Chandrakant 'CK' Isi
09th Mar 2014
Android users who have picked up Nexus or HTC handsets must be missing a file-manager. Well, you can make do without a file manager on a smartphone. In fact, many iPhone and Windows Phone users consider it as an unnecessary clutter. However, Android users choose functionality over aesthetics. Thankfully, Google's Play Store is flooded with file-organiser apps. Out of them all, here are the five quality apps that are worth giving a shot.
File Expert lets you organise the files on your phone, memory card, and cloud. You can view files in category or folder view. The app offers an efficient multi-tab based interface (similar to what we get in the web browser). Apart copying, moving, deleting files, you can transfer them to other devices including Wi-Fi direct feature. The search function works well, and there's a recycle bin too. For tablet users, there's a separate HD version tailored for bigger screens.
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xcxin.filexpert
ASTRO is a free, ad supported file manager that does what it says. With the help of this app, you can organise and view all your files. It can also double up as a backup app and a task killer. It supports cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive. One nifty feature is the "Cloud Hopping" that lets you move files from one cloud to another. Search, results are almost instantaneous across all indexed locations (mobile device, clouds, networked locations).
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metago.astro
ES File Explorer
Developer: ES App Group
ES is one of the most popular file managers for Android phones. Apart from managing files, this app also works as an application manager, task killer, download manager, and FTP. Remote File Manager is a neat feature, which enables you to sort files on your phone from a computer. You can create archives in Zip, Rar files. It also functions as your FTP and WebDAV client. If you're stuck with an age old Android phone, there's even a Android 1.5 - 2.0 version available.
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop
OI File Manager
This app doesn't offer too many features, but wins us over with its clean and user-friendly interface. OI File Manager allows you to browse your SD card, create directories, rename, copy, move, and delete files. It also acts as an extension to other applications to display "Open" and "Save" dialogue. The best thing about this software is that, it's free and completely ad free.
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager
File Manager is a Holo-themed file manager and application for Android phones and tablets. You can easily find, browse, move, compress, and organise your files and apps. This file manager is free, supported by ads. It supports swiping gestures browse folders and files. It's designed to support high-resolution tablets screens. It can extract Zip, Rar, Tar, Tar.gz, Tgz, Tar.bz2, and Tbz files.
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.clean
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