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Total Commander File Manager Leaves Testing, Officially Enters Google Play Store

 

Total Commander, one of the most powerful and popular Windows file managers has made its official arrival on Android. If you were looking for the ultimate tool to help you manage your phone, this would probably be it. It has a great top menu that allows you to quickly access pictures, SD card, root files, bookmarked items, etc. From there, you have all of the standard copy/paste/move functionality, zip or unzip, text editor, and search that you would find in normal file managers, yet this app just seems to do it so effortlessly. A 2-panel swiping lets you jump between top directories and your current directory location easily, there are plug-ins for FTP Clients and LAN support as well, plus more.

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  • Cjlee89

    ES File Explorer doesn’t show files on the root of gdrive. It will only show folders.

  • Ricky

    I know there was a reason I didn’t pay for Astro! Nice app.

  • http://www.tedpavlic.com/ Ted Pavlic

    Saying, “this would probably be it,” implies uniqueness. I don’t see much here that you don’t get with ES File Explorer. I routinely use ES to copy files between phone and Dropbox and SFTP and others.

  • DroidBricker

    I’m sticking to root explorer, I fear change.

  • Guesto

    I can’t live without tcmd for Windows! I wonder if they’ve managed to capture the same usability on the severely nerfed input capabilities of a smartphone without making it a pita to work with.

  • mustbepbs

    ES File Explorer 4 life.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    I’m gonna try it out. It’s free, so if it’s bad the only thing I would have wasted is time!

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove
    • DroidzFX

      Solid Explorer is light years beyond the Windows 95 app featured here.

      • http://fujibayashi.jp/ Gasai Yuno

        I wouldn’t know, Total Commander’s FTP and LAN plugins are pretty neat if you ask me.

        • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

          Any good file explorer has FTP and LAN (SMB) access. Solid explorer also has cloud storage access.

          • http://fujibayashi.jp/ Gasai Yuno

            Can I do the same “navigate in a panel, do operations, copy to the other panel” stuff there? Without having to select files to copy and then going to the destination and choosing copy?

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            Yes, multi-select drag and drop between panels is there.

          • http://www.tedpavlic.com/ Ted Pavlic

            So does ES. In fact, ES has more cloud access than Solid. Currently, I have ES connected to my GDrive, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box, and SugarSync. I can copy and paste files between them and locally. Plus, SMB, FTPS, and SFTP. Plus more.

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            GDrive? Really, I didn’t know it had an API yet.

          • Guest

            Stupid Disqus. Froze up and then posted 5 of these… Can’t find the delete button.

          • Guest

            Stupid Disqus. Froze up and then posted 5 of these… Can’t find the delete button.

          • Guest

            Stupid Disqus. Froze up and then posted 5 of these… Can’t find the delete button.

          • Guest

            Stupid Disqus. Froze up and then posted 5 of these… Can’t find the delete button.

          • Guest

            Yep — GDrive support was just added to ES (SkyDrive support was added about a week or two ago). I used it today, in fact.

            ES hands off to Google’s OAuth, you give it access to your Docs and such, and then it heads back to ES. Maybe it’s pretending to be a web app. GDrive does provide an API for web apps now:

            http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/04/google-drive-sdk-announced-but-apis-are-only-accesible-to-web-apps-for-now/

          • http://www.tedpavlic.com/ Ted Pavlic

            Yep — GDrive support was just added to ES (SkyDrive support was added about a week or two ago). I used it today, in fact.

            ES hands off to Google’s OAuth, you give it access to your Docs and such, and then it heads back to ES. Maybe it’s pretending to be a web app. GDrive does provide an API for web apps now:

            http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/04/google-drive-sdk-announced-but-apis-are-only-accesible-to-web-apps-for-now/

        • http://www.tedpavlic.com/ Ted Pavlic

          Don’t you get the same stuff with ES File Explorer, which comes bundled on a lot of ROM’s?

          • http://fujibayashi.jp/ Gasai Yuno

            I wouldn’t know, I dislike ES File Explorer’s interface?

          • http://www.tedpavlic.com/ Ted Pavlic

            ES File Explorer looks **EXACTLY** like Total Commander. Just go into settings and turn on the list view and you can turn off their silly default icon view.

            I get GDrive, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box, and more with ES. Plus, I get SFTP, FTPS, SMB, and more. The list of features goes on and on.

      • AE35

        There’s sooo many file explorers now. So many are really good too.

        Astro, Root, ES are all good but I like Solid Explorer also lately.

      • JeffDenver

        +1 for Solid Explorer. It is a very useful app. I think I like it even better than Root Explorer, my previous favorite.

  • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

    so… is this the new root explorer?

    • http://www.keithbluhm.com/ Keith Bluhm

      It’ll take a lot to drag me from root explorer. I’ve never found myself wanting to do something that root explorer couldn’t handle… and I’m not a big fan of all those goofy looking Win95-style icons.

      • http://www.tedpavlic.com/ Ted Pavlic

        I liked Root Explorer a lot until I tried ES File Explorer (after noticing all of the ROM’s seemed to be bundled with it). It’s free and has about all of the features discussed here. It’s a nice interface. Features are added regularly too. Good developer support.

  • Liquidretro

    So is this good enough to replace Astro? That is the question.

    • Inquizitor

      Anything is good enough to replace Astro. I think you meant “Root Explorer.”

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        I think you mean ES explorer, or now the new comer, Solid Explorer. But yes, Astro is pretty turrible.

      • Liquidretro

        I actually did mean Astro, I have been a long time user, but its gotten pretty bloated. I don’t use it often so I have put up with it. Trying ES Explorer now and I can see the difference. Will be using this now for a while.

        • Inquizitor

          Fair post. Glad you found something you like better!

    • http://www.tedpavlic.com/ Ted Pavlic

      lol. I should hope so!

  • loala

    first

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darius-M-Clark/1420215236 Darius M. Clark

      takin it back to the old school huh? lol

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      go back to engadget