File Widget - home screen file browser and viewer APK

Version 1.7.1 - net.garymac.filewidget
Last updated: Tue, 19 May 2020 21:00:22 UTC

Browse folders and display images, plain text files and PDFs on your home screen

APP Information

Download Version 1.7.1 (23)
Apk Size18.52 MB
App DeveloperGary Mac
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagenet.garymac.filewidget.apk

Download File Widget - home screen file browser and viewer 1.7.1 APK

App Description

File Widget - home screen file browser and viewer is garymac,filewidget,personalization,file,widget, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Gary Mac website who developed it. net.garymac.filewidget.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.7.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 44+ times on store. You can also download net.garymac.filewidget APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

File Widget lets you browse and view your files directly on your home screen.

It can display images and plain text files, such as your favourite photos or a to-do list, right alongside your app icons.

It's also a complete file manager allowing you to create, move, copy, rename and delete files and folders without the need for another app (upgrade required).

Once installed it can be found in the widget drawer of your app launcher. To use it, long press on an empty area of your home screen and choose Widgets. Tap and hold on File Widget and drag it into place.

With this version you can:

- Browse your files in list or gallery view

- Display images, plain text files and PDFs

- Open and share files

- Choose between five different themes

- Use one widget at a time

After upgrading you can also:

- Use multiple widgets at once

- Create new folders and text files

- Move, copy, rename and delete files and folders

Please note:

- Only the following file types can be displayed: JPG, PNG, GIF, TXT and PDF. Animated GIFs will not animate.

- If you are running Android 4.4 (KitKat) the file management features will not work with files stored on a removable SD card. This is a KitKat limitation. 

App ChangeLog

  • - New Recent tab showing files and folders previously displayed in a widget
  • - New single page PDF view
  • - Added thumbnails for PDF files
  • - Added option to change the size of items in gallery view
  • - Use compact list items setting is now per widget instead of global to all widgets
  • - PDFs are now viewable on Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4
  • - Various bug fixes and improvements

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

In-App billing
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Lindsey --avatar

    Lindsey -


    Great app for putting a shortcut to a folder containing different types of files on my home screen, something I still think my phone should be able to do on its own, but this is a great fix!

  2. Extra Victory-avatar

    Extra Victory


    Very convenient, very handy~ already a great app. But, just in case the devs are listening, it'd be even better if there was a way to sort photos by: random. Will increase to 5 well-deserved stars if you can make that happen

  3. Philip Thomas-avatar

    Philip Thomas


    I love everything. But I NEED the option for a monospace font. I don't know how to set it, or if there is a way. Another nice thing to have would be the ability to view markdown (Basic stuff like italics and bolding, maybe headers?). But if I could get monospacing, it would really elevate the experience for me. Thanks.

  4. Taariq Hassim-avatar

    Taariq Hassim


    A good app, but would be great if we could zoom into the PDF document. Some text is tiny to read. Also reseting the scrolling to the first page of PDFs on the widget is frustrating, as one has to continually scroll down to the original position again.

  5. Marie Willman-avatar

    Marie Willman


    none of my pdfs will actually open from this widget. they're listed there but when I try to open them, the screen flashes and then closes. the widget is useless

  6. Laibah Hussain-avatar

    Laibah Hussain


    It was great but it only allowed me to use one widget. Not happy at all.

  7. peter de wagenaar-avatar

    peter de wagenaar


    Widget of a text file is Scrollable and Sizable ! That means it can be used as a Sticky Note, and one long list of reminders can be safely stored within a textfile. Thanks !

  8. Fai Sleepyhead-avatar

    Fai Sleepyhead


    Simple. Scrollable. Not much fuss. Just what i needed.

  9. Chiya Zwierschke-avatar

    Chiya Zwierschke


    I loved this app before but since the last Android update it no longer opens my pdf. I emailed in but still no response. If the problem can be fixed I would give it 5 stars

  10. Peter Warden-avatar

    Peter Warden


    It doesn't linked my mp4 tutorial to my home screen. Other explorer can't do it either. First a older file widget from 2012 could do the job. This more modern here couldn't? I'm not impressed.

  11. Matt Willoughby-avatar

    Matt Willoughby


    Fantastic to be able to work and view multiple things without having to toggle between them. Great app!

  12. Surendra Chetwani-avatar

    Surendra Chetwani


    A good app... Purchased the premium version.. but disappointed with no bulk sharing and delete option... Please add this feature...then it will b more productive..pls

  13. Robbie Pence-avatar

    Robbie Pence


    Works great in Android 9, not on 7. Widgets don't show as available in the launcher.

  14. Boi Mesa-avatar

    Boi Mesa


    It's ok, but was hoping for some kind of playlist and/or randomise option giving u the option to shuffle and show custom chosen files in the widget... 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  15. ATHARVA KENDRE-avatar



    Buddy very very thank you for making this wonderful app . Seriously you don't know how much you helped me . Thank you . Really helpful 👍 🙏🙏🙏👍👍

  16. TohG-avatar



    Only concern is an appearance one. I'd like it to have transparency options.

  17. Steve Board-avatar

    Steve Board


    great app very useful for quickly open files straight from the home screen

  18. Michał Matyas-avatar

    Michał Matyas


    Works as advertised, don't listen to naysayers! I finally have a reason to have more than one screen in my launcher 😅

  19. Guun Han-avatar

    Guun Han


    Awesome app. Should be 1M+ downloads.

  20. L White-avatar

    L White


    Doesn't do anything. Don't get it, only shows settings.

  21. Durga-avatar



    It let's me use only one widget, doesn't help

  22. Gary Devilbiss-avatar

    Gary Devilbiss


    Perfect photo widget

  23. Brendon Lee-avatar

    Brendon Lee


    This app dont do much

  24. venky smily-avatar

    venky smily


    text size feature is not available when viewing the content in a widget. Also zoom option while viewing the content in widget will be very useful

  25. Lawlzorcreatorz-avatar



    I'll upgrade to 5 star when you include basic cloud services like Dropbox and drive

  26. Randall Paul-avatar

    Randall Paul



  27. Mark V-avatar

    Mark V


    Great app! I would give this 5 stars if you can allow zooming in on the widget for PDFs!

  28. Pablo H-avatar

    Pablo H


    Amazing, exactly what I pictured

  29. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This could be a very useful widget. Two issues I have with the free version displaying a gif file are 1. Refresh does not work. 2. The auto refresh option does not work either (I have a separate process downloading a new version of the gif file periodically. It is a rain radar image. The original image seems to be cached). And a request, could their be an intent I can invoke to force a refresh? Thanks

  30. Philip Broughton-Mills-avatar

    Philip Broughton-Mills


    Works well, but only three too-similar font sizes available and can't change background colour, because developer mistakenly considers the appeal to be a file manager when really it is a sticky-note app.

  31. Nick Williamson-avatar

    Nick Williamson


    If only all widgets were this competent! Nick

  32. Tim Babich-avatar

    Tim Babich


    Great little window to access your files. Let's you browse and see preview icons

  33. Robert Groom-avatar

    Robert Groom


    Excellent App, so useful and well implemented.

  34. John Derrez-avatar

    John Derrez


    This app is the first of its kind. Really useful when you want to read a text file without having to open up other apps. I'd suggest being able to keep the current file position in case the widget is reset due to low memory issues.

  35. Cash Bonanza-avatar

    Cash Bonanza


    Great app. Allows me to browse my PDFs simply and quickly. Highly recommend it. Worth the money

  36. UDAY JHA-avatar