The mobile phones and modern smartphones are real computers that you carry in the palm of your hand. They have complex operational systems, large amount of memory and file systems are compatible with the formats used in PC’s for several years. As there are directories and files on your mobile phone, it is important to have a program file manager to navigate through the directories of the internal memory or the memory cards that these devices support.
A file manager is very complete and free that I use on Android is File Expert. In addition to allowing you to navigate the directories of the mobile phone it comes with several extra features such as access to shared files on the local network by Windows or Samba on Linux, it works as a client of FTP, SFTP, FTPS, WebDAV and Bluetooth OBEX.
In addition to working as a software client it can also be FTP server and HTTP and to access file servers in the cloud such as Dropbox and Box.net.
If the device has NFC, also allows the sharing of files through this technology. In a Wi-Fi network, enables the sharing direct files with other devices that are also running File Expert.
Also manages the applications installed on the Android, allowing for quick un-install and backup applications. You can compress and decompress ZIP. Cannot unpack RAR files, and GZIP/TAR/TGZ/BZ.
When the directory is browsed to have pictures or videos, it creates thumbnails for the image formats jpg, png and 3gp. Has viewer of text and embedded pictures, allows you to perform search for files, and also supports custom themes.
File Expert is free and has no ads. Almost perfect!
The video below, in English, is a demonstration of the functionality of File Expert.
I’ve used several other file managers in Android and never found any that were as complete, fast, lightweight and efficient as the File Expert. Install it on your Android through the Android Market and worry no more about the manipulation of files on your phone.