File Expert HD with Clouds – an advanced Android file manager app
Nov 27, 2013 8:45 PM –
File Expert HD (now with cloud integration) is an advanced and easy-to-use Android file manager app with a host of cool features and a smart user interface. Now, there are a number of these kind of apps in the Google Play Store and we have reviewed a few in the past, most notably Solid Explorer, so how does File Expert HD compare? Read on for more…
Price: Free and $4.99 for Pro Key Plugin
Tested on: Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Pros & Cons:
- Easy to use and intuitive!
- Built in browser!
- Nice design!
An advanced Android file manager app…
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To begin, the app features an extensive list of cool features and there’s no way I can cover them all. Definitely see the full description on the Google Play Store, but I’ll discuss a few of the specific features that stood out to me. Straight off the bat, the user interface is superb- extremely intuitive and, although it lacks some Holo-design deliciousness, it feels very smooth and responsive. Instead of the listed files you get in other explorers, the app here presents some neat icons to choose from;
- Gallery, Videos, Music, E-books, Documents, Zip Files, Tags, and Favorites.
- GCloud – a new feature that allows you to store & edit documents in the cloud via Geeksoft. 1GB of storage is offered free while there are tiered pricing plans for more storage.
- Apps – allows you to manage installed apps; including batch uninstalling, backup locally or to the cloud, or sending via Quick Send. There’s also APK files (Android app files) for managing app files already on your device.
- Recycle Bin – is a new feature bringing back the temporary trash can from Windows computer before permanently deleting forever.
- Safebox – allows you to pin code password protect photos, videos, music and other file types in a vault.
- Feature Shop – is a marketplace for purchasing other add-ons individually like File Shredder, Safebox, Memory Manager, remove ads and more. I would encourage grabbing the Pro Key to unlock all features.
The app is presented with a list of browser-like tabs at the top, so it’s easy to flick between different areas with this simple navigational feature. The tabs include: My Files (primary screen), Folders, My Tools, and built-in web browser to surf the net (though strangely no address bar so you’ll have to search for everything). The app includes a number of useful links to various places and showcases a few other useful applications. I should stress that none of these are pushy and are actually well hidden away.
Quick Send is a handy inclusion. Now, you do have to sign up to the GeekSoft services but it is a fast and secure service to send files to family, friends colleagues, etc. all from within the app- great if you need a snappy alternative to email. My clouds extends file management to include all your online storage. There’s lots to choose from too, from the usual suspects like Dropbox and SkyDrive to lesser known solutions like KanBox and KDrive.
One last thing to note is the Web PC Suite. This allows you to access your Android files from your web browser in a simple, slick and handy web interface- plus it’s super simple to setup. Just ensure your computer and device are on the same WiFi network, enable it, type the IP web address and Pin number into your computer’s web browser- and voilà! Note: you cannot transfer files from device to computer (and vice versa) but can explore your device easily from your computer. If you’ve used AirDroid before, it’s a little like that.
I should stress, these are just the tip of the iceberg. The app is packed with neat little features and functions that are genuinely too long to list here. I would strongly recommend you check out the free version of the app and see if the additional Pro Key features would benefit you.
File Expert HD with Clouds – My Files
File Expert HD with Clouds – Folders
File Expert HD – Several Cloud Services
File Expert HD with Clouds – Settings
File Expert HD with Clouds – Files
File Expert HD with Clouds – Disk Usage
File Expert HD with Clouds – Delete or Shred
File Expert HD with Clouds – Plugins
File Expert HD with Clouds – App Backup
File Expert HD with Clouds – Local Files
File Expert HD with Clouds – Web Suite
File Expert HD with Clouds – Web Suite on Desktop
Incredibly useful. From the main file exploring features to the Web PC Suite, Cleaner, Cloud access and Quick Send, it chock full of extremely useful features.
Ease of Use:
The UI is designed in such a way that is is very simple to use and navigate. It’s highly intuitive and allows you to access all areas of the app quickly and easily.
This will depend on the user. However, as it squeezes so many functions into one little app, it’s easily something you might use regularly.
The interface is great- not an amazing Holo-fest we are coming to expect from apps nowadays, but very smooth. The UI is all about ease of access so, while other apps do ‘look’ better, few are as intuitive as File Expert HD.
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