ES File Explorer is a well-known file and application manager. You can access and create lots of folders on your Android device without connecting it to a computer.
Unfortunately, the Indian government banned ES File Explorer recently. If you care about your privacy, you should try not to use the app anymore. Here are some of the best alternatives that you might want to try.
Files by Google
Files by Google is an easy-to-use file manager that started as a lightweight app for Android Go. Now, Google adds new features regularly, making it a feature-rich file manager for all Android users.
Files by Google is similar to ES File Explorer. You can choose to clean up your device’s storage from unnecessary files with only a few taps. There is also a “Share” feature that lets you transfer any files and folders to other Android devices – the files can be sort based on size, date, and name.
Unfortunately, the app doesn’t have an SMB or FTP support that allows you to access computer files. You can download Files by Google for free.
FX File Explorer
FX File Explorer is another excellent alternative to ES File Explorer. The app is very similar to ES in terms of features and looks. But, FX File Explorer’s UI is more intuitive and friendly.
Like ES, this app allows you to open most file types and supports features such as visual clipboard, gestures, app management, and more. You can choose a paid plan of $2.99 for the Plus variant or try a free trial for 7 days.
Solid Explorer brings most of ES File Explorer’s significant features such as network sharing, cloud support, root explorer, Recycle bin, and more. The app includes the ability to encrypt files and folders.
One of the app’s best features is the dual-pane multitasking that splits the screen in landscape mode, and you can easily drag and drop files between two windows. Solid Explorer has an excellent paid plan for only $1.99 for the Premium version, or you can try the free trial for 14 days.