Windows Phone 8.1 is so full of surprises and opens the Windows Phone faithful up to a new world of apps. Video editors and file managers are just some of the new app categories possible thanks to Windows Phone 8.1. We’ve seen an official video editing app from Microsoft already, but today we finally get Files – the official file manager for Windows Phone.
Files is a free app for managing all the files on Windows Phone. We learned about the app when Joe Belfiore did an AMA on Reddit earlier this month. It was announced for a May release, but we later leaned it would be called Files and coming in June. The name was right, however the app is now live for you to download not in June, but in May.
Here’s the set of features we get in this version 1.0 release:
- Access files stored on your phone and SD card
- Browse, search and launch files
- Easily share one file or multiple files
- Create folders to organize your files
- Copy, move, rename and delete files
With Files you can access your phones documents, downloads, music, pictures, pictures and more. It doesn’t matter if it’s on your SD card or on you’re the internal phone storage, Files can handle it all. We’ve spent a few minutes playing around with Files and really like it. It’s basic, but gets the job done.
We’ll have a hands-on with Files shortly. In the meantime, grab the app and let us know what you think!
Via: Windows Phone Blog
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