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Best OTG File Manager Apps for Android

Nowadays, no matter whether your Smartphone has an external SD card slot or not, having USB On The Go (USB OTG) support is very important. Because, having the feature that lets you connect your USB directly to your Smartphone to share any type content to and from your Smartphone is quite convenient that actually removing the SD card from your Smartphone, copying the content to the SD card and reinserting it again on your Smartphone.

However, even though most of the modern Smartphones out there support USB OTG by default, it does not mean an USB OTG File Manager application will be installed by default. And if your Smartphone does come with USB OTG support and without a useful File Manager application, here are a few file managers that can help you share content via USB OTG.


1. OTG Disk Explorer:

This application is free to download from the Google Play Store and lets you do all sorts of basic functions once you plug in your USB through an OTG cable. You can cut, copy and paste content in the USB, rename the files present or maybe delete or even extract the folders stored.

However, one major disadvantage of this application is that it only supports USB having FAT32 format.

2. OTG Disk Explorer Lite:

This application takes the “Lite” tag quite seriously as it will just take away about 470 KB of your Smartphone’s storage space. Yet, gives all the important functionality that you will be expecting from any OSB OTG File Manager application.

But, one con of using this application is that you won’t be able to access any content of size more than 30 MB from the USB.

3. USB OTG File Manager for Nexus:

Got yourself a Google Nexus Android Smartphone or Tablet? Then this app might be able to give you the best experience that any other USB OTG File Managers. This application has support for both NTFS and FAT32 type USB devices and has a stock Android application look to itself. You can also play media files stored in the USB without actually copying it to the device.

Well, if you don’t own a Nexus device, don’t back off after checking the name. It works perfectly fine with any Android device.

4. USB OTG File Manager:

USB OTG File Manager is yet another feature packed application that also gives you access to even the root folder and files stored in your USB.

The ad supported free version can get quite annoying at times due to the popup advertisements, however, once you pay to get the full version of the application, no more ads will be shown. And the application also has certain bugs and issues when working on devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

5. USB File Browser – Flash Drive:

The USB File Browser is one of the most popular USB OTG File Explorer application out there available for Android devices. This application automatically connects to any USB device you connect to your Smartphone. The user interface design is quite easy to get used to and innovative as well.

However, one kind of annoying thing with this application is that it might take quite some time when you are trying to copy large files from your USB to your Smartphone.

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