CNET Editors' review
The default file control on Android seems attractive, but it's definitely not as useful as a custom explorer. ES File Explorer is almost the exact opposite. The file explorer lets you see everything on your gadget in a menu that mimics the way you'd look at files on your computer. It's not very pretty to look at, though.
When you open the ES File Explorer app for the first time, it gives you a few tips for navigating. Those aren't really necessary since the app puts everything right in front of you. It doesn't just display your files, but your apps and other system info, too. Tapping on anything launches a menu that allows you to delete, open or edit your stuff right from the app. You can even tap the top menu of the app for easy navigation through the multiple windows and menus that the app can manage. The app's top bar is also where you can change the layout of your files, which will come in handy. That's because the app, for all of its power, has a very uninspired layout. It sacrifices form for maximum function, so it looks cheesy at best and dated at worse. This app supports a variety of languages, which gives it a nice touch.
If you can deal with the mediocre layout, you probably won't find a more powerful file explorer. It gives you complete control over your files just like your computer has. Everything is simple to find and even easier to use.
ES File Explorer is a free, featured all-in-one file manager, application manager, task killer, cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box.net, Sugarsync, Yandex, Amazon S3) client, ftp client, and samba client which explores the pictures, music, video, document and other files on your phone and your computer. It allows android users anywhere in the world to manage their resources for free, you can see all your files in one device, so you can access them from anywhere and share them with others, it makes easy to manage, stay connected using your 3G, EDGE or Wi-Fi, and share with friends, upload photos, watch videos. ES File Explorer currently supports 24 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Greek, Polish, Vietnamese, Portuguese (Br), Portuguese (Pt), Slovak, Serbian, Turkish, Czech, Swedish.
What's new in this version: 1)Gesture has more options
3)Box.net upgrade to new API
4)Pick_file intent for developer
5)Add more languages
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