Top 5 Free File Manager Apps for Android Devices
Sometimes, the in-built file manager which comes with your Android device might not suffice for your needs. If you are looking for an app that helps you manage all the files on your Android device and perform some extraordinary tasks, simultaneously, we’ve got five of them for you which are most likely to exceed your expectations.
Some of the file manager apps mentioned in the list not only allows you to edit, find, arrange, organize, delete, rename, transfer, but they also allow you to perform some advanced tasks like downloading, sharing, uploading, etc., and store your files and data on the cloud! If you like any other file manager apps that assist in organizing and managing files on android devices in a better way, please post it in the comments section.
ES File Explorer:
ES File Explorer is one of the most famous file manager apps which comprise of a file manager, system manager, download manager, root explorer, and many more. Supporting over 30 languages, this app, besides allowing you to perform basic tasks like cut, copy, paste, delete, move, create, rename, search, share, and hide a file, also allows you to archive and compress / decompress files. Additionally, the app supports cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Ubuntu One, etc., and features cache cleaner, in-app killer, and ZIP and RAR support.
Users can get the details about the number of images, songs, videos, documents, and apps on the phone, and the space remaining on their SD Card on the homepage of the app. It would not be wrong to say that the ES file explorer is an ideal all-purpose file manager app that performs multiple tasks. The app also comes in handy when you have to access a file saved on your laptop or desktop. It also has built-in support to view photos and play videos and songs. You can even start a slideshow of images as per your choice of delay time and create a custom playlist by adding tracks to your “Now Playing” playlist. The app is also a good medium to stay updated, on-the-go.
The app serves best in those scenarios where you’ve device does not allow you to set custom ringtones on Moto E, Moto G, etc, phones.
Developed By: ES APP Group
With a simple yet intuitive interface, the “File Manager” app is Holo-themed and empowers the users to browse, compress, extract, and organize all the files stored on their Android device, holistically. They can create / delete folders and sort folders by name, size, last modified, and type in an ascending and descending order. Recent search history can be easily accessed by a simple swipe across the screen and can be easily deleted from the settings panel. In short, this is a small and smart app that lets you do big things with the items stored on your primary and secondary SD cards.
Developed By: Gira.me
Solid Explorer File Manager:
With slick look and multiple features, the Solid Explorer File Manager app is one of the most installed file manager apps for Android Smartphones. It supports cloud storage and can be connected to Windows PCs and many remote servers such as FTP, WebDav, SFTP, etc. File transfer between the two independent panels, cloud, PC, and root folders is as simple as drag and drop.
The most unique feature of this app is that it allows users to protect their ZIP archives with a password. The app even facilitates users with the feature of changing the system level file properties and stream music or videos from PC or the cloud. Developers of this app believe that you won’t get disappointed on giving it a try!
Developed By: Krzysztof Głodowski
Featuring a brand new UI, File Explorer is another file manager app that comes with networking, optional media, and cloud and root capabilities. The app lets users manage all the content stored on their Android-powered tablets and Smartphones without getting disturbed by any in-app ads.
Developers of the app have also created a lucid tutorial to use the app that begins as soon as a user opens the app. Users can choose to see the tutorial or quit it by pressing the back button. One unique feature that differentiates this app from all the other file manager apps in this list is this app’s
“Recently Updated” folder.
The app scans the internal and external memory of the device to display search results quickly. Users can sort the search by name, path, type, date, and size in an ascending or descending order, make multiple selections simultaneously, stop any ongoing tasks (in-app killer), configure file and media management, customize the app’ appearance / theme of the app, extract RAR and ZIP archives, and do much more.
Developed By: NextApp, Inc.
AndroXplorer File Manager:
The AndroXplorer File Manager app is easily navigable, intuitive, and free of all the in-app advertisements. The homepage of the app is well-segregated and gives an idea about the files that consume in-built memory and external memory of the phone. The app also allows users to sort the folders by name, size, date, and type. Anything that a user deletes gets automatically stored in the recycle bin, just like a laptop or a desktop. The app displays search results in a lightning fast manner and also supports Wi-Fi network file sharing.
Developed By: AndroXplorer
So to make organizing and managing files on your Android devices easier, simply pick any of these file manager apps.