**You must own a Synology NAS to run this app, and be running the latest Synology Drive 1.0.0 or above version to get the complete set of features**
Synology Drive iOS application allows you to easily access and manage files in your Synology Drive on the go. Apart from common file types, such as documents, images, videos and music, you can also open Synology Office document, spreadsheets and slides in the user-friendly viewer provided by Drive. In addition, the features of searching, sharing, moving and applying labels to files are all available on iOS device, which allows users to complete tasks efficiently anytime, anywhere.
- This update is only available on iOS 13 and above versions.
- Fixed the issue where uploading a file that is located in iOS' built-in "Files" app to Synology NAS via Synology Drive app causes the file to be deleted from the iOS device.
Ratings and Reviews
Promising direction but...
I’ve used the DS cloud and DS files apps for years. I use DS cloud like Dropbox to keep files in sync between multiple platforms and devices. In order to manage storage requirements on my mobile devices I have one synchronized directory for mobile devices and another for laptops etc. When I need to get to files on the DiskStation that are not in my mobile DS cloud directory, I use DS files.
When I first learned about Synology Drive I hoped it would serve both needs. It allows me to access both mobile and laptop directories or any other directory I setup for synchronization. Drive does not try to sync files between the mobile device and the disk station. It only provides access. This means I can access any file as long as I have a network connection.
I think Synology Drive falls short of a great app because of two missing features though.
There is no way to cache or store any files for offline use. Would like to have the ability to select folders and individual files for offline use. Not the entire sync folder like DS cloud does though.
Synology Drive does not fully support the iOS Files app the way Google Drive and Dropbox do.
If the above features were added, I think I would not have much need for any other cloud sync/storage app.
I LOVE the concept here - but how come I can’t *download* my files (like a mkv movie?) to my iPhone?! Three stars because it works beautifully for some files like pictures, but minus one star for no downloads and another star lost because some directories it will claim have no files even though they definitely do (cache/database/Timeout issue??). I also have a “certificate is invalid issue” when trying to play music - even though I am using the Synology quick connect. How do I get a valid cert configured?
Files app integration 100% BROKEN
Echoing others, the app has a series of issues that speak to developer neglect. Of primary concern to me is the non-functional Files app integration. It simply doesn’t work, and the “Content Unavailable” message is the most reliable thing one can expect when attempting to access Synology Drive from the native Files app. Frustratingly, this isn’t a new issue - it’s just gotten worse.
Using the “Labels” feature results in a consistent app crash upon tapping a labeled item, and the inability to save an entire folder of items for offline access makes the entire “Offline Access” function more of burden than a feature.
Feels like the app should simply be removed from the store until the issues are fixed, especially given that a core, fairly mature iOS and iPadOS integration such as Files provides such a subpar experience in comparison to both iOS and Synology’s own DSM.
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- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
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- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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