Best File Managers for Android OS

Android’s stock file manager is boring, there is no doubt about that. Although there are many file managers on the play store which are revered and favored by Android Fanboys, we have shortlisted some of the Best File Managers for Android OS for you to choose.

ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer is one of the best and widely used File Manager by Android Fanboys around the world. It has everything you need in a File Explorer. Extracting, Moving, Zipping, FTP etc. You won’t have to think about any other app until you need all the basic stuff covered. Though, lately many websites and users have given a negative review for the Favoured App. It is because it got acquired by another company and they started *Flooding* it with Ads and Bloatware. To make it worse, they also included a stupid feature as Quick Charge. It shows you that it will help your battery last longer. Yea Right. Although it is still a good App if you ignore the advertisements.

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MiXplorer is not available on the Google Play Store. You will have to download it from its official site or XDA forums. It is one of the lauded apps from the XDA Developers since that’s where it was born. It has many different features (Even though some of them are not needed) BUT it is still great according to us. Some features apart from normal functions include: Exporting and Importing preferences and bookmarks, customized skins. Handling TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, GZIP, BZIP2 and extract RAR (splitted-encrypted, RAR5), XZ, APM, CAB, ISO, ARJ, AR, LZH, LHA, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, NSIS, LZMA, NTFS, FAT, VHD, MBR, SWM, MSLZ, CramFS, Dmg, ELF, MachO, Mub, PE, Split, Xar, Z, Udf, HFS, SquashFS, PPMD types of files. You can check the official site here.

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Root Explorer

Root Explorer is one of those paid apps which are revered by its users. It more than 500,000+ downloads and it costs 3.99$ in the US. It has a clean and straightforward look and that’s what makes it so prominent in the Android Community. Some of the features include multiple tabs, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and network (SMB) support, SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, extracting rar archives, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, image thumbnails, APK binary XML viewer etc. On top of that, there is a 24-hour return policy for users that is if they don’t like the app, they can email the developers and their money will be refunded.

X-Plore File Manager

X-Plore has come a long way for Android. It was one of the very first File managers to hit the Google Play Store especially for root users. It still boats an Old UI for those who are still up for it and fanboys of the old android look. The developers still keep it updated every now and then and fix bugs frequently. The App has 10,000,000+ Downloads and this number will keep on increasing.


We didn’t know much about cabinet until someone referred it to us. It has a clean, material design but minus the customization part. Some say it is way better than ES File Explorer. For some reason, it has been blocked in some countries.

ASUS file manager

This file manager from Asus has become a fan favorite of Androiders lately. It is a pretty light, fast and user-friendly App with a clean and unsophisticated UI.

Solid Explorer

And last but not the least, there is Solid Explorer. It has just started to gain coverage (And thats why we are mentioning it in Best File Managers Post) since it is a clear and cogent App which does its work without any hassle and any ads. Though some users don’t like its UI, we think it does the work seamlessly. It is free for 14 days and then you will need to buy it using an In-App subscription service. For developers, the app comes with plugins that allow you access cloud services like Amazon S3, Mega Upload, and FTP server.


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