Cabinet
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Cabinet
Cabinet
Cabinet
Cabinet
Cabinet
Cabinet

Review Cabinet

Jay Feldman
7.6Good
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.

Final ratings

Usefulness 8/10
Usability 8/10
Originality 5/10
Design 8/10
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Sharon
Can Minimalist write to one's SD card? I read a review of ES File Explorer that said ES FE could not and that this was a drawback of that particular program.
Vlad Popa
Hello, is your question in any way related to Cabinet? The app reviewed? Please keep all comments related to the app on which you are posting the comment.
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