Last Updated: 2023-04-24

Best file management apps for Android

List of apps on the page. Sorted by rating on Google Play.
# Logo App Score Ads IAP Installs
1 File Manager File Manager 4.8 Yes Yes 1M+ installs
2 Cx File Explorer Cx File Explorer 4.7 No No 10M+ installs
3 ZArchiver ZArchiver 4.4 No No 100M+ installs
4 Solid Explorer File Manager Solid Explorer File Manager 4.2 Yes Yes 5M+ installs
Logo File Manager

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 1M+ installs

The ability to hide files and folders allows for a more organized layout, and it's just as easy to navigate. Dependable in allowing users the ability to manage files and analyse them on the device, it has good features that allow you to manage your files. Allow for moving, editing, transferring, copying, renaming, organizing, uploading, downloading, compressing, resizing, and cropping of all files and folders on your phone. Customizable favorite shortcuts are brilliant, and showing new files on the first page is also great. Has no ads, no clutter, and best of all, it shows you cover pics of everything. Change colors to red, green, purple, etc., with dark, light, and auto, for a price.

Logo Cx File Explorer

No Ads No purchases 10M+ installs

The app cooperates with browser-based exploring for selecting uploads, attachments sharing, etc., and never creates risk or worries when copying, renaming, or moving files on the device. The best feature most people don't realize is that you can create an FTP server and access it through a computer or mobile device. Also, a colour-coding of folders or text can be added, or integrated with Google Drive on the FTP server that has documents, etc. CX File Explorer does the job better, by letting you quickly switch to recently viewed directories for copying or moving files. They all had bloat, too many features with not enough focus on the core job of managing your files.

Logo ZArchiver

No Ads No purchases 100M+ installs

This app will open just about any archive format you throw at it, and will also happily create one for you, if you want it to. You can have a custom background, like an image of your choice, and it's all very fast, as well. You can view or extract the compressed file easily, as you need. Very useful if Google doesn't let you download the files you want to download. This is a sigh of relief to use when it works. Very convenient and useful archiver and file explorer overall.

Logo Solid Explorer File Manager

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 5M+ installs

Easy to use, plenty of different colour themes, folder designs, and viewing options, which can be organised differently for each folder. You can access network shares, as well as file-sharing apps and services, and use the application as you would Windows Explorer in regards to navigating folder structures. You can also copy the path of the folders, create FTP connections, easily see which files are using a lot of space; the list of options is huge. That you can view and rename into something that you will know and recognize before having to open a dozen other files. This thing can connect to FTP, host an FTP server, integrate with Google Drive, all with a clean, simple-to-use interface. Access to cloud accounts and the ability to transfer files across devices and accounts is very convenient.