Anybuffer FAQ


Try to drag and drop everything within Anybuffer, items, filters, shelves... you'll be surprised.

Available controls:

  1. Single tap on Item - show available item representation
  2. Two-finger tap on item - show available item actions
  3. Double tap on shelf - show available shelf actions


There are multiple way to add things to Anybuffer:

  1. Activate Split View or Slide Over and drag and drop anything to Anybuffer
  2. Use + button at the bottom to add things from Photos, Files or Clipboard
  3. Use share extension to add stuff from any other app


  1. Tap to title(Inbox) to create a shelf. Shelves help you organize things for short and longterm storage
  2. Move items between shelves by dropping them on shelf icon in the menu. You can switch shelves during drag an choose where exactly you want to drop the items
  3. You can delete items by dragging them to the Trash or using context menu (two-finger tap on item)
  4. Filters are drag-able, move things in bulk
  5. Delete unnecessary item representation(tap on item, swipe to left on representation you want to delete)
  6. Delete all items from shelf in two taps: double-tap shelf and choose "Delete all items"
  7. Drag and drop shelf to Trash to delete it
  8. Split item by representation(two-finger tap on item)


  1. Drag and drop items to anywhere
  2. You can copy or move items out Anybuffer, use lock icon in the menubar to control this. Lock state saved per shelf.
  3. Share item or individual item representation using system share menu
  4. Copy item or individual item representation to system clipboard


To use archive\compress feature enable Action Drawer in Settings.

  1. Drop one or multiple items on Action Drawer to create ZIP archive
  2. Double tap on shelf and choose "Zip all items" to create ZIP archive
  3. ... or drag and drop shelf on Action Drawer for the same effect
  4. Drag and drop a folder from Files to create ZIP archive


Smart URL processing

For some URL  Anybuffer does additional processing to extract more useful data:

  1. App Store URLs - items has custom preview and full size App Icon image as separate item representation

  2. Instagram URLs - extract photo as separate item representation, which is really handy when you want to save photo on local device