App Review: What is Google Files go and who is it made for? Complete Details

  • Published On: November 20, 2017
App Review: What is Google Files go and who is it made for? Complete Details

So basically, Google’s app portfolio stretches pages upon pages of recognizable applications which includes Google Photos, Google Maps and of course YouTube as the company is famous for making well-made applications. And it recently put up a listing for a brand new application that caught attention.

Actually, it’s a File Manager called Files Go, the app is currently in its beta phase. But there is a question that comes into mind and that’s there are so many other File Manager apps in the Play Store then what makes Files Go different form others? Here are the details that we have spent some time on to find out:

What is Android Go:

Since the app under discussion is part of Android Go, hence we need to know first what Android Go is all about:

It’s a lightweight version of the upcoming version of Android (Android O) with optimized apps and Play Store. Google focused on devices with very low specs, users with limited connectivity and multilingual capabilities. And it can run on devices with less than 1GB of memory. The Play Store is going to highlight apps that can run on these cheap devices.

Android Go is the push to receive Android onto devices with specs as low as 512MB of RAM and extremely small amounts of storage. Google came up with Files Go to help users keep an eye on usage as well as storage on such devices.

What’s unique about Google Files Go:

Files Go Beta helps clean up space on your device and keeps it organized.

1- Recommends rarely-used apps to delete so your phone stays speedy

2- Recognizes and helps you get rid of spam or duplicate images

3- Helps you find your important photos, documents and videos faster

4- Makes it easy to share your files offline – securely and quickly

5- Files Go Beta is light on space — under 6MB

How it works & Features:

On opening up the app for the very first time, you are greeted with a message that this app is still in its beta phase. Then after allowing the access to file system you will again be greeted with a dashboard that shows how much storage you have already used and how much is left for both (internal as well as microSD cards).

The app also gives you the suggestions that how you can clear up some space some of which includes deleting preloaded media or temporary files.It will also alert you to all of the unused apps that you have not used in the last thirty (30) days.

How to delete unwanted files:

Once you have decided to delete the files you don’t want to keep. You can do that by simply following these three simple and easy steps:

1- Tap the button of the file you want to remove.

2- Select all listed files or individual files one-by-one to delete.

3- Press delete button to completely remove the file from your device.

The second feature is simply labelled as ‘files’. Under the files folder you will be given several options which includes Images, Video and Audio and that will take you to all of the files matching these descriptions.

At the bottom of list there will be a Documents option that contains every text files, PDf’s and so on. This feature is useful for those people who do a lot of document downloading along with editing on their devices.

The ultimate feature in the Files Section is a send and receive feature. The send and receive option actually allow you to establish a bluetooth connection with a friend or anyone in the area to share files between your devices.

That was all about Google Files Go app review, in our opinion the app does exactly what it sets out to do for people it’s made for. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below if you have used the app or planning to install it into your device.

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Download the App

Note: Since this an unreleased app, it may be unstable. The app is free to install from play store and requires Android version 5.0 or up.

Disclaimer: Under no circumstances shall staff or its affiliates be liable for any direct or indirect inconvenience arising out of the use/installation of any apps and services. Users are advised to check all the requirements and ‘grant access’ permission details before installing any application into devices.

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