There are loads of file manager apps for Android devices. On my Android journey since version 1.0 four have gotten my attention:
In order of appearance one has kind of taken the place of another. I rarely return to Astro to see what new appeared in the most recent version. I still consider ES to be a very good (and free) tool. Mr. Ghisler’s Total Commander was the first shareware application I actually bought (of course it’s free for Android), so I had to check out the Android app too. The most recent addition is Solid Explorer which I so far consider closest to Total Commander.
All of the apps have what I expect from a mobile file manager:
- archive support
- network filesystem support
- list and icon views
- support for root options
I am still evaluating Solid Explorer which provides a 14 day trial. The manager is making a significant impression on me and it is highly likely I will purchase the software since it’s only around 1,5 EUR ($2).