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File Picker - Patch

Flutter plugin built over file_picker plugin as a patch for fixes

  1. Android- Crashes on picking multiple files
  2. iOS- Black screen after picking a file on iOS version < 14

A package that allows you to use the native file explorer to pick single or multiple files, with extensions filtering support.

Currently supported features

  • Uses OS default native pickers
  • Pick files using custom format filtering — you can provide a list of file extensions (pdf, svg, zip, etc.)
  • Pick files from cloud files (GDrive, Dropbox, iCloud)
  • Single or multiple file picks
  • Different default type filtering (media, image, video, audio or any)
  • Picking directories
  • Flutter Web
  • Desktop (MacOS, Linux and Windows through Flutter Go)
  • Load file data immediately into memory (Uint8List) if needed;

If you have any feature that you want to see in this package, please feel free to issue a suggestion. 🎉


See the File Picker Wiki for every detail on about how to install, setup and use it.

File Picker Wiki

  1. Installation
  2. Setup
  3. API
  4. FAQ
  5. Troubleshooting


Quick simple usage example:

Single file

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles();

if(result != null) {
   File file = File(result.files.single.path);
} else {
   // User canceled the picker

Multiple files

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles(allowMultiple: true);

if(result != null) {
   List<File> files = result.paths.map((path) => File(path)).toList();
} else {
   // User canceled the picker

Multiple files with extension filter

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles(
          type: FileType.custom,
          allowedExtensions: ['jpg', 'pdf', 'doc'],

Load result and file details

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles();

if(result != null) {
   PlatformFile file = result.files.first;
} else {
   // User canceled the picker

Pick and upload a file to Firebase Storage with Flutter Web

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles();

if (result != null) {
  Uint8List fileBytes = result.files.first.bytes;
  String fileName = result.files.first.name;
  // Upload file
  await FirebaseStorage.instance.ref('uploads/$fileName').putData(fileBytes);

For full usage details refer to the Wiki above.

Example App

Demo DemoMultiFilters

Getting Started

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