When comparing MiXplorer vs Barcode Scanner (ZXing), the Slant community recommends MiXplorer for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for Android?” MiXplorer is ranked 3rd while Barcode Scanner (ZXing) is ranked 11th.
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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 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, ...).
Pro Keeps history of scanned codes
You can keep a history of every code scanned, or just the ones that you've scanned more than once.
Pro Can generate QR codes for apps, bookmarks, contacts, and clipboard data
Pro Auto-use Flash
Can turn on from settings to turn on the Flash light automatically.
Pro Supports Wi-Fi QR codes
Can be generated on https://zxing.appspot.com/generator/
Pro Open source
Barcode Scanner is an open source project and the Github repository can be seen here.
Pro Automatically open webpage when scanned
Pro Long history and strong support
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.