Replacement for ES File Explorer?

I note that there are around 700 YouTube videos about ES File Explorer and their fall from grace.

How about we get the various file browser efforts here to team up and build a world class file browser? I love Ghost Commander, but I also used ES for it’s app capabilities and it’s clean-up abilities, which are (were) unparalleled. That and I guess newer Android versions have a system level log file that NOBODY can clean without Root, so it just gets massive over time.

Anyway, I’d love to see an Open Source community effort to fill the void. I don’t trust Google to do it, and I didn’t ask them. I do trust you guys though, so I’m asking you . :smiley:

There are already world class file browsers in F-Droid, e.g. Material Files and Amaze File Manager. What function do you want? You can open a feature request upstream.

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I use ES File Explorer v3.2.5.5. I think that’s the last good version.
I know there are alternatives but none with ES’s clean design.

I also recommend Material Files. I’ve been using it for years at this point.

How about Files by Axet?

Files (File Manager with root browser) Files | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

Maybe is MiXplorer good?

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