There are lots of file manager / file browser apps in Google play store. There’s no native app to browse the Android devices SD card. Because, Google not like the user to access the internal SD nor external SD cards. However, some of the Android device manufacturers (OEM) such as Samsung and community build ROM (custom ROM) added their own file explore app into their ROM.
Most of these apps are not proving much features to their apps. For an instance root, theming. Some of the apps that are listed in this post not just file manager Android app. They have additional features such as download manager, backup and restore, file compressing and uncompress, connect FTP and SFTP servers, connect and manager cloud service (Dropbox, GDrive etc). In this post, I added top 4 file Manager free app. Some of them support ads, but user can remove advertisements by purchasing their premium version.
This is a one of the best and free file manager app on the Google play store. Root explorer has a simple UI. This is not just a root file manager app, it can use no-root devices too. It has the root feature, which means user can browse and edit the system partition files and folders with this app. In addition to that, it has files and folders compressing along with apk, rar, zip & jar files extracting and viewing features.
Moreover, it can change the files permissions and view and edit any file. It’s not just a file explorer app, it’s available SQLite explorer. This app supports ads, but the user can hide/remove the ads by purchasing the premium version.
Inka File manager.
Inka is another best free file browser app to explore the internal, external as well as system partition on your Android device. It has a simple UI (user interface) with holo black and white themes. Apart from that it has the root feature, but it’s not enabled by default. The user can enable the SuperUser access in its settings. It supports thumbnail preview and customize the grid columns, bookmark regularly use folders
Unlike the Root explore, this one support theme. Which means users can customize the folders colours. Moreover, it has black and white Holo themes. There is free and paid versions on Google Play store, free version support ads. This app doesn’t have file and folder compressing and viewing feature.
This is another all in one file manager app. It’s not just a file manager app for Android; it has over 10 different features. Some of them are downloading manager; build in image, audio and music viewer and application manager, etc. Its remote file manager, let the user to manage computer files and folder over the WI-Fi connection (via LAN connection).
Like some of the file manager app, this Android file manager app support, zip files view and unzip feature. It can create encrypted (AES 256 bit) ZIP files. Its server management feature can handle FTP, FTPS, SFTP, and WebDAV servers. It’s not only support server side file manager, it can browse and manage popular cloud services such as Dropbox, G Drive, Box.net, Sugar sync etc.
File Manager Pro.
This is a simple Android SD card file manager app. Like other apps, it has basic files and folder view, edit, create, copy, paste and delete features. Apart from those regular features, it has process manager, which is let the user to view the device current running apps processes.
Like other apps which I mentioned in this post, this free file manager app has file compress and uncompress features. With its gesture support option, user can easily open the specific directories and exit the app. This app also available root feature. Therefore rooted user can modify the system partition. If it’s mentioned a pro, this is a free file Android manager app.