What are the best file explorers on Android?

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  1. 44

    #1Levipic

    Levipic

    Levipic will upgrade your photo storage experience: you will get folders to organize your photos, an explorer to find any photo or video you are looking for and a world map to see where these pictures where taken. This app also includes an Adobe Photo Editor, to make sure your pictures look better than ever.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Albert Lane
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Levipic isn't great as a file explorer but it's good for photo organization. If you want a pure file explorer, check out Google's Files Go app."
  2. 39

    #2Amaze File Manager

    Amaze File Manager

    This free and easy to use app will allow you to manage, share and organize all your files on your Android phone. It also features useful tools, like multiple tabs to do many things at the same time. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Dylan Hernandez
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "The Amaze File Manager is a good solution for managing all your files on your Android phone. I have used it for over a month now and find it very intuitive, very easy, and very user friendly. It always helps when apps looks good, and this one doesn't disappoint. It looks very aesthetically pleasing, and is quite easy to use, even for someone who doesn't know much about file managing. "
  3. 36

    #3Total Commander

    Total Commander
    Total Commander is a highly customizable shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for several variants of Microsoft Windows specially designed for advanced users.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Debra Vasquez
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "I love that this app doesn't dumb down to the lowest common denominator and instead, gives you the ability to do a ton of things, such as connect to your LAN, share files, send files and a whole bunch of other cool features. As a person in IT, I love this! There are no ads and it is free, so that's nice as well. "
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    #4FX File Explorer

    FX File Explorer
    FX File Explorer is a free file explorer application for Android.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Louis Lewis
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "Ok, this is the ultimate file explorer. When getting this I didn't even realise it could connect to dropbox (which I backup all my important data with). It's incredible. It also can link with a bunch more stuff. It looks good too."
  2. 21

    #5OI File Manager

    OI File Manager

    This free app lets you easily manage all your files! It is a powerful tool to create directories, copy files, send data by email, and much more!

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Nathan King
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "OI File Manager is a free app that allows you to browse your phone's filesystem and create, rename, copy, and delete folders. It is highly rated and works rather well. It's a must-have app for anyone interested in diving deep into their phone's subsystems."
  3. 20

    #6AntTek Explorer Ex

    AntTek Explorer Ex

    This is a free application to explore your Android system in the most intuitive way available on the Google Play store. 

    Other

    Free

    Marilyn Cooper
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "The latest update causes the screen to go black, when I launch this app on my "Galaxy Tab S" tablet running KitKat, and causes responsiveness issues when I quit, while not performing any more useful actions for me. Please Fix. The same app runs fine on my "Galaxy S6" phone, running Lollipop"
  4. 12

    #7MK Explorer

    MK Explorer

    MK Explorer is a free app that allows you to manage easily any file. It is a simple but powerful tool for organizing digital folders and documents.

    Other

    Free

    Brenda Bennett
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "I hated the way my Android had the file system set up so I was really happy when I found MK Explorer. It's really easy to use without a huge learning curve and now I can quickly locate saved files on my device without frustration. "
  5. 9

    #8ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer (File Manager) is an all-in-one free app for Android devices. It is capable of managing all files both online and offline and transferring to other devices via WiFi. The app also has a built-in app manager and note editor.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Debra Cruz
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I really like the layout of this app. The ability to manage my files offline is fantastic. I also like that I can play my music without yet another download."
  6. 9

    #9Camera Roll

    Camera Roll

    This app is perfect to organize all your pictures: with an intuitive interface, you will be able to enjoy all your photos, GIFs and videos all in just one app.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jack Banks
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "This is easy to use on my Android, only it doesn't do anything more than my native photo gallery app. It also gets buggy every once in a while. Hope they update and fix those issues."
  7. 5

    #10PhotoMap

    PhotoMap

    This app will allow you to group your photos as you like it, create collages and get a calendar view of your pictures among many other features. You can group your photos by time spans, location and folders, and create slide shows with them. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Matthew Hopkins
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "This app works great for photos, it is easy to find the photo you are looking for, however it isn't great for other files, this app is designed for photos."
  8. 3

    #11Piktures

    Piktures

    Piktures is an amazing gallery for all your images, GIFs and videos, that will allow you to sync with the most popular cloud services so you can see your files everywhere. You can set passwords for your files, and organize them by date and location and easily share them.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Debra Guerrero
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I wanted a file organization app for my Android and Piktures did not deliver. The interface of the app was annoying and difficult to use. I didn't enjoy using this app at all and probably would not download it again."
  9. 1

    #12Root Explorer

    Root Explorer
    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Root Explorer App is an ultimate file manager especially for the rooted Android users. This app Rworks perfectly and smoothly even on low-end devices with several tabs open. Root Explorer will also allow you to browse your SD Cards files from your device storage & external storage.

    Apps

    Grace Morrison
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "Root explorer allows you to access your Android files quickly and easily. I have found that it has great search capabilities and good file management. It is also easy to archive your files with it. It is a great app."

Summary

Best What are the best file explorers on Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LevipicApps 44 Free
2Amaze File ManagerApps 39 Free
3Total CommanderApps 36 Free
4FX File ExplorerApps 34 Free
5OI File ManagerApps 21 Free
6AntTek Explorer ExOther 20 Free
7MK ExplorerOther 12 Free
8ES File ExplorerApps 9 Free
9Camera RollApps 9 Free
10PhotoMap Apps 5 Free
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