The Best Android File Managers for 5.0 Lollipop and 4.4 KitKat

Many Android smartphone owners like to put all sort of data on their phone like documents, PDF files, songs, zip files, images, songs and videos etc.  But there is no default Android file manager available for them to use. There are a lot of file managers available on Google Play Store but the majority of them are not optimized for Android 5.0 Lollipop or 4.4 KitKat. Here we discuss two best Android File Manager for your smartphone.

We already mentioned the best battery saver app and VPN app for Android earlier. In the same series, here we list 2 best Android file manager to arrange your files, folders and data properly on the business or home smart phones. Both of these file explorer apps are fully optimized for Android smartphones running KitKat and Lollipop. And feature-wise, they are the best in business.

1) ES File Explorer File Manager- One of the Best Android File Manager

ES file manager is currently the best file manager available for Android users. One great thing about ES file explorer is that it is also available for Android 1.5 Cupcake which is a very old Android version. Nevertheless, the new ES File Explorer File Manager version is purely based on Android Material design and has a lot of new features.

It has a feature called “Windows” where you can create a personal shortcut to different locations like web pages or to any other directory. You can also connect to your PC via LAN if you can for it by going in this section. ES file manager also has support for adding cloud accounts.


It also features a lot of ways to customize the view of the file manager. As of now, there are 9 view options that you can choose from depending on your style and preference.

viewsinfilemanagerinAndroidlollipop_thumb-1  Besides that, common options are easily accessible and are available right from the main screen. Overall, it is a great file manager for Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 4.4 KitKat users.

Download Link of ES File Manager- Best Android File Manager for LolliPop

2) ASTRO File Manager with Cloud – Another Great App

One of the best things about the ASTRO File Manager is that it is optimized for large size displays so it will be extremely easy to use on tablets. It is also optimized to run efficiently on the latest Android Lollipop and previous Android version KitKat.

One thing that sets apart ASTRO file manager from ES file manager is that it has great support for clouds. ES file manager also has support to add cloud accounts but ASTRO file manager goes one step further to add some extra features like CLOUD HOPPING that allows you to transfer files from one cloud to another by simply copy/pasting them instead of downloading them first from one cloud to your device and then uploading them again to another cloud account.astrobestandroidfilemanager_thumb-1  Another great feature of ASTRO file manager with the cloud is that once you perform a search, it indexes all your files from different locations like internal/external storage, cloud accounts and network devices. Then, even if you are offline, you can still search within these files without any problem.foldersinAstro_thumb-1  This file manager also has a built-in task killer tool that can be used to shut down any running process on your smartphone.

Download Link for Astro File Manager

So, there you have it. Two of the best file managers for Android. If you have an Android smartphone running Lollipop 5.0 or KitKat 4.4, it’s best to install any one of these or maybe both of them in order to access any storage location on your device with ease. Having more apps will give a good Android experience as long as your smartphone hardware supports them.

Stefan Richard is one of the folks who can't have a life without technology, especially Microsoft products. He has more than 12+ experience in Information technology. He worked as IT trainer, network/system administrator and IT Infrastructure manager. Stefan is the co-founder of HecticGeek.

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