Many File Managers for Android offer just the bare essentials: access folders on the SD card or phone, create new folders, copy or move files. We made search at Play Google in quest for a file manager that has more on the box – and have come to the Solid Explorer Beta.
Solid Explorer Beta required the following privileges during installation:
- Network communication: full Internet access, view Wi-Fi state
- Memory contents of the USB memory and the SD card, delete / modify
- System tools: change Wi-Fi state, standby, the tablet / phone off
- Hardware controls: control vibrator
First of all: The functionality of Solid File Explorer Beta is huge! Starting with a two-page splash screen, these panels can be assigned to any folder that appears when app startup. Through both screens, the user can navigate independently. Sub-Folders can be opened by a swipe of finger.
The sorting of folders is possible either by name, size, date or type. Supports archives are in zip, tar.gz, TAR.BZ2 and RAR format. ZIP and TAR archives can be created.
Support for FTP clients and cloud services
It can create bookmarks, upload a folder with an integrated FTP client to server, build SFTP and SMB Connections and create new folders and files.
Even developers have thought towards the cloud storage: Dropbox and Box can be accessed easily from the Solid Explorer Beta. The files there are shown inside the Explorer and can be edited there. Loading folder to cloud services via the Solid Explorer Beta worked faster than the respective associated Android app.
Graphical display of folder and memory contents
In menu there is a search function with filters and of course the standard options Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Properties, Select and Select all . It is also possible to display data stored on the SD card and folder contents in graphical pattern.
Since a complete list of all possible settings is beyond the sco
pe, we have included a small screenshot below to show interface.
Both visually and in terms of functions, the Solid Explorer beta looks very impressive. Particular praise is due to the features of the Explorer with FTP clients, and direct access to cloud services. So one can easily store complete smartphone data on the Internet with one click.
The Solid Explorer beta is free to download from Google Play store. We have tested it on LG Optimus Black with Android 2.3.4 and it worked without any crash.
Greg Salter has been writing about Android Firmware update from past 1 year. He has also published a post forUniversal HTC Root Tool on his technology blog. He keeps a close watch on all latest gadgets and technology developments.