UPDATE: The beta program is open now for anyone to join. I’ve re-added the link to the app at the bottom of the article.

Enjoy!

Google is testing a new app, called “Files Go”, that helps you manage storage smartly by keeping your phone organized and clean. It lets you delete app caches and points out larger files in your storage, and it also recognizes and helps you remove spam and duplicate images.

Additionally, Files Go detects apps that you aren’t using often and gives you the option to uninstall them with the push of a button. There’s also a file manager that includes the ability to send files offline using your device’s hotspot.

Here’s the rundown from Google Play. Said listing was mysteriously pulled from the Play Store as I was writing this article, by the way. But, have no fear. We have a download link for you below.

Files Go features

  • Help you free up more space in many more ways than before.
  • Suggest removing apps you no longer use to keep your phone fast & feeling new.
  • Recognize and help you remove the spam & duplicate images.
  • Find your important documents without cumbersome and manual effort.
  • Share your files offline – fast & secure – with the tap of a button.

As I mentioned, the Play Store link went dead. It was there when I started writing this article but disappeared shortly after. That’s likely due to this being an unreleased app that’s being tested by Google employees and their family and friends.

But, you’re in luck! Our friends at Android Policewhere we discovered this tidbit – happen to have an APK file you can download right now. You can grab it and give it a try for yourself with the link below.

Remember to set your phone to allow installation of apps from unknown sources before installing.

Download Files Go

APK Download

I’ve held off on using the official Play Store link for now, as it’s broken. I’ll update this post once it’s live again.



1 COMMENT

  1. Been using it since I saw it popped up at AP. Turned out it’s not really a file browser; at least I don’t see any option to move files between folders. It’s more like an extension for the existing ‘Downloads’ app.

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