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.


ASUS has created a surprisingly good file manager for its ZenFone series of phones, but the apps are also available in the Google Play Store and can be used on any device. For an OEM product, this file manager is actually really good. It has cloud support for several services including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and ASUS’ own cloud storage solutions.

It also supports .zip and .rar formats, so you can extract and compress files on the go with ease. It’s free with no ads and while it’s not as good looking as some of the other options available on this list, it does offer the best support for cloud services in my opinion.

Download ASUS File Manager from Google Play

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