Ghost Commander File Manager

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Ghost Commander File Manager for Android


Key features of Ghost Commander File Manager

  • A Classic File Manager.
  • Updated on Jan 18, 2021
  • Ghost Commander File Manager APK is available for free download

App description by Ghost Squared

Ghost Commander is a dual-panel file manager (as well as a FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV, Drive, BOX, Dropbox client!) which will let you to manage your files locally or remotely as well as tweak your system in the root mode.

This is an open source software (see and does not show any advertisement! The project exists only because of your donations.

The main idea behind the user interface is classic: copy and move files from one panel to another. Simple.

Also, to not overload the display with extra checkboxes, file selection is made as follows: each file row is divided by two zones: tapping on the left you open files and folders, tapping on the right you select multiple items. If you are left handed, that could be swapped in the settings.

Writing access to external sdcard drives and USB OTG is provided through a special "Storage Access Framework" mode. Native mode can give only a read-only access to external drives.

Ghost Commander supports FTP and SFTP servers and Windows network shares, as well (with plugins) as Google Drive, BOX and Dropbox cloud storage, plus it can create/extract crypted ZIP archives and work with them as it was a regular folder.

For advanced users, this file manager also supports root (superuser) mode, which is essential to work with protected system files on a rooted devices, like tweaking the system, change file permission attributes/owners (chmod/chown).

This file manager is very customizable and comes with a lot of options which allow you to adjust its appearance and behavior to your personal tastes and habits.

Here's a list of the file manager's features which include, but are not limited to:

* easy sorting by name, extension, size or date

* customizable multiselect (by tapping, or select by wildcards)

* root / superuser (su) mode: remount partitions and make changes in system files

* change file owner and permissions (in root mode only)

* modifying files on external SDcard via the Storage Access Framework (SAF) mode

* ZIP archive support: create and extract ZIP files, view inside a ZIP without extracting

* built-in FTP client: upload to/download from your own site or a public one

* favorite shortcuts for folders and locations

* calculation of file and folder size and MD5 and SHA-1

* file search by content and other properties

* text editor (built-in or external)

* text and picture viewers

* sends files via email, Bluetooth and so on

* personalization: colors, font size, interface language, custom toolbar, etc

* Windows network support via an optional SMB plugin

* Streaming audio/video from a remote location to a player app

* Access to the Google Drive, Dropbox and BOX or any WebDAV enabled cloud storage (with plugins)

Requested permissions explanation:

INTERNET - to make FTP and other network plugins be able to connect to the servers.

No connection is established without your command to do so.

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - to not to let the WiFi go down during a file transfer.

WAKE_LOCK - to not to let the phone go to a deep sleep during a file transfer.

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - to let the file manager copy files to the sdcard.

VIBRATE - to let the phone vibrate when a long file operation is done.

INSTALL_SHORTCUT - to create shortcut icons to the desktop.

MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS - to do so when you have asked that.

ACCESS_SUPERUSER - to let the root: mode of the file manager functioning properly. Not used for any other purposes.

USE_CREDENTIALS - only to let the Google Drive plugin access to the Google based services.

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If you like this application, a small donation to help further development will be appreciated.

Ghost Commander File Manager is recently updated ghost commander application by Ghost Squared, that can be used for various file purposes. Its latest version 1.60.1 has 1870618 downloads. You can download Ghost Commander File Manager latest APK for Android right now.


License Free
Requirements Require Android 4.4 and up
Language English
Categories tools, ghost, commander, file, manager, drive
Size 1.4M
Version 1.60.1
Audience Everyone
Publish Date
Author Ghost Squared
Downloads 1870618
Download options APK
User Rating 4.31 / 5


  • 11/24/2013: Love this file manager … clearly made for actual use but still has an appealing, practical aesthetic. Screenspace efficient. Shows filesize & mod date. Easy & foolproof multi-select. Typing the first few characters takes you directly to a matching item, saving tedious scrolling. Launches instantly, even cold, and is very responsive—on my EvoLTE my brain is the limiting factor on how fast I can get things done. sFTP works flawlessly. Thumbnails are very nice for image/video heavy folders, custom size is a big plus. Would love to see cut/copy to clipboard added (in addition to pane-to-pane) as both modes have their uses. Otherwise superb. Very Highly recommend. Update (Nov 2016): Been using GC as my primary file manager for more than 3 years now on 4 different phones. Had a few interactions with the dev in that time too. CANNOT RECOMMEND HIGHLY ENOUGH. This is still a superb file manager with a broad range of useful features that simply lets you get things done. Update (Apr 2018): Still the best.

  • Just installed and not done exploring this. WOW! it looks good... Just used GC to delete 7 unwanted file from a dir on this (new) droid 8 phone. Couldn't find another ad-free FM that would. Have been poking around in GC's available functionalities. Appears that a very expert programmer made this. I'm sending some $ as soon as I can. EDIT 31July19: Dang! This thing is POWERFUL! I can open txt files with it in another 'window

  • It's a tool for Android power-users so it can be confusing and the interface isn't great (there are SO many options packed into a tool made for small screens, what are you gonna do?) but it does absolutely everything you could ever need a file manager to do & more. It's beer free and ad-free. Couldn't ask for anything better.

  • Fabulous as close as you can get to big screen desktop functionality on a little phone and I have "fat finger syndrome" to boot The best filemanager out there. Everything on 1 screen. (source & destination) Easy to make shortcuts. Handles archives well. Samba filesharing support. On and on with the positives ...

  • Pretty much the only file management tool I use on all my Android devices. Tight integration with Google Drive, Dropbox, and the Android OS makes it better and easier to use than the native apps! Definitely worth a donation - let's keep this one around.

  • This is by far de best file manager in the market, the use of 2 panels for someone like me who use Total Commander in windows is absolutely a must have. Would love to be able to drag and drop files between panels.

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