There are almost hundreds of file manager apps available on the Google Play Store. Some of them are really good, and some of them add spyware to the devices like ES File Explorer. If we talk about the ES File Explorer, the file manager app has remained the popular choice for Android users, but it was caught adding spyware to the user’s devices.
Although the company behind ES File Explorer has denied all allegations, it had made lots of users skeptical. The popular file manager app, of course, ES File Explorer is now banned from the Google Play Store, but users can download it from third-party apps. Since it’s not available on the Google Play Store, lots of users search for ES File Explorer alternatives.
So, if you are also searching for the same, then you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to share some of the best ES File Explorer alternatives that you can use on your Android. All these apps provide similar features to ES File Explorer, and most of them are free to download and use.
Best ES File Explorer Alternatives
Before we share with you the list of best ES File Explorer alternatives, it’s worth noting that there are hundreds of file manager apps available on the Google Play Store and mentioning all of them is not possible at all. So, in this article, we have only shared the apps that are trusted and used by millions of users.
After the removal of ES File Explorer, Solid Explorer gained lots of users. Actually, Solid Explorer used to be the best competitor of ES File Explorer, but since ES File Explorer is removed from the Google Play Store, it’s the only file manager app that comes close to it. The file manager app for Android features a Material design, and it has all the features that you find on ES File Explorer.
Total Commander is one of the most powerful file manager app available for Android smartphones. From file management to fetching cloud storage files, Total Commander can help you in multiple ways. As of now, it’s one of the most popular ES File Explorer alternatives with cloud support, plugin support, file bookmarking, etc.
Well, X-Plore File Manager is the only file manager on the list that got dual-pane support. That simply means that it lets you manage two windows at the same time. Compared to other file manager apps for Android, X-Plore File Manager is pretty easy to use. You need to open both folders in a dual-pane and drag and drop the files for moving or copying files between folders. The user-interface looks outdated, but the file manager has lots of advanced features.
4. ASUS File Manager
ASUS File Manager is the stock file manager of ASUS smartphone and it’s available on the Google Play Store. The app shows ads, but it’s completely free and doesn’t asks users to purchase anything. The key feature of ASUS File Manager is its user interface and the storage optimizer. Guess what? Just like ES File Explorer, ASUS File Manager also got a Recycle bin feature that can be used to recover files that were accidentally deleted.
ASTRO File Manager is a file management app, but it packs some extra features. For instance, it can find and clean leftover files, junk files, etc. When it comes to the file management features, ASTRO File Manager has every feature you need for effective file management.
Cx File Explorer is one of the best and lightweight file manager app on the list which is known for its user-friendly UI. While most of the other file manager apps for Android focuses on improving the usability of file access, Cx File Explorer focuses on accessing files on NAS (Network-attached Storage). With NAS what we mean is that you can access files stored on shared or remote storage like FTPS, FTP, SFTP, SMB, etc.
Well, Xiaomi offers a free, secure file manager app for faster file management. The great thing is that Mi File Manager is compatible with every Android smartphone and it offers tons of cool features like quick search, sharing files, moving, zipping, unzipping, etc. Apart from that, it also got the ability to open videos and music files.
Amaze File Manager is an open-source file manager app for Android. The app is free to download, and it doesn’t show a single ad. It has all the basic file management features to fulfill all your needs. It also has a few advanced features for pro users like FTP and SMB file sharing, root explorer, app manager, etc.
Files by Google might not be the best ES File Explorer alternative on the list, but it’s a worthy one. The file manager app for Google is known for its smart recognition of storage junks. It automatically detects and shows the junk files that need to be cleared from the smartphone. Apart from that, Files by Google have all the basic file managing features that you expect from a file manager app.
10. FX File Explorer
FX File Explorer is an ad-free file manager app for Android that you can use today. The user-interface of FX File Explorer is not the strongest part of the app, but it fulfills that loophole by providing lots of amazing and advanced features. FX File Explorer supports multi-window, which means you can manage multiple folders at the same time. When it comes to Privacy, FX File Explorer takes it pretty seriously. The app doesn’t show any ads and doesn’t track any user’s activity.
So, these are the best ES File Explorer alternatives that you can use right now. If you know any other such apps, let us know in the comment box below. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.
This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral
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