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How to open audio files on Android

Android's native audio player has no problem opening MP3, but other formats like WMA, ALAC AAC, OGG and many others can be more difficult. Those who like to listen to music, audiobooks, podcasts or even voice messages on their smartphone or tablet will sooner or later look for a player that suits their needs. The offer is quite wide, but if we choose as a criterion the variety of formats available, we get two good candidates.

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Play Music l MP3 formats without difficulty / AndroidPIT


PowerAmp also supports MP3 as well as the following formats: MP4, M4A, ALAC, OGG, WMA, FLAC, WAV, APE, WV and TTA. Its many functions, intuitive use and customization make it one of the most popular players.

Poweramp Music Player (Trial)
Install on Google Play

MortPlayer Music

A free alternative is Mortplayer Music, which also plays all the formats mentioned above. Only support for FLAC and WMA files is device dependent.

MortPlayer Music
Install on Google Play

How to open Office documents on Android

For reading and editing Microsoft Office documents, there is a wide variety of applications. Polaris Office and WPS Office + PDF open all the usual Microsoft formats (as well as PDF files, which no longer need the specific download of Adobe Reader).

Polaris Office – Word, Docs, Sheets, Slide, PDF
Install on Google Play

WPS Office – Word, Docs, PDF, Note, Slide & Sheet
Install on Google Play

Open and edit Microsoft Office files with these solutions / AndroidPIT


A case in point is the OpenOffice and LibreOffice file formats. To read and edit ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG, and ODF extensions on Android, there is a first version of AndrOpen Office, which is free but still needs to be improved and fixed.

AndrOpen Office
Install on Google Play


TextMaker Mobile offers a more stable option for OpenOffice documents, as well as support for all Microsoft formats. The free trial version of the app only lasts 30 days. After that, I need to pay to continue with the app.

Office: TextMaker Mobile
Install on Google Play

Microsoft Lens

Office Lens can open Office documents, although this is not its primary function. The app can capture images and turn them into PDF. The user can edit these PDF files, share and organize everything within the application's own library. You can also transform a Word file into this format.

Office lens
Install on Google Play

How to open photos on Android

The native Gallery app supports the usual JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP formats, but not TIF. If you are looking for an alternative to Google Photos, try one of the following.

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Save your creations and recorded moments in a good photo gallery / AndroidPIT


A free (and very popular) alternative is QuickPic, which displays photos ultra-fast, but also doesn't include support for TIF files.

Photo Gallery – QuickPic
Install on Google Play

Fast Image Viewer

For more exotic image formats, a good option is Fast Image Viewer. This app also costs nothing and can display the TIF format, and even the rare FAX. Download and check it out!

Fast Image Viewer Free
Install on Google Play

RAW images

The thing is a bit complicated when it comes to RAW photos, but here too the solution is in the specific applications. Who already uses Photo Mate can buy Photo Mate Raw Extension. In addition, Raw Decoder and RawDroid Pro also do the job well.

Raw decoder
Install on Google Play

RawDroid Pro
Install on Google Play

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop still has few options: Free Photoshop Express can't open PSD files. Just the paid Photoshop Mix app d scrap account.

Adobe Photoshop Mix
Install on Google Play

Convert and edit photos

With Image Converter, many extensions can be converted, even Photoshop files. JPEG Converter, as the name implies, converts PNG, GIF, and BMP files to JPEG.

Image Format Converter
Install on Google Play

JPEG-PNG / GIF Converter -> JPEG
Install on Google Play

How to open video files on Android

Not all video types are supported by native Android apps; Moreover, the apps for opening videos on Android are the most sought after. That's why we've selected the best options to be able to watch your favorite video on Android.

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VLC opens several video formats / AndroidPIT


The beloved VLC, mandatory desktop presence, can play almost all audio and video extensions, as well as support for subtitles and the screen aspect ratio option. Volume and brightness can also be controlled by gestures, and the corresponding widgets are already available.

VLC for Android
Install on Google Play

MoboPlayer and MX Player

Two other alternatives are MoboPlayer and MX Player, which also feature subtitle, multi-audio, streaming and playlist options in various formats. Also very practical is the function of bookmarks to facilitate the location of passages in long videos.

MX Player
Install on Google Play


At first glance, the BSPlayer interface may be considered a bit messy, but it is simply well developed. Described as the title of video players, the app does a great job of optimizing. BSPlayer supports almost any file format (avi, divx, flv, mkv, mov, mpg, mts, mp4, m4v, rmvb, wmv, 3gp, mp3, flac).

Install on Google Play


Developed by PANDORA.TV, KMPlayer is by far the best video player option. We recommend this app because it allows you to watch videos in multi-window mode, which makes it much easier if you want to watch a video while doing anything else on your device. Its very clean and simple to use interface.

KMPlayer (Play, HD, Video)
Install on Google Play

How to open Zip Files. on Android

Many times we also have to unzip files on our Android device. To do this, apps like B1 Free Archiver, Easy Unrar, Unzip & Zip and ZArchiver offer a great free service by opening all commonly used file formats.

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Open your uncomplicated files on Android / AndroidPIT

B1 Archiver zip rar
Install on Google Play

Easy Unrar, Unzip & Zip
Install on Google Play

ES File Explorer Manager

ES File Explorer is a complete file manager with built-in text editor and a system that can extract and compress ZIP and RAR folders. All the functions you can expect from such an application are present such as copy, paste, cut and duplicate folders and files. ES File also offers integration with cloud storage services and other servers.

ES File Explorer
Install on Google Play

And, do you already use any of these apps? Have any other suggestions?

The purpose of this article is to bring together all the useful apps for opening different file types on Android. Thus, updating and republishing this subject will become necessary over time.

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