Will Verduzco · Aug 20, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Simple Explorer Brings Clean and Open Source File Management

We’ve featured quite a few Android file managers recently, from the Holo-compliant to the tried and true. And it’s always good to have more options, as it’s pretty much what Android has come to signify for most users. Now thanks to XDA Senior Member DF1E, we have one more option: Simple Explorer.

Simple Explorer lives up to its name by offering a simple and clean interface, with minimal intrusions and an aesthetically appealing light-colored theme. Despite the low key look, however, it still packs almost all the functionality that you’d need out of a file manager such as batch file operations, zip compatibility, bookmarks, hidden folders, and even an app manager for making backups of your installed APKs.

Note that I said “almost all the functionality.” This is because the file manager unfortunately lacks root functionality, but there is a (rather significant) upside. It’s open source with the source code fully available on DF1E’s Github. So if you would like to build a derivative file manager with root access and you have some coding skills, you can add it in yourself. Furthermore, root functionality is on the developer’s list for a future update, so you may not have to wait for long if you want to use Simple Explorer but can’t live without root.

If you would like to give Simple Explorer a shot, head over to the application thread.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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