Best Android File Manager in 2022

Best File Managers for Android
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Plenty of us use File Managers to keep track of all of the many files we have. While there are dozens of them available on the Google Play Store, many don't offer the features or ease of access that you want — or need—in a file manager. That being said, the quality of these applications has improved vastly over the years and we have the best you can download today for your Android device.

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For years, file manager applications "flooded" the Google Play Store as different developers competed for your admiration. However, as Android has progressed over the years, the built-in file manager can handle just about everything that you need it to. This is especially true with the Files app included with Pixel devices, as it can keep track of files saved directly to your phone, but also files from other apps such as Drive.

If you don't own a Pixel device, or don't care for the design, we would have to pick Simple File Manager Pro (opens in new tab) due to its reliable updates and so much more. This file manager is sleek, lightweight, and makes it extremely easy to browse through your file system while including plenty of customization options.

Those looking for more of a robust file manager may want to look at X-plore File Manager (opens in new tab) with its plethora of methods to keep your files organized. Plus, you get the added benefit of managing your other cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and others.

Andrew Myrick
Senior Editor - Chromebooks, tablets, and wearables

Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.