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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JCUMV, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. JCUMV

    JCUMV Well-Known Member
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    Hi all,
    Now that I've had the phone a month I can see that I need a file manager app. Went out to the market and did a search on File Manager and a ton of them came up. Did a search here on the Forum and didn't find a whole lot about what people are using... just that they use them. So I'm wondering which one is the best ;)

    Thanks.

    2/2 UPDATE - Okay, so I downloaded Astro and it seems real nice. Still finding my way around. I just rec'd an email with a pic attached. I clicked on it and saw the option to Save to SD Card. I selected that and it just dumped it in the root directory on the card. I would have thought that a file manager app would ask you which folder you want to Save it to. Maybe it does and I'm jsut doing something wrong.
     

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  2. bjf88

    bjf88 Well-Known Member
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  3. jerryrp

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    Recommended by a friend and haven't tried others but does what I've needed to do so far.

    Called "Linda Manager"
     
  4. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member
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    I use es file explorer...it works good for me.
     
  5. the208

    the208 Well-Known Member
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    Another vote for Astro.
     
  6. rigamrts

    rigamrts Well-Known Member
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    astro on the eris and root explorer my g1. i recomend root explorer when we get root access cause that has so much power with a rooted device.
     
  7. Mays24

    Mays24 Well-Known Member
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    Astro as well.
     
  8. Kevkelsar

    Kevkelsar Well-Known Member
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    Astro. It makes moving files, finding files, and creating new folders a breeze. Plus, you can back up all your apps on to your SD card in case you ever have to do a factory reset. No need to re-download everything again.
     
  9. JCUMV

    JCUMV Well-Known Member
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    Wow, lot of Astro users here. No issues with that I take it?
     
  10. hrbib21

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    Astro. Works perfectly.
     
  11. DaWeav

    DaWeav Well-Known Member
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    ASTRO File Manager. I used caps in the name since that's how they do it.

    However, the ASTRO free Beta will eventually expire and then they will probably only have a paid version remaining. So, as long as the price is right, I will probably stick with it since its an all in one, file, app, and process manager.

    ES File Manager is OK too for a file manager, but it doesn't do all that ASTRO does.
     
  12. lisadawn

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    Astro here too. Never had a problem. Got my ebooks on there and everything!
     
  13. livefreebee

    livefreebee Active Member
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    I have astro as well, but I am not exactly technically inclined. I have tried to create folders to organize my pictures (right now I have 150+ pictures in my general album) and I created the folders successfully, but couldn't figure out how to actually move the pictures. Am I missing something? I thank you in advance for any help you may have:)
     
  14. karib

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    I use ASTRO as well. It works fine for me although I don't really know what to do with it, lol! I am learning more everyday though.
     
  15. karib

    karib Well-Known Member
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    You can back up apps using ASTRO? I installed MY BACKUP to do this. If I can do it with ASTRO, that would be good. Haven't done it yet.
     
  16. sonar

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    My vote goes to astro just hope the price is right after update or I need to find a new file manager and app backup app
     
  17. pkopalek

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    Astro is easy and fast. Quickest access to emailing myself a photo, saving it, opening it from my SD card, and setting it as a wallpaper.

    ES File Explorer is actually MUCH more fully featured, and integrates with ES Task Manager, which is, IMO, the best Task Manager out there without going to 'Advanced Task Manager', which is unncessary.
     
  18. deman89

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    OI File Manager lightweight and easy, until we get root as much as I need


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  19. JCUMV

    JCUMV Well-Known Member
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    Okay, so I downloaded Astro and it seems real nice. Still finding my way around. I just rec'd an email with a pic attached. I clicked on it and saw the option to Save to SD Card. I selected that and it just dumped it in the root directory on the card. I would have thought that a file manager app would ask you which folder you want to Save it to. Maybe it does and I'm jsut doing something wrong.
     
  20. thetingster

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    I love ASTRO file manager, but this morning I receive a pop up that the beta will expire in 3 days. WTH?
     
  21. gruss

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    Es file explorer here.
     
  22. Pitamakan

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    Same here ... works very well, and it's free to boot.
     
  23. AudiDan

    AudiDan Well-Known Member
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    OI file manager.
     
  24. I had ASTRO for about two weeks and then tossed it, not because there was anything wrong with it but because it was just more than I needed.

    The stock software, once learned, works fine for my needs. Also, if I want to manipulate files I'll hook up my Eris to one of my computers and have at it.
     
  25. thenestor

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    ES File Explorer (EStrongs) because it lets me transfer files through my Windows network, FTP, or Bluetooth, in addition to the usual features (app backup, etc). Interface takes some getting used to, though. I previously used AndroZIP because it had the best interface.
     

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