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FileBrowser logoFileBrowser for iOS is universal file manager and viewer app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. FileBrowser can view, copy, move, upload, download, stream and manage files between computers, servers, NAS drives and cloud storage in any direction.

The FileBrowser update to version 5.1 adds Google Drive support, a new dark user interface theme, streaming video to VLC app and many things more (see release notes).

FileExplorer icon 204x204FileExplorer, one of my favorite file managing and FTP app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, became a minor update to from version 3.0.0 to 3.1.0 on November 13, 2013, and mainly fixes the incompatibility to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Further improvements are now an official Windows 8.1 and a Western Digital NAS support. Details about FileExplorer can be found on my latest review on FileExplorer.

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Update: Documents 5 By Readdle: Redesigned File Manager for iPhone and iPad
Documents 5 iconOn October, 25, 2013, Documents by Readdle got an update to version 4.4. It is a small update, but with a major improvement: Now Documents by Readdle 4.4 supports windows shared folder support (SMB). This means that Macs (Time Capsule, MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air) are supported via SMB, too! In my point of view, this is a big step ahead for managing my private cloud / iCloud. Now AirDrop is supported, too.

Cloud Commander iconHi folks, take a chance to win 1 out of 10 promo codes for Cloud Commander 3.6.1 for iOS! It’s my personal favorite app for file and FTP managing of my private Cloud / iCloud (‘miCloud’). Details of my review on Cloud Commander for iOS can be found here.

Cloud Commander for Mac iconHi folks, take a chance to win 1 out of 10 promo codes for Cloud Commander for Mac! Recently, I reviewed Cloud Commander for iOS, my personal favorite file and manager app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Cloud Commander for Mac is similar to the iOS version, except the fact that SMB connections are not available. Details can be found here.

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Cloud Commander iconMy review on Cloud Commander 3.6.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch comes to the result that Cloud Commander is the best file manager and FTP manager for my private cloud / iCloud, cloud services, FTP (NAS), SMB (Windows, Mac, Time Capsule) I’ve ever tested. Additional, you can get Cloud Commander for Mac and Cloud Commander SkyDrive Edition for Mac (supports SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro / Sharepoint 2013).

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Windows 8.1 LogoSetting up a FTP server on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 can be done easily by using the built-in FTP server of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. You can access the FTP server via LAN, WLAN or VPN (Virtual Private Network) outside your home network. Although you can set up any computer as FTP server by installing third-party applications like FileZilla FTP server, this step-by-step guide shows how to set up FTP server on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 without installing any third-party software or tools. I set up the Windows FTP server on my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Preview.

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Windows 8.1 LogoSetting up permissions to a folder for a specified user in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 is useful for local user accounts in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. For example, you can manage permissions for your own Windows FTP server (built-in Windows FTP-server or Filezilla FTP-server) to get access to your private cloud / iCloud via FTP or a child account using a Windows 8 local account or to allow access to a member of your home network group to a sole dedicated folder.

FileExplorer icon 204x204FileExplorer became a major update to version 3 and nails my rating that it is the best FTP-NAS-private iCloud app for iPhone, iPad and iPad touch. FileExplorer 3 is completely redesigned to fit perfectly with the flat design of iOS 7. The only ‘disadvantage’ of FileExplorer, I’ve mentioned in my review on the 3 best FTP apps for iPhone and iPad, is now overcome. AirDrop is also integrated now. Altogether, the usability is improved, especially, file uploads are easier accessible.