When comparing MiXplorer vs OI File Manager, the Slant community recommends MiXplorer for most people. In the question“What are the best file explorers on Android?” MiXplorer is ranked 5th while OI File Manager is ranked 10th.
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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 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 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 FTP/HTTP server built in
Share files trough the browser.
Pro Few permissions
It asks only for Storage permissions. No other things are required.
The app takes only a few seconds to download, as its size is only about 1.5 MB to download and installed (on MIUI) takes only ~6 MB full size.
Pro Open Source
OI File Manager is available for free under the Apache License 2.0.
Pro ZIP file extraction support
OI File Manager supports extracting ZIP files.
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 No additional features (suite)
No other features such as networking connections, junk flies cleaner, built-in media player/viewer/editor. But that might be a pro, since nothing else is asked for this app permission.
At this moment I'm writing, it was updated last in 2017.
Con Ugly UI
The GUI is old and deprecated. But what would you expect for such a small app?