1. ep1963's Avatar
    It appears that the 7 shipped without any kind of file manager (at least I didn't see one).

    I am needing a very simple file manager as this tablet is going to my mother, a big reader, and she will need to sideload e books.

    The Prime had a pretty good and simple file manager that would probably work for her. But the file managers on the play store seem like they could cause her confusion.

    Anyone know of a good simple file manager or better yet, a file manager that I could set up to only show the folders she will need to side load the books?

    Thanks
    07-18-2012 02:44 PM
  2. eneisch's Avatar
    I used to use ES file Explorer on my Kindle Fire (before i sold it to get my Nexus 7). It was free and worked pretty well. Hope this helps.
    07-18-2012 02:48 PM
  3. bworley50's Avatar
    It appears that the 7 shipped without any kind of file manager (at least I didn't see one).

    I am needing a very simple file manager as this tablet is going to my mother, a big reader, and she will need to sideload e books.

    The Prime had a pretty good and simple file manager that would probably work for her. But the file managers on the play store seem like they could cause her confusion.

    Anyone know of a good simple file manager or better yet, a file manager that I could set up to only show the folders she will need to side load the books?

    Thanks
    File Manager HD Tablet
    07-18-2012 02:49 PM
  4. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    It appears that the 7 shipped without any kind of file manager (at least I didn't see one).

    I am needing a very simple file manager as this tablet is going to my mother, a big reader, and she will need to sideload e books.

    The Prime had a pretty good and simple file manager that would probably work for her. But the file managers on the play store seem like they could cause her confusion.

    Anyone know of a good simple file manager or better yet, a file manager that I could set up to only show the folders she will need to side load the books?

    Thanks
    Try Astro -- it's pretty easy to use, and if you configure it ahead of time can default a particular and folder location when you open it.
    07-18-2012 02:50 PM
  5. ep1963's Avatar
    Thanks for the input guys.

    I have tried all of these except the Tablet HD one. Will take a look at that.

    Most of them, while simple to us, are not going to be simple for my 75 year old mum.

    Maybe I should just create an app that does nothing but move epub docs from downloads to nook\mydocuments with the press of a button.

    Doesn't seem like it should be that hard???
    07-18-2012 03:21 PM
  6. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Thanks for the input guys.

    I have tried all of these except the Tablet HD one. Will take a look at that.

    Most of them, while simple to us, are not going to be simple for my 75 year old mum.

    Maybe I should just create an app that does nothing but move epub docs from downloads to nook\mydocuments with the press of a button.

    Doesn't seem like it should be that hard???
    No, it doesn't...but then again, I'm not sure there's an app that does that.

    The reason I suggested Astro is because you can go into the settings and choose the default starting folder...which may make it easier for a non-techie person to quickly open the app and see the file and then copy/paste. Others may be able to do this as well...

    Vanilla Android doesn't come with a file browser, so whatever was on your other tab must have been pre-loaded on the prime or installed after the fact.

    You could also go with something much simpler...
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xlbWFuYWdlciJd
    07-18-2012 03:31 PM
  7. Edwill86's Avatar
    Astro
    07-18-2012 03:33 PM
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