Best file manager for android free download

The Best File Management App for Android

Where It Excels

Where It Falls Short

The Competition

If you’d prefer something a bit more minimal, OI File Manager is a great choice. It doesn’t have any of the bells and whistles that ES and ASTRO have, but it’ll let you browse your files just fine, and it doesn’t require any extra permissions (like accessing the internet) to do so. Its minimalism also makes it a bit more user friendly since it doesn’t have nearly as many options to confuse more basic users.


Root Explorer is a must have for root users that don’t use ES, since most other file managers can’t get root access, which you need if you’re editing system files. It’s unnecessary if you have ES File Explorer, but it’s the perfect companion to any other file manager if you’ve rooted your phone.

These aren’t the only file managers out there, but they’re some of the best we’ve found. In the end, though, we don’t see much reason to use anything besides ES File Explorer—it doesn’t seem to be lacking anything that other file managers have. If you use something else, though, be sure to tell us what and why in the comments.

Best file manager for android free download

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