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Google's Files Go now works on tablets, SD card support improved

Google's streamlined file manager app has been downloaded ten million times since its December launch.
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January 26, 2018

Google has added a number of key features to its Files Go app which should help users clear even more space on their cluttered phones. The new tools were detailed in a recent blog post where Google also announced that the file management app has been downloaded by ten million users since launch last December.

The addition that’s likely to please most of the app’s user-base is improved SD card support. Those with Android devices that happen to feature expandable storage will now be able to easily switch between both storage sources with a quick tap.

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Another useful tweak is the ability to select which apps open your files. Now, for example, if you select a video file, if you have multiple media player apps installed you can pick a specific application via the “Open with” option.

The third and final addition is support for Android tablets. After installing the update, which is live now, users will be able to utilize Files Go’s offline sharing functionality to transfer data between a phone and tablet.

As a member of the Go app family, Files Go is technically intended for use on entry-level devices with RAM of 1 GB or less. Unlike its sister apps, however, like YouTube Go and Google Maps Go, the streamlined file manager is available for all Android users via the Google Play Store.

While it’s nowhere near as comprehensive or feature-packed as some of the alternatives already available on Google’s app store, it’s simple, intuitive design has evidently attracted a large number of users. In the same blog post, Google stated that Files Go has cleared more than 1.1 gigabytes of space on average.

Have you used Files Go? Let us know what you think of the app and the latest feature additions in the comments.