Hands-on with Files for Windows Phone 8.1
You’ve been waiting for it and now it’s finally here. Files by Microsoft has just officially arrived at the Windows Phone Store and we’ve spent some time with it. There are already third-party apps for managing files and folders, like Pocket Explorer and Aerize Explorer, but let’s see how Microsoft’s official solution works.
Head past the break to watch our hands-on video.
- 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
Files let you know how much storage you have used and how much you have left. Using it is very straightforward. Click on a folder name to view the contents. Click on a file to open it. We have no problems opening PDF, ringtones, videos, or images. If there’s a specific file that you’re looking for, just hit the search button at the bottom. Another handy feature is sorting. You can sort files by name, time, or size.
The Files app look very simple. Under a file or folder name, is a timestamp. To the left, is a thumbnail if it’s an image or video. The number of files or folders is shown to the left of folder names.
Our favorite feature is sharing files to Mail as attachments. You can attach documents, ringtones, images, and more. Press and hold on a folder or file, and then click share. Select one of your email accounts, and your Windows Phone will open a new email with the files as attachments.
Files is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. What are you waiting for? Go download it now on your Windows Phone 8.1 devices! Will you be using Files by Microsoft, or do you already have a favorite third-party file manager? Let us know in the comments!
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At last, It was about time!!
If something which isn't available on Android apps means their is no need in WP too? I don't understand why some your are getting angry(not you).
I face this lots of time.
First when I mention file manger that time same response,
When I mention auto rotate on/off same response that time too and etc. Eventually apps came but why some users are like this that they can't even want to listen anything wrong about WP.
Anyways, this isn't something to complain about. The app would keep getting updated. To a very large extent, the app offers what it promised; a way to manage files on your device.
Love you guys for that
Thanks a million
... Any idea??
P.S: I'm from India too
Slide To see Recently viewed files,
N lots more
I just sent myself 3 selected files over BT to my laptop. First you have to Pair your Phone with your BT PC Then Right Click on the BT icon in the SysTray Click Recieve a File Then share the selected files via the Phone.
Now, when will Microsoft recognize reality and allow hidden or locked files?
A good WP file manager app finally
This is Microsoft
No Bluetooth transfer to non apple device
No file manager
No SD card support
No downloading possible from safari
No background downloading possible even in 3rd party apps
& all this after releasing so many iOS updates n 5 phones ( which r like brothers)
Get a reality check frnd..
No widgets or tiles with info
Easy to break
No sd card
Not water/dust resistant
No 4K video recording Just saying, iPhone just not that good anymore.
Faith in Windows Phone restored
Not a perfect one but I am not complaining coz m happy just to see it in store.
May be till 2045 iOS to will have similar thing.
ps:ain't using 8.1.
ps:ain't using 8.1.