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  1. JeddClampet's Avatar
    So, my new Priv arrived and I'm in the process of getting things set up on it. I can already see I will certainly miss the BB10 native file manager on my Z30. So I'm looking for recommendations would be interested to hear from any Priv owners that downloaded a file manager from the play store as to which one you prefer. Also, if you switched to a paid version after using a free version, do you think it was worth it?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

    Posted via my very smart BlackBerry Z30
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    08-27-16 06:01 PM
  2. Mr23779's Avatar
    08-27-16 06:07 PM
  3. misterabrasive's Avatar
    I use Solid Explorer, paid version. I think it is very good. Simple and easy to use once you get used to it. Access to everything on my device and all my cloud services.
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    08-27-16 06:10 PM
  4. Centerman66's Avatar
    I use Solid Explorer, paid version. I think it is very good. Simple and easy to use once you get used to it. Access to everything on my device and all my cloud services.
    Seconded

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android on my Priv
    08-27-16 06:12 PM
  5. FF22's Avatar
    So, my new Priv arrived and I'm in the process of getting things set up on it. I can already see I will certainly miss the BB10 native file manager on my Z30. So I'm looking for recommendations would be interested to hear from any Priv owners that downloaded a file manager from the play store as to which one you prefer. Also, if you switched to a paid version after using a free version, do you think it was worth it?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

    Posted via my very smart BlackBerry Z30
    I have been using two. Solid and I paid to get the usb-on-the-go module so that I could transfer files to/from a Tablet, camera and Priv. I did this a lot on my three week vacation to Azores and Madeira to backup, copy and move photos around. You do need a on-the-go usb cable. I'm also using the Asus file Manager.

    I use to use ES File Explorer but I'm a bit uncomfortable after reading some critical reviews of data mining. Similarly, the one mentioned in the reply above mine is associated with an outfit that has some critical reviews. It is a pain sifting through all the options compared to having BB supply apps that I trusted.
    08-27-16 06:32 PM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    I use Solid Explorer, paid version. I think it is very good. Simple and easy to use once you get used to it. Access to everything on my device and all my cloud services.
    Expecting sympathy from someone who calls themselves MisterAbrasive is, well, asking for it.

    For some reason, I can't quite fathom how to copy/move files between folders in solid. Or to/from an on-the-go drive. I wind up selecting stuff and then as I attempt to copy/move somehow I lose that focus trying to get the files to the new folder or drive!!!!
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    08-27-16 06:36 PM
  7. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    Solid explorer is the app I prefer.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    08-27-16 06:37 PM
  8. 3yE's Avatar
    I have been through exactly what you are feeling right now. Anxious for a quality substitute for BB file manager. Well, I though BB was the best but Solid FM, man, it is at another level, like blowing BB file manager away kind of level
    08-27-16 06:41 PM
  9. ray689's Avatar
    Asus file manager for me. Pretty much have tried them all and it's been the best in my opinion. Solid explorer is a close second.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
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    08-27-16 06:46 PM
  10. misterabrasive's Avatar
    Expecting sympathy from someone who calls themselves MisterAbrasive is, well, asking for it.

    For some reason, I can't quite fathom how to copy/move files between folders in solid. Or to/from an on-the-go drive. I wind up selecting stuff and then as I attempt to copy/move somehow I lose that focus trying to get the files to the new folder or drive!!!!
    I got the tip from someone here. Turn your phone to landscape. Find the file you want to move and then tap and hold the file and drag it to the other side. You will have the option to either copy or cut. Then paste or move to the folder you want.
    That's the only sympathy you get from me.
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    08-27-16 07:36 PM
  11. FF22's Avatar
    I got the tip from someone here. Turn your phone to landscape. Find the file you want to move and then tap and hold the file and drag it to the other side. You will have the option to either copy or cut. Then paste or move to the folder you want.
    That's the only sympathy you get from me.
    Thanks for that. I guess it is more convoluted in Portrait mode.
    08-27-16 07:54 PM
  12. gebco's Avatar
    Asus file manager for me. Pretty much have tried them all and it's been the best in my opinion. Solid explorer is a close second.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    +1 for Asus.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
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    08-27-16 08:04 PM
  13. jimmy zamalot's Avatar
    cyanogenmod explorer is the most stock looking file manager
    08-27-16 09:03 PM
  14. jimmy zamalot's Avatar
    08-27-16 09:04 PM
  15. destiny.seeker's Avatar
    Asus file manager for me. Pretty much have tried them all and it's been the best in my opinion. Solid explorer is a close second.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    +2 Asus. I does have all the functions of bb10 file manager with somewhat natural feels of android that goes along well with other programs installed.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
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    08-27-16 11:02 PM
  16. FF22's Avatar
    +2 Asus. I does have all the functions of bb10 file manager with somewhat natural feels of android that goes along well with other programs installed.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    I don't recall, does Asus support usb-on-the-go so that I can read/write a thumbdrive?
    08-28-16 12:18 AM
  17. rotorwrench's Avatar
    I have an ASUS tablet that won my comparison trials. Due to that, I've naturally been using the ASUS file manager and have found it to be a very user friendly and efficient FM. I was trying ES File Explorer and Solid as well, but after some very incriminating reviews and apparent data mining complaints, I've deleted them, basically for the same reasons as F2, also due to all the bloat and ads ES has. ASUS come highly recommended by most android forums for it's clean interface and no ads or bloatware.

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    08-28-16 03:41 AM
  18. rotorwrench's Avatar
    I don't recall, does Asus support usb-on-the-go so that I can read/write a thumbdrive?
    That and cloud support as well, so they say, I haven't tried those features yet.

    Posted via CB10
    08-28-16 03:43 AM
  19. JeddClampet's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. It appears that Asus and Solid are the top fan favorites around here. I'll try them both and see what works best for me. I really appreciate hearing everybody's input on the subject.
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    08-28-16 03:53 AM
  20. JeddClampet's Avatar
    I have been using two. Solid and I paid to get the usb-on-the-go module so that I could transfer files to/from a Tablet, camera and Priv. I did this a lot on my three week vacation to Azores and Madeira to backup, copy and move photos around. You do need a on-the-go usb cable. I'm also using the Asus file Manager.

    I use to use ES File Explorer but I'm a bit uncomfortable after reading some critical reviews of data mining. Similarly, the one mentioned in the reply above mine is associated with an outfit that has some critical reviews. It is a pain sifting through all the options compared to having BB supply apps that I trusted.
    Thanks F2 - when I started looking into this, it seemed that ES File Explorer was the one to beat, but the data mining issue was one of my top concerns, so I appreciate you bringing that to light. You know, it's a relatively uncomfortable feeling leaving what seemed to be the safe confines of the BB10 cocoon and venturing into the big bad Androidshpere. It's like the road is fraught with peril every step of the way.

    Lions and Tigers and Bears! OH MY!!!
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    08-28-16 04:02 AM
  21. Mirko935's Avatar
    I would recommend FX file explorer or Total Commander. I used to be a fan of ES, and I would still probably use it if it wasn't for the ads that come with it.

    ASUS file manager takes up 49 MB of storage, ES 45, FX 25 and Total Commander only 5 MB. I don't like apps which are bloated without a good reason and I am unable to see a good reason here.

    Both FX and TC support "dual view" in both landscape and portrait. TC is a bit confusing at first, but it's very good once you get the hang of it. I've been using it on my PCs instead of Windows Explorer for 15 years whenever I had a task more serious than copying two or three files, but I do feel like FX has more features on Android. They'll probably both reside on my phone until further notice.

    And they can both access USB OTG drives without any issue. I don't think I've seen a file explorer that can't do that.
    08-28-16 04:03 AM
  22. swcomputerdesign's Avatar
    I use File Manager . Works great

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
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    08-28-16 06:37 AM
  23. misterabrasive's Avatar
    Thanks F2 - when I started looking into this, it seemed that ES File Explorer was the one to beat, but the data mining issue was one of my top concerns, so I appreciate you bringing that to light. You know, it's a relatively uncomfortable feeling leaving what seemed to be the safe confines of the BB10 cocoon and venturing into the big bad Androidshpere. It's like the road is fraught with peril every step of the way.

    Lions and Tigers and Bears! OH MY!!!
    Verizon is run by the Wicked Witch of the West.
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    08-28-16 08:36 AM
  24. Ecm's Avatar
    I got the tip from someone here. Turn your phone to landscape. Find the file you want to move and then tap and hold the file and drag it to the other side. You will have the option to either copy or cut. Then paste or move to the folder you want.
    That's the only sympathy you get from me.
    Yup, this. Works great. It makes moving files from Internal to mSD a snap.

    I don't think anyone has mentioned being able to bookmark forlders within the app, or being able to place shortcuts on the homescreen. Both are big time-savers for me.

    I went through about 5 file managers before settling on Solid Explorer. Being able to access my cloud services and my home network is really convenient.
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    08-28-16 08:38 AM
  25. Carmels's Avatar
    I have been through exactly what you are feeling right now. Anxious for a quality substitute for BB file manager. Well, I though BB was the best but Solid FM, man, it is at another level, like blowing BB file manager away kind of level
    Ya I wouldn't go as far as saying it blows the BlackBerry FM away but it's definitely the best substitute I've found on Android. Nothing beats something thats integrated into the OS right out of the box as far as I'm concerned.

    And I found the BlackBerry FM to be more intuitive then Solid is. Never the less Solid is (no pun intended) a solid choice.

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    08-28-16 09:02 AM
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