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ES File Manager Beta Updated, Bug Fixes on Top of Fancy Holo UI

ES File Explorer

The ES File Manager has been undergoing beta testing over on XDA, and recently a new version was released for folks to try out. Between this and the previous beta, there looks to be only bug fixes, but if you are using the ES File Manager from Google Play, you will notice huge differences. For example, the UI has been completely redesigned, on top of the other features being added as well. 

If you love yourself a good looking Android file manager, load it up and let us know what you think.

Download:  ES_File_Explorer_V3.0pt_20130410.apk

Via: XDA

  • Well finally. The old UI is hideous.

    • To me, even this one is. Once you look at Solid Explorer, nothing else comes close.

      • Cowboydroid

        That one’s even uglier!

      • Steve Benson

        Are you serious? Solid Explorer is an ugly turd.

        This was a much needed update on visuals for ES.

        On a related note, Root Explorer is also close to releasing a massive update/UI overhaul. Let’s hope they deliver.

        • Really…? Huh…!! I guess “to each its own” then. To me, ES Explorer looks dated. Even this ‘new’ one.

      • SeanBello

        I love FX Explorer’s UI, but hate that it doesn’t have network functionality unless you pay.

  • Tim242

    Root Explorer has always been my go-to.

    • Cowboydroid

      Root Explorer is not Holo either. It’s actually quite ugly.

      • Tim242

        Ummm yes it is very much holo.

        • Cowboydroid

          It’s less Holo than the above app. It’s like a stillbirth Holo.

          • Tim242

            You have no idea what holo is. Root Explorer was one of the first apps to adopt holo guidelines, and is as holo as holo gets.

          • Steve Benson

            FYI, Root Explorer is very close to releasing a complete UI overhaul.

  • radiohead14

    love ES, but i recently switched to Solid Explorer. love the multiple panels feature

  • Ryuuie

    I’ve been using the closed beta of this for a while now. It’s actually not that bad of an app and, while the UI isn’t Holo-themed, it’s a lot better than the odd Gingerbread style of the old app.

    It has a pretty nice downloader included that can download practically ANY file…even if it’s a streaming one. I’ve used it to download things from the Tumblr app that normally just stream.

  • Tim242

    Tim-o-tato: That is not a Holo UI.

    • Cowboydroid

      Looks like you’re the one who doesn’t know what Holo is.

  • PyroHoltz

    CM File Manager seems to work really well for those that are on Cyanogen Mod.

  • Defnitely improved. It’s nice for it to finally have a tablet interface.

  • Daniel

    They built in wi-fi file transfer now, awesome! ES has been my file manager of choice and does a good job as a root explorer too if you are rooted and desire it to mount your system partition 🙂

    • renaxguil

      Awesome 😀 i use ES on my rooted nook color and my rooted r800x 😀 this make it that much better

  • The UI definitely isn’t holo, at least not in the conventional sense.

    Now, Clean.fm or File Wrangler. Two awesome holo file managers.

    • jmasterj

      Clean.fm doesn’t have root suuport and I can’t tell if File Wrangler does.

    • raddacle

      File Wrangler doesn’t either.

    • igloobunny

      Clean.fm looks good, but they should add the option to resize the text. With file managers you really need smaller fonts (on phones especially) to view long file names and folders.

  • Sean Stone

    Appears to exist on the Play Store as well. http://goo.gl/adg72