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Best file manager?

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Best file manager?

  1. Astro ([url]http://www.metago.net/astro/fm/[/url])

    108 vote(s)
    41.9%
  2. EStrongs ([url]http://www.estrongs.com/[/url])

    70 vote(s)
    27.1%
  3. Root Explorer by Speedsoftware

    22 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. CRKO Commander ([url]http://crko.net[/url])

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Dual File Manager ([url]http://www.medieval.it/[/url])

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  6. Adao File manager (???)

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
  7. File Magic ([url]http://filemagic.dinglisch.net[/url])

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  8. AndroZip ([url]http://www.agilesoftresource.com/[/url])

    5 vote(s)
    1.9%
  9. Linda File Manager ([url]http://www.nylinda.com[/url])

    5 vote(s)
    1.9%
  10. AndExplorer ([url]http://www.lysesoft.com/products/andexplorer/index.html[/url])

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  11. Ghost Commander ([url]http://sites.google.com/site/ghostcommander1/[/url])

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
  12. ScaliCommander ([url]http://sites.google.com/site/gslngr/[/url])

    4 vote(s)
    1.6%
  13. Other (please comment!)

    35 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. Thomas_AR

    Thomas_AR Newbie

    Virus in TC?? First time i hear of that and i seriously doubt that. An application which such a good reputation, more than strange. No reports in the developer forum at all.
    And yes, its not yet available in the market, still beta, but excellent over all.
     



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  2. My HTC Desire reports that it's low on memory, mening its internal memory (only 13 MB left), while I have plenty of room on the SD card (14GB available). I've already moved as much as possible to the SD card, so now I need to know which app (and whatever) to remove from internal storage. Thus, I need a file manager that allows me to see and manage what is stored internally, not on the SD card. I've looked at the two top ones here (Astro and ES) and they both seem to focus on managing what's on the SD card. But I cannot seem to get it to show me the internal storage only. Any ideas?
     
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Have a look at 'Quick App Manager'.
    It'll show you that what you wanted :)

    Note: Search in market for 'Le Cerisier Bleu'

    Harry
     
  4. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Old thread, but it still seems to be active. So...
    I really like Super Manager. It has full root file management + task manager etc., and handles .apk & .zip. A bit of a learning curve, but once you get past that, it's cake.
    http://gpc.sg1004.myweb.hinet.net/supermanager_manual.pdf
     
  5. Ryno79

    Ryno79 Newbie

    i downloaded ES file manager after reading this thread, looks like an improvement over the Linda File manager sofar(just started using it)
     
  6. sagarsutariya

    sagarsutariya Lurker

    Mostly I used all of this but I like Astro File Manager and OI File Manager.
     
  7. funpig

    funpig Android Enthusiast

    I have flipped back and forth between Astro and ES Explorer. (I originally voted for Astro in this poll).

    I prefer Astro's app back up (just a bit easier to use) and I can open .csv (excel) files in Astro (ES only recognizes .csv files as text which requires me to log out of ES and go to Thinkfree to open a .csv file.)

    However, after running Power Tutor, I found that Astro can be a bit of a power drain compared to ES. I think once you open Astro, it connects to wifi for the ads and keeps the wifi connection open even after you close Astro. Based upon Power Tutor, Astro uses 10x the power of ES when this happens. So for now I am using ES.

    (I run Android 2.1)
     
  8. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    I have used Astro and Es File Explorer. Es File Explorer is my choice. I like the colors and customization of the background. The clean look and how easy it is to view and move files around. Much better UI.
     
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  9. sleeco

    sleeco Well-Known Member

    FX File explorer is well worth a look and it's free.
     
  10. mmyguitar

    mmyguitar Lurker

    I like Root Explorer.
     
  11. Xerses

    Xerses Well-Known Member

    ES is my preference because it allows me to browse network shares as if I were using a PC. Swipe to the right and I am in my PC folders. Excellent feature.
     
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  12. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    FX and File Expert both do this. The top 4 are definitely Astro, ES, FX and FE. While I like the UI of FX 10 times better than the others, I still use File Expert because I love this theme: File Expert Dream Bubble Theme for Android | AppBrain.com
    I just wish it would allow sorting by date with newest on top! Favorites pretty much solves that problem.
     
  13. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

  14. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Was using file expert, but the new overhauled version was too buggy and I'm back to estrongs
     
  15. Gekko

    Gekko Android Expert

    i like Astro but does anyone know of a file explorer app that will let you hide a given file or folder? i'd like to hide they system and app folders like LOST.DIR etc. from the explorer app on my SD card. i don't want to muddle through them.
     
  16. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    Astro Pro for me.
     
  17. baltimore7

    baltimore7 Lurker

    I guess MKC file manager ( and MKC HD) is my favourite and belongs to the best file managers for Android devices. It has all features i need and lot also i like the possibility to customize almost everything
     
  18. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Estrongs by a mile. However its still not perfect. It still struggles to deal with Zips and Rars like Astro does, but its better than astro in every other way. Plus its got too much bloat.
     
  19. bruce73

    bruce73 Android Enthusiast

    FX File Explorer. The current beta version is fully featured. Excellent app.
     
  20. KaosStorm

    KaosStorm Well-Known Member

    FX File Explorer is the one I'm using right now.
     
  21. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    FX File Explorer for me too :D
     
  22. HappyFaceDevs

    HappyFaceDevs Lurker

    Es File Manager is better than Astro. A much friendlier interface.
     
  23. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    I like Astro personally.
     
  24. colmmcgrath

    colmmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Dropbox is one of the best file manager. You can drag and drop files, synch them. You can download it free from the play store.
     
  25. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Dropbox is more of a folder cloud storage and not a file manager. You can access the Dropbox folder only with dropbox. You can't really manage your other folders on the SD card or internal memory.
     
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