Best Free Android File Managers with Built-in Multimedia Features

Vintaytime Staff
2 years ago / Updated - April 30, 2016
Best Free Android File Managers with Built-in Multimedia Features

The file browser is a part of the phone as an important software since when phone storage’s invented and here on the most popular smartphone platform: Android, we have to know what are the best file manager apps that anyone can easily pick up our choice from selected managers listed below. When I start exploring about file manager apps for Android, for a time I really forget about my computer’s explorer because on Android every common app has their own material design which makes me crazy even you’re downloading Android Internet Browsers, Music Players or File Explorer. The collection i saw on Google Play Store is not comparable with any other platform store including iOS and Windows Phone. File explorer on smartphone platform has features to explore local and network storage both.

FX File Explorer

Media Libraries Management: Yes, Built-in Multimedia Players: Audio, Video, Images , Network Explorer: FTP, Cloud and more, Developer: NextApp, Inc, Price: Free + Paid

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FX is my choice, that’s why I am putting this on top in the list of the best file managers. What we want in a smartphone’s file browser? Files and Folder Explorer, Network Storage Explorer but FX has more features with awesome material design. Actually, material design for me, always sounds better and that is a small reason why I put this app at first. Your Libraries view is all separated on home and also you can play your multimedia files directly In-built FX media players. Themes are not good for file browsers because of performance bugs, but if you want, you may choose theme options from head of app.


ES File Explorer

Media Libraries Management: Yes, Built-in Multimedia Players: Audio, Video, Images , Network Explorer: LAN, Cloud, Remote and more , Developer: ES APP Group, Price: Free

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ES file explorer is the most popular and totally free app comparing all apps listed here. With this manager you can explore your storage in a simple way. ES didn’t have material design like FX that’s why you can tell this, a professional file manager for android. So many Features are the things why millions of people love this app, you can manage media library, Explore cloud storage, computer drive explorer and more. Some unique features you didn’t find on any other app like: Recycle Bin, Download Manager, Root explorer and more.


ASTRO File Manager

Media Libraries Management: Yes, Built-in Multimedia Players: Images , Network Explorer: Cloud, Network and more , Developer: Metago Price: Free

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ASTRO is also a another known file manager probably installs in your cheap Android devices. You can explore local, cloud, network storage nicely with this manager and talking about file and folder management, it’s all manage by separate libraries, but there is no media players available, you only have the ASTRO image viewer to view your photos. If in future ASTRO include Built-in media players, then you may leave a comment below to inform. ASTRO also index all your searches of local and network storage and serve you faster access next time.


File Commander

Media Libraries Management: Yes, Built-in Multimedia Players: None , Network Explorer: FTP, Cloud, Remote and more , Developer: MobiSystems, Price: Free

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File commander is a top developer app in the play store with ease-to-use and well designed interface. Some network explorer features are only available for Sony Xperia devices because I found this manager on most of the Sony smartphone devices. As you saw on above snapshot, media library management was already at home. Currently there is no Built-in media player found in this app, you can choose this explorer if you didn’t use file manger’s players.


Solid Explorer

Media Libraries Management: Yes, Built-in Multimedia Players: Audio, Video, Images , Network Explorer: FTP, Cloud , Developer: NeatBytes, Price: Paid + 14 day trial

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Solid explorer is not a free app, but you can still use this for some days access and take the decision to buy, if you love this app. When you explore your storage’s using this app, I don’t think you feel simpler and easier. Only features are good, but when it comes to pay, you can also choose another managers with paid features instead of solid explorer. Everything is working smoothly, including local, root, network, cloud browser and more.


File Manager by Cheetah Mobile

Media Libraries Management: Yes, Built-in Multimedia Players: Images , Network Explorer: FTP,LAN, Cloud and more , Developer: Cheetah Mobile, Price: Free

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The developer of this app gives us apps like CM browser, Clean Master which we daily use in our Android, and after again give an app for files and folders management in an easy way. On home screen, library management comes first with a unique library New File. All over design, management, menus are looking beautiful and perfectly deigned by the developer. Copy, Paste, Cut, Move, Share, ZIP, UNZIP, bookmarks and so many features available for free. A Pro version is also available.


X-plore Manager

Media Libraries Management: No, Built-in Multimedia Players: Audio, Video, Images , Network Explorer: FTP, WiFi File sharing, Picasa and more , Developer: Lonely Cat Games, Price: Free

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X-plore gives storage’s tree views experience, as you see on the above screenshot. There is nothing different screens appear, click> expand> select files. My experience with this is a dual-pane in this app, which you can swipe and select storage’s trees to explore. I like that manager has Built-in all multimedia players which we really want Audio, Video and images. I don’t think it is a professional file browser, but for a time it changes my exploring experience.


Explorer by Speed Software

Media Libraries Management: No, Built-in Multimedia Players: None , Network Explorer: Cloud and more , Developer: Speed Software, Price: Free

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Explorer is a very light and simple file browser like a non-smartphone file manager. There is nothing Separate Media Library Management, Built-in players only explore and explore. You can manage storage’s from above tabs and also add clouds and network locations to browse simpler.


Cabinet BETA

Media Libraries Management: Yes, Built-in Multimedia Players: Audio , Network Explorer: Remote Connection , Developer: Aidan Follestad, Price: Free

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Cabinet required android 4.1+ and with beautiful material design, finishing, it feels perfect for me. After exploring my storage’s with this app, I found this app has a modern material design with ease-to-use interface, which I always want.