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Astro File Manager vs Linda File Manager

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by hookbill, Jul 30, 2010.

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    Linda File Manager vs Astro File Manager

    I didn't think anything was better then Astro. I've been using it since I got my Droid in November.

    I was installing this great new temperature widget by P3 (MyDroidWorld - P3Droid & Dustin Jorge Present TempMonitor 3.0) and Astro refused to install the .apk file.

    On MDW web site P3 Droid advised I give Linda a shot. And it worked, the file downloaded beautifully.

    Now I don't want to have to carry 2 file managers, seems silly. So Let's see what everyone thinks. I guess I'll do a poll. And please comment why you prefer one over the other.
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    Over the past few months, as I had more files on my card, I'd noticed Astro getting slower and slower. I began using Androzip more and more. And when the latest Astro update indicated it included pop-up ads, I didn't download it. I've been very happy with Androzip. Have you tried it? Thanks for the tip on Linda, I may give it a try. As I found out with Astro, it's good to have a backup plan in case your preferred app goes downhill.
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    interesting, I might give it a try. However, it seems like Astro is usually considered the "gold standard" of file management, and I've had no issues thus far. If I do run into any, I'll give Linda a try.
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    I usually use AndroZip as well i have had no problems with it what so ever.. you should try it hook...
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    +1 for androzip. used it before i used astro, then tried astro, went back
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    I actually use both. Linda for super quick app uninstall and Astro for everything else.
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    I was told about Astrozip and I just assumed it was Astro they were talking about.

    I'll tell you this, Linda is smaller then Astro. I'm going to run with Linda for a while and see how it works. If I need to I'll keep Astrozip in mind.

    One last thing. Does Astrozip do everything that Astro does?
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    I have been using Linda since the first time Astro expired. Does everything I need it to do and doesn't expire every few months.
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    Androzip, not Astrozip. And as far as file management and zip/rar utilities, I haven't found it lacking.

    It's 496k, as opposed to Astro's 2.19 M.
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    Androzip does everything astro does as far as i know. really great program very small in size. easy to use..i have found nothing it is lacking in..
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    Have had astro since I got my droid, so I use it as default. Tried Linda but didn't like that there is no app backup (none that I found anyway).
    Just tried Andro and when I go into the app manager nothing shows up?
    So, I'll stick with astro I guess, but I do like the looks of andro better.
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    Astro File Manager hands down
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    Well, I don't use Astro for a back up and how come it failed to install that temp 3.0 app that I got from P3?

    I've sworn by Astro myself but this #fail when another file manger could makes me think twice.
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    I used Astro for a long time and have tried Linda. But I uninstalled both and now use Root Explorer for all file maintenance.
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    OK for maintenance. But what are you going to do to install a .apk file? Root Explorer doesn't do that does it?
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    Yeppers - it does. I just decided since I had to have it for editing/renaming,deleting system files I would just use it for everything.
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    i have used linda manager since i got my hone in january and like it better than astro cause its smaller and runs faster plus i like the short cuts on the home screen of the app and the app list
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    I've been using astro since I got my droid. It works for everything (so far) that I need it to. I didn't vote since I haven't used Linda and can't compare.
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    I use astro and androzip for .far files
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    I misclicked and voted Astro :(

    Anyway, thanks OP. I hadn't tried Linda, and really never liked Astro at all. I had been using EStrong, but at 1/3 the size Linda does 90% of what I want, so I uninstalled EStrong. I can always change on occasion when a need requires the DL, but I'm an app junkie and more space is a very good thing. Linda also let me uninstall Advanced Task Manager, which I only kept around for faster uninstalls. The uninstall is really quick and almost too easy in Linda (strange that it's the default action on click :)) The details option from long-click in the Application Manager is broken for me, but I can get that from the slower built in interface when needed.

    Thanks again for raising the question.
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