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File Magic

File Magic is a free (forever, no adverts) file manager for Android OS v1.5+.



  • Fast, Small, Astoundingly Customizable
  • Per-Directory Cascading Configuration
    for number of portrait/landscape columns, show icons, filename, filesize, file extension, status bar, sort (alpha, filesize, extension, reverse)
  • Image Cache and Full-Screen
    for fast browsing of photos
  • Configurable Actions
    create your own actions that appear in the action list when you select files!
  • Selectable Actions: audio sample, open as, share (multiple), hide/unhide, set wallpaper, encrypt/decrypt, zip/unzip, lock/unlock,
    remove menu clutter by disabling actions you don't use
  • Fixed Actions
    move, rename, delete, copy (all can operate on whole subdirectory tree)
  • Multi-Directory Select
    select files from several different directories and perform any of the actions on them all together
  • Transparent Zipfile Browsing (read-only)
  • Integrated Text Viewer and Image Viewer (slide show, gestures, zoom out/in, scroll)
  • Strokes for Forwards and Backwards
  • Integrated search: easily switch between search results and file browsing
  • Startup Parameters
    start in a particular directory etc [more on this]


Lock files or directories with simple pincodes to prevent casual access.

Tasker Integration Features

The following features all require
Tasker to be installed on your device. If you are browsing this on your device, you can install it directly (not yet available).

Custom Actions

File Magic allows you to include Tasker tasks in the action list that pops up when you long-click on files or directories. That allows you to use any of Tasker's over 100 actions when you select one or more files or directories.

Example tasks:

  • zip and copy a file to a backup directory all at once
  • say the name of the file then view it
  • block/unblock all the phone numbers in the selected text file
  • take a photo and overwrite the selected one with it
  • insert your task here!

Audio Sample

Play a 3 second excerpt of audio files in the background.


Encrypt/Decrypt multiple files or whole directories (requires Direct-Purchase version of Tasker).

Zip Files

Zip/Unzip multiple files at once.

Start Parameters

If you launch File Magic using Tasker's Browse Files action, you can specify
  • the starting directory
  • a file pattern to match
  • whether to show hidden files or not
This enables you to e.g. have widgets for various SD card directories in your homescreen.