A complete file manager is a must for all Android users, so here comes in handy Astro File Manager. Some manufacturers implement their own solution, although with very limited functionality.
One of the most popular file manager for Android, namely Astro, was recently updated to version 4, which features a completely redesigned interface and a new icon.
If you want to test the latest version of Astro File Manager, the news is not so good. Version 4 is only available for Jelly Bean users, for now. The interface has been completely redesigned and looks very different from what Astro users have experienced in the past. The application is faster and easier to use than ever, including a new start screen that has 3 tabs: One-Click Searches, Locations and Recent Items. Navigating among them is easily achieved due to the implementation of swipe gestures. It provides quick access to memory usage statistics, a Task Killer and manager applications.
Astro currently supports Google Drive and Dropbox in terms of outlineing online storage with SkyDrive, Box, auCloud (Japan) and others devices available via future updates. Astro File Manager also supports networking, Bluetooth, SFTP, Zip / Tar, downloader, thumbnails, search files, Application manager, task manager, attachments and more. Let’s take a look at some of the most important features of the new version:
- Advanced search capabilities;
- Quickly access and manage all files, regardless of location (Android, PC, Cloud), and save your favorite locations;
- The recent File Tab allows you to find recently used files;
- New side panels (swipe left or right) to allow faster access to favorite sites and directories, including popular cloud storage services and ASTRO tools (SD card usage, Task Killer, App Backup);
- Network module for Windows and Mac is very easy to use (no need for a separate download). Just scan for devices, select from the list and enter credentials if necessary.
Astro File Manager can be downloaded from the Play Store. Buy the Pro version to get rid of the annoying ads.