1. Gekko's Avatar
    i know about Astro - but i'm looking for an alternative.

    THANK YOU!
    05-28-2010 07:01 AM
  2. nightfishing#AC's Avatar
    I Use:

    eStrongs file explorer
    Adds LAN and FTP function

    OI file explorer
    Used by many third party apps to access file system
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    05-28-2010 09:16 AM
  3. Gekko's Avatar
    thanks!
    05-28-2010 10:56 AM
  4. moosc's Avatar
    Astro is the best one does it all
    05-28-2010 11:43 AM
  5. Gekko's Avatar
    do all of these allow me to move apk files back and forth from a microSD card to device?
    05-28-2010 12:39 PM
  6. moosc's Avatar
    Not sure are u using apps2SD
    05-28-2010 01:35 PM
  7. nightfishing#AC's Avatar
    Astro is the best one does it all
    Did they add LAN access when they abandoned the free version?
    05-28-2010 02:07 PM
  8. nightfishing#AC's Avatar
    do all of these allow me to move apk files back and forth from a microSD card to device?
    yes
    05-28-2010 02:08 PM
  9. jaredr's Avatar
    im a fan of estrongs although i havent used astro in quite awhile.
    05-28-2010 02:11 PM
  10. Groucho's Avatar
    I use both IO and Astro. IO seems easier to me but both are good.
    05-28-2010 07:23 PM
  11. Brett's Avatar
    i have 2, astro and root explorer. both are well known and both serve specific functions

    edit: i just realized it said free on the thread title. Root explorer is not free but if you are rooted then it is a necessity in order to completely have control of the phone.
    05-28-2010 07:54 PM
  12. moosc's Avatar
    Not sure I haven't paid forfor it. I thought it was free
    Did they add LAN access when they abandoned the free version?
    05-28-2010 10:58 PM
  13. nightfishing#AC's Avatar
    the new version "expires" on 7/15.

    I thought they might have added some features to prepare to go pay/ad/whatever.
    05-28-2010 11:39 PM
  14. nightfishing#AC's Avatar
    Honestly I do not see how to get by without at least 3 separate tools:

    OI - needed due to other apps (gmail, k-9, dropbox...) reliance on it for function (open/save dialogues etc)
    Astro or eStrongs - if you don't need wifi/LAN access it's a coin flip between the two
    root explorer - as was mentioned, necessary after root (and handy without root)

    If OI would spruce up the interface a bit, you could ditch #2, but as is it is not nearly as slick as Astro/eStrongs
    05-28-2010 11:45 PM
  15. Duvi's Avatar
    I'll definitely look at those mentioned above. I've been using Astro from day 1.
    05-29-2010 12:25 AM
  16. stalker's Avatar
    I am using ASTRO.. But I am not able to send file using bluetooth in ASTRO. Any help?
    05-29-2010 12:52 AM
  17. PainKiller's Avatar
    i know about Astro - but i'm looking for an alternative.

    THANK YOU!
    If you are looking around, try out Linda File Manager. Although I still like Astro, Linda has become my backup.
    05-29-2010 04:30 AM
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