Nov 13th, 2020

Back in the early days of Android, ES File Explorer was a great app for managing files on your device and quickly organizing collections like eBooks, Music, and more. Those days are gone, however, as reported back in 2015 the app has been spewing ads for junk apps and other “services” that your device doesn’t need.

To top it all off, the app is now sending out pop-ups that appear on your device even when the app is closed. If you have this one installed, you should uninstall it immediately. It’s basically malware at this point and the benefits you get from using this app can be had in apps that offer better design and function. Let it go. Here’s four alternatives for you to consider, all of which won’t spam you with ridiculous ads for junk apps.

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Solid Explorer has been my go-to file manager for Android since the developers of ES File Explorer sold out and allowed the new owners to load the app with junk. It has a nice clean interface with plenty of theming options, but the feature I love is the dual pane mode so you can transfer files with ease.

For developers, Solid Explorer also comes with nifty plugins that let you access cloud services like Amazon S3, Mega Upload, and even an FTP server. Solid Explorer is free for 14 days and if you decide you like it in that time, you can buy it with an unlocker that will unlock the app for all of your devices connected to your Google Play account.

Download Solid Explorer from Google Play

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