Ghost Commander File Manager APK

Version 1.57.1 - com.ghostsq.commander
Last updated: 2019-11-20 20:18:12
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A Classic File Manager.

Ghost Commander File Manager apk

APP Information

App Download Version1.57.1 (391)
Updated2019-11-20 20:18:12
Apk Size1.28 MB
App DeveloperNemesis][
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packagecom.ghostsq.commander.apk

Download Ghost Commander File Manager 1.57.1 APK

App Description

Ghost Commander File Manager is ghostsq,commander,tools,ghost, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.8 by 10 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Nemesis][ website who developed it. com.ghostsq.commander.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.57.1 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 Ghost Commander File Manager APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 49817+ times on store. You can also download com.ghostsq.commander APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Ghost Commander is a dual-panel file manager (as well as a FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV, Drive, BOX, Dropbox client!) which will let you to manage your files locally or remotely as well as tweak your system in the root mode. 

This is an open source software (see and does not show any advertisement! The project exists only because of your donations.

The main idea behind the user interface is classic: copy and move files from one panel to another. Simple.
Also, to not overload the display with extra checkboxes, file selection is made as follows: each file row is divided by two zones: tapping on the left you open files and folders, tapping on the right you select multiple items. If you are left handed, that could be swapped in the settings.

Writing access to external sdcard drives and USB OTG is provided through a special "Storage Access Framework" mode. Native mode can give only a read-only access to external drives.

Ghost Commander supports FTP and SFTP servers and Windows network shares, as well (with plugins) as Google Drive, BOX and Dropbox cloud storage, plus it can create/extract crypted ZIP archives and work with them as it was a regular folder. 
For advanced users, this file manager also supports root (superuser) mode, which is essential to work with protected system files on a rooted devices, like tweaking the system, change file permission attributes/owners (chmod/chown).

This file manager is very customizable and comes with a lot of options which allow you to adjust its appearance and behavior to your personal tastes and habits.

Here's a list of the file manager's features which include, but are not limited to:
* easy sorting by name, extension, size or date
* customizable multiselect (by tapping, or select by wildcards)
* root / superuser (su) mode: remount partitions and make changes in system files
* change file owner and permissions (in root mode only)
* modifying files on external SDcard via the Storage Access Framework (SAF) mode
* ZIP archive support: create and extract ZIP files, view inside a ZIP without extracting
* built-in FTP client: upload to/download from your own site or a public one
* favorite shortcuts for folders and locations
* calculation of file and folder size and MD5 and SHA-1
* file search by content and other properties
* text editor (built-in or external)
* text and picture viewers
* sends files via email, Bluetooth and so on
* personalization: colors, font size, interface language, custom toolbar, etc
* Windows network support via an optional SMB plugin
* Streaming audio/video from a remote location to a player app
* Access to the Google Drive, Dropbox and BOX or any WebDAV enabled cloud storage (with plugins)

Requested permissions explanation:
INTERNET - to make FTP and other network plugins be able to connect to the servers.
No connection is established without your command to do so.
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - to not to let the WiFi go down during a file transfer.
WAKE_LOCK - to not to let the phone go to a deep sleep during a file transfer.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - to let the file manager copy files to the sdcard.
VIBRATE - to let the phone vibrate when a long file operation is done.
INSTALL_SHORTCUT - to create shortcut icons to the desktop.
MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS - to do so when you have asked that.
ACCESS_SUPERUSER - to let the root: mode of the file manager functioning properly. Not used for any other purposes.
USE_CREDENTIALS - only to let the Google Drive plugin access to the Google based services. 

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If you like this application, a small donation to help further development will be appreciated.

App ChangeLog

  • Improved compatibility with different kind of text editing applications.
  • Removed "External editor activity" option
  • Embedded text viewer and text editor now show the file name in the title bar
  • The FTP client now uses the server address if it was routable but the PASV returns an non-routable
  • Updated Hungarian, German, Sweden, Japanese translations
  • Added uninstall applications permission, as required in Pie
  • Settings backup now renames the old file if it exists, does not delete it

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store


cannot create folder on external sd card

Pretty cool

Use with care. A powerful app.

👍can you do a video about specifically how to enable using Dropbox, Box, Google's Drive? through your app.


Плюсы: 2,2 МБ, до 6,4 МБ в ОЗУ, бесплатное, без рекламы и внутренних платежей, open source, черная цветовая тема, кнопка Выход, По крайней мере заявлена работа с облачными файлохранилищами (с Google Drive работает отвратительно). При попытке поиска расшаренных в локальной сети ресурсов стабильно выдает "Не могу запросить список доменов. Попробуйте указать имя домена явно, как в этом примере". Хотя, между собой машины с Windows 10 эти директории исправно видят. При поптыке открыть из справки платное приложение / ключ появляется "По запросу "pname:com.ghostsq.commander.donate" ничего не найдено". Ошибки правописания в русской версии приложения.

Very convenient and full-featured file manager. I recommend it!

Great app! Just what i needed....dont get any recovery app their all bulpshiz just use this to find accidently deleted media free no 200$ dollers fee... I was looking for video deleted and tried those recovery apps n they are useless... Thanks to this i found my deleted file,video, pics Don't waist your time with other apps this is the tool for you

OK Very Good - Best Apps

Instantly my phone froze, not responding. It looks like a good app with a lot of good qualities. Unfortunately it didn't work for me. I wish that it would have.

Excellent. But please add the option, of when exit is pressed, that it truly closes all the way. Thank you.

How do I run as root?

Through SAF all thumbnails for images disappear (blanked out). Oh.., too many writing limitations.. Alas, such good app can't use with my Oreo 8.1.

Works good but found out later that when using with Nook books, it would not remember the page last read.


Mostly just crashes for my primary uses such a googleDrive, more simple tasks tend to work but not much of a need for another app that can do those mediocre.

Talk control of your entire android with first commander application etc.

very usefull

good app i'll say its worth 5 stars

Just installed and not done exploring this. WOW! it looks good... Just used GC to delete 7 unwanted file from a dir on this (new) droid 8 phone. Couldn't find another ad-free FM that would. Have been poking around in GC's available functionalities. Appears that a very expert programmer made this. I'm sending some $ as soon as I can. EDIT 31July19: Dang! This thing is POWERFUL! I can open txt files with it in another 'window', copy/paste, see directories, file types.. A lot like PC right on phone

Good but there should be ftp server option with ext card file received option so that devices act as an ftp server.... it just has ftp client option..... keep the good work up guys....

The double pane screen makes it easy to transfer files


A little difficult to change from an IBM-PC running MS-Windows 3.1 and MS-DOS 5/6 to all these "different" types of devices with touch-screens and "different" types of windows and menus (MIS?).


Hi, Thought I'd give this app a try. My machine is a new Samsung Tab S4, running latest Android v9, stock, unrooted. When tapping on "Local Storage", I was jumped to /system/storage/emulated/0/, from there I could not get to / (root) and go from there. Using a menu option to 'Change Location' to '/' I got a warning message, I tapped 'ok', and recieved a 'invalid location' message. My usual file manager allows me to, so for now, will go back to it.


Very good app. I recommend it to anyone.

Der beste Filemanager. Homescreen Einzel-Dateiverknüpfung funktioniert, muss aber in den Permissions gestattet werden.

I was unable to accomplish what I wanted to. This app was unclear with instructions that caused me to change my decision to delete some old files



thankyou happy costomer.

very lite weight and powerful


true ghost alp dint know how it got here or wher my files go but a true ghost well.....

Needs NFS support, otherwise it's very good.

I will be Happy to see the new Star of you All Helping Thanks for your patience and understanding and you Beutifull Soporte

Cannot show grid of thumbnails. Cannot create directory on SD card (fails where others had no problem). I was enthused to find a project without ads, but it clearly needs more work before it is ready for prime time.


TLDR: Most excellent. Ad free. Highly recommended. I hadn't really used a Commander style file manager prior to this but that didn't take long to overcome as it is quite intuitive. Once I started using this app the previous file managers were soon uninstalled as the functionality available in this app is quite extensive. I do have one request if I may: could you please implement the same regular expression functionality that is used in the "multiple file rename" in the Search/Filter screen?


dns ipv6 encoded this devise as an admin and is not a recommended customer for a datq base system like yours




GREAT s im still learning...?

i had this before

Creating new text files doesn't work; says Operation not supported

Amazing amount of functionality packed into a tiny app. Well done.


best commander short of only worker

great app!!!

Global Light Optic's Inc's Ghost Commander,Five Star.

Powerful. UI is.complex, could probably get used to it but it's way more than i need. Text is quite small and its size doesn't appear ro be adjustable. This makes reading hard, but also gets in the way of selecting items precisely in lists. Using a Pixel 2. Might be better on a larger screen.

excellent thanks again for all your help and support for my mom

My 1st review was "6 Stars". Downgrading to 4. I was surprised that I could NOT search my sd card! Error message that search was only available for internal storage. What am I missing here, doing wrong?

unable to copy or move files.

Essential tool. No fooling around.

amazing app. excellent.

Telenor Telia Norge A ❤️ S

2019-03 Ph1 Nougat. Tried it several times across multiple phones -Just does not connect to any Samba shares, ever. And user interface is awful-how do you return to home screen once it goes to (failing) Samba connect pages? Just terrible.

Mola un huevo

Support OS4

It doesn't allow me to get to the root.


totally awesome !!

Почему у единственного нормально менеджера такие плохие оценки?

Best I have tried was Total Commander, but this app has even lesser size and is open-source, with almost comparable features with Total Commander. Best of all, this app detects the MIME type of files which is the first I have encountered in a file manager. Very impressive.


clicked to up to root and no calls to obtain rights from supersu waited 5 minutes to get sign slash:-)

While I have sometimes found navigation through the filesystem with Ghost Commander confusing, it's always worked when I have needed it. Decent and ad free. Decided to give another 🌟 for being ad -free.

Best file manager. I had to go to settings > misc, and uncheck 'open using content provider' to get files to open using preferred default apps as set in Android.


I love the app. It tries so hard to help. To bad for my administrators though. They're always in the way.

TL;DR This app is perfect! It is featureful, intuitive and FOSS. This app is a dual-pane file manager. For copying, you go to a folder in both panes and copy from active to the inactive one (and back by maling the other active.) For selecting, it has basic globbing support and a filename-based diff function. Just manually tapping works too, ofcourse. It has plug-ins for connecting other filesystems. This works so well that sftp feels like sshfs. ------- Really, it is worth learning this one.

best file explorer I have found

works great for connecting to samba server.


No root support.

doesn't show all the files in the folders. and touch sensitive is too much. clicking on a folder marks folders instead of opening. give us control of adjusting touch sensitive.


An advanced version of File Manager, Notepad and very customizable for theme and accent colors (even other great features). Congratulations!!

************* <=NEEDS MORE STARS! Excellent. Finally i find a sensible, usable, functional file manager. Thx!!!

Go to file manager for Android

Excellent program overall, good number of customisations. Would be better if the program wasn't divided into multiple different modules. Will be using this as my daily File Explorer.

thank you for keeping the app alive with updates. if you care, we keep using it. awesome file manager, one of the best in the market. good job with the lastest update!

An app by nostalgic for nostalgic. Otherwise the dated interface badly translates to the new systems.

Describe your experience(option) "fail," "failzd". Squar'd." Ty.


No need to look any further. Free and open source software, works great and fast. That's what software should be like. Kudos to the developers and all the people who are helping!

Useful application for managing files, including root access. Plug-in applications allow SMB access too.


No longer remembers app for opening image file types! Please fix this feature

Gets the job done, but UI could use polishing.

Great, thank you devs for creating this app! I installed this on an ASUS C100PA Chromebook - it was the only file manager I found that was dual-pane (having used Total Commander on Windows for 20 years I need this!), used the whole screen width (many will only use phone-style portrait mode), allowed discovery of and writing to the SD card, and allowed connection to Google Drive.

Really great app.. I'm very glad i downloaded it.

add multiple delete option and it would be perfect. helped me find hidden thumbnails that were from deleted images and thank you so much for that. only file manager i managed to find that does this

Fast... smooth... ad free... simple yet powerful.... and above all <1mb size.. that's all we want

Apk scan results

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

access SD Card filesystem
Allows the app to mount and unmount filesystems for removable storage.

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

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

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

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:Ghost Squared, L:Princeton Junction, O:private, ST:New Jersey, OU:private
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:Ghost Squared, L:Princeton Junction, O:private, ST:New Jersey, OU:private







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