Tips & Tricks

Galaxy S7 edge tip: put a file manager on your edge screen

A recently released third-party edge panel puts a file manager on the edge screen of the Galaxy S7 edge and last year’s Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+.

There’s been plenty of debate about how useful the edge screen on Galaxy devices is. There’s never been much doubt about the beauty of a curved display, but as far as real functionality is concerned, opinions are split at best. With the release of Android Marshmallow came much-needed improvements to the edge screen. Particularly, the wider edge panels offer much more space for actually functional applications.

The freshly released file manager panel, developed by EHZ Studios, gives us a very clear look at what else is possible on the edge screen, beyond offering lists of shortcuts or simple information feeds. It offers quick access to all files and folders on your phone.

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Now, this is probably not something every single Galaxy S7 edge user desperately needs, but for those who regularly download and open various kinds of files, the file manager panel offers direct access to them, in a way that is, in our experience, faster than traditional file manager applications.

You can install new edge screen panels by jumping into Settings, and heading to the Edge screen section. Now, go to Edge panels and tap the DOWNLOAD button to enter the Edge Specials section of Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store. There, you’ll find the file manager panel for a mere € 1,36, or your local currency’s equivalent.

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Do you have any other edge panels installed that you find indispensable? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out our other Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge tips!

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nasty1989
nasty1989

It was not FREE???? I”ll used the File Manager which in Samsung Folder….

Wajdankn
Wajdankn

What?! It’s not free! I am not gonna buy it!