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How do you use you filemanager? (not Astro, ES, Ghost Commander)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jago25_98, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. jago25_98

    jago25_98 Well-Known Member
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    Astro:
    I used to like it but the adverts now take up a lot of screen estate plus I don't really like the new layout. Seems to take up too much space for me.

    ES:
    Can't order files by size.

    Ghost Commander:
    Can't make desktop shortcuts to commonly used folders. Would like to show thumbnails when lots of photos in a folder rather than having to launch gallery.
    Also seemed to do mime filetypes differently to Astro.

    I want to be able to get around my common files and folders at top speed.

    Perhaps there's a better way of doing it? I try to go direct to QuickPic now if I'm looking for a photo.

    But sometimes I want different filetypes to be in the same folder. For example, reference cheat sheets some of which are in pdf format, some in jpeg.

    Another thing I like to be able to do it browse to a .GPG encrypted file, click it and launch APG. I used to do this with Astro but now it doesn't seem to work even after clearing the file associations.

    As for sending files by bluetooth or browsing a local lan, I think I prefer to use a separate app for that.

    How do you do these things?
     

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  2. Harry2

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    ES: Long press at the search icon (magnifying glass) ... order files options, e.g. by size :)

    Harry
     
  3. Crashdamage

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    FX File Explorer.
     
  4. KegHead

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  5. Sommelier

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    You could use free apps/protocols like Airdroid, SonicShare, WiFi File Transfer, or similar.
     
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    Root explorer:D
     
  7. jefboyardee

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    Popular for years on Win XP, Total Commander is now available for Android. It’s my fave.
     
  8. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Well-Known Member
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  9. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Well-Known Member
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    I haven
     

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