MiXplorer is all the best Android file managers out there assembled into a beastly app

MiXplorer is all the best Android file managers out there assembled into a beastly app
Sometimes, a mere file explorer doesn't cut it for the enterprising Android user. For some, it takes a whole mix of file explorers, the best of each one melded into a powerhouse of a file manager. Such is the concept of MiXplorer, and frankly, we have a lot of good things to say about it. First off, it was created by an independent developer in their spare time. No big ol' company or ambitious developer teams or whatever messing about with profit strategies, monetization, ads, and other necessary evils. MiXplorer is a free, non ad-supported project that's yours for the taking! It looks Material, but it runs on Android 2.0+ devices (if you still have one around). And among it's many features, you'll find the following bits of functionality:

  • Customization options that let you select any color.
  • Unlimited Tabbed browsing and Dual panel in landscape mode with Drag and Drop between panels functionality.
  • Create Tasks with Copy, Move, Paste operations.
  • Various View Modes and Sorting Options for each folder.
  • Customizable bookmarks drawer with essential file types already categorized.
  • Advanced search functions.
  • Export/Import all preferences, bookmarks, and customized skins.
  • Opening zip files in network storage.
  • Integrated with 19 cloud storage providers, in addition to clouds with webdav support like Yandex.ru, OwnCloud, 4Shared, MyDrive.ch, DriveHQ, CloudMe, CloudSafe.
  • Root access for advanced operations.
  • User and System app management with data backup ability for rooted devices.
  • EncFS volumes supported for all storages.
  • File encryption and decryption using Aescrypt file format.
  • Built-in FTP/HTTP Server.
  • MP3 Tag Editor.
  • Built-in Image Viewer (with GIF animation support).
  • Powerful Text Editor.
  • SAMBA, FTP, SFTP, WEBDAV, BLUETOOTH supported as well.

Woah! That was a whole lot to wade through, and there's more where that came from! To sum up, if you are in need of a one-stop-shop file explorer that isn't Root Browser, go ahead - visit the XDA Developer board (use the developer or download links below) and treat yourself to the free .apk! No, you won't find MiXplorer in Google Play for some reason, but how complicated is a manual .apk install anyway?

Developer: Hootan ParsaDownload: Android
Genre: ToolsPrice: Free



1. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014


14. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

the app is nice but far away from being "the best Android file managers out there assembled" Try Solid Explorer, is trial for 14 days I believe and let me know what you think ;) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.solidexplorer&hl=en

23. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

well, I'll take the "far away" part out. this app is moving to the right direction, looking forward to see more of it.

2. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Mmmh, quite happy with "ES File Explorer" ..but will check it out!

4. seven7dust unregistered

yup Es File manager is simply the best casue of icon grid view..... and the ability to customize the viewer to match your style. why don't other devs get it, file explorers are better with icon grid , cause it's the way desktops work. It also has some great NAS features , works great for wireless sharing.

17. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yeah, the only thing I would love to have on ES FE is the dual windows with drag n' drop... it is something that my 9 YEARS OLD! Archos DVR had... and I loved that... ES is still very good for moving files around, by creating multiple windows and you can drag n' drop between them, but not on the same screen. Anyway I don't thing I will replace ES, I use the SD Card Analyst a lot... this one doesn't seem to have it.

22. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

i also use the ES Explorer SD Card Analyst alot, something i really can't do without


Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Too bad it comes with Baidu spyware, just google it.

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

"...but how complicated is a manual .apk install anyway?" No automatic updates is the complicated part

5. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Cabinet FTW

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Should have included an optional dark theme in the apk package. To use a dark theme, one will now have to either make one with the included creator or download one manually online. IMHO, it's not well thought on, inclusion of a dark one will cater for most people's need, otherwise it's a pretty nice alternative to my preferred x-plore.

7. vivzek

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I use it. Has replaced my ES file Explorer. IT does everything that ES does, only neatly.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great! Need to check it.

9. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

ES File Explorer is the best - even with 0 app on your phone/tablet you can use ES for light web browsing, music play, image view and basic editing, zip/unzip task. Install uninstall apps and things....a lot of things.


Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

You forgot Baidu spyware function. Use Astro or X-plore

10. OmarKS

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Will try. Currenty using X-Plore (ES & Solid installed too.)

11. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Wait, the app is good. But you need to install each and every skin you want?

12. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

It doesn't have recycle bin.

20. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I've never had a need for recycle bin on phones but it'll surely be handy.

21. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Using Solid Explorer Alpha which has everything I want (and more) including a nice MD interface. So not switching here.

16. alphabets

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Same here. Using Alpha. Love it.

15. Gegas2231

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

FX File Explorer is better, a lot more material design, is free and also no ads. The only thing they sell is something called networks tools which is the cloud service access plus a couple of actual network access tools, if this is so important i think 2.99 it's not the much. I feel FX even better tha ES.

19. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Me too. I prefer FX to this app.

18. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

noob here... which file manager will show me app details (specifically app version) in a list of apps saved on my mobile (not installed, saved) for example, i want to sideload Google Chrome that i picked up from GP and i want to see the version before i install the file manager should show details

24. vadi91 unregistered

I do agree this is one of the good file managers. But i prefer X-Plore file manager, As a geek i prefer to be this much simpler and the app is very lite with lots of feature like Dual Panel View, FT.P Server, APK Extractor, Cloud Storage, Storage Tree Structure, Root permission & many more And the best part is the app is only 2.02MB

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