Applications to open files. Due to your work you will soon have to spend a few days away from the office and you will also have to use your mobile instead of the computer. Depending on the tasks assigned to you, you will need to use your mobile phone or tablet to work with documents. Precisely for this reason, you would need an application to open files and you have no idea how to proceed and, above all, which application to use. Today we tell you about it here.

Best applications to open files

In this guide dedicated to file opening apps, I first want to give you some tips on which file manager apps to download.

ES File Manager (Android)

The first application that I want to advise you to use to open files allows you to open files in the internal memory of your device. The application I am talking about is called ES File Manager and it is a great tool to explore the various folders of the devices Android. The app is also Free and presents only suggestions for the installation of sponsored applications as economic return for development and support.

After having downloaded it from the Android PlayStore by pressing the button Install on pc and then on the button I agree. Start it by pressing the button Open  and follow the instructions I am about to show you to understand in detail how it works.

From the home screen, swipe right to view or skip the introductory tutorial, and press the button. let's start (You will also accept the privacy policy and terms of service of the application).

As you can see from the main screen, the application displays a list of hotkeys that allow you to quickly access files such as Application (app apk file), Stock (multimedia files), Music (music files) and Video (video file).

Then instead, in correspondence with the wording recent file, you can see a preview of the files in your device memory.

To find files to open, you can use the application's internal search engine (symbol magnifying glass ) or, to search for a specific file, after touching the magnifying glass symbol, touch the three point symbol ( ... ).

Doing so will open a drop down menu and you can choose between search in images, search in videos, search in appssearch in documents. The search will be filtered by file type.

To search for other files, touch the item Internal Memory from the main screen: you will have access to all the folders and subfolders of your Android device.

As I mentioned earlier, the ES File Manager application is Free. However, you can buy the ES File Manager Pro for other additional functions. The ES File Manager application, in its paid version, costs 3,19 euros.

File (iOS)

To open the files in the internal memory of the devices iOS, things are somewhat different from the moment the operating system of Apple mobile devices is a closed system and it is not possible to easily explore all folders and subfolders, acting in a completely similar way to Android

However, on devices iPhone with version iOS 11, the latest version of Apple's operating system, the application Fillet allows you to easily locate all imported files to iCloud Drive.

The application is already present and installed in the memory of your device but if you cannot find it, go to the App Store and type Fillet in the search engine (it has a blue folder symbol). Once downloaded, to use it, just tap on it.

If, on the other hand, you want to use a more advanced File Manager application, I suggest you download the applications File App o File manager. Both very valid for the possibility of exploring some hidden folders by default in iOS. The first application is Free.. File App is also available in a version Banco Pro at a cost of 5,99 euros. The File Manager app is only available free - You can download it by tapping this link that refers to the App Store.

Application to open RAR files

You have been sent a file contained in a folder with the extension .rar and you cannot open it in any way to view the documents it contains? Don't panic - try installing the apps I recommend below.

RAR (Android)

The application that I would like to advise you to use for open RAR files on Android It is called RAR and it is very capable of performing this function to open files with this particular extension. The application is characterized by its highly optimized user interface, translated into Italian. There are no particularly invasive advertising banners and these are removable at a cost of 2,44 euros.

Then download the RAR application from Google PlayStore without hesitation: locate it in the search engine and tap the button Install on pc and then on the button I agree To download it.

Once you have finished downloading the application, click the button Open. I will explain in detail how to use it to open RAR files. To open such a file, you will obviously have to start the application in question and you have already downloaded the RAR file you want to open.

The main screen of the RAR application will show you the list of all the folders on your Android device: if you have downloaded the RAR file from Internet this should be in the folder Download. Then touch the button with the menu symbol ( three horizontal lines ) and in the drop-down menu, tap the item Withdrawals / Download to make sure it's in the Android Downloads folder.

Find the RAR file to open and tap on it. The file will open automatically and you can see the file it contains.

If instead of opening it you want to unzip the contents of the RAR file into another folder, tap the RAR file to put the check mark and press the button with the up arrow symbol. Then choose where to unzip the file using the menu Extraction options and confirm by pressing the button Okay.

iZip (iOS)

To open a RAR file on iOS I suggest you use the iZip application that allows you to open a file with this extension in a short time, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of the integrated support for various cloud services.

It has the ability to import and then open a RAR file uploaded from various popular cloud services (such as Google Drive, One Drive or Dropbox.

With that said, to open a RAR file with this app, first launch the app in question and then tap on the cloud service you want to use to import the RAR file ( Dropbox, Box, Google Drive o One Drive ).

If you just want use iCloud instead, touch the item Document explorer : the application will open File, from iOS (I told you in the previous lines) and you can easily find the file to import by tapping on it.

A notification will notify you of the import adventure: now tap Archives, in the folder imports and then in the RAR file to open.

give to  Okay to notify of Would you like to extract all the files? or touch Cancel to manually choose which files to extract. Et voilà, you will have unzipped the RAR file and you will have seen the files it contains, all from your Apple mobile phone.

IZip application is Free but to take advantage of other additional features, you can purchase the paid version. The latter, called iZip Pro, costs 5,49 euros.

Other applications to open files

Today you may need an application to open RAR files, tomorrow you may still need my help and need to open other types of files

  • Application for open doc files : if you have a file you have .Doc know that you are faced with the simplest file of all. It is a text document written with word processing software such as Microsoft Word or other popular software like OpenOffice. To open it I recommend that you download the application Microsoft Word, equivalent for Android and iOS of the well-known Microsoft program.


  • Application for open xls files : if they shared a file with you at work .xls means that you will be holding a spreadsheet probably created with the Microsoft Excel program. Consequently, download the Microsoft Excel application for Android and iOS and you will see that you will not have any problems.


  • Application for open apk files : if you need to open a apk it means you have to install an application that is not present in the Google PlayStore.