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Best Android File Manager Apps

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File manager apps are one of your device’s most critical features. It’s a big part of the system. You can search your files with them, control your storage space, move things here and there, create folders, and much more. Some android phones come with an in-built  android file manager app. But most of the mobile phones don’t have. Our team has done an in-depth search of these apps, and we found some excellent file manager apps you should try. We can’t say this is the best app. This list is not in order. It’s your desire to choose according to your requirement. 

MiXplorer Silver - File Manager

Price - 4.5$, 10K+ downloads,

MiXplorer is a robust android file manager tool that allows you to work easily with all of your Android files and folders. It has a simple, well-designed UI that can also be fully customized. MiXplorer is an excellent file manager with a lot of functionality on typical devices.

What we like

  • Can customize with colors
  • Unlimited Tabbed browsing
  • Various sorting options
  • Can connect to cloud storage
  • Multimedia content previewer
  • SAMBA support

What we don’t like

  • Paid tool
  • Dual panel freezing problem in some devices
  • Cannot move by swiping.
Google Play Rating(4.7/5.0)
4.7/5

Solid Explorer File Manager

Price - Free with ads(trial version), 1M+ downloads

The UI is designed specifically to be easy to use. You can manage your device’s SD card and internal storage easily. This is a rare file manager available in the Play Store with Material Design. According to our experience, this is a perfect app but, the only problem is the trial version. You have to pay about 1.8$ to gain premium version. 

What we like

  • Dual pane(Can see two panels in horizontal way)
  • Can customize icons, colors, themes
  • Can connect to cloud storage
  • Password protected folder access.
  • Can hide folders
  • Can add several background sessions. You can move quickly between them.
  • Swipe the screen to move between 2 folders in different locations
  •  Encrypt files

What we don’t like

  • Encrypted videos cannot be played
  • Not working with SMB/windows network shares
  • Trial period only for 2 weeks
  • No free up space feature
Google Play Rating(4.5/5.0)
4.5/5

Files by Google

Price - Free without ads, 100M+ downloads

This is the official android file manager app released by Google. Now you can transfer all your files on your smartphone easily. This app is more reliable than other apps as this is developed by Google.  This app is called by Google as a 3 in 1 app. Because this app has Free up space, Find files fast and Share files features. There are three main tabs in this app called Clean, Browse, and Share. This app is perfect if you are seeking to free up your space in your device, and at the same time, you can browse the files.

What we like

  • Free up space feature
  • Share files offline with same app users
  • Encrypted file sharing
  • Suggests unwanted files to be deleted
  • Dark theme available
  • More reliable than other apps

What we don’t like

  • Data analytic illustrations must be improved
  • No PC version
  • No cloud feature
  • Can’t customize icons or colors
Google Play Rating(4.6/5.0)
4.6/5

File Manager by Astro

Price - Free without ads, 50M+ downloads

Astro File Manager is one of the most popular file managers on Google Play Store. You can easily manage all of your device’s resources. This file manager has almost all the features that a file manager should have. Astro presents everything in an ordered, accessible, and readable way. Everything has designed in an ordered manner. But we can’t see any unique features of this app. 

What we like

  • File manager + Storage manager
  • Cloud feature
  • Extract and compress files
  • SD card support
  • FTP,SMB,SFTP support
  • No ads

What we don’t like

  • Difficult to scroll long file list
  • Consume much battery
  • No dual pane mode
  • No swipe the screen option
Google Play Rating(4.5/5.0)
4.5/5

OI File Manager

Price - Free without ads, 5M+ downloads

The elegant user interface is the first thing that catches your eye on OI File Manager. Users can work easily with this app as it has a simple user interface. If you need the basic features of a file manager, you can select this app. There are no advanced features in this app. If you just want to scroll through you storage, you can select this app. 

What we like

  • All basic features
  • Simple user interface
  • Need less memory
  • Can make file shortcuts

What we don’t like

  • No cloud feature
  • No memory cleaner
  • No password protection
Google Play Rating(4.2/5.0)
4.2/5

Cx File Explorer

Price - Free without ads, 1M+ downloads

One of the top rated file manager apps in the Play Store. There is a clean and simple user interface. You can easily search and manage your files on your mobile device, PC, and cloud storage with this file manager app. There are basic features and advanced features. So that all the users can use this app.

What we like

  • Cloud feature
  • Analyse and manage storage
  • Material design UI
  • Compress and decompress files
  • Easy to navigate through files and folders

What we don’t like

  • No dark mode
  • Can’t select multiple items once
  • Can’t bookmark folders
Google Play Rating(4.7/5.0)
4.7/5

File Manager

Price - Free with ads, 100M+ downloads

Also known as Asus File Manager. One of the oldest file manager app in the Play Store. This app gives basic features + advanced features. File management has become an easy task by using this app.

What we like

  • Access files in LAN and SMB
  • Cloud feature
  • Storage analyzer
  • Recycle bin feature

What we don’t like

  • Android 10 crash problems
  • Bad customer response
Google Play Rating(4.4/5.0)
4.4/5

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