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Top 10 apps for file management

What are some of the best apps in the market to help you keep your files organized?
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GoodNotes 4

Name: GoodNotes 4

Developer: Time Base Technology

Price: £3.99 ($7)

CompatibilityiOS

GoodNotes 4 is a clear, well-organized and visually stunning app which remains a firm favorite in my collection. The colorful application allows users to annotate and note .PDF documents and syncs files to all of your connected iOS devices automatically through iCloud. 

Something I particularly enjoy about the app is the easy of inserting content within files; from tagging .PDFs inside a notebook to inserting images, text or freehand shapes. In addition, you can fill out .PDF forms and edit both Microsoft Word and PowerPoint file types.  

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LogMeIn

Name: LogMeIn

Developer: LogMeIn

Price: Free

CompatibilityiOS | Android

LogMeIn is a secure application designed for iOS devices. If you have a subscription with the service, you can access your desktop and work computers remotely and securely, edit files from your mobile device, remotely run applications and access content stored with cloud providers including Dropbox and Google Drive. 

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Documents 5

Name: Documents 5

Developer: Readlle

Price: Free

Compatibility: iOS 

Documents 5, developed by Readlle, is a content editing app for iOS devices. You can read, annotate and edit many different files including office and .PDF types, store and listen to music, view images, organize your files and watch films through the application. Documents 5 is also compatible with cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox and iCloud. 

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FileMaster

Name: FileMaster

Developer: Shenzhen Youmi Information Technology

Price: Free | Ad-free $2.99

Compatibility: iOS | Android

FileMaster is a file manager, downloader and document viewer which lets you control your files, share content and stream both music and audio. The interface is simple and not as beautiful as others in the market, but simplicity of use does remain one of its major strengths. In addition, you can protect the app itself or certain files and folders through the set up of passwords. 

Keep in mind you wil need Wi-Fi enabled to transfer files.

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Dropbox

Name: Dropbox

Developer: Dropbox

Price: Free

CompatibilityiOS | Android

Dropbox remains a popular cloud storage service which allows users to access their files -- whether image, media or documents -- and share them across PCs, mobile devices and online. If you wish to share certain files or folders with others, you can send them a link through an email to access content, removing the need to send large attachments instead.

When you sign up, you're granted 2GB of free storage, and you can purchase additional space if you require it.

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Mercury Browser Pro

Name: Mercury Browser Pro

Developer: iLegendSoft

Price: $0.99

CompatibilityiOS | Android

Mercury Browser Pro is an alternative browser for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. The user interface can be customized with a variety of themes, bookmarks can be synchronized, and adblock is included. The browser also includes file download and sharing via iTunes, Wi-Fi and email, as well as a Dropbox tab to immediately send files to your account. In addition, the app includes a file manager for .PDF, documents, images, audio and video, which can be linked to services including Pages and Keynote.

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Box

Name: Box

Developer: Box

Price: Free | Premium available

CompatibilityiOS | Android

Box is an alternative cloud-based storage service. One of the more recent entries to the market, Box has attempted to snag users from its rivals by offering 10GB of free storage on sign up. At current counts, Box accounts for over 20 million users and also caters for a strong business following, with over 200,000 companies using the service. 

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PDF Reader Pro Edition

Name: PDF Reader Pro Edition

Developer: iTech Development Systems

Price: $4.99

CompatibilityiOS | Android

PDF Reader Pro Edition is an app optimized for iOS7 which allows you to read, manage and annotate PDF files on the go. The app supports .PDF forms, document sharing, annotating and highlighting. You can add a number of annotations to .PDF files including text boxes, strikeouts, sticky notes and shapes. 

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SugarSync

Name: SugarSync

Developer: SugarSync

Price: 90 days' free

CompatibilityiOS | Android

Recently redesigned for iOS7,  SugarSync is a flexible app designed to backup, access, sync, and share all your files across different devices. Whether you are backing up documents, photos, video or music, you can use the SugarSync website, a mobile device or PC to access, store and share content. The service also includes a file search function, photo galleries and a music steaming service.

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Print n Share

Name: Print n Share

Developer: EuroSmartz

Price: $7.99

CompatibilityiOS

Print n Share is a handy app for accessing network and Wi-Fi based printers on the go. You are not restricted to sending files via a PC or AirPrint; instead, you can print through 3G and 4G networks, standard Wi-Fi and cloud, and you can also convert and edit PDF files through your iPhone. 

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