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Best file manager: Astro or ES File Explorer?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by hybid09, Dec 1, 2010.

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    Which, in your opinion, is best to use?
     

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    Been using both and I prefer ES a bit more.

    Both are pretty good.
     
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    I use ES for its networking stuff and root explorer for everything else.
     
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    IFor a long time I preferred Astro, even after they went to a paid version of an ad supported version. Something made me look at EStrongs and I used it enough to get the hang of it, and then I liked it better than Astro.

    I really don't like the recent changes to the EStrongs UI, and the latest removal of bookmark manager into a separate app irritated me - another app to install, with more bloat that couldn't be more useless to me. Now I'm back trying to like Astro again. Somewhere EStrongs has stated that their File Manager will always be free and without ads. What they failed to mention is that they are slowly removing features and creating separate apps that are not ad-free.

    Astro seems faster at displaying a list of files when you change folders (most notably on LAN shares, but locally too), redisplaying the file list when you change the sort order, etc. But the one thing I find I really miss about EStrongs is the ability to MOVE files from local to LAN in one step. For some reason Astro doesn't seem to allow this. I'm pretty sure I understand why, but it can still be simulated, and that's all I really want.
     

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