Top 10 apps to manage files and documents on iPhone and iPad

This is a top of apps to manage files and documents that can not be missing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch available in the App Store for free and paid.

In order to improve productivity from your iPhone or iPad it is necessary manage files and documents through a synchronization between different devices; this is achieved by means of a file manager, which is nothing more than an application that helps you manage the files and folders stored on a hard drive or on a memory card, for example.

Top 10 apps to manage files and documents on iPhone and iPad

Through a file manager, it’s possible create or delete folders, paste, copy and move files. And fortunately, Apple gives you the possibility to access file managers, through their iPhone and iPad devices and offers you the best apps to manage files and documents.

Best apps to manage files

  • Files
  • Dropbox: Cloud for Files
  • GoodNotes 5
  • Notability
  • GoodReader PDF Editor & Viewer
  • PDF Expert: create and edit PDF
  • Documents de Readdle
  • Google Drive – storage
  • ES File Explorer
  • File Manager application

Through these useful apps to manage files you will be able to enter the files of the iPhone and iPad from your PC, in addition to achieving organize in various folders all content; however, you must look at all the options so that you can choose the best app to manage files.


With this app you will be able to access your filess, regardless of where you have them stored (cloud, device, external drive or a file server). In addition, it allows tag other files in the cloud or from other apps; anchor preferred folders in Explore view; enter a iCloud Drive, Box, OneDrive, Dropbox and much more. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch 11.0 or higher.

Dropbox: Cloud for Files

With Dropbox you can upload, transfer and share files quickly in the cloud with whoever you want. In addition, with the platform you can sync, recover and restore files, copy photos, videos and others and send them to other people.

As if that were not enough, you will be able to previously see more than 175 files and send large documents by copying / scanning a link. The free plan offers 2 TB of storage and the Professional Dropbox, 3 TB. It is an app reliable and safe used by many companies.

GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5 is a powerful file manager what produces digital notepad, draw and write, import images and PDFs to annotate, add files from the Mac to notepads and also bookmark documents, organize and create folders, create and customize diagrams, synchronize with all devices.

In addition to this, the app for iOS is mobilized by imported PDFs, reorders and changes the annotations, draws through the function “Shapes” and among its tools includes a smart eraser.


Take notes wherever you want easily with Notability, the best-selling Apple Store app that works with a wide variety of functions to compose, draw and take notes, highlighting fragments of the file; add photos, web pages, GIFs and others. In addition, this app is capable of grouping notes and protecting them with Touch ID and Face ID.

As if that were not enough, you can draw with Apple Pencil, create and combine colors and shapes; remove strokes with different brushes, save and play audios, present ideas and engage the audience in full screen, import, convert and share documents, sync with iCloud and have an automatic backup copy.

GoodReader PDF Editor & Viewer

With GoodReader you will achieve open, manage, read and edit various files like pages, Word, HTML, images, audios, PDF and others more; has all the functions for managing documents and it allows you to connect with other services arranged in the cloud that you have previously contracted, accessing quickly.

The app supports compressed files that can be unzipped, creates folders, uses SkyDrive,, POP3, IMAP and other servers.

PDF Expert: create and edit PDF

PDF Expert allows you to open, read, change and convert PDF from anywhere that accepts “Open in …”, highlight and take notes, draw with Apple Pencil or your finger, create bookmarks and notes, fill out PDF forms with interactive fields and add stickers and emoticons.

In addition, you will be able to edit / change original texts, add / replace images, electronically sign documents, censor information, protect and encrypt content with a password and add links. Without a doubt, it is one of the best apps to manage files and documents on iPhone and iPad.

Documents de Readdle

It has a variety of functions like PDF reader, video and music player, download, import and save files in the cloud, WebDav or other device. Also zip / unzip rename, tag, split screen to open two apps, create folders and password protect.

It is capable of synchronizing in two directions and has a super fast VPN; it also works with Dropbox, iCloud and other servers without downloading files. It gives easy access to photos and as if that were not enough, import movies from your PC or Online.

Google Drive – storage

Google Drive is a very safe app with which you can save, search and access easily to files, you can also create backup copies. With Google Drive you will also achieve share documents, view content and get notifications about relevant information from your files.

As if that were not enough, it is possible to recommend other people to view, edit and comment on your documents. Google offers 15 Gb of free storage between Google Drive, Google photos and Gmail. So if you’re looking for a application to manage files and documents, do not hesitate to download this app.

ES File Explorer

With ES File Explorer you will be able to manage local files and network creating directories, moving and deleting files, sorting them by size, date and name; on iPad it has screen division.

Transfer all your files with WiFi and face to face, compress and decompress in 7Z, RAR and ZIP formats, incorporates video and audio player at two speeds, accesses remote service, has a novel reader, supports browsing and edit in 47 formats, in addition to other very useful functions.

File Manager application

This app resembles Windows Explorer on PC o al Finder on the Mac; Thanks to its functions, you can access files through iTunes or Dropbox, open from email or from other apps.

The app has an intuitive user interface so you can easily organize content. You can also copy, move, compress or decompress files, create new folders and view PDF files or MS Office documents through its viewer. Supports more than 10 formats like PowerPoint, Web files, Zip, audios, images, videos and others.

As you will see, there are multiple options when it comes to manage files and documents from iPhone, iPad or iPod touchWe hope that one of the apps on the list will help you better manage your files.

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