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File managers are a dime a dozen on Android. You can go the Play Store right now, search for "file manager", and immediately be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options you're presented with. Still, that doesn't stop newcomers from doing something different that makes them worthy of a mention. In this case, it's GeekSoft's File Expert HD, a newly redesigned take on the company's File Expert app.

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This version of of the app is, as its name suggests, optimized for tablets (as well as Android 4.0+). It offers a unique take on Holo, as the interface itself isn't Holo in appearance, but the it functions much of the way that we've come to expect a Holo-fied app to – like swipe-able tabs, for example. It also offers multiple Wi-Fi transfer methods, as well as cloud storage and app management systems.

Overall, this is a pretty impressive initial release with several key functions. If you've been looking for a new file manager (or just like to try new things), hit the widget to check it out.

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://www.geekchoice.com/washington-dc Dagmar Schneitz

    So why should I get this new version? It looks great for organizing and stuff, but I'd like to learn more.

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

      It's more better and more faster and more morer.

      HOLO YOLO.

  • dextersgenius

    Installed it on my Nexus 4 and it looks and works awesome! The interface is quite slick, and the colorful desktop-esque icons and UI give the app a nice feel, compared to the sickly feeling emanating from the overuse of blue hues in the old app. Uninstalled the old version now, using this fulltime on my phone now. Might even replace Solid Explorer with this.

  • Alfons

    AndroZip File Manager is much better

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    Aren't these the devs that said File Expert was going to be "free forever", but then after File Expert won some app of the year contest (thanks to votes from users), they took away features and made them unlockable with a purchase instead?

    Think I'll stick with Solid Explorer. It's solid.

    • eQsV0s4CWZBw

      Yep that's them. And me too I'm sticking with Solid Explorer

  • Freak4Dell

    I may try it, but I think Solid already does everything this does.

  • Alex

    Thanks for reporting our app, we are the developers behind File Expert HD. Hi guys, if you have any problems, bug report or feature request please directly write us an email, normally we will come back to you in 2 business days.

    File Expert HD is our new direction on Android file manager war, next we will continue to improve & optimize user experience, running speed, UI interface and feature set.

    Thanks

    Alex

  • http://profiles.google.com/zandmstudios Steven Zang

    Awesome app! Really love the interface; reminiscent of my computer. Very slick and smooth as well. Nice job, devs!

  • http://profiles.google.com/danielm.nc Daniel Marcus

    While it looks nice, I've found AntTek Explorer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anttek.explorer) difficult to beat.

  • signed: i feel swindled!

    i paid for the pro version when the app was 'good', it is now shit. the dev does not care about all the complaints (go read the google play reviews, and mind you....those reviews are from people who succumd to joining g+ the only way to leave a review now....there are legions of others who won't join so are locked out from reviewing the app, otherwise the would be many more!)

    herea short list of complaints you can read about;
    must now open a geeksoft account otherwise your paid for features no longer work!
    a new service has been added 'quicksend' that nobody wants and takes up resources,
    (someone claims they have documented a constant live connection to ip in china).
    elevated permissions, it reads your contact info.
    its constantly running (indexing?) really slows device considerably.
    ability to browse root taken away unless you sign up forced account.
    scrolling is even buggy, real jerky.
    pro license not recognising previous purchase (like it really matters now).
    lots and lots of reports of force closes.
    lots and lots of people demanding their money back.

    devs responds to most complaints 'sorry if this bothers you, have a sweet day :(

    is it spyware? is it bait and switch? do you trust a guy in china were we have no enforcement over him and what he does with your information?

    i personally believe google should shut him down immediately.

    caveat emptor!

    have a sweet day :(