File Explorer

File Explorer


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FX File Explorer version 4.0 is now available with a new Material Design UI!

FX File Explorer is a file manager with optional media, networking, cloud, and root capabilities. FX is designed to let you quickly and easily manage all content on your phone or tablet.

FX has no ads.

The free main module of FX File Explorer (this product) includes all file management features for working with files on your phone/tablet.

The "FX Plus" add-on adds media management, network (FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV) and cloud capabilities (Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box, SugarSync). The "Plus" add-on is a paid app (with a 7-day free trial).

The free "FX Root" add-on is for developers and knowledgeable enthusiasts who need to make changes as the root user.

General Features (included standard):

* Material Design.
* Productivity-oriented layout: The "Home Screen" shows bookmarks, storage, tools and (with FX+) media/network locations. You no longer have to wade through the garbage that apps store in the root folder of your SD card to get to the places you actually use.
* Dual pane mode and unlimited windows (quickly switch between different locations)
* Pinch-to-zoom in any "Explorer" window, zoom-in to see additional information about items
* Intuitive swipe-to-select gesture for managing multiple items (Slide finger horizontally across items to select/deselect them; see YouTube Videos, web site documentation, or in-app help for more information)
* "Usage View" mode analyzes storage space usage, enabling you to see total size of any folder
* Indexed Search

File Viewers / Editors (included standard)

* Text Editor with Undo/Redo history, Cut/Copy/Paste, Find, and Pinch-to-zoom
* Binary (Hex) Viewer
* Image Viewer
* Media Player, pop-up Audio Player
* Zip, Tar, GZip, Bzip2, and 7zip Archive Extractor / Creator (.zip, .tgz, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .7z)
* RAR Extractor (UnRAR)
* Shell Script Executor

Media Capabilities (FX Plus add-on required):

* Browse image and video collections
* Browse audio by artist, album, playlist, or all tracks
* Create and rearrange playlists with drag and drop (multiple files can be rearranged by selecting them)

Network / Cloud Capabilities (requires FX Plus add-on):

* Windows networking (SMB)
* FTP (including secure FTP-S and FTP-ES)
* SSH FTP (Secure Shell FTP; password and public key auth)
* WebDAV (see help for using WebDAV with OwnCloud)
* Cloud Storage: Google Drive (incl. Google Docs), Dropbox, SugarSync, Box (, and SkyDrive (SkyDrive requires Android 2.2 or later)
* Stream video and audio media files from SMB, FTP, SSH, Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, and SkyDrive to media player applications
* Browse local network for Windows (SMB) shares
* Find FTP and SSH FTP local network shares using multicast DNS (mDNS) service discovery (Bonjour/Zeroconf/Avahi)
* Encrypted keyring (used to avoid entering sensitive passwords in public while not allowing access in event of device theft)
* Download and convert Google Drive / Google Docs files into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenDocument, PDF, and other formats

Bluetooth Capabilities (FX Plus add-on required):

* Bluetooth FTP Client
* Discover / pair devices from within FX File Explorer

Additional FX Plus Features:

* AES-256, AES-128 Zip Encryption. Browse inside encrypted Zip files, viewing text documents, images, audio, and video without writing unencrypted data to SD card
* App Management
* Browse apps by permission


* Streaming video playback: Format support is based upon third-party playback software installed on your device. Android typically supports MP4 and 3GP. FX can play AVI, FLV, MKV, and WMV formats *IF* you install third-party players available from the Google Play Store.

* GDrive / GDocs: Cut/pasted documents will be converted to Microsoft Office formats by default. Use "Open With" to download them in the format of your choice.

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Recently changed in this version

4.0.1: Icon-based home screen is now the default. Added subtle usage charts to home screen icons (material theme). Improved File Chooser (with "show hidden" option). Fixed set-wallpaper bug in Image Viewer.

4.0.2: Bugfixes for Android 4.0 and earlier versions.

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Comments and ratings for File Explorer
  • (51 stars)

    by Irene Knapp on 04/01/2015

    The gimmicks that Fx doesn't do are things like: * Fx doesn't brag about "archive file support", by which authors usually mean only .zip. Fx handles lots of useful formats, even rarer ones like .7z. * Fx does not display ads that you can't even pay to remove. In fact, Fx doesn't display ads. * Fx doesn't have some absurd style and design that looks great in screenshots but is impossible to ge

  • (51 stars)

    by shimel hassan on 04/01/2015


  • (51 stars)

    by Yohanes Pradono on 04/01/2015

    The smb browser/scanner fail to detect shared computer in my network. If i enter the parameters manually it works.

  • (51 stars)

    by akshay jain on 04/01/2015

    Amazingly advanced and user friendly file manager

  • (51 stars)

    by mamounfj mamounfj on 04/01/2015

    get it. the only problem is its search is slow. it would be great if it can use indexing as an option to speed up file search.

  • (51 stars)

    by Mark Glesinger on 04/01/2015

    Outrageously good. The thought and effort put into this show at every turn. Compelling, refreshing, and appreciated.

  • (51 stars)

    by amit dani on 04/01/2015

    Love it

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