Google Files is one of the best file managers for Android, and proves it with each new update, adding important improvements that will help us to free up space on our devices. In the latest improvement of Google Files we find new filters in the application manager that integrates, allowing us find the best applications to uninstall on our device.
So you can find which applications to uninstall
For some time Google Files allows us to quickly uninstall applications that we no longer use, but with their new filters they allow us to refine our search, since now in a much simpler way we will be able to see the big applications, the unused applications and the games, allowing you to combine all their filters.
This new feature can be found in Files > Browse > Applications. There it is possible that it informs us that ‘Files needs access to calculate the storage of the applications’. If it is the case we only have to click on ‘Calculate storage’ to jump to the settings of ‘Access to use’. There we click on Files by Google and activate the switch of ‘Allow Usage Access’.
In this way Files by Google will be able to calculate the size occupied by applications and see when was the last time we used an application. Once that option is activated, when we enter the section of Applications we will find its gestures divided into three tabs: installed applications, system applications and application installation files (APK). The new filters are in the main view, in the tab Installed applications.
With the filter of large applications we will see only the applications that occupy more than 512 MB. With the filter of unused applications we will see the applications with more than one month without using, and with the filter of games we will see only the games. In the list of applications we will see that the big apps are labeled with the MB+ icon, the unused applications with the icon of a sleeping alarm clock and the games with the icon of a controller.
The best of all is that we can combine filters, which allows us to find those big applications or games that we have not used for more than a month. In addition, regardless of the filter, we can also sort the results by size (largest or smallest first), by date (newest or oldest first) or by name ascending or descending. With this new Google Files becomes the best tool to know which applications we should delete when we are running out of storage or when we want to clean and delete those applications and games that have fallen into oblivion among the dozens of installed applications.