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Tom's Guide: File Manager Apps for Android

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Check out Tom's Guide's latest story on Android file manager apps!

Depending on your age, chances are your smartphone is more powerful than your first computer. As such, you probably want to keep your mobile files in some semblance of order. The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of the best file management apps for Android devices. Check out '10 File Manager Applications for Your Android Device' for the full round up.

One noticeable difference in design philosophy between Android and iOS is that Android allows each and every user the freedom to access the file system with whatever program they choose. File transfers between a computer and smartphone or tablet are as simple as plugging in a USB cable and firing up your desktop file manager. But what do you use when you need to manage your files on the go? Enter the Android file manager, a vital piece of software that, oddly enough, sometimes isn't even included as standard on some phones or tablets. If you're on the hunt for a file manager that can handle file operations like copying, deleting, pasting files and folders, and perhaps even more, consider any of the following 10 Android file management tools.

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    house70 , August 21, 2013 4:57 AM
    This is one of the multiple advantages of Android over iOS.

    I use ES File Explorer and Root Explorer (which requires root). The later has a non-root alternative, called simply Explorer, which has about the same functionality except for file/folder permission editing (I believe) and some other stuff that needs root access.
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    Grandmastersexsay , August 21, 2013 5:45 AM
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    This is one of the multiple advantages of Android over iOS.

    I use ES File Explorer and Root Explorer (which requires root). The later has a non-root alternative, called simply Explorer, which has about the same functionality except for file/folder permission editing (I believe) and some other stuff that needs root access.


    You can grant ES file explorer root access as well. Why would you use the inferior root explorer when ES file explorer can do everything root explorer can?
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    house70 , August 21, 2013 7:31 AM
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    You can grant ES file explorer root access as well. Why would you use the inferior root explorer when ES file explorer can do everything root explorer can?


    I guess it's a matter of personal preference.