One of the most frustrating aspects (for me) with the Android OS is the file management system. I have have Samsung tablet and phone, plus a Motorola X phone and none have really had any good file management apps (pre-installed). I have looked at quite a few of these apps. Today I am reviewing File Expert File Expert – File Manager from GMobile (formerly GeekSoft).
The app is free so there are some ads within it but they are not obtrusive nor a pain in your bottom. You can upgrade your app/account to remove the ads via an IAP.
The app has a lot of neat features. The main menu has numerous sections setup to allow you to do a ton of things. You can easily see your internal drive, external SD card and your flash ROM. You can have a grid or list view to help you find what you want. You can of course, delete, edit, move, copy files, create folders, all of the standard options.
The app also has Advanced features such as view recently opened, tags (you can create for files), and new files. You can also view files via the Categories Section such as gallery, music, video, apps, etc.
In the Tools Section you can lock important files in the Safebox.
The final section is the Network. In this section, you can:
- Connect to the GCloud
- Connect to FE Private Cloud
- Manage network solutions
The GCloud is essentially a “mobile flash drive”. You will need to create an account and log in to access the cloud. With this option you can access your files etc from your mobile device of PC. You can also share files with others. A nice feature for teams or businesses.
The FE Private Cloud is a private connection with your mobile device and PC. You will need to download and install a separate program on your PC. You will be creating a server on your PC that will allow you to have cloud-based file sharing. Again this is a great option for teams or business that want to create their own file sharing service without the high costs of similar services. GMobile does provide various levels of file sharing via Private Cloud – costs are related to the amount of mobile data you will be using. For more information on the full list of services, etc, check out their website.
Overall the app is very well done and easy to use. I found the layout works well on both phones and tablets. File Expert gives you a lot of options to work with your files. Now you might not use them all but it is nice to have them when you do. I really like the app and definitely can recommend it to Android users who need a complete file management tool for their phone or tablet. For business or team, the network options could come in very handy.