Google's app that helps Android users manage space on their smartphones and send files to people while offline is now available globally.
Files Go, file management software, was originally unveiled as a beta app last month. However, looking to fill a void in the Android operating system, users can finally access the app.
The app is aimed at helping Android users better manage their apps and content to free space. Users can back files up to the cloud and send them while away from an internet connection.
It forms an important part of Google Oreo 8.1 (Go Edition), which is the American technology giant's light version of Android. The latter was developed for people who rely on less-powerful devices in developing countries such as India.
Through the software, users are able to access images, video, audio, documents, shared files and downloads. The UI is relatively easy to use, too.
Another great thing about Files Go is that as well as letting users manage their files effectively, it also provides recommendations on how they can free up space.
That can typically be done by clearing app cache, shutting off unused apps and deleting large files. Files Go offers users the option to save documents on an SD card, too.
The other cool thing is that users can get reminders if they end up running low on storage, and there's integration with third-party backup apps such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox.
Sharing files without an internet connection is made possible as well. Instead, users can do this over Bluetooth and by creating a personal hotspot.
After testing the app for more than a month, Google reckons it can save users around 1GB of space. The app is available to download for free on the Google Play Store, and works with Android 5.0 or higher.
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