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.


If you don’t want to shell out some of your hard-earned cash for a file manager for your phone, Cabinet is probably a great fit for you. For some reason, it’s not available in the Google Play Store for the United States, but you can still download the app and use it thanks to APK Mirror.

Cabinet features many of the same functions as Solid Explorer in a clean, material design. It’s not as customizable in terms of theming and there aren’t any plugins that allow for access to cloud services and FTP servers, but for basic file management you really can’t beat it.

Download Cabinet from APK Mirror

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