Which file manager do you use?

I use one called X-Plore. It’s actually very good. Even has a WiFi server, conpressed archive support, etc. but the downsides are that it’s close sourced and some features are behind a paywall (though IMO they are worth it).

So I was thinking of moving to some free or open source software. Any recommendations?

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The simple one, which is open source works well. His gallery app is stellar too.

Simple File Manager (A simple file manager for browsing and editing files and directories.) - https://f-droid.org/packages/com.simplemobiletools.filemanager.pro

Travis Skaalgard
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Tibor Kaputa is a GODSEND for FOSS enthusiast Android users.

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We’re def super lucky to have those. ppl like him remind me that its truly a wasteland out there. There are thousands of android developers, and no one else thought or cared to make a suite of simplified, open source apps for everyday use.

@Fisch
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I wanted to switch both my gallery and file explorer and these two seem really good

@AgreeableLandscape
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Ditto!

@ksynwa
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I use simple gallery. Will check this out too.

@Coder
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I used to use Mixplorer but lately I’ve been using Material Files, works pretty well, the downside I found is that it can’t extract some .rar files.

I have been using FX File Manager along with the stock file manager apps for some years.

Although FX is not open-source and hasn’t been updated since 2019, it is working well so far without any issues on Android 11 (OneUI 3.1) and it has no trackers/ads and completely respects your privacy.

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I use Mixplorer. It’s not open source, but it’s trusted, has no trackers, most of the libraries it uses are open source. It’s literally the best file manager i have found on Android.

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