We are all more than used to scrolling through the image galleries of our mobile devices, but sometimes we forget that we have much more than photos on them. Android devices actually have a lot more data in the form of songs or apps, for example. It can be a bit tedious to move around them with the options provided by the default devices, but for that we have, as in Windows, some very interesting file explorers.
File explorers on Android are, by now, almost as important as they are on Microsoft’s operating system. When you get used to having one installed and using it, you won’t know how to live without it. Google has its own, called filesbut we also give you some alternatives that also work very well.
Google has free solutions in its catalog for practically anything that comes to mind, and of course it was not going to be different with our files. Files is a great application that we will be able to enjoy on any Android mobile.
This application does not take up much space on our device, And it doesn’t spend a lot of resources like this either.. Its operation is based on three pillars: free up space (both on the phone and on the SD card if we have one), find files quickly and be able to share them quickly through WiFi.
Files also allows us to encrypt our files with WPA2, and even back them up in the cloud. One thing about Files that’s great is that it will give us suggestions on files that we can delete to free up spacedepending on factors such as the little use we are giving them.
File Manager is another great alternative if we are looking for a file explorer. It is a simple application and it has a no-frills interface. With it, we can manage the files on our phone, as well as cloud storage and even NAS (network storage).
The app is free, and allows us to do all kinds of actions such as searching for files, copying and taking them to other locations or even renaming them. Don’t worry about the type of files either, since File Manager can handle everything, from videos to images, including music or text files.
Cx File Explorer
If we are looking for a simple browser, but one that hides all kinds of tools, Cx File Explorer is one to keep in mind. With this we will be able to manage both the files of our Android device and those of the PC and the storage in the cloud without problems.
One of the best features that this application has is that it allows us to storage analysis so that we can quickly see the space we have available and manage it. In addition, the app has its own trash can, so if we delete something that we shouldn’t, we can restore it without problems.
This File Manager comes from InShot, which already has dozens of very useful applications for our Android mobile. The application has some limitations that the previous ones do not have, but its developers assure that little by little they will incorporate them.
Despite these, the truth is that we can manage our files very efficiently with it. The application also allows us to save some in private folders so that they cannot be seen by other people, and even It will let us compress files in .zip and .rar formats.
Solid Explorer File Manager
With Solid Explorer it is very easy to manage all the files on our device. This app will even allow us automatically organize them into collections so we don’t even have to bother classifying ourselves.
This app also allows you to compress files, although this time in an additional format such as 7zip. or tar also provides a pretty clever space analysisand will allow us to connect cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
ASTRO File Manager
We end this list with a file explorer that you have probably heard of before. ASTRO File Manager has been around since 2009, and since then they are more than 150 million users from all over the world who have used it.
We are before one of the best free managers that we can find for Android, and with which we won’t have any kind of problem finding files or solving those annoying storage problems that we can suffer from time to time.
The app will allow us to comfortably manage files from both our internal storage and an SD card, as well as the cloud services that we have synchronized. Of course, it’s also great for managing and removing all those apps we have and don’t use.