FX File Explorer 6.0 Released with Major UI Changes, SMB v2, and more
When talking about file explorers, there are a few really big players on the market. There’s Solid Explorer, MiXplorer, and FX File Explorer. These applications offer many of the same features, but each with their own UI flavor and their own small merits over their competitors. These apps are neck and neck in functionality, and are constantly competing to outdo each other. Now, FX File Explorer version 6.0 has been released, and it’s looking to draw your attention away from the rest of the field.
FX File Explorer 6.0 brings a number of large changes. What firstly hasn’t changed however is the lack of advertisements, the use of many open source libraries, and the fact that the free version of FX File Explorer is just that – free. There is a trial version, but all FX Plus adds is network, cloud, and media functionality. For instance, FX Plus now adds support for SMB v2.
The new version of FX File Explorer boasts a brand new UI, as “about every aspect of the UI has been tweaked, cleaned up, materialized, or improved” according to the developer on Reddit. There is also a new, updated dual window mode to fit with the design language of multi window on Android Nougat or above devices. There are also many brand new themes to choose from.
FX does have a number of unique features over its competitors including its home screen. The home screen of FX is not just your typical /sdcard folder but rather is a section of suggested folders, system information available at your fingertips, and a central station for the app to work from. You can see documents, downloads, camera roll, music and /system available straight away at launch.
FX also contains a “web access feature” allowing you to control your phone from a web browser. There is also “FX connect” for transferring files between your devices with FX File Explorer, zoom-in and zoom-out nearly anywhere, a well fleshed out text editor, and a shell script executor.
If you’re a power user, FX File Explorer is one of the better options out there for all of your needs. This update is generally a major overhaul of the UI with the addition of new features that readers of XDA may find useful. If you’re looking to try something different from your regular file explorer, give FX File Explorer a try!