8 Best File Managers for Android (2021)

For managing your files on your Android phone, you need a good file manager. While all the OEMs have their own file manager applications, they might be lacking some features. Third party file managers for Android provides you with additional features as well. In this post, let us have a look at some of the best file managers for Android for 2021. These file managers give you feature rich and well equipped interface to manage your files.

1. Files by Google:

Files by Google is probably one of the simplest and most popular file manager. It comes in Google Android One phones by default. You can also install it from the Play store. Using the app, you can  free up space more quickly and easily than ever: Delete old photos and memes from chat apps, remove duplicate files, erase unused apps, clear your cache and more.

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2. File Manager by Xiaomi:

Mi File Manager is one of the most popular and highly rated file manager. It comes free of cost and is a secure tool that helps you find file faster, manage files easily, and share them offline with others. It supports tons of cool features: quick search, moving, deleting, opening, and sharing files, as well as renaming, unzipping, and copy-paste. Mi File Manager also recognizes multiple file formats, including music, videos, images, documents, APKs, and zip-files.

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3. File Manager:+

File Manager + is easy and powerful file manager for Android devices. It’s free, fast and full-featured with simple UI and is extremely easy to use. With File Manager +, you can easily manage your files and folders on your device, NAS(Network-attached storage), and cloud storages.

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4. File Commander:

?File Commander is a powerful file manager that allows you to handle any file on your Android device, cloud storage or network location via a clean and intuitive interface. It is fully optimized for the latest version of Android. File Commander is loaded with features – Vault security, Recycle Bin, Storage Analyzer, File Converter and more.

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5. X-plore File Manager:

This is one of the few file managers offering dual panel window. X-plore is a dual-pane explorer, there are two folders shown at same time, and common operation such as copying files are done from one pane to another. X-plore file manager also shows folder hierarchy in a tree view for clear orientation and fast switching to other location.

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6. Solid Explorer File Manager:

Solid Explorer is the best looking file and cloud manager with two independent panels, which brings to you a new file browsing experience. This is the only fully featured file manager with Material Design you can find in the Play Store. This file manager isn’t available for free, but you get a 14 days trial version to try the features before buying.

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7. ES File Explorer:

ES File Manager is one of the popular file manager for Android, but it was pulled from Play store last year. It has a pretty good interface and you can view files by category of images, music, videos, and apps with efficiency and convenience. You can also manage multiple cloud drives at the same time, making it easier and faster to transfer files between cloud and local storage.

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8. Total Commander:

Total Commander is one of the good file managers available for Windows and this is the Android version. It comes with all the features you would expect on file manager and also features two panels side by side, or virtual two panel mode.

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