Best file manager (no, it is not ASTRO)

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gogol

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May 20, 2005
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Hi,

Most people will use ASTRO for file manager app.

ASTRO is nice and works, indeed.

But, I found "EStrong file explorer" is much better:

http://www.cyrket.com/p/android/com.estrongs.android.pop/

Here are some features that you cannot find it in current ASTRO version:

- Browse to share folder on PC/Linux via LAN (Windows share folder / Samba)
- FTP client built-in
- Built-in ZIP file handling support (extract only at current version)


I tested it to browse my share folder which is located in NetGEAR NAS. It worked fine and fast.

Oh yes, it also has those basic "app manager" features:
- Backup
- Restore
- Install
- Uninstall

Price: FREE

:D

Search EStrongs in the Market to find this app (thanks to ninjakettle).

And this should be the QR code / barcode:
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A|ex

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I have to admit i have no problems with ASTRO but this one does look good, i tried looking on the market store but was unable to find it. does anyone know hen its going to be submitted?
 

Pyr0x64

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it's on the market now
i used a barcode scanner to link my phone to it on the market, but as ninjakettle already pointed out, you can search the market for "estrongs" (without the quotes) as in Estrongs File Explorer
it seems the the market search isn't too clever when it comes to searching for partial names no matter how close you are *shrug*
 
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youandwhosearmy

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Ok finally got estrongs to see my PC. I however cannot get files from my phones SD card to my PC. When I try to cut or copy a file over I get a failed message. I ideas why this might not be working? I'm running the Orange stock ROM on my Desire.

EDIT - Is there a maximum file size that can be copied over using estrongs? I've managed to copy some SNES Roms over but not a 17MB file from my SD card to PC.
 
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jm997

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I'm using AndroZIP and AndFTP. Personally, I think AndroZIP is better than EStrong as a file manager and it is way smaller. AndFTP is the best SFTP/FTP client I've seen.
 

gogol

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You right, EStrongs cannot compress files ... but that's might not be the main functionality of a file manager (in Windows desktop you need winzip, winrar or things like that).

Ability to browse network share folder is much more important ... and it has FTP client built in in one package :)

I'm using AndroZIP and AndFTP. Personally, I think AndroZIP is better than EStrong as a file manager and it is way smaller. AndFTP is the best SFTP/FTP client I've seen.
 

as4m4df

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You right, EStrongs cannot compress files ... but that's might not be the main functionality of a file manager (in Windows desktop you need winzip, winrar or things like that).

Ability to browse network share folder is much more important ... and it has FTP client built in in one package :)

I thought ASTRO had SFTP. It seems if ya scroll to the right on top menu bar theres a network button. NOT that i have anything against EStrongs.. ;)
 
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npw

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Mar 12, 2007
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I thought ASTRO had SFTP. It seems if ya scroll to the right on top menu bar theres a network button. NOT that i have anything against EStrongs.. ;)

ASTRO does have that functionaity but you need to enter all the settings manually. Even I switched from ASTRO to Estrongs as the FTP search is brilliant.
 

gogol

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Sure, I did not know that. But it does not have share folder access via LAN (CIFS/Samba).

I thought ASTRO had SFTP. It seems if ya scroll to the right on top menu bar theres a network button. NOT that i have anything against EStrongs.. ;)
 

chushev

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Apr 10, 2007
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I have a PC connected to my wifi router and have some shared folders on it. I don't have any passwords set up. I tried entering the ip (192.168.1.101 in my case), but EStrong doesn't let me connect without entering a user and pass.

How do I connect to these folders?
 

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    Hi,

    Most people will use ASTRO for file manager app.

    ASTRO is nice and works, indeed.

    But, I found "EStrong file explorer" is much better:

    http://www.cyrket.com/p/android/com.estrongs.android.pop/

    Here are some features that you cannot find it in current ASTRO version:

    - Browse to share folder on PC/Linux via LAN (Windows share folder / Samba)
    - FTP client built-in
    - Built-in ZIP file handling support (extract only at current version)


    I tested it to browse my share folder which is located in NetGEAR NAS. It worked fine and fast.

    Oh yes, it also has those basic "app manager" features:
    - Backup
    - Restore
    - Install
    - Uninstall

    Price: FREE

    :D

    Search EStrongs in the Market to find this app (thanks to ninjakettle).

    And this should be the QR code / barcode:
    chart
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    Well if you like ES than You should check Total Commander for Android @ www.ghisler.com

    LAN working (as plugin)
    FTP working
    Zip working
    Root working
    and it's free
    and the feature that I like most: double panels

    best file manager for me ever. The RC version should be available soon on market.For now use link on TC page.
    Sent from my HTC Desire using xda premium
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    i think miui file manager best one
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