Solid Explorer has always been, well, solid. In fact, it’s always been more than solid, and its developer has always tried to stay true to Android’s design standards and practices. That’s no less true today, as the first alpha release for version 2.0 has been released for those opted into Solid Explorer’s Google Play beta program.
The first thing you’ll notice is literally unmissable: Material Design. Material Design, everywhere. It’s in every corner of the app, with the developer making good use of white space, a good crop of lush animations and one of the most beautiful sliding drawers we’ve seen.
File management apps aren’t always expected to be the best designed — in fact, I sometimes wonder if most developers actually make it a point to make their apps super ugly — but Solid Explorer has once again proven that design is just as important for a file explorer as any other app out there.
Want in on the beta? Join their Google+ community here, then head here to opt into the Alpha program. The alpha update may take a while to show up on your device if you already have Solid Explorer installed so be patient and wait for its arrival. Oh, and if you want the full experience you’ll need to drop $.99 for the Unlocker (that’s 50% off its normal cost for a limited time), which can be had right here.