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?


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


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

Tibor Kaputa is a GODSEND for FOSS enthusiast Android users.


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.



I use simple gallery. Will check this out too.


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.

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.


On mobile I just use RAR as a file manager.

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