Ghost Commander File Manager

Ghost Commander File Manager

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Ghost Commander is a dual-panel file manager (as well as a FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV, Drive, BOX, Dropbox client!) which will let you to manage your files locally or remotely as well as tweak your system in the root mode. It is customizable, ad-free open sourced and donation supported!

The main idea behind this is classic: copy and move files from one panel to another. This method of operating is far more convenient than what is offered by most other file managers, in which you would have to copy/cut items and then navigate to various different folders to paste them - back and forth, again and again.
To not overload the display with extra checkboxes, each file row is divided by two zones: tapping on the left you open files and folders, tapping on the right you select multiple items. If you are left handed, that could be swapped in the settings.

Ghost Commander lets you transfer files both to and from FTP and SFTP servers and Windows network shares, as well as Google Drive, BOX and Dropbox cloud storage (plugin required), plus it can create/extract ZIP archives and work with as it was a regular folder.
For advanced users, this file manager also supports root (superuser) mode, which is essential to work with protected system files on a rooted phone, change file permission attributes/owners (chmod/chown) and even execute your own shell commands (busybox required).

This file manager is very customizable and comes with a lot of options which allow you to adjust its appearance and behavior to your personal tastes and habits.

Ghost Commander's features include, but are not limited to:
* easy sorting by name, extension, size or date
* customizable multiselect (by tapping, or select by wildcards)
* root / superuser (su) mode: remount partitions and make changes in system files
* change file owner and permissions (in root mode only)
* working with files via the MediaStore perspective (which allows writing access to external SDcard on Kitkat)
* ZIP archive support: create and extract ZIP files, view inside a ZIP without extracting
* built-in FTP client: upload to/download from your own site or a public one
* favorite shortcuts for folders and locations
* calculation of file and folder size and MD5 and SHA-1
* file search by content and other properties
* text editor (built-in or external)
* text and picture viewers
* sends files via email, Bluetooth and so on
* personalization: colors, font size, interface language, custom toolbar, etc
* Windows network support via an optional SMB plugin
* Streaming audio/video from a remote location to a player app (VPlayer is recommended)
* Access to the Google Drive, Dropbox and BOX or any WebDAV enabled cloud storage (with plugins)

Requested permissions explanation:
INTERNET - to make FTP and other network plugins be able to connect to internet hosts.
No connection is established without your command to do so.
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - to not to let the WiFi go down during a file transfer.
WAKE_LOCK - to not to let the phone go to a deep sleep during a file transfer.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - to let the file manager copy files to the sdcard.
VIBRATE - to let the phone vibrate when a long file operation is done.
INSTALL_SHORTCUT - to create shortcut icons to the desktop.
MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS - to do so when you have asked that.
ACCESS_SUPERUSER - to let the root: mode of the file manager functioning properly. Not used for any other purposes.
USE_CREDENTIALS - only to let the Google Drive plugin access to the Google based services.

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Keywords: root, file manager, manage files, file explorer, Midnight Commander, Norton Commander, FAR manager, dual panel

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Recently changed in this version

Fixed the FTP folder coping issue.
New WebDAV plugin has been introduced.
* Improved the connection dialog
* Better help formatting
* Panel swap feature
* SHA-1 hash and mime type in the file info
* Japanese localization
* Better text messages
* symlinks resolving in root and ftp modes
* tested on Lollipop
* many other fixes and improvements

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Comments and ratings for Ghost Commander File Manager
  • (53 stars)

    by Andrew Deaver on 18/01/2015

    This file manager is great. I've tried a few others but always find myself coming back.

  • (53 stars)

    by Rey C.Straight on 18/01/2015

    Best of its kind...powerful fast and intuitive

  • (53 stars)

    by Никита Кальченко on 18/01/2015

    Good, easy, fast, powerful app without useless functions. But as for me UI a little uncomfortable, also when u need to copy a file you need to use both panels.

  • (53 stars)

    by Awais Altaf on 18/01/2015

    Works great

  • (53 stars)

    by David N Rice on 16/01/2015

    After typing a new label for a .jpg all you get is "error." Uninstalled!

  • (53 stars)

    by Quentin Christensen on 12/01/2015

    Print way too small, even on largest setting

  • (53 stars)

    by David Figuera on 12/01/2015

    Does follow the KISS principle and that's nice for a mobile app.

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