We all have our own important files stored somewhere. Most of the time we store them in our own hard drive, sometimes we put them in external storage devices like USB flash drives or portable hard drives, and at times we also burn our files on a CD or DVD. Conveniently accessing them might sometimes be confusing, given the fact that many of us don’t have just a single device.
For those who are new to Android, the question on what would be the easiest way to access important files on my Android device might have already popped up on your mind. For people who have been using Android, you might also ask, “What would be the best app to manage my important files?” You can you go ahead and pick your bet among the list and see for yourself what’s the best file management app for you.
Dropbox is one of the many apps for file management. What’s good about this app is its online storage feature. It will enable you to store files over the Internet and sync or download them to multiple devices like your PC or your Android phone. Signing up for Dropbox will get you 2 GB of free online storage, and if you want it bigger, you can go for the paid subscription. Another good thing about Dropbox is its support for other platforms like Mac, Linux and Windows.
Android Sync Manager WiFi is next on the list. Unlike the previous app, this one uses synchronization method to link your Android device to your PC. This is purely Wi-Fi and doesn’t have online features. The app is specifically built to backup and sync contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, applications and files with a PC.
WiFi File Explorer is yet another file manager you can use for your Android device. This app uses a unique method of file management which is mainly controlled using an application you install on your PC. This installed software will allow your PC to access the file system of your Android device from where you can copy files from the device into your PC. The app is initially for free, but if you like to upload or copy files from your PC to the Android device you have to get the paid version of the app. The app pretty much utilizes the straightforward copy-and-paste method we all know.
On Air (Wifi Disk) is another free app that you can use for file management. It’s originally designed for a Mac, which uses the AppleTalk protocol, but you can already use it on Windows or Linux using FTP. The concept is similar to the previous app where you can copy or paste files from your PC to the Android device. If you are using a Mac, you should be able to see a network drive where you can copy and paste files to. For Windows or Linux users, you can simply use any web browser to access the FTP link the app will generate. The app is minimalistic and configuring this is very easy.
ASTRO Bluetooth Module is part of a popular Android file manager, the ASTRO File Manager. This file manager is known to be one of the best Android file managers. With the ASTRO Bluetooth Module, the capabilities of this file manager have been extended to sending and receiving files from other devices via Bluetooth. This is not one of the typical methods of sending and receiving files from or to an Android device, but there are still a lot of devices out there which use Bluetooth, so this app should come in handy.
There could be more file management apps out there, something that you could further explore. For the meantime, the list above should already give you a good number to try. All of the apps listed have their own free versions, so it won’t really hurt to try all of them and see which one fits your needs.