Featured: Top 10 File Manager Apps For Android

March 19, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Sliding ExplorerSliding Explorer

Sliding Explorer seems relatively new, and it features pretty much anything you could find in your standard run of the mill file explorer. It also comes with a snazzy Material Design style UI so it looks good. It features root access for those that have rooted devices, and it you can use it to zip/unzip files and more.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1

File Expert With CloudsFile Expert With Clouds

File Expert With Clouds may not use Material Design, but the icons for each folder are bright and colorful and big enough to make them easy to identify when you’re scrolling through looking for whatever it is you need. File Expert has a large list of features like FTP sharing, root access to system folders, WiFi sharing, a recycle bin and loads of other useful functions.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1

File ExplorerFile Explorer

File Explorer is another file management app you’ll find does what most of them do, and does it well. You get root access capabilities, cloud file management, zipping options, FTP sharing, streaming content capabilities and more all wrapped up into a newly redesigned UI with Material Design style.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1


Explorer is the classic and popular file manager application from Speed Software. Root Explorer is likely their more well-known version of the app as it’s been used by rooted device owners for years, Explorer is the non-root required version of the app. You can use it to find many of the files and folders on your device, as well as extract rar archives or use the built-in text editor. It even has support for Drive, Dropbox, Box, and Network (SMB).Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1

Astro File ManagerAstro

Astro File Manager with cloud has been around for ages, and it’s certainly one of the best file manager apps on Android. It allows for access to files from local on-device storage as well as cloud locations including Drive, Dropbox, Box, Facebook, and SkyDrive. It’s not overly packed with features and still does what most people will need.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1

Solid ExplorerSolid Explorer

Solid Explorer has a nice clean UI which makes it pleasing to look at during use, but it has a great feature not found in all File Managers that shouldn’t be overlooked, which is drag and drop options. It also features FTP sharing, read and extract Zip and Rar file capabilities, and support for a wide variety of different cloud storage services like Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, and more.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1

Cabinet BetaCabinet Beta

Cabinet Beta is a minimalist file manager app that will provide you with basic file manager functions and is perhaps the most Material Design like UI of any other app in this category. It features the floating action button for adding new folders, a slide-out menu to access different settings and options, and it even has support for root access.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1

File CommanderFile Commander

Sony device users will be familiar with File Commander, but it isn’t limited to use on Sony devices only. It features local file access and network file access using FTP/FTPS servers, as well as remote shares for Xperia devices. It comes with a pretty slick UI, and on the main homepage you’ll always find folders for music, videos, pictures, and downloads for easy access.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1

File ManagerFile Manager

File Manager is great if you like the simplistic Material Design approach to the UI, but it also offers up great features like Google Drive and Dropbox integration, customization options with light and dark themes, and support for USB-OTG. If you find yourself organizing photos on your phone a lot, the built-in image gallery will likely come in very handy.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1

ES File ExplorerES  File Explorer

ES is certainly a top notch file manager app, and there’s lots to love here. It has root access support, cloud integration with Google Drive, Dropbox and others, and it even supports Android TV which many file managers on Android don’t do. If you need a fully featured file manager ES should be on your list of apps to check out.Google-Play-Banner-Get-it-On-Large1