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Five apps to enhance file management on your Android smartphone

Five apps to enhance file management on your Android smartphone

Some Android smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, ship with a built-in file manager (called My Files). Although it's not very powerful or flexible, it gets the job done. But if you need more in the way of features or control — or you purchased an Android device without a built-in file manager — where do you turn?

To the Google Play Store. There, you will find any number of file managers to choose from. The big challenge is figuring out which ones offer the most power and flexibility. I have narrowed the selection to my five favorite file managers, one of which is sure to have everything you need.

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Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website getjackd.net.

2 comments
k.bertrand
k.bertrand

The copy on the both pages for X-Plore File Manager is a repeat of the copy for ES File Explorer.  

danbromberg
danbromberg

Jack,

  When you refer to an Android smartphone may I assume your article(s) also refer to any Android device (like a tablet) ?
Dan