If you happen to be an android user then one of those apps you almost can't do without is the file manager. Although most android devices do come with a file manager by default but those apps only allow you to perform the basics functions like copy, cut, paste etc. So if you want to perform some more advance functions like compressing and extracting of zip files, l managing your cloud drive etc, then you definitely need a third party file manager app.
Although there are lots of file manager applications on the Android app store but in this post I will list out the best among them and also list out some of their features .
1. ES File Explorer
This is no doubt one of the best file manager app you can get for your Android smartphone. Aside letting you access and organize your local files, ES File Explorer also makes it easy for you to access your cloud storage like Google Drive, Dropbox, skydrive and box.
With ES File Explorer, you can extract and compress zip or RAR files, you can access the root folders, it also has built in remote file manager and application manager which let's you easily manage and share your apps with other android users.
Features Of Es File Explorer
=> Application Manager: Categorize, uninstall, backup, and create shortcuts to your apps
=> Remote File Manager: When this feature is enabled, you can manage files on your phone from your computer
=> Built-in ZIP and RAR support: Allows you to compress and decompress ZIP files, unpack RAR files, and create encrypted (AES 256 bit) ZIP files
=> Built-in viewers and players for various file types: Including photos, music, and videos; supports third-party applications such as Quick Office for better productivity
2. Solid Explorer
If you need a file manager application that combines both beautiful UI and great functionality together then you can't go wrong with this app. It features two independent panels which let's you browse through your files and folders easily.
Just like ES Explorer, if also let's you access your cloud storage. It's easily customizable as you can make adjustments to the themes, icon sets and color schemes. You can also adjust the interface to match your taste.
Features Of Solid Explorer:
=> Two independent panels serving as file browsers
=> Rich customization options: icons sets, color schemes, themes
=> Drag and Drop inside and between panels
FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, SMB/CIFS clients
3. File Manager (Explorer)
This is one of the oldest third-party file manager application on the Google play store. This app has gone through total UI modification with lots of added features.
One of the good things about this app is that it supports lots of file extensions. It let's you stream online even without downloading, it comes with built in text editor, image viewer etc and also let's you create a file shortcut on the home screen.
Features Of File Manager (Explorer) :
=> Cut, copy and paste files
=> List and grid view for file explorer
=> Compression and decompression support
=> Supports both local and remote (LAN/SMB) file systems
=> Supports FTP, FTPS, SFTP and WebDAV
=> Play streaming media from LAN/FTP/WebDAV/Cloud without downloading
=> Supports FTP file sharing, access remote files wirelessly
=> Supports file shortcuts on the home screen for easy access
=> Built-in text editor, image gallery and SWF player
4. Root Explorer
This is one app you can't afford not to have on your Android smartphone if you happen to be an android savy or root user. Root Explorer gives you access to all the available files and folders available on the Android system.
Root Explorer also provides easy access to your cloud drive like Google Drive, Box and Dropbox. It also supports multiple tabs, network (SMB) support, SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, extract RAR archives, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, send files etc.
5. Amaze File Manager
This is actually a new application and it's still in beta version which means more features are still being rolled out. Overall, this is a very great multi purpose file manager especially if you happen to be a root user.
This application is open source, gives you access to your root folders and it's totally free without any ads at all.
Features of Amaze File Manager :
=> Open Source, light and smooth
=> Based on Material Design guidelines
=> Basic features like cut, copy, delete, compress, extract etc. easily accessible
=> Root explorer for advanced users
=> All features freely available without any ads
So guys here are just five of the numerous file manager applications available for Android users. If you think there is any honourable mention that I probably left out then let me know in the comment box below.
Also kindly share this post on your social media platforms.