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 (Free, Open Source), File Expert (Freemium), Solid Explorer (Paid) and MiXplorer (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support.
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      Total Commander vs ES File Explorer opinions
      Some users think Total Commander is a great alternative to ES File Explorer, some don't.
      No networking or it is hidden deep in program.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      It is light and very straight forward. It has all the functionality, but less of gimmicks.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    2. 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).
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      Amaze File Manager vs ES File Explorer opinions
      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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      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.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      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 ??
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    3. 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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      Almost everyone thinks File Expert is a great alternative to ES File Explorer.
    4. Solid Explorer is the best looking file and cloud manager with two independent panels, which brings to you a new file browsing experience.
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      Solid Explorer vs ES File Explorer opinions
      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.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

    5. Features: -Easily themable with customization option which lets you select any color you like. -Unlimited Tabbed browsing and Dual panel in landscape mode and Drag and Drop between panels also -supported. -Easily create Tasks to multitask Copy, Move, ... operations.
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    6. Ghost Commander is a file manager with two panels for the Android™ platform.
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      Most users think Ghost Commander is a great alternative to ES File Explorer.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      A simple file manager for browsing and editing files and directories. Can also be used for browsing root files and SDcard content. You can easily copy, move, delete and share anything you wish.
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    7. X-plore is a file manager for mobile phones, with a wide range of functions on the phone's file system. NOTE: the free version has a 3sec wait screen at start and closing the app. So it is technically not 100% free but slightly 'nagware'-like.
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      Most users think X-plore is a great alternative to ES File Explorer.
    8. 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.
    9. The ASTRO File Manager helps you get the most out of your Android smart phone.
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