There are very few good file explorers for Android. If you’re looking for a good, free version that does a lot, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better application than FX File Explorer. It has an easy-to-use interface and is chock full off great features!
The app follows material design. I would love for the app to have a FAB button for opening new windows in split view. The app is pretty fast on my HTC ONE M8 and I haven’t had any hold ups. When I delete or transfer a lot of files, it’ll open up a notification panel, but it is very minimalist in design, which I personally like. If you’re the type of user that enjoys more customization, FX Explorer lets you change themes and icons as well.
Split view: This is my favorite feature of the application. When selected, it divides the screen in two, making file transfers a breeze. I own a Corsair Voyager Go flash drive that I can plug into my phone via OTG. With the split view, I can treat my phone like a computer with two ‘windows’ and move the files over from the flash drive to the SD card with ease or even to the main storage unit if I have the space.
Cleaning: FX Explorer comes with its own cleaning tools. This is not to be mistaken for a shady cleaning tool system offered by Cheetah Mobile. This cleaning tool looks for duplicate files that may have been downloaded and removes them. Although it sounds like a small thing, I was able to remove duplicate photos and music files that I had locally stored.
Storage: The Storage view helps the user find out where their space is going. FX makes this easy by showing how much each folder is storing out of the total used space. Again, this is useful for some if they want to know how full their phone is or where space is disappearing without having to download a new application.
FX File Explorer PRO?!
FX File Explorer, like a lot of other applications, has a pro option. I personally have not bought it yet, but I will hopefully in the future. It seems that the functions of FX File Explorer extend into Dropbox and Google Drive, making it easier to manage two of the most popular cloud-based systems. It also adds the ability to browse music and playlists as well as images and videos. I imagine it also lets the user view the image or video, and play songs natively within FX File Explorer.
I personally love this application. It does everything I need it to do, and it does it quite well. Navigation between folders is seamless and I haven’t encountered any bugs in the application during my time with it. You can download the application here from the Google Play Store.
Edited by Lauren Fabrizio