Android file managers are often a bit similar, but there few extra functions that can separate a standard file explorer from an excellent one. Here are of some of the best file managers for exploring on your Android device.
Solid Explorer offers two display panels which allow easy navigation between two different folders as well as dragging and dropping files from one panel to the other. This impressively easy to use app features an interface that is both clean and intuitive.
Solid Explorer is also integrated with cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive, with additional support for Chromecast.
The app is available on the Play Store for US$2 but allows a 14-day free trial.
Along with being a commonly used Android file manger, File Commander also happens to one of the best. Its standard interface features folders for your pictures, videos, music, downloads and documents. One notable feature is that with a single tap on a folder for example documents, you can see the exact destination of all your documents.
File Manager HD
File Manager HD is a product from the developers of the popular CleanMaster optimization app, Cheetah Mobile. Among its standout features is its ability to show you the recent files by default on your file browser's home page. The well designed feature is convenient especially when you are trying to find a file that you recently viewed, without having the trouble of going through all your files.
Compared to the other apps on the list, AntTek Explorer is a little more complicated. With a less than intuitive interface, the app features a wide range of icons with some not being instantly recognizable, and can sometimes be a bit overwhelming once you launch the app. One advantage however, is the interface's convenient drag and drop format.
If you have a rooted Android device, then Root Browser will be ideal. Root Browser is an all round file explorer in its own right, aside from allowing you to switch file permissions and ownerships, the app allows editing of a variety of files. Though Root Browser doesn't require users to have root permissions to access its best features, with a rooted device, the app offers a greater opportunity to do a lot more than just searching, moving or deleting files.
ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is another favorite for many Android users. The file explorer app features the usual pictures, music, videos, downloads categories. With a simple to use interface, the app also offers an efficient search feature.
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