Here are 5 free file manager apps for android that will let you browse and manage your storage in a better way. As the stock file manager is limited in functionality. The third party file manager apps are found to be more rich and useful.
ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is one of the most popular file manager apps for android. It is the most trending file manager with thousands of daily downloads. This free file manager app received over 30 million downloads alone in 2011.
ES File Explorer is a combination of many apps – file manager, app manager, task killer, ZIP archive manager, FTP client and Dropbox client. Too much for a single app! The background image is and color is highly customizable. There is also a Root Explorer feature which is only available to users who have done rooting of their phones.
ASTRO File Manager
ASTRO File Manager is the most download free file manager app for android with more than 35 million downloads. Along with file management, ASTRO File Manager also includes a Task Killer and a Applications Backup app. ASTRO File Manager let you easily explore content on your android phone. By default, ASTRO has a black background with blue-colored icons.
There is also an address bar in this app which tell the address of current opened folder. We can copy, move, rename, delete and even send a file or folder In this free file manager app. Some additional extensions and modules can also be added to this app for extra functionality. With recent updates, theme support is also included in ASTRO File Manager. Moreover, it supports 11 different languages including Korean, Russian, French and Italian. This app is ad-supported. To remove ads, users can purchase the pro version.
AndroZip File Manager
Not just a free file manager app, AndroZipFile Manager is much more than that. Like other apps, it also includes an Archive manager, task killer and app manager. You can copy, delete, move and search your files. The AndroZip File Manager has different menus on short & long press. There is also a premium version of this app.
File Manger is simple file manager app. You can sort files by name, date, size and type in both ascending and descending orders. File Manger features and in-built image gallery, text editor and swf player. It also supports LAN and SMB file systems. Root Explorer feature is also available on rooted devices.
X-plore File Manager
X-plore File Manager enables users to easily move, copy and delete files. There is an archive manager, Root explorer and FTP client in this. This free file manager app is very easy to use. It has dual-pane user interface. The icons in the pane are highly customizable.