There are two types of views:
- Browse views, where you navigate the file system and look at the contents of folders.
- Search views, where you set up search criteria and view search results.
The view definitions are kept between sessions. You can also save view definitions as named "workspaces" to easily regain for example search views with criteria for a certain purpose.
This app's gui is rather rudimentary and very textual. No (space occupying) icons representing files and folders. It has no button toolbars. All actions are accessed via the app's three menus:
- File/folder context menu, for file operations.
- View button context menu, for view related actions.
- Main menu for various actions.
Supported file operations: open (default, or force as text, or force as image), copy to, move to, rename, delete, compress, extract (zip or gzip), show checksum, show properties, attach-to-email, create new empty file.
Light FE does NOT have a recycle bin for deleted items.
It does NOT have features for connecting to other devices.
It does NOT support compressing/extracting archives with password protection.
It can store browse view contents and search results as text files.
Which file/folder attributes to show is configurable. It is possible to, up to a configurable limit, directly in folder listings see the cumulative size, and number of sub items, of folders.
There is a multi select feature, but only for files - not folders.
Among the settings can be mentioned:
- Choose whether the phone's Up key should be used for navigating up in folder hierarchies or not.
- Make the app use only a part of the file system. Typically used to avoid working with huge system folders.
- Choose if clicking a file should open it or not.
Modest permission requirements - it only requires access to external storage.
Free and no ads.