Ghost Commander File Manager

Ghost Commander File Manager

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Ghost Commander is a dual-panel, customizable, ad-free and donation supported open sourced file manager which will let you to manage your files or tweak your system in the root mode.

Copy and move files from one panel to another. This method of operating is far more convenient than what is offered by some 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.
Open files and folders by simply tapping on the left and select single or multiple items by tapping on the right side, where the size/date info is situated.

Besides the basic file manager functions you would expect, Ghost Commander lets you transfer files both to and from FTP and SFTP servers and Windows network shares (SMB plugin required), Google Drive, BOX cloud storage, plus it can create/extract ZIP archives and view inside them before they're extracted.
For advanced users, this file manager also fully supports root (superuser) mode, which is essential to work with critical 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 useful options in settings 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:
* root / superuser (su) mode: remount partitions and make changes to critical system files
* change file owner and permissions (in root mode only)
* ZIP archive support: create and extract ZIP files, plus view inside without extracting
* built-in FTP client: upload to/download from your own site or a public one
* multiselect (by tapping, or select all/wildcards via 'Menu > List > Select all')
* favorite folders and locations
* calculation of file and folder size and MD5 sum
* sorting by name, extension, size or date
* file and folder wildcards search
* text editor (built-in or external)
* built-in text and picture viewers
* open files with the default handler, or manually chosen
* sends files via email, bluetooth and so on
* personalization options: colors, font size, interface language, custom toolbar, etc
* fully manage files on your SD card and internal memory (if your device is rooted)
* all the standard features you expect: open/create/copy/move and delete files and folders
* Windows network support via an optional SMB plugin
* Streaming audio/video from a remote location to an external player (VPlayer is recommended)
* Access to the Google Drive and BOX cloud storage

Requested permissions explanation:
INTERNET - to make FTP and other network plugins be able to connect to an internet hosts.
No connection is established without your command to do so.
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - to not to let the WiFi 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: SD card, root, file manager, fileman, manage files, explorer, root explorer, Total Commander, Midnight Commander, Norton Commander, FAR manager, dual panel, FTP client, SFTP client, SMB, ZIP, BOX

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Recently changed in this version

Changed the external sdcard detection method
Improved text messages and translations.
Some fixes.
A new way to browse and modify the files on the external sdcard even if the system forbids the direct writing access. Please go to the home: panel to find it.

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

    by marc krigel on 16/06/2014

    Yours is a 5 star app. a 5 star app. I know of no way to post a comment directly to you, other than this in order to get your attention. KitKat prohibits managing of files on external SD card. I hope you guys are working to remove this restriction. A consortium made up of your company plus your competitors, petitioning Google to remove the restriction would (1) keep your app from becoming o

  • (53 stars)

    by Furstentum Liechtenstein on 13/06/2014

    Trusted functions and versatile clean customizable UI I couldn't ask for more.

  • (53 stars)

    by Nicolas Beresford on 11/06/2014

    This is awesome

  • (53 stars)

    by gretchen argyle on 10/06/2014

    you need this. without it, an android is an iphone

  • (53 stars)

    by Ian Stewart on 06/06/2014

    Great file manager. Takes some getting used to, but once you do, it's fast and easy. Also completely free.

  • (53 stars)

    by Peter Korman on 02/06/2014

    Low overhead. Fast response.

  • (53 stars)

    by DC Boogieman on 31/05/2014

    HTC One MAX