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By the power of root! File managers square off

We've said it before. For better or worse, one of the things that separates Android from iOS is the fact that we can browse our devices like we do our computers, at least to a certain extent. File managers give users power, but not all yield those powers equally, especially when it comes to superuser powers, otherwise known as "root". Let's take a peek at the current choices of file managers and see how they fare when pitted against one another.

ES File Explorer tips and tricks for managing your files

You'll never run out of file managers on Android, especially since the platform does not completely hide the filesystem from users, unlike that other mobile OS. The benefits and drawbacks of such freedom is still open to debate, but until that changes, file managers will be a fact of life on Android. It's sometimes hard to paint an app as the cream of the crop, but ES File Explorer comes pretty darn close. It's not going to win any awards for prettiness and new or casual users will probably be a bit confused. But for those who want to squeeze out some every bit of functionality from their device, ES File Explorer aims to please. Here are four "power user" features that you might find useful someday or today.

ES File Explorer 3.0 arrives with a new UI and WiFi file sharing

For all those who haven't already settled on a File Explorer for their Android devices or are looking for a powerful and awesome option, today ES File Explorer just got a lot better. If you're not a Root Explorer fan, ES File Explorer has tons of features and options and today's update improved the UI and added tons of impressive features. It still doesn't quite have the Android Holo look, but it's getting closer.

CCleaner for Android coming soon to clean your smartphone

As many of you probably know, CCleaner has been one of the most popular and successful file and cache cleanup programs in the world of PC's and laptops. Whether you're on Windows or a Mac the free CCleaner removes unwanted and leftover temporary files, cache, and cookies that build up over the months and years on a PC. Today Piriform confirmed they're working hard on an Android version.

CM File Manager comes to CyanogenMod 10 – Root access mode included

Those awesome developers from what is still one of, if not the best custom ROM in the world of Android have just released a brand new File Manager. Today CM10 nightlys will start enjoying a brand new CM File Manager full of features, function, and a beautiful user interface that streamlines it right into the elegance of CM10. More details below, including that "root access mode" feature too.

AROMA manages file system in recovery mode

On Android, file managers are a dime a dozen - in fact, considering that most of them are free, they're considerably cheaper than that. But how about when you enter your custom recovery for a little ROM flashing action, and you've forgotten where your file os, or you're using the wrong SD card, et cetera? AROMA File Manager is here to help.