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Top 5 File Manager Applications For Android Users

If you happen to be an android  user then one of those apps you almost can't  do without  is the file manager.  Although  most android  devices do come  with a file manager  by default but those apps only allow you to perform  the basics functions like copy,  cut, paste  etc. So if you want  to perform  some more advance  functions  like compressing and  extracting of  zip  files, l managing  your cloud drive etc,  then you definitely  need a third party  file manager  app. 
Although  there are lots of file manager applications on the Android app store but in this post I will list out the best among them and also list out some of their features . 


1.  ES File Explorer
This is no doubt  one of the best file manager app you can get for your Android smartphone. Aside letting you access and organize your local files,  ES  File Explorer also makes it easy for you to access your cloud  storage  like Google Drive,  Dropbox,  skydrive and box. 
With ES File  Explorer,  you can extract  and compress  zip  or RAR files,  you can access the root folders,  it also has built in remote file manager and application manager which let's you easily manage and share your apps with other android users. 

Features Of Es File Explorer
=> Application Manager: Categorize, uninstall, backup, and create shortcuts to your apps
=> Remote File Manager: When this feature is enabled, you can manage files on your phone from your computer
=> Built-in ZIP and RAR support: Allows you to compress and decompress ZIP files, unpack RAR files, and create encrypted (AES 256 bit) ZIP files
=> Built-in viewers and players for various file types: Including photos, music, and videos; supports third-party applications such as Quick Office for better productivity

2. Solid Explorer
If you need a file manager application that combines both beautiful UI and great functionality together then you can't go wrong  with this app. It features two independent panels which let's you browse through your files and folders easily. 
Just like ES Explorer,  if also let's you access your cloud storage. It's easily  customizable as you can make adjustments to the themes, icon sets and color schemes. You can also adjust the interface to match your taste.

Features Of Solid Explorer:
=> Two independent panels serving as file browsers
=> Rich customization options: icons sets, color schemes, themes
=> Drag and Drop inside and between panels
FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, SMB/CIFS clients

3. File Manager (Explorer)
This is one of the oldest  third-party file manager  application on the Google play store. This app has gone through  total UI modification with lots of added features. 
One of the good things about this app is that it supports  lots of file extensions.  It let's you stream online even without  downloading, it comes with built in text  editor, image viewer etc and also let's you create  a file shortcut  on the home screen. 

Features Of File Manager (Explorer) :
=> Cut, copy and paste files
=> List and grid view for file explorer
=> Compression and decompression support
=> Supports both local and remote (LAN/SMB) file systems
=> Supports FTP, FTPS, SFTP and WebDAV
=> Play streaming media from LAN/FTP/WebDAV/Cloud without downloading
=> Supports FTP file sharing, access remote files wirelessly
=> Supports file shortcuts on the home screen for easy access
=> Built-in text editor, image gallery and SWF player

4. Root Explorer
This is one app you can't afford not to have on your Android smartphone if you happen to be an android savy or root user.  Root Explorer gives  you access to all  the available files  and folders available on the Android system. 
Root Explorer also provides  easy access to your cloud drive like Google Drive, Box and Dropbox.  It also supports multiple tabs, network (SMB) support, SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, extract RAR archives, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, send files etc.

5. Amaze File Manager
This  is actually a new application  and it's still in  beta version  which means more features  are still being  rolled out.  Overall, this is a very great multi purpose  file manager  especially  if you happen to be a root  user. 
This application  is open source,  gives you  access to your root folders and  it's totally free without  any ads at all. 

Features of Amaze File Manager :
=> Open Source, light and smooth
=> Based on Material Design guidelines
=> Basic features like cut, copy, delete, compress, extract etc. easily accessible
=> Root explorer for advanced users
=> All features freely available without any ads

So guys here are just five of the numerous file manager  applications available  for Android users. If you think  there is any honourable mention  that I probably left out then let me know in the comment box below. 

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