In 2013 Mozilla introduced Firefox OS, we also started our journey to help all the Open Source lovers. Since the beginning we are trying to help all of you with the best of Firefox OS news and reviews. Currently Firefox OS has 3 commercial devices available – ZTE Open, Alcatel OneTouch Fire and LG Fireweb. Millions of people tasted cheap quality Smartphone for the first time in their life. Many of them upgraded themselves from a Feature Phone to a touch screen 3G enabled Smartphone powered by Firefox OS. One of the large portion of our readers are of this segment, who doesn’t know how to use their first Smartphone powered by Firefox OS. We received many email to guide them on their problems. We though to start writing about them here so many more user would take advantage and don’t have to wait for our reply or search the web for solutions. One of the most common question is how to access the SD card and other parts of the phone as their isn’t any official File Manager available. So we dig into the matter and we are the answers:
Firefox OS File Manager
So today we are going to review 5 top File Manager Apps for Firefox OS:
a) File Manager :
Developer: Jhon Klever.
App to manage, copy, move, delete, share and rename files and folders in the SDCard. It also allows you to view PDF documents, play multimedia files, create and edit plain text documents. Uses Building Blocks (http://buildingfirefoxos.com/) and icons from FileTypeIcons (http://iconbug.com/).
You can download and give it a try for sure.
Our Rating 4 1/2*/5*
Developer: Sebastian Rajo
A file explorer to see all your files on the SDCARD and to share them through bluetooth or your email. SDCARD access permission is required.
This is one of the oldest and we tested this stuff on our Firefox OS device way back last year.
Our rating 4*/5*
c) SD Explorer:
Developer: Ivan Lopez
This app will allow you to navigate through your SD card (/emmc) and internal memory (/sdcard). It will let you to open (at the moment, only images and audios), share and delete files.
Note: Because of internal Firefox storage API, empty directories will not be shown.
As the better alternatives are available, we not strongly recommend this App, but you can give it a try if you want.
Our rating 3*/5*
Developer: Jan Thiemen Postema
SL-Filemanager is an easy to use file manager for Firefox OS built with the enyoJS framework. It lets you move, copy, open and delete files, remove folders and create new folders. Currently English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Dutch are supported.
This is a good App considering it supports 5 languages. If you are a non-english speaker, then this is for you.
Our rating 4*/5*
e) File Explorer:
This App is not recommend to the end user yet as it’s in the Beta testing phase, so of you are a Developer, you can give it a try and give your valued feedback to the developer. Final version of the App will be able to move or copy your files.
If you keep trying new things, this is just for you. As it’s not a full version of the App, we don’t recommend to new users.
Our rating 2*/5*
Hope now you will have a clear idea of the existing File Managers on Firefox OS platform. Till Mozilla officially introduce any File Manager to their future versions of Firefox OS, you have to download any one of these. So do enjoy and let us know about your favorit one.
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