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What is SMB Doc?

SMB Doc is an application for accessing and displaying documents on network file servers that support the SMB protocol. SMB (also called CIFS) is the native network file sharing protocol of Microsoft Windows. Mac OS X 10.1 and later and most Linux distributions support it. SMB is also supported on a variety of other systems, including many network file storage appliances.

SMB Doc can display text, RTF, PDF, HTML and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) documents.

SMB Doc can also store copies of documents locally for anytime access and can send documents to others by email.

SMB Doc significantly extends the capability of your device by providing access to documents that are stored on the network.

Key features:

Viewer information screen

Viewer screen (info)

Viewer document screen

Viewer screen (doc)

Viewer document fullscreen landscape

Viewer fullscreen (landscape)

Main screen

Main screen

  • Supports up to 4 network file servers
  • Network status detection and auto-recovery
  • Netbios and DNS name resolution
  • Name resolution bypass
  • Informative status messages
  • Configurable file extension filtering
  • Automatic directory indexing
  • Selectable directory sorting
  • Document information display
  • Document searching (except PDF)
  • Save and organize documents locally
  • Send documents by email

Important notes:

  • SMB Doc requires a WiFi connection. Carrier connections (WWAN) are not supported.
  • SMB Doc can create local copies of files, but it does not have to. Device storage capacity is not affected except when documents are saved locally.
  • SMB Doc does not write to the file server, so there is no danger of file modification or virus introduction.
  • SMB Doc does not support media files. Some common types of image files (e.g., JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF) are supported.
  • SMB Doc supports Microsoft Windows 2000 and newer systems. Windows 98 and earlier systems are not supported. SMB Doc also supports Samba (2.0 and newer) on Linux and other Unix systems and Mac OS X 10.1 and newer with built-in SMB support.


SMB Doc is available for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.
SMB Doc on the App Store