02-28-2016 10:56 AM
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  1. nex6p's Avatar
    I went looking for a file manager for my new 6P and was just overwhelmed with so many available on the Google Play. Could someone please recommend one that would preferably also connect to my network drive. I have been using one from the Asus ZenUI Family which is adfree, but the interface looks a bit clunky.

    I don't mind paying for the perfect one.

    Thanks
    02-21-2016 05:06 PM
  2. Cant Miss's Avatar
    I've always used ES File Explorer, and was happy to support them in their paid version. Some folks don't like the new additions, but I just turn them off. It has very good network capabilities, and media extensions.
    02-21-2016 06:40 PM
  3. nex6p's Avatar
    The reviews of the updated version don't seem very promising, but I'll give it a shot.
    Thanks

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    02-21-2016 07:17 PM
  4. Cant Miss's Avatar
    The reviews of the updated version don't seem very promising, but I'll give it a shot.
    Thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Like I said, folks don't like the new additions (cleaner, etc.), but it is just as capable, and you can turn them off.
    02-21-2016 07:21 PM
  5. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    I've always used ES File Explorer, and was happy to support them in their paid version. Some folks don't like the new additions, but I just turn them off. It has very good network capabilities, and media extensions.
    ES is a bit of bloated mess. it has antivirus, boosters and all the things most wont even need. and i think its still not meterial.


    I recommend Solid explorer. Its beautiful and have no bloatware

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=0f91OIn9
    02-21-2016 07:52 PM
  6. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    I went looking for a file manager for my new 6P and was just overwhelmed with so many available on the Google Play. Could someone please recommend one that would preferably also connect to my network drive. I have been using one from the Asus ZenUI Family which is adfree, but the interface looks a bit clunky.

    I don't mind paying for the perfect one.

    Thanks
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=jeeLCnvt
    02-21-2016 07:53 PM
  7. KillerQ's Avatar
    Try TOTAL COMMANDER

    Posted via my Nokia 8210 from the inside of a Kitten.
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    02-21-2016 08:06 PM
  8. Cant Miss's Avatar
    ES is a bit of bloated mess. it has antivirus, boosters and all the things most wont even need. and i think its still not meterial.


    I recommend Solid explorer. Its beautiful and have no bloatware

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=a8RN8odo
    I use the paid version, and don't see an option for antivirus.
    02-21-2016 08:59 PM
  9. wrich2005's Avatar
    I like Astro myself

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-21-2016 10:31 PM
  10. Rocio190889's Avatar
    +1 for Solid Explorer. Discovered it a few months ago and haven't looked back. I also like the options to customize the appearance, including a dark theme.
    02-21-2016 11:47 PM
  11. racedog's Avatar
    +1 for solid explorer. I used Root Explorer for years but I'm not going to root this phone. I tried ESS but I couldn't believe all the bloatware junk in it. Solid Explorer is first rate.
    02-21-2016 11:59 PM
  12. GreatCanadian's Avatar
    +1 for Solid Explorer. I gave up on ES File Explorer after all the bloat features were added.

    GC

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-22-2016 12:07 AM
  13. RTD212's Avatar
    I use OI file manager... I found it has the least amount of app permissions.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-22-2016 12:43 AM
  14. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    Just don't use any from Cheetah Mobile.

    Google Nexus 6P
    02-22-2016 02:33 AM
  15. nex6p's Avatar
    Installed but then removed it as in not comfortable with the licensing agreement

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    Attached Thumbnails File manager recommendation for the 6P?-11124.jpg  
    02-22-2016 10:59 AM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Try TOTAL COMMANDER

    Posted via my Nokia 8210 from the inside of a Kitten.
    That's what I use.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=J8TUkuNc
    02-22-2016 11:13 AM
  17. Crashdamage's Avatar
    02-22-2016 12:13 PM
  18. housetube's Avatar
    I also use OI file manager. Works well for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-22-2016 12:15 PM
  19. nex6p's Avatar
    Tried X-plore for a day, quite like its folder tree interface.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-22-2016 12:22 PM
  20. hallux's Avatar
    Installed but then removed it as in not comfortable with the licensing agreement

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Was it the part on the screen or the part that is linked? How else do you propose the app generate a unique ID for licensing? For what it's worth, my purchase on my 6P was also valid on my tablet so I'm not sure how that unique ID for licensing works...
    02-22-2016 12:28 PM
  21. Crashdamage's Avatar
    I've been using X-plore for a day now, really like it's folder tree interface. My current favorite for now
    The UI is kinda different, but once I got comfortable with it I was hooked. X-Plore is very fast, very stable and can do just about anything and do it well.
    02-22-2016 12:37 PM
  22. Cant Miss's Avatar
    ES users should be aware of its security problems
    Ummm... this sounds like a lot of FUD rather than security problems. With millions of users, have you seen anything concrete regarding sensitive info being sent home? Or any other issues for that matter?
    02-22-2016 02:33 PM
  23. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Ummm... this sounds like a lot of FUD rather than security problems. With millions of users, have you seen anything concrete regarding sensitive info being sent home? Or any other issues for that matter?
    http://androidforums.com/threads/why...4#post-6824481
    I've run tests with the same results. As a double-check to Network Connections, Traceroute gives some interesting results also. There is no doubt ES phones home to Chinese servers when there is no reason to need to. So what do you think it's sending home? Cupcake recipes?
    It's a bloated mess now anyway.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-22-2016 02:51 PM
  24. BartLuke94's Avatar
    +1 for solid Explorer
    02-22-2016 04:01 PM
  25. Cant Miss's Avatar
    There is no doubt ES phones home to Chinese servers
    I don't dispute that. Apps I write do the same thing (license check, update check, usage info). Would you assume I am collecting sensitive info from you as well? Many apps phone home. If you use a Mac or Windows, practically anything you run will (as does dozens of binaries in the OS). Again, my question is whether or not there has been any evidence that what is being sent is sensitive in any way? I've not seen anything.

    ESF does everything I need, including Drive, LAN, FTP and SFTP, and is easily organized the way I want it. The ability to export my extensive setup from one device to another is golden. X-Plore has an interface that looks like it was designed by a four year old with crayons. Solid requires my phone's IMEI#, and ain't all that solid (especially with connectivity). FX moves by copy/delete, and has case insensitive indexing (among other issues).

    ES Pro has none of these problems, and have found the developer to be pretty responsive. I've been using ES since 2012 with virtually no issues. Sure, it has a bunch of features I won't use (cleaner, recycle bin, download manager, host modes), but they're easily turned off and/or ignored.

    And I love cupcakes! (c;
    02-22-2016 04:15 PM
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