While most people rarely, if ever, found themselves having to use the File Manager function pre-installed on their phone, it is there for a very good reason. Most user friendly files such as photos and videos can be found and indexed directly by apps such as Gallery or Video. However, for more advanced needs or users the ability to navigate the confusing realm that is the internal file structure would be god sent. This can’t usually be done with the pre-installed File Manager that every phone came with. Even though they are good for basic tasks such as browsing through the top layer of the file structure, they are limited at best and primitive at worst.
This is where the ES File Explorer came in.
Down to a more advanced level, ES File Explorer gives you the basic ability to browse through your file tree. But at the same time, also give you the ability to modify them as you see fit: Splicing, copy, pasting, moving, e.t.c. as well as transferring them to different devices. The app also came with a viewer and player for you to see your photos or watch your videos without leaving the app. While this can also be done on the vanilla File Manager, ES took it one step further by also integrating support for .rar and .zip archives.
Besides all that, ES File Explorer also came with a multitude of other functions such as cache cleaner, SD Card analysis, task killer, e.t.c. It also acts as a universal system tool that is quite flexible in managing most of the aspects of the file hierarchy of your phone.