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7 Best Free Android File Manager Apps [Best-Of-The-Best]

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Every Android phone comes with a default file manager, but not all of them are good enough. File manager app is an essential app on your smartphone, and why not? It lets you browse your files, find your downloads, manage your storage space, moves things around, and do a lot of other stuff. There are many file explorers out there, and we are here to talk about the 7 best free Android file manager apps.

7 Best Free Android File Manager Apps

1. MiXplorer

This file explorer has been a long favorite of people who not only want to explore the files but also across the entire personal network, including FTP, LAN, and cloud-based storage. The full customization and tabbed browsing enrich the overall usage of this file manager.

MiXplorer - "5 Best Free Android File Explorer And File Manager Apps"

This file manager also spreads out, enabling an easy view of various file formats, comprehensive media player, image viewer, and text editor. The functionality of MiXplorer opens up in the form of data backup and extra management options if your device is rooted.

The best part of this file explorer is that it is completely free and ad-free, which is the single most reason for this file manager to be at the top of this list.


2. Astro File Manager

If you’re looking for an AD free file manager, your search ends here. (But, the article doesn’t so keep reading). Astro File Manager can help organize your files and clean unwanted files, duplicate photos, cache, etc. It allows you to compress and decompress files in RAR and zip formats, which is excellent.

Astro - "5 Best Free Android File Explorer And File Manager Apps"

Additionally, you can also bookmark settings, data, and folders. It also comes with its own media player that allows you to play videos and music, which, when we used it, wasn’t that bad at all.


3. FX File Explorer

The FX File Explorer is a simple yet powerful file explorer with no ADs. The UI is beautifully minimal. It also comes with “Cleaning Tools,” which can help you clean duplicate stuff on your phone. You can also split up the file manager into two and access the files simultaneously, which is excellent.

Fx File Manager Plus -"5 Best Free Android File Explorer And File Manager Apps"

There is also a paid version that comes with cloud support, connecting via FTP and SSH, image, video and music browsing, etc. For an asking price of $3 for the pro version, this is a fantastic File manager that you can download right away.


4. Cx File Explorer

Just like the FX File Explorer, the Cx File Explorer also ships with minimal design and keeps the subtle UI elements in focus. Just like any other file manager, it can view your downloads, APKs has its own Video, Audio, Document, and Image viewer, which are pretty meh.Cx File Explorer - "5 Best Free Android File Explorer And File Manager Apps"

There is an FTP option using which you can access your phone’s internal storage across various devices by entering the URL into the browser. You can also set up a remote connection via SFTP, WebDav, SMB, or even use a local network to transfer files. Overall, this is a pretty decent File manager.


5. Mi File Manager

Mi File Manager - "5 Best Free Android File Explorer And File Manager Apps"

The Mi File Manager, as you’d expect, has a typical Xiaomi feel to it but with no ADs (Ironically!). The rich UI elements, coupled with a lot of nifty features that make it a great File Manager. There is a toggle for Dark Mode and an inbuilt junk cleaner. All the other functions like Remote access via FTP, Music, Audio, Video viewers are present, and they’re pretty good.


6. ASUS File Manager

Asus File Manager - "5 Best Free Android File Explorer And File Manager Apps"

OEMs publishing non-OEM specific apps are not rare. We’ve seen Xiaomi do it with their file explorer and now ASUS. Enough talk about manufacturers, you’re getting a clean, simple interface with LAN and SMB support, cloud storage support, support for various types of files, archiving support, and much more. ADs are the only downside of this file manager. But or overall, experience with the app was pretty good.


7. Amaze File Manager

Amaze File Manager - "5 Best Free Android File Explorer And File Manager Apps"

Amaze File Manager is an open-source file manager that primarily focuses on lighter and smoother experience for those who just want to browse files in free time. Material Design, SMB file sharing, a built-in app manager to uninstall apps, and root explorer is some of the features. The developers of the app have also managed to make the app bloat-free. The app is free, and you can also proceed with in-app purchases if you’d like to.


So, these are 7 best free Android file managers apps available. Let us know which file manager do you prefer and why in the comment section below.