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Astro File Manager worth it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by orbitbreak, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. orbitbreak

    orbitbreak New Member
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    So I've been researching new apps to get, and I came across the slew of people recommending Astro File Manager. It seems to me though that the "my files" stock app that comes with my Captivate does everything I need it to do; delete files, install .apk files..

    What does Astro do that the stock My Files doesn't? Does anything make it better than bloat?
     

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  2. Rob_A

    Rob_A Well-Known Member
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    Get the free version of Astro. It's ad supported but as functional as the paid version.
     
  3. Loremonger

    Loremonger Well-Known Member
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    My Files can't handle zip archives. Astro can unzip files and create new archives. It can also handle tar and gz files.
     
  4. keredini

    keredini Well-Known Member
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    This. I was able to download the 2.1 Flash APK (which was a ZIP file on the server) on my captivate, unzip with Astro and then install it, all from the phone.
     

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