I have readyshare on my netgear router, and need an android app to view the files on readyshare.

I know about some file explorers (ES Explorer, etc) and they are not free apps for the FTP access. I'm looking for a free app that allows me to browse the FTP folder and view/stream the content on the readyshare flash drive.

Filetypes: mp4, docx, jpg, png and txt files.

Are there any github php projects that I could convert to apk via app-making-softwares for this purpose.

My FTP server that I need to access is: ftp://readyshare.routerlogin.net/shares

  • Sure you have looked well enough? At F-Droid, there're e.g. Ghost Commander and Amaze File Manager as file managers with networking capabilities. Does none of these two fit your other requirements?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 6:58
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    Amaze file manager only has a ftp server. I need an ftp client with file viewer. Simple ftp client would also be alright, but with a file streaming viewer.
    – mk117
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 15:38
  • I didn't try either (hence just the comment). So what about the Ghost?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 19:20
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    Haven't tried ghost commander. It's got smb too! Thanks! I'll try it out tomorow!
    – mk117
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 19:57
  • It might be overblown for you and really too much - but you mentioned a PHP project that could provide same functionality you might want to check NextCloud and the likes. all have also FTP options. But like I said, might be an overkill for you Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 2:06

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Browsers handle FTP links just fine, as well as content delivered over FTP protocol. So ... Firefox, Chrome, whatever you prefer...

  • This doesn't help. Cause I need a file viewer with ftp access.
    – mk117
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 15:39
  • @mk117 what do you mean by file viewer ? most file browsers will eventually open the documents in a dedicated app - just like what you will have with any simple browser.. Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 2:02

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