|Android App Review - Storage Analyzer - Let's You Trim Your Files and Make Your Android A Lean Mean Mobile Machine Once Again|
Note: We were not compensated in any way for this review. This is an app we recently used, liked and wrote this review about.
Storage Analyzer is a free app available on Google Store.
Storage Analyzer by LeveloKment is a free app that can analyze your SD card, external SD cards, USB storage devices and system partitions.
So what would you need this? Can't you just buy a bigger SD card? Well, sometimes that is an option, but I some devices that is not an option, and sometimes you are traveling and it is not easy/cheap to get one. Also, the more files on you device, the slower the OS runs since it takes time to sort through all the files.
Also, phantom files can hog resources and that is something that Storage Analyzer can help with by identifying these types of files.
One of its most powerful features is its sorting abilities. It can order content by size, number of files, date or name and it can see the space used by applications using App2SD -- the .android_secure folder. In addition it can include or exclude folders from the mediascan of the Android Gallery and it also has very complete filters that can be used to sort out content you're aware of to make the rest more noticeable. Files can be sorted and ordered graphically by size with this app, so it's really easy to see where any problem files might be.
Storage Analyzer can search for files across partitions including searching in hard-to-find SD Card partitions, obvious SD cards, and on the system itself. Android file structure is a little weird in that multiple SD card partitions can be used, but all are named "SD Card", but SA can separate and display them easily.
The app also makes copying, moving and deleting files a breeze with its easy to use interface combined with its sorting and display features.
All these features allow it to delete unnecessary data, freeing up space on your Android device.
|Storage Analyzer screens - Let's You Trim Your Files and Make Your Android A Lean Mean Mobile Machine Once Again|
The app promises to identify bulky, space-consuming files and folders, and we were curious if Storage Analyzer let us identify an outsized, large files that can make a device useless by filling up all its memory.
We installed it, and launched it and went through a few of the help screens and hints to get and understanding of how it works and features. Kudos to LeveloKment for making a good amount of tips and help for the app, some developers forget this important step.
Once we got a feel for the app, it had identified an overweight DCIM image file and redundant .pdf file, which allowed use to free up some much needed space on the device.
For those who are 'Rooted', there are root options (in preferences) that allow file size-readings in the data folder. Checking the "use su rights" gets you superuser rights and lets you into the folder. The data folder can hold file chunks left over by removed apps, so it's a good place to free up some space. Even if you're not 'rooted', you might be able to free-up space by checking data folders on your accessible SD card or cards.
Storage Analyzer by LeveloKment is a must have app if keeping a clean Android device, fast running device with the space you need to download and store anything your mobile life needs. This is a really well made app, and will look for more from LeveloKment
Since it is free, a few minutes will add new life and space to your Android.
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|Storage Analyzer screen - Let's You Trim Your Files and Make Your Android A Lean Mean Mobile Machine Once Again|