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Access all your files with handy features such as copying, moving, decompressing and folder creation

Access all your files with handy features such as copying, moving, decompressing and folder creation

Vote: (58 votes)

Program license: Free

Program by: EStrongs Inc.

Version: 4.2.9.2.1

Works under: Android

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Program license

(58 votes)

Free

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EStrongs Inc.

4.2.9.2.1

Works under:

Android

ES File Explorer is a file system management app. It allows users to directly access the underlying file system on the Android devices.

Need for File Access

Desktop operating systems generally come with file management applications. For example, Explorer on Windows or Finder on Mac OS. On the mobile operating systems, there are no native applications for file management. ES File Explorer helps solve that problem.

It allows you to access the files and folders on your Android device. You don't need to connect your mobile phone or tablet to a computer to gain access. You can manipulate files and folders directly on the device.

Look and Feel

The application delivers functionality with simplicity. The user interface is clean and clear cut. It is optimized for touch screens.

The home page of the application has important task thumbnails. It also has analytics for your device. Drop down menu on the upper right corner gives you an exhaustive list of all the available functions and settings. On the upper the right corner, you have the notification icon. On the bottom of the screen, there is a taskbar with various task function buttons.

Once you enter the home directory of your device, the thumbnails are replaced by your folder icons. The folder icons also have small symbols on the lower left corner to tell you which ones are system folders. You should not change these folders if you are not an expert.

Management and Other Features

ES File Explorer has all the features that you would expect from a file management system. The search bar helps you find files and folders. You can cut, copy, paste, rename or delete files. It supports GZ, ZIP, and 7z compression formats. You can associate file types with specific apps. For example, if you have multiple PDF readers, you can specify a single app for all your PDF files.

Advanced users might be more interested in features like remote access and cloud integration. If your desktop computer is setup for file sharing, you can use the ES File Explorer to access those files from your mobile device. Instead of a USB connection to copy files, you can use your wireless network. It makes the whole process hassle free. The app also has built-in support for services like Amazon S3, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.

The cache cleaner and the file system analyzer can help you free up device storage. Also, the backup and restore function can help you backup your data to a remote destination.

Conclusion

ES File Explorer is a simple app with lots of powerful utilities. It gives you more control over the content of your Android device. However, the free version of the application has ad banners and pop-ups. Of course, you can buy the ad-free version. It is a flexible and useful app that is worth the investment.

Pros

  • Simple and user-friendly interface
  • Powerful set of utilities
  • Remote access capabilities
  • Highly customizable

Cons

  • Updates sometimes break functionalities
  • Free version has ads