Top 3 Best Document Apps for iPhone and iPad

With the release of iOS 11, Apple introduced the official Files app for iPhone and iPad, but it lacks many crucial functionalities. That’s why you’ll need alternative document apps like Apple’s Files app. If you are wondering which are some of the best document apps for iPhone and iPad, keep reading this article.

In this article, you’ll get to know about the top 3 best document apps for iPhone and iPad. So if you are one of those average users who is happy with Apple’s Files app, it’s time to think more. Because a document app should be capable of doing more than just creating, managing, and sharing documents on the iPhone and iPad.

Ever thought of using your document app as a file download manager, media player, or even media streaming app? In fact, you can do more! You can use the browsing functionality to browse your favourite website because most of these powerful document apps come with an integrated web browser.

Top 3 Best Document Apps for iPhone and iPad

Now you must be wondering which document apps are so cool that you can do more than just manage your files, right? There are many such file manager apps for iPhone and iPad, but keeping the browsing functionality into consideration, I have selected the top 3 best document apps for your iOS device.

Best Document Apps for iPhone and iPad - File Manager Apps for iPhone

So if you want to spice up your file management experience, download one of these document apps for your iPhone or iPad – you’ll surely love it more than your regular file manager app.

Which are some of the Best Document Apps for iOS Devices?

Watch this video tutorial to see these top 3 best document apps into action:

1. Documents by Readdle

Starting today we have Documents by Readdle, which is a powerful file manager, media player, as well as an iOS file download manager for iPhone and iPad. You can unzip files without the need of any additional zip unarchiver, open PDF files and even add annotations. And if you need to password protect a file or folder, you can do that as well.

Document by Readdle - Best Document Apps for iPhone and iPad

What’s even more awesome is: that you get an integrated browser inside the document app where you can browse and open even those websites that are not supported in Safari and other web browsers. You can create your reading list, add bookmarks and much more.

You get various other functionalities as well from Documents by Readdle which also makes it a great app for multitasking. For example, you can play a YouTube video and minimise it in the background and then open a new tab to visit your favourite website.

Well, this is just one example, there are many more cool things you can do with the Documents by Readdle app on your iPhone and iPad.

2. My File Manager – Media Player

Alright, now moving on to the next documents app for iPhone and iPad, we have My File Manager. And as the name suggests, it is a professional file manager app for iOS that allows you to manage all kinds of files. You can use it as a text editor to create text files, record audio, and video, and even read PDFs as well.

My File Manager Media Player - Best Document Apps for iPhone

But it’s not limited to file management only, it’s a media player as well. So you can use it to play all kinds of video files, stream media, and download files as well. However, it doesn’t support downloading audio and video files by adding a direct link in the address box – something you need to keep in mind.

Unlike the Documents by Readdle app, you don’t get many functionalities in the settings. However, it does allow you to set a password lock for password protection.

3. File Manager & Browser

Last but not least, we have File Manager and Browser by TapMedia Limited. It is a very basic and minimal file management app for iPhone and iPad, but does the work as expected. You can view PDFs, unzip and open zip files, watch videos and listen to audio files using its inbuilt media player.

File Manager and Browser - Best iPhone Document Apps

And when we are talking about listening to music, it has an inbuilt audio player like Apple Music, and while playing music you’ll see some cool animations as well. But what’s more awesome is: that it has got sleep timer options, which even the official Apple Music lacks (even after iOS 12).

And the best of all, this free file manager app for iOS also comes with a browser inside. You can visit any website and tap the download button to download and save any webpage. You can also paste the download link of any file directly for quick downloads.


So these are some of the best document apps for iPhone and iPad. Of course, there are many more file manager apps but I have selected the best ones taking browsing functionalities into consideration.

If you want the best experience, I would recommend you to download the Documents by Readdle app on your iPhone or iPad. However, for a beautiful and sleek design, My File Manager is a good choice. And of course, if you need a basic but clean and minimal look, File Manager & Browser is a better option.

Let me know which one you liked most. If I missed any of your favourite document apps for iOS, let me know in the comments below.

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