Google has released its new Files Go app in beta for anyone who wants to try it out. Files Go is a file management app designed to clear space on your phone and keep you organized. It also allows you to share files with other Android users in a way not like Apple’s AirDrop.

Earlier this week, a new Android app called Files Go appeared on Google Play. However, Google took the app down when tech sites found out about it. Now Google has made Files Go available again and has even asked for a review. So it would be rude not to take it for a test drive.

Go Files makes file management a breeze

Files Go does several things, all of which are designed to help you clean up your phone to keep it in order. It’s also a small file on its own, with Files Go beta under 6MB. Which is to ensure that even the most basic Android will have a place for it.

According to Google Play, Files Go «recommends rarely used delete apps», «recognizes and helps you get rid of spam and duplicate images», «helps you find important photos, videos and documents faster» and «makes it easy to share files offline — fast and safe.»

This last feature is the most interesting as it mimics the AirPlay action on Apple iDevices. Files Go means you can now share files with other Android users in close proximity using just Bluetooth, eliminating the need for an Internet connection.

Files Go was originally intended for emerging markets, where cheaper hardware means storage space is expensive. However, it looks like Google will launch Files Go around the world sometime in December. So those of us in the know can use it for a few weeks before prowls.

The ongoing journey of Android Go

As you might have guessed from the name, Files Go is the latest app released as part of the Google Go for Android initiative. Android Go for the uninitiated is Google’s ongoing effort to create less lightweight apps that can run on more devices. Apps such as YouTube Go, for example.

Will you try out the beta version of Files Go? Or is it better to wait until Google releases the final version? Are you having trouble saving your phone’s memory? And could you use the Airdrop feature of Files Go? Please let us know in the comments below!

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