I started looking for a Graphical File Explorer to use on my Nexus One a few weeks ago.
My requirements were:
Needed to be able to manage files on the internal and external storage (micro SD).
Create new files, directories.
Support SMB in order to access shares on file servers, and possibly FTP.
Support different file views (list view, detail view).
Clipboard support (copy, move).
Grep or some other file Search mechanism.
Easy directory and file navigation.
Needed to be intuitive.
Rename files / directories.
Similar functionality to the *nix df command.
Secure authentication between client server.
EStrongs File Explorer satisfied all these requirements and more, except I wasn’t sure about the last one.
Couldn’t find any documentation about it either.
If I had of spent more time searching the forum I may have stumbled onto something.
I did a little bit of reading and decided to make a post on EStrongs.
I didn’t receive any answers in the few days that I waited, so decided to do my own experimentation.
Which brings me to the little bit of research I carried out on how EStrongs authenticates with SMB shares.
I followed up my original post with my findings.
Check them out.
Following are some links I’ve used quite a few times before and also came in useful for this experiment.
EStrongs also have a selection of other useful utilities.
Which can also be found in Androids App Store.