Android: For years, Solid Explorer has made it easy to keep all your files organised on any Android device. Now, the handy app is expanding to even more platforms thanks to new support for Android TV and Chrome OS.
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For anyone with an Android TV streaming device, this is big news. Google’s set-top box software doesn’t offer an easy way to watch videos beyond what’s available through its standard apps. With Solid Explorer, you’ll have an easy way to access to all your files, and the app even syncs up with cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.
As for Chrome OS, it already comes with a built-in file manager, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. Solid Explorer features a slick Material Design-inspired look and the ability to read compressed or encrypted files. You can also customise its design with different icons, colours and themes.
Solid Explorer’s real selling point is its two-column layout, which makes it easy to move files around by dragging and dropping. You can use the app to select multiple files at once and search for any files you can’t find, and it will only cost you $US2 ($3) after Solid Explorer’s two-week trial runs out (the app’s single drawback).