X-plore File Manager


X-plore File Manager

An easy-to-use and professional file manager with a dual-pane tree view and file transfer between devices.


Our rating: 

Get It: Android
License: Free (Limited features)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free File Manager for Android
Categories: Disk & File, File Manager

Pros & Cons:

Well thought-out split screen view allows easy manipulation of files and folders between devices. Loads of features and advert free.
Doesn't view too well on a small Android phone.

Our Review:

When I first opened X-plore File Manager, it immediately reminded me of a piece of Windows software that I used to use years ago called Xtree Pro. That old software, in conjunction with a serial or parallel cable, would allow you to transfer files between one computer and the other. X-plore File Manager allows you to transfer files between folders on the same device. Cool. And what I mean by 'cool' is that, like Xtree Pro, it splits the screen in 2 (best viewed in landscape). But unlike Xtree Pro, it puts the menu buttons down the centre, which I think is great.

You can have your device on one side of the split screen and your external storage on the other. It shows the total memory size and amount of free space - folder hierarchy listings and thumbnails - and when drilling further into a folder, it again shows you file sizes: but then also allows you to manipulate them between device and storage or open them using the menu buttons or by tapping the files.

The menu buttons are clearly labeled and you can also configure them to behave or run how you want them to. There is a general configuration option as well that allows you to do many things such as show hidden files, change the theme, add a password to the program and a host of other options to play with.

And throughout it all, it remains very easy to use and professional, which considering it's free, is amazing. Oh, and by the way, you can even manipulate files within web storage or on the LAN, view APK files as Zip, create Zip files, and it even has built-in viewers for images, video, audio, and text too. What more could you ask for? Lots probably and no doubt you will find them within this app. There are no adverts either!!

Overall, I really like it but the split screen view (landscape) doesn't show that well on a small screen Android phone, but it does look the bees-knees on a tablet.

X-plore File Manager was reviewed by on based on version 3.32.