Official file manager for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available
posted by Maxwell R. / May 30, 2014, 7:52 PM
Files, as the app is called, allows you to browse through, search, and launch files on the device. You can also share parts of, or multiple files. Everything else, like creating, moving, copying, renaming, organizing and deleting files is also a straight forward affair.
That is the gist of it, Files is basic, but functional. About the only thing you cannot browse through are the device’s system files like you can on other Windows machines. There are not too many bells and whistles that we could see being worthwhile on an app like this, but we would like to see OneDrive incorporated into the app. When it comes to appearances, the tile is transparent if you want it to look nice with whatever chosen image you have set up with your start screen and theme.
You can download files for your Windows Phone 8.1 device via the source link below.
source: Windows Phone
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I would love it if Windows phone 8.1 would release a new high-end phone on AT&T. The Lumia 1520 is to big and there's no other choice at the moment.
posted on May 30, 2014, 7:58 PM 4
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I feel your pain, Bill. TMo needs a beefier lineup of WP too.
posted on May 30, 2014, 8:09 PM 2
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To be honest American carrier's are not and have no interest in WP. Sales rep, custmer service and guys who work in the shop always reccomend iOs and Android. Customers comes into buy Wp, but reps allure and advice customers to other brand and platform.
posted on May 30, 2014, 8:19 PM 7
Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011
I work on this industry, and do notice a lot of people that have no idea how good is WP, because of the lack of apps, but I have used every single platform and while I do like what android brings and apple in some cases, I just love WP, the live tiles make me happy, the speakers of the M8 also make me happy, but getting a phone on WP that can take better pictures than anything else, it is enjoyable when people ask you to use your camera because theirs sucks.
posted on May 30, 2014, 9:24 PM 4
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stop complaining about big phones. OK?
posted on May 30, 2014, 8:56 PM 1
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Yeah.. I have the Yellow Lumia 1520 and I love it! With the release of Files, I do think the WP now is on par with IOS and Android as a mobile OS (Does IOS have official File manager yet?) - Personalized Home screen - Notification Centre - Integrated Office Apps - Personal Assistant with personality - Universal apps for phones, tablet and PC - Connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth sharing. Etc.
posted on May 31, 2014, 9:57 AM 6
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Its better to get unlocked 930, instead buy from contract. I'm getting 930 orange soon.....I can't wait....coming back to Nokia family soon
posted on May 30, 2014, 9:24 PM 6
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This is the only time that windows phone got a file manager? Too funny this people at microsoft are! Too restrictive and primitive! To the two people who have windows phone, welcome to the wonderful world of managing files! Lols
posted on May 30, 2014, 8:09 PM 1
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You do know that android offers no official file manager right? You do know that windows has had a file manager types in the store for some time right? The reason why it is a 'big' deal, is because since it is an official app, so are it's api's for devs to use in their apps as well. You know all those file managers on droid? All the oems had to do the work or let you go 3rd party. not so with windows phone now.
posted on May 31, 2014, 2:23 AM 8
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Hahaha, I know they will be this kind of comment. For me the most important thing is, it's available right now. And it's a good thing to always become better. After all, it's competition which drive innovation.
posted on May 31, 2014, 3:50 AM 2
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Although this isn't the first file manager on WP, and anyone who thinks WP just got a file manager for the fist time is a complete idiot, I like having the official app from MS.. This is the first file manager on WP that actually feels like an extension of the OS, not a 3rd party file manager like the ones we've been using for some time now... Good job MS!
posted on May 30, 2014, 8:28 PM 4
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Wp fans must have very poor eyesight. The fonts are so huge. Need to do a lot of scrolling to get to their basic information. what's the point of a 5.5 inch screen if it only display 5 lines of words?
posted on May 30, 2014, 9:39 PM 3
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Yeah, some of the fonts are so big that even blind people can read them. The big fonts are how Microsoft makes WP work more quickly on low end hardware. They only have to render a few words on each screen.
posted on May 31, 2014, 12:11 AM 4
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Too late, and only almost 6% of windows users will get it, have so many expectations on WP but don't know why the biggest software company in the world cant be on pair or beyond, and don't have apps that really matters.
posted on May 30, 2014, 8:57 PM 1
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I'm curious: Which "apps that really matters" are you referring to that WP does not have?
posted on May 30, 2014, 9:43 PM 3
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