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ES File Explorer Alternatives for Android

There are many alternatives to ES File Explorer for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android alternative is Total Commander, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ES File Explorer and many of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to ES File Explorer are Amaze File Manager, Solid Explorer, MiXplorer and File Expert.

ES File Explorer alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be Process Management Tools or Process Monitoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ES File Explorer.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • Android Tablet
  • Kindle Fire
  • Fire TV

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  1. Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableTotal Commander is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableTotal Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It is light and very straight forward. It has all the functionality, but less of gimmicks.

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    No networking or it is hidden deep in program.

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    Amaze File Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    Amaze File Manager is an intuitive, open-source file manager for Android that's both free and ad-free (no upgrade offers, no popups, no ads at all).

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeAmaze File Manager doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ LightweightAmaze File Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Most users think Amaze File Manager is a great alternative to ES File Explorer.

    We can find most of es file functionality in this opensource app, without any bothering stuffs.

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    Apparently no support for network file shares w/o paid and proprietary (eg, non-transparent) plugins, plus since recent update can't even run properly and always crashes. As reported by about 90% of Google Play reviews in the past couple of months.

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    selios

    Very nice file manager with a clean Material Design interface and all the basic features you'd expect. No ads or other crap. Get it of FDroid ??

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    Korkman83

    Good free open source software doing exactly what is needed and nothing else. No ads, no freemium, donate to the authors if you like to.

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  3. Solid Explorer is the best looking file and cloud manager with two independent panels, which brings to you a new file browsing experience.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableSolid Explorer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use Solid Explorer, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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    Almost everyone thinks Solid Explorer is a great alternative to ES File Explorer.

    Firstly, it's builtin network folder support appears to work. Next, this UI is quite pleasing. Some UI improvements are in order, like if you copy a file then the UI for that covers the "back" button that would normally bring up the drive listing.. but after some struggles I found out that you can swipe left to get that listing as well, thus I can copy items into a network folder.

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  4. MiXplorer (Mix of Explorers) is a fast, smooth, beautiful, reliable and fully-featured file manager with a simple and intuitive user interface.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMiXplorer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMiXplorer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    File Expert

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    File manager / explorer with full access to files on SD card, external SD card, cloud services, SMB, FTP, WebDAV, HTTP, NAS, USB OTG and system internal flash if working on a rooted phone.

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  6. Ghost Commander is a file manager with two panels for the Android™ platform.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGhost Commander consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use Ghost Commander, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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    Simple File Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    A simple file manager for browsing and editing files and directories.

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    X-plore

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • Symbian S60

    X-plore is a file manager for mobile phones, with a wide range of functions on the phone's file system.

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    Most users think X-plore is a great alternative to ES File Explorer.
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    Material Files

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    Material Design file manager for Android. Contribute to zhanghai/MaterialFiles development by creating an account on GitHub.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMaterial Files consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMaterial Files supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Cx File Explorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Cx File Explorer is a powerful file manager app with a clean and intuitive interface. With this file manager app, you can quickly browse and manage the files on your mobile device, PC, and cloud storage, just like you use Windows Explorer or Finder on your PC or Mac.

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