When comparing File Explorer vs MiXplorer, the Slant community recommends MiXplorer for most people. In the question“What are the best file explorers on Android?” MiXplorer is ranked 3rd while File Explorer is ranked 21st.
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Pro Completely free and zero advertisements
There is zero cost to using this app as well as zero advertisements in the app itself.
Pro Open Source
File Explorer is filed under the GPL v3 license.
Pro Unlimited tabbed browsing and dual panel in landscape mode and drag and drop between panels also supported
Pro SAMBA, FTP, SFTP, WEBDAV, BLUETOOTH support
Pro Can do tasks in background
Things like pasting/moving files can be done in background.
Pro Extract and create compacted files
Extract and create 7z and Zip/Zip64 (splitted-encrypted), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, GZIP, BZIP2 and extract RAR (splitted-encrypted, RAR5), XZ, APM, CAB, ISO, ARJ, AR, LZH, LHA, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, NSIS, LZMA, NTFS, FAT, VHD, MBR, SWM, MSLZ, CramFS, Dmg, ELF, MachO, Mub, PE, Split, Xar, Z, Udf, HFS, SquashFS, PPMD.
Pro Queue Tasks
Can Queue every task, copy, paste, move, delete , rename etc.
Pro Root access for all advanced operations
Pro Theming support
Download and apply a theme or easily create you own.
Pro Active forum support
Lots of guys giving pointers on the xda.
Pro Available for Android TV
Supported languages of the main program: English, German, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian,Tamil and many more.
Pro FTP/HTTP server built in
Share files trough the browser.
Pro All your cloud storage needs accessible from one single app
Choose from 19 providers:
Mega.co.nz, Dropbox, Box, Yandex, HiDrive, Baidu, Mediafire, Kuaipan, Kanbox, IDrive, Hubic, 4Sync, Google Drive, Copy, Meo, OneDrive, pCloud, SugarSync, VDisk.
- clouds which support webdav like (Yandex.ru, OwnCloud, MyDrive.ch, DriveHQ, CloudMe, CloudSafe, ...).
Con Can not select multiple files at the same time
There is no multi-select file support in the app, which means no batch copy, paste or deletions.
Con Not on PlayStore
The developer has chosen to not place the app on the Play Store but to offer it for free on the XDA forums. This may be inconvenient for some as the app will have to be side loaded.
Con Image browsing
Image browsing has bugs.
Search doesn't work in landscape mode.