MiXplorer: Truly a “Mix Of (File) Explorers” (Review)

Why Download?
If you’re the type of person who likes to stay on the cutting edge of software then you’ll want to install this APK (MiXplorer). Not all apps are included in the Play Store, but that doesn’t mean that they are not worth a look.

What’s the Risk?
We’ll only share files or links to files that we feel can be trusted. While this isn’t on the Play Store, Apkmirror verifies apps and checks for security risks as well

As with any “new” (or at least new to me) app, the question is always “Can it overtake (insert name of the app that has been on every Android device at least once). In the case of file explorers, ES is probably the most widely encountered one in my days. However, I have always wanted to escape from being one of the (insert number of active users here) that ES has, leading me to scour apps on XDA. That’s when MiXplorer came up. Since I started using it close to the New Year, I’ve come to fall in love with it.

Impressions

User Interface: 4 out of 5
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MiXplorer is a beautiful, material-inspired with a hamburger menu and a single toolbar found at the bottom. All your parent folder locations are easily accessible through said hamburger menu and this makes it very easy to switch from viewing your system files to viewing those on your SD card. If that isn’t enough, you can pin these to the status bar. However, navigating the settings, namely the themes and add-ons, is a little confusing. To download a new theme, you have to navigate to settings->theme->customize (not add)->add->Web/new/clipboard. This makes theming a bit of a hassle, and not very “on-the-fly.” With add-ons, you can see the whole list; but to download, it takes you to Google Drive, from which you have to find first the add-on, then the correct APK for your architecture (MIPS, x86, arm, arm64).Screenshot_2016-04-13-21-40-10

Versatility: 5 out of 5Screenshot_2016-04-13-21-43-08
MiXplorer brings the same things you’ve come to expect from any file manager (root explorer, cloud manager, text editor). Additionally, it brings features such as an APK viewer and editor, and a download manager, along with various add-ons that provide additional functionality.

Installation:

To install, navigate over to its APKmirror page. Press the download icon. Before installing, go into settings, find security and make sure that ‘Unknown Sources’ is checked. Then click the download notification and install.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
User Interface
4 out of 5
Versatility
5 out of 5
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