When comparing MiXplorer vs A Photo Manager, the Slant community recommends MiXplorer for most people. In the question“What are the best file explorers on Android?” MiXplorer is ranked 8th while A Photo Manager is ranked 14th.
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Pro Unlimited tabbed browsing and dual panel in landscape mode and drag and drop between panels also supported
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 Root access for all advanced operations
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, ...).
Pro SAMBA, FTP, SFTP, WEBDAV, BLUETOOTH support
Pro FTP/HTTP server built in
Share files trough the browser.
Pro Powerful geotagging/openstreetmap integration
A map shows where photos where taken. if you zoom in you see more details. Geotagging: select one or more photos + "set geo" + pick a point in the map ==> the selected images get that point. Filter images through the map: after selecting an area in the map (i.e. North Germany), the gallery will only show images from North Germany.
Pro It is free
Open-source, no ads, no user tracking.
Pro Can handle big image collections
15000+ images in 1000+ folders.
Pro Find photos by tags (aka keywords)
Pro Build in Vault mode
If enabled only selected/filtered Images can be seen. This allows you to savley hand over your android phone to someone else and allow him/her to view only those images in Gallery-View, Geographic-Map and Image-View that you have chosen before.
Pro Exif-Tag support (Edit and Find)
Pro Quick hirarchical folder navigation
Only folders that contain pictures are shown.
Con Buggy sometimes
Con Some features are not free
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 It is not available on the Google Play Store
You have to download it via f-droid.org store.