09-23-2014 01:04 AM
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  1. lagunacid's Avatar
    Hi WPCentral! I've made an app that hopefully is useful to you all!

    Pocket Explorer | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Pocket Explorer is shaping up to be the definitive file manager for Windows Phone 8.1!
    Release Candidate 3 brings in-app photo viewer, even smoother and faster folder loading, smarter Cloud browsing, and improved navigation. This on top of dozens of other improvements. If you haven't tried the app recently, I definitely recommend you do so - you will not regret your 2MB download :)



    Why use Pocket Explorer over Microsoft Files?

    We add several features while maintaining the speed and intuitive UI that everyone loves:
    * Zip compression and extraction, to help share files
    * Integration and interconnection with OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive, with even more to come
    * Smart search for offline and online files
    * Live tiles to track your storage usage at a glance
    * Smart folder and file pinning
    * 3 view models: details, tiles, and thumbnails
    * Folder shortcuts on the home screen
    * Easily access recently opened files through the recent files page
    * Load up detailed file and folder properties, including MP3 and Document information
    * Customize your background with any photo you'd like
    * Option for higher resolution thumbnails that are not used in Files
    * In-app media viewer for easier photo browsing
    * Save files from other apps through the share menu
    * Smart copy-and-paste to easily move files from different folders to a single target
    * Upload and download files from one cloud service to the others, or save it offline to your own phone

    Why use Pocket Explorer over other 3rd Party apps?

    * Our goal is to make Pocket Explorer feel like a native app! (More like People, less like Xbox Music)
    * We are fast, stable, easy-to-use, and pretty!
    * We have a boatload of features!
    * We aim to follow Windows Phone design guidelines!
    * We update regularly, bringing you value every week
    * We are engaged with the Windows Phone community, and listen to feedback!

    Can I see what the app looks like first?

    Here is a current imgur album
    Pocket Explorer - Release Candidate 3 - Imgur
    Last edited by lagunacid; 09-23-2014 at 01:05 AM.
    04-22-2014 01:12 PM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Thanks for supporting and developing apps for windows phone. Good luck for your future apps
    04-22-2014 01:16 PM
  3. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    The app is really worth of purchase, it is better than other similar apps.

    EDIT: If you need help with translation to Spanish, I can help.
    04-22-2014 01:37 PM
  4. ListenUpGuys's Avatar
    The first time I ran it it said some folders with lots of files in them were empty. It seems ok now.

    I noticed that it always lists folder sizes as 0 bytes. It would be better to say "unknown".

    A useful feature for me would be if I could zip folders.

    For now I'll give it 4 stars and purchase.
    04-22-2014 05:22 PM
  5. ListenUpGuys's Avatar
    Oh, please can you add support for opening custom file types, so I can save unknown files to my phone from emails? Thanks
    04-22-2014 06:03 PM
  6. Doctor Spadus's Avatar
    Also they should implement actions on files and folders also among phone, sd cards and OneDrive
    04-23-2014 06:27 AM
  7. lagunacid's Avatar
    One Drive support will be put into the app as soon as I finish the core features. I've already coded some things in preparation for it.
    SD Card and Phone actions should already be fully working!

    I've just submitted an update that made the UI smoother and lighter - please do let me know how it works!
    04-23-2014 09:00 PM
  8. ListenUpGuys's Avatar
    Can you tell is what features are on the roadmap?
    Saving any file from email maybe? :) Zipping files? :)

    There's a folder on the root of my phone storage which I'd like to keep there and access from this app. Currently I haven't seen how to add the location. Is there a way?

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    04-24-2014 08:32 AM
  9. ListenUpGuys's Avatar
    Oh it can't move folders yet. This should be priority #1.
    I made use of this app this evening in a work scenario. I needed to send someone a file they'd overlooked, and I had it on my phone's memory. I'm fairly sure business use will be your primary market for this app.

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    04-24-2014 05:04 PM
  10. lagunacid's Avatar
    I don't think the app is allowed by the system to access the system's root. But if it's possible I can definitely add that!
    In the short run I'm looking to implementing the moving and copying of folders (I have to write that code myself since WP8.1 does not include code for that), a grid view for thumbnails, and OneDrive integration.
    Currently priority #1 is tracking down the odd crashes that some people get. Without any information about the crash it's really difficult, however.
    04-24-2014 06:54 PM
  11. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    I don't think the app is allowed by the system to access the system's root. But if it's possible I can definitely add that!
    There is no way that an app can access system files, it is the same than Windows RT/Windows 8.1 apps.
    04-24-2014 11:55 PM
  12. lagunacid's Avatar
    I think he means the folder before Pictures, Downloads, etc. The root of the Users folder. Which might be possible, though I'm not sure on its use
    04-25-2014 02:08 PM
  13. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    I think he means the folder before Pictures, Downloads, etc. The root of the Users folder. Which might be possible, though I'm not sure on its use



    I guess file picker is the way how they are getting permissions, all file manager apps are using the file picker for adding the folders.



    If true, that's mean there are no other ways for access user folders.



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    04-27-2014 12:09 PM
  14. ListenUpGuys's Avatar
    Fantastic update today! Thanks

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    04-28-2014 12:28 PM
  15. lagunacid's Avatar
    Today's update should have fixed all problems with giant folders, and includes thumbnail views as well as the copying and moving of entire folders at once.

    Please do let me know if something is still wonky!
    04-28-2014 02:07 PM
  16. ListenUpGuys's Avatar
    Seems perfect. It's much better than desktop Windows for moving large folders on the phone. Really well done :)

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    lagunacid likes this.
    04-28-2014 03:03 PM
  17. lagunacid's Avatar
    Thank you! :) this week should be another great update! Got most of the searching and filtering code down. Also, reworking the copy/paste system to be clipboard-based, to allow for easier batch moving and copying to OneDrive later ;)
    04-29-2014 09:19 PM
  18. lagunacid's Avatar
    All those are done! And OneDrive support as well :) not 100% sure if OneDrive will work for everyone but lets try!
    05-06-2014 04:09 AM
  19. Live2Deliver's Avatar
    did today's update broke this app for anyone else?
    it closes before even starting
    05-06-2014 05:21 AM
  20. Dnamb's Avatar
    did today's update broke this app for anyone else?
    it closes before even starting
    Same here, tried re-installing, but to no avail.

    EDIT: Feature Request (If Possible): Access to Bluetooth Save Folder?
    Last edited by Dnamb; 05-06-2014 at 09:40 AM.
    05-06-2014 07:22 AM
  21. iyae's Avatar
    did today's update broke this app for anyone else?
    it closes before even starting
    Yep. Crashes right off the bat
    05-06-2014 07:22 AM
  22. yihong kang's Avatar
    Same here. Crashed before starting.
    I still can't download email attachment using this app, hope it will come soon.
    05-06-2014 09:28 AM
  23. iyae's Avatar
    Ok so he's fixed it. App opens now. Buuuuut the music folder crashing bug is back :( yay :(

    UPDATE: dev has pushed out another update...music folder still crashing.
    Last edited by iyae; 05-06-2014 at 05:17 PM.
    05-06-2014 04:18 PM
  24. lagunacid's Avatar
    Weird, there should be no reason for the folder crashing bug to have come back. I'll investigate today. Lots of creepy bugs showed up when I integrated OneDrive stuff. Bunch of undocumented side effects.
    05-06-2014 05:36 PM
  25. lagunacid's Avatar
    Super odd, just tested a folder with 500 songs on the root level and it didn't even come close to reaching the memory threshold. It must be something else. Are there only songs in that folder? Are there music videos as well, other types of files? Does it happen even after the app restarts?
    05-06-2014 06:11 PM
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