Google introduced a new way to manage files and share content offline with a new app called Files Go, which, at the time, was available only in a beta.
The window to get in on testing Files Go was small, and it closed quickly. However, it looks like the company didn’t need a lot of time to test the new app, because today it is dropping that beta tag and rolling out to the public. It is now available in the Google Play Store, and it supports devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer.
The new app makes file management a breeze. It will automatically show you how much storage is left on your Android device, and then also give you a look at what apps, games, photos, or other content might be taking up too much room and not getting enough usage.
The new app is also designed to make finding files easier thanks to new smart filters and more. Users will also be able to quickly backup files to the cloud, and they can share content from one device to another without having to use any data.
Here’s a brief rundown:
- Free up space. Get personalized suggestions about which files to delete, whether it’s unused apps, large files, duplicate files or low-resolution videos and memes detected using Google’s latest mobile vision technology.
- Find files faster. No more navigating through a maze of folders. Find exactly the stuff you want with smart filters that automatically organize your images, videos, apps, documents and more.
- Backup files to the cloud. If you want to keep a file forever, select it from the Files menu and back it up to Google Drive or any other cloud storage app.
- Share files offline. Transfer directly from your phone to a nearby friend’s phone without using any data. The file transfers are encrypted, fast (up to 125 Mbps) and free.
The new app saved the average beta tester 1GB of space on their device, according to Google.
Files Go is free, and you can find a link to download it below.
- Google Files Go — Free