Total Commander, one of the most powerful file managers for Android, has now been updated to version 2.0 beta. Like previous TC betas, this one isn't yet available in the Play Store, but can be found on the official TC for Android forums. It's worth noting that this version will install on top of the Play Store version if you have that one, so you're not stuck with two different versions on your device.

This update brings a host of new features, making this already-impressive app even better:

What's new?

  • Audio/Video-Player, can stream from Internet and from (updated) plugins
  • Drag&Drop in file lists (by holding down finger on file icon)
  • Scroll thumb also in the editor
  • Write to restricted external SD cards
  • Set owner and group for a file or multiple files
  • Root mode: Ask for permissions when copying, deleting, and saving file in the editor
  • Custom date/time format
  • Improved stability of background operations (file functions)
  • Prevent operations from pausing when screen is turned off

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TC's new video player and EQ.

With the addition of these new features, Total Commander brings more of a desktop-like experience to Android devices, alongside the existing powerful file manipulation, root support, no ads, and a completely free price-tag.

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If you're a TC fan and want to give the beta a shot, head to the source link below to grab the download.

[Total Commander Forums]

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.

  • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

    I want to love it but I just wished they hired a UX guy to update it to the android design guidelines. It's powerful but fugly!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      At least in 2.0 the UI looks less Gingerbread-ey.

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

    Drag-and-drop! Nice, that's one of my most recent suggestion to Christian, glad he implemented it.

  • Mad Finger

    Sorry, Total commander, but we have far superior Solid Explorer. You had your chance, you lost.

    • AndreGSNE

      Yeah, i don't how this is more "powerful" than Solid Explorer. Solid is much more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes too.

  • aatifsumar

    Used to use both TC and X-Plore. Then Solid Explorer2 came along.

  • David

    Wow, Windows 95 program on android? Cool, but i preferencji SolidExplorer

    • Matthew Fry

      Seriously. Solid Explorer is leaps and bounds beyond any of the other file browsers out there. It's just really well done.

  • http://twitter.com/MrYuzhai *Certified_geek™

    Kudos for having the screen cap from Breaking Bad.. BITCHHH! Man I love that show!

    • aatifsumar

      I miss Mike :'(

      • http://twitter.com/MrYuzhai *Certified_geek™

        Best TV show EVERRRRRR!!!

      • DoctorRabbitfoot

        Not everyone has seen every episode...don't post spoilers.

  • http://mercurypdx.tumblr.com/ MercuryPDX

    I made a TinyURL to the Forum Post linked above: http://tinyurl.com/tc20beta