Ghost Commander File Manager

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    Ghost Commander File Manager

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    Published: 2015-02-25, by .

    Ghost Commander lets you manage your files from anywhere.

    • Easy to use
    • Bulk moves
    • Issues with clouds

    "When You Need A File Manager, Go Ghost"


    The Ghost Commander File Manager app allows you to customize your file management system to fit your needs. You can bulk copy, cut, delete, move, transfer, and more.

    The app is compatible with Dropbox and other cloud storage systems, to make your file management simplified.


    Compatible with other systems, this app makes file management easy. It allows you to do single and bulk movements.


    Doesn't work with all clouds.

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    by Molly

    Feb 25, 2015


    Ghost Commander is an open sourced 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.

    This is an open source software (see and does not show any advertisement!
    The project exists only because of your donations.

    The main idea behind the user interface is classic: copy and move files from one panel to another. Simple.
    Also, to not overload the display with extra checkboxes, file selection is made as follows: 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.
    Writing access to external sdcard drives and USB OTG is provided through a special "Storage Access Framework" mode. Native mode can give only a read-only access to external drives.
    Ghost Commander supports 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 devices, like to 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.

    Here's a list of the file manager's features which 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 the servers.
    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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    If you like this application, a small donation to help further development will be appreciated.

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    Users comments for Ghost Commander File Manager

    Muel Kiel

    by Muel Kiel

    Oct 12, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Best file browser on Android, bar none.

    Kevin Quitt

    by Kevin Quitt

    Oct 09, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Does what I want the way I like.

    Matt Sutherland

    by Matt Sutherland

    Oct 07, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Literally cannot even open folders. Tapped all over a single folder and wouldnt open. Useless.

    Abhinav Madheshiya

    by Abhinav Madheshiya

    Sep 28, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Simple and effective..

    Kyle Knox

    by Kyle Knox

    Sep 13, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This application is very powerful. This is by far the best File manager I could find period. I also like ES File Explorer but it failed me for the first time ever (ES File Explorer). That's where Ghost Commander picked up the ball. I was looking for a simple FTP Client to edit my website on android. I tried so many applications and could not believe how hard it proved to be. I just wanted to find a simple two panel window view/chmod for an android tablet. Every app I tried had a horrible UI, No dual pane window mode, bloatware/ads and were very slow. Not only does the UI for this app look beautiful but its very fast and there are no ads. Score!!! Thanks to the Development Team for such a powerful tool. Another thanks for choosing to keep the ads away!

    J Dogg

    by J Dogg

    Aug 30, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Good app