TUAW: "Tonido has the potential to be one of those life-changing applications."

VentureBeat: "Tonido is your personal cloud, providing live streaming access to all your data and media, everywhere."

AppAdvice: "With Tonido You Can Run Your Own Personal Cloud"

Examiner: "Ease and convenience are two of the big "buzz words" in the mobile space right now and Tonido is both of those."

Cult of Mac: "Great way to access the music, movies, photos, and documents you have stored on your Mac or PC"

Tonido allows you to access your entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos in your computer, TonidoPlug or Tonido Cloud from anywhere. It is completely FREE.

You can instantly open files, folders, pictures or videos that are stored on your computer from your iOS device with just one click. No uploading to a public server, and no worries about storage constraints in your device. Tonido makes it easy to work directly with your computer files, no matter where you are.

Tonido has:

• Video Streaming - Easily stream videos from your computer to your device.
• Music Streaming - Stream your entire music collection without saving them locally on your device.
• AirPlay Support - Stream Videos and Music to Apple TV using AirPlay
• Remote File Access - Browse files and documents, download them locally, edit them and re-upload them back.
• Download for Offline Use - Save documents, media locally so you can access them even without an internet connection
• Sharing - Share selected files, music, media to guest users either by creating direct links to the files or by emailing the file directly
• Create and Manage music playlists for your music
• View photos
• Wirelessly Download files directly to your iOS device and access it offline
• Open your downloaded files using other installed applications
• Take photos, videos and quickly upload to your home computer
• It’s FREE!

To get started:

Step 1: Install Tonido Desktop server (Available for FREE from for your OS.
Step 2: Create an account and leave your computer powered on
Step 3: Enter the account information in the iOS app and you are good to go!!

Tonido Streams to iPhone

“Can’t beat it. You install Tonido on your PC and access your hard drive including music, videos and documents. Works great! ALL FREE too!!!”

- David Meilan

Awesome app! Very useful

“I can hear music stored in my PC. Take photos and upload to my PC on the spot. Browse files & folders from my PC. Highly Recommended!”

- Jason Washington

Tonido provides a personal, secure doorway to your computer from anywhere in the world you happen to be. This app makes it super fast and easy for you to access and share your documents, photos, music and videos, all from your portably convenient iDevice. All you need is the computer with Windows, Mac and Linux or a TonidoPlug or a TonidoCloud installation.

What all of this means for you is freedom. Forget about carrying your USB stick and leave your music at home. You don’t need to lug those things around anymore. Tonido gives you free and easy access to your entire hard drive, including your music collection.

It works both ways, too. Have a photo on your phone that you’d like to upload to your computer at home? No problem, you can do that with Tonido, as well. You’re going to love and rave about this application!

Do you really need any more reasons to get this app?

Download Tonido now and experience the freedom.

User's Guide:

What’s New

Version 8.1

• Fixed connection issues.
• Fixed TonidoPlug2 support.
• Fixed Files app integration.

Migration notes:

• Use HTTP instead of HTTPS if connection fails or your server uses self-signed certificates.
• Disable Remote Answer from your server.
• Background music playback will be added back in future releases.
• Contact support at if needed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

TimDawgz ,

Formerly Awesome, now meh 😕

I still love this app for streaming music but it's no longer working for locally stored music. I downloaded a bunch of MP3's to play while I was on the plane but the player only plays one song (with no scrub bar) then locks up on every song after it. I can kill the app then go back in and play the next song successfully but then it locks up on the 3rd song! It's soooo frustrating!! 😡 This functionality used to work perfectly so I have no idea why it stopped but it's a real bummer. I might have to reinstall but that means I have to redownload my music then recreate the folders and reorganize it all because Tonido doesn't allow you to download an entire folder, only the contents of the folder. So reinstalling is my absolute last option that I really don't want to do but I may have no choice if I want to try to get back the ability to download and play songs from my iPhone 6. Incidentally I can stream those same MP3s from my server just fine. Too bad you can't stream while on a plane!!

I've been reading other recent reviews of users having the same exact problem I'm having so I guess it's not just me.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the continuing feedback. We have released 7.7 with more bug fixes, among them music playback.

Jeff Lawrence ,

Works great.

He an initial issue with remote access but it was a cellular connectivity issue unrelated to Tonido. All working great now.

Digital Dread ,

Finally! My own cloud storage

First... Let me start by saying this: if you are not comfortable installing programs on your computer, have some web knowledge, and have at least a basic understanding of how manage your computer, then stay away from this app and do not give it a low rating because you don't know what you are doing, or you are one of those "smart" dumb people who think you can anything on a computer and not read instructions... I've recommended this software to all my fellow IT geeks and they have had nothing but high praise for this app, and I'm no different. This is just what the doctor ordered to cure those size restriction blues that you get with Dropbox, OneDrive, Google drive etc. Now I have full use of all 4+ terabytes of storage on my home machine if I want. Not like I'll ever use that much space, but just the fact that I don't have any restriction is enough to make anyone go mad with power. I've got my iPad, iPhone, MacBook and work desktop linked to my home Tonido server and it's just beautiful having all my files in one place... Word of advice. If you do what I've done and put all your files on a single machine, make sure your have a UPS on it, or use a laptop for your server. Otherwise, this is the best app hands down.


CodeLathe Technologies Inc
99.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

More By This Developer

You May Also Like