Ghost Commander File Manager

Ghost Commander File Manager


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. It is customizable, ad-free open sourced and donation supported!

The main idea behind this is classic: copy and move files from one panel to another. This method of operating is far more convenient than what is offered by most other file managers, in which you would have to copy/cut items and then navigate to various different folders to paste them - back and forth, again and again.
To not overload the display with extra checkboxes, 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.

Ghost Commander lets you transfer files both to and from FTP and SFTP servers and Windows network shares, as well as Google Drive, BOX and Dropbox cloud storage (plugin required), plus it can create/extract ZIP archives and work with 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 phone, change file permission attributes/owners (chmod/chown) and even execute your own shell commands (busybox required).

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.

Ghost Commander's features 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)
* working with files via the MediaStore perspective (which allows writing access to external SDcard on Kitkat)
* 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 (VPlayer is recommended)
* 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 internet hosts.
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.

The website: http://tinyurl.com/gc1site.
Vote for new features: http://tinyurl.com/gc-user
Help with localization: https://crowdin.com/project/ghost-commander

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

Keywords: root, file manager, manage files, file explorer, Midnight Commander, Norton Commander, FAR manager, dual panel

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Recent changes:
v1.53
* New "SAF" mode for read/write access to external sdcard on Lollipop devices.
Please find the "Storage Access Framework" item in the home: list. Once taped, you will be asked to pick a directory to allow full access. Your choice will be remembered and you won't be asked again. Hint: If you want to change your choice, tap and hold the item to pop up the context menu.
* Better picture viewer
* Fix in the FTP client to better handle some server responses
* Sorting order is now persistent
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About Ghost Commander File Manager
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. It is customizable, ad-free open sourced and donation supported!

The main idea behind this is classic: copy and move files from one panel to another. This method of operating is far more convenient than what is offered by most other file managers, in which you would have to copy/cut items and then navigate to various different folders to paste them - back and forth, again and again.
To not overload the display with extra checkboxes, 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.

Ghost Commander lets you transfer files both to and from FTP and SFTP servers and Windows network shares, as well as Google Drive, BOX and Dropbox cloud storage (plugin required), plus it can create/extract ZIP archives and work with 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 phone, change file permission attributes/owners (chmod/chown) and even execute your own shell commands (busybox required).

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.

Ghost Commander's features 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)
* working with files via the MediaStore perspective (which allows writing access to external SDcard on Kitkat)
* 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 (VPlayer is recommended)
* 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 internet hosts.
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.

The website: http://tinyurl.com/gc1site.
Vote for new features: http://tinyurl.com/gc-user
Help with localization: https://crowdin.com/project/ghost-commander

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

Keywords: root, file manager, manage files, file explorer, Midnight Commander, Norton Commander, FAR manager, dual panel

Video by Appgovideo.com

Recent changes:
v1.53
* New "SAF" mode for read/write access to external sdcard on Lollipop devices.
Please find the "Storage Access Framework" item in the home: list. Once taped, you will be asked to pick a directory to allow full access. Your choice will be remembered and you won't be asked again. Hint: If you want to change your choice, tap and hold the item to pop up the context menu.
* Better picture viewer
* Fix in the FTP client to better handle some server responses
* Sorting order is now persistent

User reviews of Ghost Commander File Manager
Excellent file manager with root support.
Mar 12, 2012
Best File Manager
Apr 25, 2011
Very nice! The developer is responsive as well. Try it, you'll like it.
Mar 4, 2011
Excellent; The Zone to switch between panels is a bit small for my big fingers ^^ except that; it's just perfect !
Jan 5, 2011
Good soft!
Dec 12, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 days ago
Knuckles Bypass surgery Tweaked it!
A Google User
Apr 27, 2015
wow. thanks for fixing persistent sort. now, how about... sick and tired about google's "evil" sequestration of extSdCard on KitKat. if gawd-awful MyFiles (cr)app can read from/write to extSdCard, is there no way for Ghost Commander to manipulate crappy MyFiles, via API or other inter-process mechanisms, to liberate extSdCard on KitKat while within Ghost Commander?
A Google User
Apr 27, 2015
Best for manager Open source and dual panel like Midnight Commander
A Google User
Apr 24, 2015
Delightful! Superb classic. Especially for experienced computer techies: Truly a delight; tribute to Peter Norton. Works just as one would want and expect for a twin-pane manager. Tablets: To select a file, best seems to be to click on file size. I've been using twin-pane file managers since Norton Commander; this feels right at home. Minimal eye candy. Newbies: Learn a bit of basic command-line Linux. Been using this for maybe two years+; still love it! {Edited 2015-04-24}
A Google User
Apr 24, 2015
Good app but Bad gui design, you can learn from total commander about how to design gui for file manager
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