The BEST file manager for your Chromebook in 2021…

If your Chromebook supports the installation of Android apps, then I encourage you take a look at (download and install) the Android app “Cx File Explorer”. The built-in file explorer (or file manager) in the Chrome OS has a lot to be desired; especially, when connecting to drives you have in the cloud (such as Google Drive, One Drive, Box and Dropbox) or when trying to connect to your network shares on your home network. I featured “Cx File Explorer” in another blog post (click here) and one of the things I wanted to experiment was to see how it performed on a Chromebook. Well, long story short… It is awesome. There is one thing you will need to do if you have an SD card installed in your Chromebook. In order for Cx File Explorer to see the SD card, go into the setting and toggle on, “Show system storage”. Once you do that, you can access the files on your SD card through the system files. In my case, once I toggled “on” the “Show system storage” setting, rebooted the Chromebook, the SD card showed up in Cx File Explorer’s home screen.

Cx File Explorer

What I found with Cx File Explorer is that it works just as well as on my Chromebook as my Android smartphone. Definitely is a nicer file manager than what is built into the Chrome OS to the point that moving files around, etc… is much more easier and makes more sense.

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Source: Google Play Store – Cx File Explorer


What are the best note-taking apps available for 2021?

Looking for a note-taking app? Below you will find four great resources that provide reviews on notetaking apps such as Evernote, OneNote, Notion, Simplenote, Google Keep, Rocketbook, and the likes. You will find as you explore note-taking apps, it comes down to a matter of preference.

Which one do I use? I have tried every single one of these note-taking apps and what I settled for that meets my needs is Google Drive (with Google Docs). Yes, Google Drive… You can read more on “Using Google Drive To Create A Powerful (and Free) Note-Taking Application“. For notes that I write down, I use a Rocketbook notepad that is reusable.

Follow the links below to get a good overview on what note-taking apps are out there from several of my favorite tech sites…

Best Note-Taking Apps: Evernote, OneNote & More (For Android & iOS)

Systweaks

The 11 Best Note-Taking Apps in 2020 – Evernote, Notion, and More

College Info Geek

The 5 best note-taking apps of 2021

Zapier

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook – Dot-Grid Eco-Friendly Notebook with 1 Pilot Frixion Pen & 1 Microfiber Cloth Included – Infinity Black Cover, Letter Size (8.5″ x 11″)

Amazon – Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Looking to try a different browser on your Android Smartphone?

There are so many alternatives to the Google Chrome browser for the Android based smartphone, that it is mind-boggling. Right now, on my computers and smartphones, I am wrestling between Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Vivaldi. If you follow the source link below, you will land at Phandroid where you can take a look at “7 great browser alternatives to Google Chrome for Android”.

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Source: Phandroid – 7 great browser alternatives to Google Chrome for Android

ProtectedText is an free online notepad with password, where you can securely save your notes on the web.It’s a secure notepad with password, for all your notes, ideas, to-do lists, scripts, etc…

It’s free and also without ads and tracking, and you don’t even have to register or have any kind of account. Store your notes anonymously and encrypted in this simple and secure free online notepad. You can also use our Android app to access your notes conveniently from your Android device.

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Source: Online Notepad – Protected Text

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