iFile: Your Go-To File Reader

Price: $1.99
iFile: Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Looking for an app that can assist you with your various office files such as Word docs, Powerpoint, and Excel? How about an app reader that can access various text and image files, including PDF? Then the iFile app from Darkness Production is just the app for you! It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad, and runs on iOS 5.0 or later.


The main premise of iFile is to serve as a multifunction text, image, music, document, and video reader. Not only can it read popular Microsoft Office files, but also print and mail PDF ones as well. It can also read video files such as mov, mp4, 3gp, m4v, mpeg4, and mpv, and image files such as png, gif, jpg, tiff, tif, bmp, bmpf, cur, ico, and xbm. This app can also access text files such as txt, rtf, rtfd, and music files such as mp3, aif, aiff, m4a, m4r, wav, caf, and aac. It can also read various source codes such as c, cc, ccp, h, m, htm, html, xml, php, and access archival tupe files such as zip and ipa.

When you first load the app, you will immediately be prompted with instructions on how to properly use the app. With one tap on the file, you will open the file. Swiping action to the right on the file will result in displaying the actions menu. Swiping actions to the left will open the addition menu. Up and down swiping motions will scroll the toolbar. There are 9 preset document sample available for your viewing which you can choose to delete later on if you want to.

You can import and access various files with the following methods: USB (via iTunes), iCloud, Dropbox, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and your device’s library (iPod).

iFile iPhone App Review

Appearance and Layout:

The overall appearance of iFile is very well planned and laid out. Each type of file category is neatly displayed, and editing functions such as selection, deleting, moving, and copying are all easily accessible on the bottom of the main menu screen. The monochromatic background scheme makes each file section stand out and deflect any distractions. Font size is of a decent size and readable.


For iFile being offered for $1.99 is a decent deal. It is a very useful and handy app. It’s great for personal and business use, and what makes it even better is that all of numerous file reading and actions are all located in this one app. The fact that it can read so many different popular and not so well known type of files gives it a huge plus over other file reading apps. It is a highly recommended app so don’t delay and get it today!

iFile iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

The iPhone app reviews rating: [Rating: 5/5]

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2 Responses to “iFile: Your Go-To File Reader”

  1. Lucy Brown says:

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  2. Mike says:

    I wander who wrote this review. I just spend two days and I’m still not able to see my pictures files or get to hierarchy of folders on my device. Search doesn’t find anything. This app is useless. I suspect that the purpose of this app is different that appears. Darkness Production page is in Russian and, as I can tell, doesn’t offer any help or suggestion how to use this app, only some kind of specs. They also offer another app “hackstore”.

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