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2 weeks 1 day ago #46565 by KentE

tech-stitch wrote: I also loved the way ES File Explorer worked for me. In summary, "it was removed from the Google Play Store for committing advertisement fraud." It is a sad story.


Just an observation that by the time it was removed from the Play Store, it was several owners removed from the original developer, and was owned by a company that had nearly all of their apps delisted. It's got to be a little hard for a developer to see his/her well-respected app treated that way.

Of the other file explorer apps mentioned, can any of them extract APKs?
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2 weeks 1 day ago #46567 by realLexusl21
ES file explorer does work on Moto e4

I liked it since you can go deep into folders. That basic explorer's. Do not show

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2 weeks 1 day ago #46568 by jamielih
For those of you who like to check out the messages your car has for you via the OBD2 port using a very inexpensive adapter, you could buy Torque Pro app to interface with the adapter. Chelle recommended this app some time ago. The app works quite well.
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2 weeks 1 day ago - 2 weeks 1 day ago #46569 by tech-stitch

realLexusl21 wrote: I liked it since you can go deep into folders. That basic explorer's. Do not show


In my opinion, this is / was the best file manager for my needs based on features. I am glad I saved the APK I had download from the play store prior to it's removal, as this has allowed me to continue to use it when needed. Solid Explorer Pro is a good replacement but I am still finding myself wanting to go back to ES.

Maybe one day, someone else will take it over (purchase it from the company involved in that mess) and can continue the development of that great app.
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2 weeks 23 hours ago #46570 by akaLTD

tech-stitch wrote: I also loved the way ES File Explorer worked for me. In summary, "it was removed from the Google Play Store for committing advertisement fraud." It is a sad story.


Thanks. Glad it wasn't something more concerning like malware or keylogger or something.

I'm going to continue using it then since I like all it's capabilities, it just has everything I want or need in File Manager.

I have a couple of the older APK's if anyone needs them. I have an app that automatically saves the APK before it upgrades/updates it which I do for all my fav apps. Been burned too many times with something changing for worse or not working right so now just back them up first.
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2 weeks 23 hours ago - 2 weeks 23 hours ago #46571 by akaLTD

joseph wrote:

mmfacemm wrote:
You can use your credit for google one storage as well if you need cloud storage.


How? I have an ongoing Google One subscription as well as a credit sitting in my Play account. It doesn't seem to draw the fee from the credit.

Sorry I don't remember exactly how I did it. Seems I simply choose to upgrade to Google One & when given option how to pay was able to use Play credits. Not sure if I had to choose Google Wallet first or not. It's been a while since I bought it.

Just checked Wallet (now Google Pay) & do see Play Balance as listed payment type, so that might be what I had to do.

Edit: in Google Pay under Subscriptions it shows Google One, choose Manage & it shows how it's being paid & ability to change payment method so you might be able to go that route.

Edit 2 - looking around the Google Pay site (on laptop) it has History which shows I did buy both Movie & Music using my Google Play balance so that answers that question.
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2 weeks 18 hours ago #46573 by peterquinn

akaLTD wrote: I have an app that automatically saves the APK before it upgrades/updates it which I do for all my fav apps. Been burned too many times with something changing for worse or not working right so now just back them up first.


That's a useful app! Which one is it? And I hope it's a free app :-) TIA.

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2 weeks 51 minutes ago #46582 by joseph

mmfacemm wrote:
App cloner so you can clone and run multiple instances of an app with separate log ins eg two facebook log ins.


Which app cloner?

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1 week 6 days ago #46594 by uhthisb
Re ES File Explorer, I believe it's like many apps. If an app becomes a market leader another company might buy it from the developer, then the developer doesn't need to get a real job he can just start working on the next big thing.

It wound up being owned by Cheetah Mobile which is a company that's basically been panned by everyone. You can get the good old version(s) from XDA Labs or sites like apkmirror. Also if you search on XDA I believe there's a consensus pick for the file manager most experts recommend that would be similar to the old ES but more modern.

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