Unlike the iOS, Android allows its users to access all the Device’s file system using single application. Transfering file between a computer and smartphone or tablet or even from computer to another computer is now as simple as taking selfies with your phone (You can think of something simpler), thanks to the the SHAREit App and soft. See how to transfer files between computers without touching any USB cable.
When it comes to managing and keep record of your files on the go, which file manager app or software do you find the most convenient? There quite a number of file manager apps for android users in google play store but below is our top 10 list of the best Android file managers.
ES File Manager (Free)
ES File Manager is one of the most popular file managers available to Android users, and its so with merits, as it provides an ocean of features for file management.
The app covers the file management basics with an explorer window for copy, paste, delete and move operations; a sidebar for accessing your favorite folders; local storage locations; media galleries; a light media player; and an archive creator.
Additionally, it can serve as a cloud storage client for services like Dropbox and Google Drive, and it also supports FTP and LAN Samba, as well as app management.
Astro Cloud & File Manager (Free)
Astro Cloud & File Manager is another popular and powerful choice for Android file management. Just as the name indicates, Astro includes both local storage and cloud storage management features, which means you can make sense of your internal storage and SD card space while also expanding your reach to the cloud.
The default view lets you use the entire screen to scroll through your files, while side swipes bring up various storage locations and extra tools including an app manager, SD Card analyzer and other user settings.
File Commander (Free, in-app purchases)
Mobi System’s File Commander offers users a solid file management tool with extended features and utilities as in-app purchases.
Rather than opening in file and directory view, File Commander’s home screen presents users with a series of automatically categorized “libraries” such as audio, video and documents, for quick access to a particular type of file, with buttons leading to your internal storage and mounted storage devices.
File Commander also supports remote access, file sharing and cloud storage. Additional tools such as a storage analyzer, a recycle bin and the ability to pin favorite files and folders available as in-app purchases.
File Manager (Free)
A simple and the same time very powerful tool for file management in android devices.
Cheetah Mobile has a variety of utilities out there for Android tablets and smartphones, so it’s no surprise that they’ve got their own file management tool, named, predictably enough, File Manager.
The app opens with a home screen view of pre-categorized libraries for your photos, music, videos and documents, as well as buttons for your internal storage and other mounted drives.
Solid Explorer (Free Trial, $1.99 Full version)
Solid Explorer is an impressive Android file manager that brings the two-pane interface over to mobile devices.
The two independent explorer panes, combined with drag and drop support makes copying and moving files from different locations a breeze, and you can even set a panel to browse popular cloud storage services, such as Drive, Dropbox and SkyDrive.
It even gets better:
AntTek Explorer Ex (Free)
AntTek Explorer Ex is another full-featured file manager that applies the two-pane interface for easy drag and drop controls while also coming with a lot of modern extras.
In addition to basic file management, AntTek supports file streaming from a remote server, Samba and FTP capability, cloud management tools for Google Drive, Skydrive, Dropbox and Yandex, as well as built in image and music players.
Root Explorer ($3.99)
When it comes to handling your file with root access, Root Explorer is one app you can be rest assured granting a root access, Speed Software’s Root Explorer is a trusted name in the Android file management field.
Intended primarily for users with superuser or “root” access to their devices, Root Explorer provides access to lower levels of the Android file management, including the app data folder.
In addition, Root Explorer also covers file management basics, with some nice extras such as built in support for many archive file formats such as .zip, .tar, and .rar files, cloud storage management, app management, a text editor, and SQL database viewer features.
Total Commander (Free)
Even though not as popular as some other file management tools, the name ‘Total Commander‘ should be familiar to many desktop users as it’s already a popular third-party file management tool for desktops.
The dev has made the leap to Android, bringing Total Commander’s distinctive two-pane browsing system to mobile users. This apps makes copying, pasting, and comparing files and folders particularly easy to handle.
X-plore File Manager (Free)
Reminiscent of the old Xtree File Management software, X-plore File Manager features a two-pane file explorer with buttons and features displayed in a dividing column in the middle of the screen.
Much like Total Commander, the two-pane interface makes comparing and moving files around easy, but the key difference is that X-plore’s folder view acts like the ‘Folder’ sidebar of Windows Explorer, expanding outward for an exploding view of your file system.
File Explorer (Free)
The rather unimaginatively named “File Explorer” or FX, offers a nice browsing interface that starts you out with a single window displaying bookmarks, files and additional resources.
You can then open up new windows that can be viewed in split view style, à la Total Commander, while also including the ability to create even more windows, for a combination of multi-tab and two-pane interface styles.