Open Explorer Beta

Open Explorer Beta

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Open Explorer - an open source file manager for all Android devices! (Tablets, Large Phones, Small Phones, Google TV)
- Complete file system management
- USB, SD and other external media
- Auto-detect & install BusyBox
- Network Connectable (FTP, SFTP, SMB/Samba/Windows/Lan/WIFI)
- Cloud connected (multiple accounts)! (Box, Dropbox, Drive)
- Text Editor (Tabbed, Multiple Document Interface)
- Smart Folders that scan for different types of media (Videos, Photos, Music, Downloads)
- View Pager directory navigation (swipe right to go up a directory)
- Superuser/Root ability to read/write system folders (and JB 4.2 user folders)
- Disk space heat map shows where your biggest files are
- Browse or extract from most common archives - Zip, Tar, TGZip, BZip2, 7zip, RAR

Features to come:
- Offline file structure cache, will remember which files you have in different places without needing to connect

*PLEASE NOTE: OpenExplorer is in Beta. There are still several bugs. If you do not wish to experience these bugs, please do not download this app. If you would like to help me find these bugs, please email me or cooperate with me on GitHub ( Please remember bad ratings help nobody.

Past Changes:
Fixed root/system operations
Updated Portuguese, French & Russian
Allow custom OAuth settings
Fixed Root crashes
Removed Google Analytics
Bugfixes with sorting, refreshing, heatmap, external SD
Google Drive support! (new permissions required)
Box & Dropbox integration (with multiple account authentication!)
7zip & RAR extraction support
BZip2 support
Tar/GZip support
Mostly bugfixes
Prompt before copy overwrite
NFC - Beam your clipboard
Passive root operations
Clipboard improvements
Many concurrency improvements
File operations serialized
Large heap requested
Reverted Action Bar menu icon on older devices
Updated German, Spanish, Russian & Dutch translations
Downloads scanner improved
Fixed Clipboard crash
Other updates
Fix "Add new Server" crash
Other bug fixes
Fixed server settings deletion bug
Scaled other icons
Light&Dark Theme Tweaks
Added scaled version of some icons
Changed Zip Icon
Fix thumb scaling
Add Ukrainian & Chinese to Language preference
Server settings moved to persistent storage so they don't get deleted if you uninstall
Other bugfixes
v200 - 12/21/12:
Chinese Translation
Bookmark View UI Updates
JB 4.2 USB Updates
Privacy Policy
SearchView update to all devices
Fixed "Select All" crash
/system remounter for rooted users
JB 4.2 (rooted) updates
Themes reworked! There are now 4 themes to choose from: dark, light, mix, and pinstripe
Jellybean expanded notifications for operations
Donate added to menu
Updated ActionBarSherlock
Improved device scanner - USB OTG
Updated Japanese
Bugfix for when your last viewed path was a network path
Updated Russian, Japanese & Turkish translations
Fixed settings restart bug
Added Text Wrapping
Switched to stericson's RootTools for root thread management - root should work better
Send/Share + Rename fixed
Notification Tweaks & Fixes
Preference Layout Improvements
Settings reorganized and updated to be more standard
Zip files are navigatable
System activities now appear in action bar for zip & text files
Added "heatmap" operation for determining relative folder sibling size
Fixed Search
Fixed Networked folder selection bug
Show multi-select checkmarks by default
7" Tablet (aka Nexus 7!) tweaks
New List/Grid item border/background
Jellybean-style default app selector
Added search back in as menu option
Fixed file operation notification crash (due to theming)
Re-enable Google TV (do not update if you are on Google TV)
*MAJOR UPDATE* - first official build of new Brandroid Tools team!
Switch to ActionBarSherlock
Dark/Light Theming Support!

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Recently changed in this version

v244 - 11/17/13
Re-enabled cloud services

v243 - 11/16/13
Translation updates
Auto-detect & install BusyBox
System mount fixes

v242 - 8/16/13
Improved Heatmap
Fixed dropbox authentication (web auth only)

v241 - 7/26/13
Fixed resource glitch

v240 - 7/25/13
Major translation update

v238 - 7/2/13
Zip Fixes

v235 - 6/25/13
Picker fixes
Search results selectable

v232 - 6/13/13
Operations fixes - copy/notifications

v231 - 6/7/13
Root /data fixes

v230 - 5/19/13
Fixed Network Window crash

Comments and ratings for Open Explorer Beta
  • (69 stars)

    by Shashi SHEKHAR on 31/03/2014

    Required root!

  • (69 stars)

    by Danja Mewes on 22/03/2014

    Can't see otg devices

  • (69 stars)

    by Paul Roberts on 11/03/2014

  • (69 stars)

    by Rutuparn Ranadive on 11/03/2014

    This app is not able to copy/paste items. It shows to have copied but in reality..nothing happens! Its just a file viewer.

  • (69 stars)

    by Arijit Ganguly on 07/03/2014

    It's the app I needed. It lags a bit, but it fulfills it's job.

  • (69 stars)

    by Daniel Quinn on 07/03/2014

    And GPL! Awesome. It's be handy if the SFTP component allowed for use of keys though. Being password-only really limits your options.

  • (69 stars)

    by Fawad Qadri on 17/02/2014

    On my Motorola Photon 4G with android 2.3. Help me please