Here are 4
Some of these File Manager apps are also integrated with special features such as ability to play background music, slideshows, and pinning folders to the Start screen.
Today, we will review four of such file manager apps that are very useful and handy with user-friendly functions. The apps are
1. Link File
2. Files&Folders Lite
3. Metro Commander
4. My Explorer
All these file manager apps are freely available in Tools category of Windows store. Let’s have a quick look at each of these file manager apps.
Link File is a free Windows 8 File Manager app that lets you browse, copy, cut, paste, delete, and rename files/ folders easily on your system. The app is simple to use with a nice tiled interface. You can open different types of files via other supported apps installed on your system. You can also sort files by name, size, date, time, and file type. The icon ‘To create a shortcut folder’ on the main screen of the app allows a quick access to your favourite folders. You can either operate or interact with files/ folders within the app or import files/ folders to the app from your Skydrive.
The most catchy feature of the app is that it also enables you to play slideshows of images and videos.
Files&Folders Lite is a free Windows 8 File Manager app that lets you pin your favourite files to the Start screen of your system. Apart from being capable of doing various common functions including browsing, opening, moving, copying, deleting, and renaming files/ folders, the built-in media player in the app lets you play audio and video files. In fact, it can play music in the background. The app supports almost all common document, image, audio, and video file formats. The app also supports RAR and Zip files. So, you can easily open RAR and Zip files in the app, with just a single click.
The app also offers to change its background, just an additional feature of the app. You can either choose from the five backgrounds contained in the app or choose an image from your system to set it as the app’s background.
Metro Commander is yet another very functional free Windows 8 File Manager app. The app comes with a dual-pane interface that lets you open two different file locations simultaneously. This helps to interact with files/ folders in a much more convenient and quick way. The navigation buttons Back, Forward, and Up provided in the app makes it faster to access various files/ folders. You can see thumbnail previews of various files and folders in the app as well.
Like Files&Folders Lite app, Metro Commander also lets you pin your favourite folders to your Start screen. You can also add folders to Favourites and quickly access them, whenever you want. The app also integrates with your Skydrive. So, you can access files/ folders from your Skydrive with ease.
My Explorer is a very intuitive free Windows 8 File Manager app that lets you customize the app’s interface according to your needs. The app is very simple and minimalistic and performs the usual operations like copy, cut, paste, move, rename, and delete files/ folders. You can browse files/ folders on your system, homegroup, network locations, removable devices, and media servers. You can also manage your Favourite and Recent groups in the app. Just like the other two apps mentioned above, My Explorer also enables you to pin your favourite folders to the Start screen.
These were some free Windows 8 File Manager apps you can try. Each app offers some unique feature that will help you manage your Windows 8 files and folders in a better way. Do try them and chose the one that suits you. If you know about some better free app, do share with us via comments.