuts app.

The app works with Synology and other NAS solutions for fast access at home or the office even when Internet is lacking.

What’s New

Version 2020.33

Tap Fn on the keyboard bar to display function keys and other keys that are hard to type on the default on-screen keyboard.

Use Cmd+Alt+digit on external keyboards to to send function keys. Cmd+Alt+0 sends F10.

Terminal toolbar matches one of the 16 palette entries from the current color theme.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Ben Lago ,

Time saver

Like the traffic cop in the center of an intersection directing traffic, this app elegantly solves problems moving files between my wired ethernet macOS platform and WiFi connected iOS devices. This app is worth every penny for just the time and effort this eliminates when trying to mimic AirPlay's functionality moving files between devices. SSH Cloud server connectivity on iOS is just a plus. The user interface also does quite well taming SSH's many features. Well done!


Added something that’s missing in the native Files app

I’ve tried many SFTP apps on the app store, but they just never had that one thing I needed. Full integration support with the native files app. Right when I opened the app, it was easy to use and getting my server setup. After that the magic happened when I saw it was available for use with the native files app. Such an awesome app. Props to the developer!

j%nml ,

Excellent software!

Very nice! After login credentials are loaded into the app (I only needed to do it once) my files on my web host’s remote server are readily available 24/7 in the files app on my iPhone. Simple, convenient and powerful - and it worked right “out of the box” just as the App Store description says it does.

If you’re looking for an SFTP client that runs on IOS, you have to check this out. I love it.


Anders Borum
41.7 MB

Requires iOS 13.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Unlock $24.99
  2. 15-day Trial


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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