Download Cabinet BETA apk free for Android smartphone

18 Oct
Cabinet BETA

Posted by Aidan Follestad in Tools | Oct. 18, 2015 | 108 Comments

Apk file size: 2.0 MB

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A minimalist file manager for Android 4.1 and above.

You won't be using a file manager 24/7, why should you need to go through settings to configure different options for something you don't constantly use? Cabinet is designed to just work right off the bat with basically no configuration. Cabinet is user friendly and has UI that will please the eye.

** Fast, stable, built on very clean code.
** Easy to use and minimal UI that adheres to Google's design guidelines.
** Support for root access (access system directories and files using superuser permissions).
** Quick access to folder shortcuts in a slide-out navigation drawer.
** Quick access to copy, cut, rename, delete, zip, extract, and details functions for files and directories.
** A plugin framework for third party developers to integrate other services.

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Icon and feature graphic by Anmol Govinda Rao

Whats new

    1. NEW: You can open APKs as folders with the 'Open As…' function.
    2. NEW: A new 'Compact View' option was added to the overflow menu.
    3. NEW: The color chooser lets you input custom colors in addition to the presets.
    4. FIX: Fixed selection mode being closed when 'Go Up' is used.
    5. FIX: Fixed bugs related to copying, moving, and renaming.
    6. FIX: Fixed issues related to mounting directories, along with inaccessible files.
    7. FIX: Internal library updates and other misc fixes.

Aidan Follestad part of our Tools and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Oct. 18, 2015. Google play rating is 91.754. Current verison is Actual size 2.0 MB.

Download cabinet-beta.apk 2.0 MB


Daniel Langer

build.prop I tried editing the build.prop in /system/, yet, despite having root access, my changes were not saved. I clicked the save icon, double checked by opening the file again, and the line that I added was simply not there.

Andry Kwandy

Love it though Some errors I need to bring your attention to: unable to extract zip files, unable to select files for Google drive upload. Still persists after the update.

Paul Reilly

Great Everything is great but struggling to figure out how to add my ftp server correctly. Had no problem with ES...

Daniel Nahmany

Just what I've searched :) Perfect! Very good job guys :) you can still work on the scroll bar to be faster. That would be nice.

Ahmed Yanaal

The best file managing app out there. Generally there are 3 things I want from an app. 1. Material design and beautiful, colourful UI. 2. Simplicity (it should look nice and simple) 3. Customizability. (just because it looks simple, doesn't mean the setting should look simple too.) I love how I can change the colours. Tick what to show and not to show. Anyways to sum it all up this app has these 3 things and I love this. I chose cabinet over ES file explorer because of these reasons.

Karsten Jensen

Just Yes A sharp looking material file explorer with all the expected functionality of one. I love the theme customization as well (comes with an Amoled one btw). Even in "beta," this thing can't be beat. Highly recommended.

svetli belev

Lag I like that app really much,but since late update I have lag in it. I don't know why but I hope to fix it, because its not from my device. Thanks.

Michael Oddo

Bug Love the app but since the last update When you unselect the option to show the current file path there is a bug that automatically keeps showing the current file path even when the option to show the current file path is unselected. This happens when you close and reopen the app.

Jared Tennant

Really well made This s fantastic and it looks so very good! Really like the aesthetics and the use of material design is on point and only adds to the experience. I used to use ASTRO as my go to app for file management but it looks like this one is taking the cake! Looking forward to how this will evolve!

Sharad R. Gupta

A Material Design File Manager ! This is the best material designed file mananger on Playstore. It is packed with full features and great design options. The file managing tasks are also done quite well.

Caleb Braaten

An app I was going to build. Very thorough use of Google's Material Design and now I can see my phone's storage directory ^.^

Jayson Macatangay

A great app It has a really nice design and amazing animations. Maybe you could add features like access to cloud storage and slide left/right to switch between tabs because it's hard to reach it. Also, I noticed that when the scroll bar is active, I can't press the options button of the file adjacent to it. It's just a minor problem but maybe decreasing the touch area of the scroll bar a bit will fix it.

Septian Yudha

Great Everything's so good now. Just need little improvement on scrolling speed (smoothness), but not really necessary. Thanks for the hard work.

Tony Spasevski

Great work I use this app on a daily basis, ive donated to thank you for your hard work dev, keep it up. Cheers

Erwin Yohanes

Incredible, but.... I tried to edit the build-prop on my nexus 5, but when i hit the save button, it wont take any effect

Lorenzo Da Silva

Cannot See External SD Card It does not show the external sd card in the quick access menu. Is it supposed to be that way? I can still access it by going to /root/mnt/extsd which is a little inconvenient for me. The app is well designed is running smoothly I just wish I can easily access my external sd.

Dayle Salmon

Great application Missing some of the more advanced features like LAN/network file explorer.

Danny TheNormalTrainer

Still have the same problem I still can't extract the zip file because it keep freezing and drop me out to desktop, also just use hold to select the file instead of tap the icon, it's so annoying

Julius Nkemdiche

Clean and material'd Very easy to use, clean and allows me to do everything I want.

Anon Z

Good but... When I try to open a folder on search results it doesn't open but stays on the results page.

Yousef Mohamed

Copy issue pls fix it dude !! And can't edit build.prop despite having root access

ben rieker

One thing The animation for pressing the plus button at the bottom right looks like it's lagging.


Beautiful app tho Won't allow me to move files from SD to internal storage

David Khutsishvili

Still needs improvement (search doesn't work)

Janssen Charles Estrabela

Great! So far loving the latest update. Fast and fluid and really blends in with my nameless rom.

Luke B

Too Unresponsive... When opening most files, Cabinet becomes unresponsive and crashes. (Error log was sent) Other than that, Cabinet's material design is beautiful.

Barry Sim

File Manager I searched for Keep the updates coming! It's actually getting better. Kudos!

Ankit Kamal

Liking it.. Looks good.. Would like root usage a bit simpler though..well done dev..

Romans Bajevs

It's pretty I like the idea of this, but I need smb support in a file explorer. I know this feature will be coming in the future (according to github). Until then I can't recommend this over es file explorer

Adrian Bill

Great file manager Well thought out, nice use of material design

Justin Trouble

Good, but really needs pull down to refresh.

Bartosz Hećko

It is look like this app has some potential nice!

Biswas H

Thumbnail issue It would be better if you use exact thumbnails of PDF, ms office files instead of the existing ones. Also if u give a thin line border to the thumbnail, it would be looking nice. People may five 5 out of 5 if you guys pay attention to the simple design issues like this

Jason K

Best file manager Beautiful ui and has all the basics I need. Finally replaced root Explorer I used for the past 5+ years.

Debopriyo Basu

Please improve the scroll bar. It looks ugly . Introduce theme color for scroll bar as well.

Samarth Balasubramanya

CRASHES The File Manager Crashes often. And moving files and folders from Internal SD to External SD is not possible. Vice Versa. It pops up an error saying "Could Not Rename/Move this folder. Unknown Error". Please check that out.

Raihan Alkhair

Really like it! Keep up the good work guys! Really love the material design

Artem Tim

Please remove caps lock names in adress bar. Make in lowercase.

Daniiar Osmonov

Cabinet Waiting for stable))

Shaun Reich

Brilliant! I freaking love it! You've clearly put a lot of thought and time into the UI and everything.. Yet it's got lots of features I need.. Only thing is the 3 dots are super hard to press on each folder, and you can't hold and get the same options. Each time I try I get a scroll instead of a context menu.

Ni V

Very well made I love everything about the app, except the fact that the 3rd option of the grid view can show the folders a bit smaller than they are atm, or probably just show 4 instead of 3 files per row.

Jasper Quiñones

One more thing... Please support colors for status bar and navigation bar on Android KitKat because it's pleasing to the eye if the status and navigation bars match the theme colors of the Cabinet. I like it and it's so simple and has a great UI. ?

Travis Olson

Beautiful and Highly Functional Cabinet is very useful and has lots of features, and also has great Material Design and is updated all the time to fix bugs and make it look better.

Jeb Eldridge

Getting better and better! An absolutely stunning app with such a simple human interface ... I no longer even THINK about resorting to ES File Explorer. Cabinet is by far the best of the best. UPDATE: Please add SD support.

Dinesh Krishnan

Great UI, but problems with SD Card UI is very intuitive and straight forward, although I'm facing issues with deleting files on SD card.

Ghacobie Bell

Exactly what I've been looking for I'm an android loving, rooted, custom modded, rom flashing maniac, I've used es file root manager pretty much the entire time once I found it but I've fell in Droid with new minimal look of the various UI's whether it's firmware or apps, es has fallen behind the times with this and I've been looking for a new file manager with root access, a simpler minimal UI with some customizability and I think I've found it with cabinet, I will keep es on my phone but a delete may be coming soon, lmao!

William Samuelson

Best looking file manager I've seen yet, especially being free. Only features I miss are swipe functionality to move up a file level. Thank you for the option to hide and show the current path.

Andrew Magario

Best In Class Best File Management App out. It's designed to be minimal and easily navigated. It's also one of the first apps to come out with an exclusively material design layout. Every feature or tool in ES (or any other File Management App claiming supremacy) can be overcome by ease of use and aesthetics offered up by Cabinet. Perfect balance. Love it, great work!

John Ng

Great Since this is single paneled, add a thing where swiping right brings you back. Saves the trouble of reaching for the back button. Also, make it possible to edit FTP server bookmarks.

Colin Simone

Gorgeous customizable material design! Was a die hard root/solid explorer user for the longest but with the new material design standards I find both of these apps fall short. Want to continue using Cabinet but at times its nearly impossible to copy or delete files as it hangs up indefinitely during those types of actions. Look fwd to future updates.

Ryan French

Pretty but root functions don't work. Tried to edit build.prop. Saved changes. Changes weren't actually saved.

Ben Fearn

Very impressive After using this for a few months, I can't stand any other file browser. None are as pretty or intuitive as this. This feels like what the stock lollipop file browser should be. Perfect

Gabey Gabe

The absolute best Most file managers are clunky and old. This one is by far the best one yet. The material design makes navigating super easy

Andrew Geocaris

I really want to give this 5 stars The layout and operation of this app is wonderful. It did nearly everything I wanted it to; until I wanted to move items to and from my SD card. Everytime I tried to move a file to or from the SD card it said it did not have permission to perform the function. I switched over to ES file explore and it worked fine. If you can fix this problem, I would call it 5 stars.

Dhruva Palaye

Impressive This is Incredible, love it best file manager!

Jai Parkash

I have been using this app for a week and it has replaced my habit of using my built in file manager. It is fast and also very good app.

Frank Valerio

The Best Simple, user friendly and material. Absolutely wonderful.

Michael Oddo

Bug Love the app but since the last update When you unselect the option to show the current file path there is a bug that automatically keeps showing the current file path even when the option to show the current file path is unselected. This happens when you close and reopen the app.

Henry Han

Great Design, OK File Manager The intents that this app sends to share videos/photos are messed. Also froze/crashed with a malformed apk. Great design, though.

Shivaji Mukherjee

Move error! Its brilliant but only one thing! Its fails to move files from sd card to internal storage and vice versa! Shows error everytime! Dev pls fix this!

Allen Christian Rarang

Highly recommended App is very easy to use and also has a well-crafted UI. Highly recommended for simple users who doesn't really need all the extra features offered by other file browsers.

Joshua Ethan Amey

Good Work I'm glad I found Cabinet, its definitely underrated. Its the only file explorer that is simple enough to properly apply Material Design elements and still deep enough to complete any required tasks without overstepping its job.

Anthony M

Ok though sth missing I have just downloaded this application and the onset is fine. What though I normally look for is the ability to access LAN computers and an addition to that, Will really push me even further to using this app.

Steve G

Love the app design, simple but works really well, thanks. Recent updates have been great, the app is maturing well.

Tanel Aavistu

My favorite file explorer! Used to be a big fan of ES for a long time but then they monetized it and not in a good way. So this is my favorite now!

James Escobar

This could be the file manager to replace ES file manager! Fantastic file manager! Has nearly all the features of ES, it is only missing the network drive access which is hard to find with most file managers. I came across this app when I was looking for a replacement of the very popular ES app. I found it disturbing that everyone downloads this app and no one really knows who the developer is, plus if you search the developer, there appears to be no real way for him to monetize the ES app. He has no other big paid apps just a free app that no one cares to question

raad sobhan

Great with flaws ! While the internal storage works OK but scrolling in SD card is extremely laggy..and the icons are not very much user friendly.

Travis Olson

Beautiful and Highly Functional Cabinet is very useful and has lots of features, and also has great Material Design and is updated all the time to fix bugs and make it look better.

Dev Modi

Please fix bugs. Whenever I choose a location to extract a file it closes(not crash) and whenever I move a file it says that root access is denied.

Jeffrey Wang

Created ghost files on extracting .zip file Recently tried to add some music to local storage. Unpacked the .zip file but the songs were nowhere to be found in Google Play Music. Looked at it on the computer, none of the extracted files were visible. The ghost versions visible in this app would become visible to the computer after a rename, but would duplicate the file with an old and new-named copy. Ended up deleting everything and re-doing from the computer to clean it up. Other than this one incident, the app looks and functions great.

Dustin Fontaine

It's a beast Used in earlier beta because it was early. Completely switching now because of the bundle adware in ES. Hope to see cloud integration soon but it's awesome nonetheless!

Pradeep Garimella

Can't do basic things. On first look it looks good. But could not movie move files from internal storage to SD card. It tells me that root access denied. All I was trying to do if move my WhatsApp media to SD card. Moving back to es explorer.

Eu Yang Ong

Not even a star worth... I don't know why it's laggy, buggy stucking or whatever. It's just take way too long to go into a file..minimum 3 second is wasted for every single file I'm entering... please fix it or tell me how to fix that specific problem... it's was better last time but nah.. not this time... im going to uninstall it if problem couldn't got fixed.. thanks~

Robert Abe

Wow. Just fantastic. 5 stars from me! This is so well done and so easy to use. Very intuitive. Honestly I wish Google would buy this code and bake it into Android. It is truly a top notch tool. I donated money minutes after trying it out.

Stewart Panton

Works Used to use es file explorer but that got too bulky and overbearing. This does the job perfectly

Andrew Gregg

Does the job, Ui navigation a bit unintuitive, search sucks. It goes what it should but I few timed I had issues navigating the UK which I could only resolve by shutting down and reloading the app. The search functionality is straight up bad. It will only search the single folder you are in rather then search into folders of the 1 you are currently in making that function pretty much useless in my eyes.

Rudy Rude

Um.. Where's the SFTP client?! I'm intrigued because I thought this had SFTP support. I cannot find where I would be able to add it.. Add external storage, nope! Floating menu, nope! Searched for Cabinet SFTP client in Play Store, ah nope! Hopefully this with get two panel view; swiping the left task pane open is dreadful. FTP server support is useful. Add file hash values in details dialog box. Lastly, please do not add intrusive permissions. The last app i used updated and I removed it.. Great start!

Bob Reyes

Great App! Easy to use, uncluttered and does not have the ads and bloat that other more popular file managers have been adding. Felt better donating to this apps' development rather than being forced to buy ad-free like that other file manager.

Matthew Elbing

Amazing material design I never thought that I would enjoy file management but this app makes me love it!

Tri Sampurna

External Storage? The app doesn't recognize my sd card. It would be 5 star if it get fixed soon.

Rohit Datar

Laggy ui otherwise awesome Laggy ui when viewing external sdcard. No other problem whatsoever. Awesome minimalist and material design. I've reposted issue on github. Please look into this. Stock cm13 file manager is working totally fine, no problem there. Other apps also perform normal.

Jishnu Chowdhury

So good What distinguishes this File Manager from the others is its impressive design, coupled in with decent functionality, good job dev! Even though searching things inside the SD card seems to be a little slow, even though I have an extremely fast SD card, I will look forward to you fixing this ?

Daniel Roberts

Loving it I used to use es file Explorer but with the new cheap looking design and the homepage that you can't get rid off and it trying to be smart telling me I need to clean my phone I went on a search for a suitable replacement I found cabinet it is awesome I love the dark mode the customization you can do and having the nav bars the same colour as the main one is a bonus apart from that it does what it says on the Tin five stars PS a wifi file transfer to other devices would be nice

leo john

Best to replace es file explorer I was always a fan of es file explorer. But unwanted features made it look dumb and slow. Now cabinet is what I wanted. Minimalist, materialistic and easy customisable file explorer. Easy to use and smooth like water. I suggest this to everyone.

Vincent van Leeuwen

Clean and simple It's a great app, much more intuitive than other file managers. Unfortunately it doesn't work with Android Marshmallow, complaining that superuser doesn't exist even though it does.

Prasad Shriram

Beautiful but with flaws Lags while scrolling through the sd card directory. It'll be good if file transfer was baked in. Grid view of the folders are welcome! I'm jumping from ES to this now

SingYu Lam

Almost Perfect Cabinet is amazing and beautiful, I don't believe there is any other Android file manager in the Play store that can match it's aesthetic prowess. I requested a draggable scroll bad and Aidan delivered, awesome work man! Just missing Google Photo's press-hold-drag-and-select, but that's a minor quibble over such an awesome app. Keep up the great work!

Saifee Akil

Great simple file explorer Compared to some of the other heavy file explorers... This app is refreshing. Simple material design and smooth UI. Great job. Hope to get more features

Leon Enzenberger

Did everything right until it broke the order in some files of my automaticaly synced music resulting in more and more of the same files and my phone running out of memory and slowing it down. Took me a while to track down the source of the Problem which was reproducibal. I know it's a very specific problem but it wasn't worth the hassle so I switched to another explorer. If this is fixed i would change back because everything else was superb.

Jayson Rhyner

Great App! Probably one of the best File Manager apps on the market. Takes full advantage of Google's Material Design which makes the interface and animations very fluid and simply stunning to look at. The app itself is very responsive and snappy and very easy to use. The best part is that unlike other similar apps this one is not riddled with ads or require a paid version to remove those ads. Definitely a 10/10 A+ app.

John Karaman

I really like this file manager. It is beautiful, material design, customizable, and functional. It is easily deserving of 5 stars for the average user. But for me, my only gripe is compatibility with external usb hubs. You get a ton of errors when trying to transfer files sometimes. You can read the data, and even make a folder, but there isn't sufficient capacity to do everything I need to do. It is especially frustrating when I get an error and then can immediately go to any other file manager which will get the job done. Finish USB compatibility, and you'll get your 5th star. If you don't need it, then this is still the file manager for you.

Yuvaraj S

Simple good looking app with bugs! This file manager looks good with the material theme and has all basic features for daily use. But it also has some issues. One important problem is display of incorrect folder names when navigating through folders (it will show correct name in app bar when the folder is selected). This issue (#315) is marked as bug in github for over a month but still not corrected. Also accessing SD card is bit slow. I'll b a happy user if these are corrected.

Al Rodrighes

Thank you This last update fixed the problem of the previous update that was causing the app not no open. Thanks, devs!

Alex B.

Best File Manager I've come across I've tried more than a few File Managers, but this one takes the cake. The design is beautiful and straightforward, the app is also simple and has absolutely no bloat. This app, even in a Beta state deserves all the attention it can get.

Perry Merrity II

Almost flawless Simplicity is what I was after, and this nails it. However, when you click an audio file to preview, it keeps going through all of the audio files. Really irritating when previewing notifications and ringtones ? **EDIT** now browsing the SD card causes the my phone to be unresponsive.

Bill O'Brien

The app doesn't seem to be very intuitive. I am a real novice at working with files, so I'm lost at what's going on here. It's my fault rather then the app's. But its not helpful at all.

Héctor Cabrera

Does as advertised! Great minimal file explorer. Took a bit to get used to it (specially the copy & paste feature) but overall I like it! Great job!

gerry ismail

Laggy Laggy when accessing the external sd. And it's just too simple for me.

Renxy Baluyot

You fixed my problem. Love the compact view too :) but it would be awesome if there's a comfortable view like in the photos app. 5 stars anyway :D

Ben Fearn

Very impressive After using this for a few months, I can't stand any other file browser. None are as pretty or intuitive as this. This feels like what the stock lollipop file browser should be. Perfect

Mouton-Brady Alexandre

Beautifully crafted It might only be a beta but I truly enjoy this files manager. It's a real pleasure to work. A perfect mix between ES File Explorer, which screw everything up by adding bloatware, and the other one that is only free for 7 day..

Anthony C

Actually like it but Doesn't copy files for adroid jellybean, and no way to exit except to back button all the way back, hopefully these points will be resolved soon :)


Needs work Tried to view a rom zip and it was loading for about 5 mins before I gave up. Other file managers open them almost instantly (about 250mb). Also opening any folder in ext SD (brand new class 10) is slow and scrolling through my music folder is laggy. Free space for ext SD isn't shown like it is for internal storage and root. The only good thing is the ability to choose hex color for theme.

Andy B

Used to be great... I used to love this app and use it all the time. However, once I updated to CM13, it has been giving me a "Superuser not available" error for all files. I assume this is probably error on my part or Cyanogen's part, but if it isn't, could you please look into it.

Jack Kelly

Finally A clean, material file manager without shoving ads and cleaning apps down your throat. Wouldn't recommend any other.

Saurav Rai

Fluidic, simple, minimalistic It's my kind of file manager. It had beta in its name but it doesn't seem like it

Marek Dominik Pavelec

Simple and beautiful I was looking for alternative for ES Explorer, that has gone bad with ads inside, when I found this simple file manager with light design and user-friendly user interface. I miss only sending files via Wi-Fi, if it is possible to add it, please, implement this function. Then will be your file manager more than perfect...

Martin Lukach

Very good ! Beautiful design, simple, fast System apps uninstaller? Would be great :)

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