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A minimalist file explorer
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 18 Apr 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Functions quickly, minimalist design
Not powerful enough
Cabinet for Android is a no-frills file explorer with root capability for those who have superuser access.
Cabinet is an ultra-minimalist file explorer. No tweaking or setup required; just open up the app and start browsing the innards of your gizmo. Folders can be organized and displayed in an array of different ways; name with folders first, name, extension, last modified or by file size. Generated lists seem to populate quickly, with nice sized fonts that should easily be legible on any size screen.
Once your list of files is generated, a small control icon will appear to the right of each file name; just tap that icon to open a short menu of options. You can rename files, pin, copy, cut or zip files or folders with just a click. Zips were created quickly and can be shared in the usual ways.
The app is presented nicely, with a high contrast color scheme. Everything seemed to function quickly and I encountered no hangs or glitches. I loved the minimalist look, but feel the functionality is lacking over more developed apps. Virtually none of these file explorers are hard to use, but more advanced ones offer network and cloud integration that I surely would miss in this pared down app.
Cabinet is a good solution if you just want a simple, no-frills file explorer. However, I suspect if you're going through the trouble of exploring the innards of your gizmo, you might want something more powerful and fully developed. This app is decent, but lost some key functionality with its minimalist approach.