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Up until now, if you needed a file manager on your Honeycomb tablet you were stuck using one that was designed for phone versions of Android, which didn't always translate well to the larger screen. Software developers Rhythm Software saw this issue, grabbed it by the horns, and took care of it. The end result? File Manager HD.

File Manager HD is the first file manager specifically designed for Honeycomb tablets (according to the developer). It offers a slew of useful features:

* Based on Android 3.0 new feature and theme
* High definition(1280*800) support
* 3 sets of commercial icons for 60+ different file types, toolbar and menu items
* Cut, copy, paste and cancellable progress dialog
* List and grid view for file browsing
* Compression and decompression support
* Search and share files
* Multiple selection and sorting support
* Thumbnail for photo, pictures and apk files
* Built-in text editor and swf player
* Fully tested on Motorola Xoom

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This isn't their first rodeo, either - Rhythm also has a phone version of File Manager, and it's rocking a near-five-star rating. So, for the low cost of free, you really can't go wrong.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Foo

    Will definitely check this out! Use Estrong on my mobile, but always good to have options

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    This looks like a knockoff of File Station Tablet, which has been out a while, except this app has ads. Lame.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nice one - here's the link to File Station Tablet for those interested: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.farago.filestationtablet.
      Indeed, both are very close in layouts and FST did arrive first. If only all these app devs didn't put out false claims of "First Honeycomb App" in their description...

      Granted, the Market makes it very hard to filter apps by OS, so I guess I can blame Google just as much.

    • Foo

      File Station Tablet also appears to be ad supported...although I am just going from File Station Plus stating that it removes ads. Looking at the screenshots on Android Market, I can't see any ads in the free version.

  • biggerguy

    Will this work on CM7 Rom for G Tablet? I can't find it from my tablet and wonder if it's worth the extra steps to load the apk via another means...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      This is for Honeycomb+ only.

      • biggerguy

        Thanks for the info Artem.

  • ocdtrekkie

    I just wanna say, this isn't the first Honeycomb file manager.

    Columnar is available as well, it's probably not as well developed, but its been around for a couple months now.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Thanks for yet another recommendation. Here's the link to Columnar: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bauxite.columnar.

      To be honest, Columnar looks a little too simple and underdeveloped compared to both of the above, but I may be wrong.

      • ocdtrekkie

        I think Columnar might be from a just starting dev, so I'd assume File Manager is more complete. But it's just that this one was first, and I wanted to give it it's due. ;)

        I'm gonna download File Manager HD pretty soon and give it a try. I'm really ready to murder ASTRO (since it's not even 2.2 compatible, abandonware), so I'd love to find a file manager that felt to me like it could replace it.

  • Foo

    thanks for the File Station and Columnar recommendations. Any consensus on which is the best? I guess it depends on what you are define as 'best'. Probably good to try all three and see which I prefer.

  • A developer

    This is exactly the wrong approach for developers to take - they're supposed to make the *same app* have both phone and tablet UI's, not separate Honeycomb versions of apps.

  • gilf lover

    I have noticed after installing this app that it seems to give me root acces to all of the xoom's system files.

  • isitbettertho

    but does file station have LAN interfration???