Apollo - File Explorer for Nintendo Switch

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Apollo is a File Explorer Homebrew for the Nintendo Switch. Its goal is to be the most convenient and reliable method to manage console's files.
Following the NX Homebrew Scene trend its name comes from Apollo - one of the Olympian deities, who is i.a. a god of music, truth, knowledge and protection of young.
It is also a reference to Apollo 11 - a spaceflight mission which allowed people to walk on the Moon.
Apollo is my first homebrew project, I hope you'll like it.

Overview
Apollo's current features are:

- Graphical User Interface: Minimalist design which is based on default hbmenu and official home menu esthetic.
- Selecting items: A simple but mandatory feature.
- Copying files and directories: Before doing so, application checks whether user is trying to overwrite currently existing files or directories and then asks about overwriting them.
- Recursive directory deletion: It allows for complete deletion of directories' content and obviously for file deletion.
- Renaming files and directories: Speaks for itself.
- Sorting items: Alphabetically or reversed.

Screenshots
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Planned features
Planned features for the very next release:

- Moving files and directories
- Showing files and directories' information (size, permissions)
- Sorting files by size and reversed
- Remembering cursor's position while browsing between folders
- Viewing images
- Viewing text files
- Extracting .rar and .zip files
- Creating directories and files

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Credits

- devkitPro for providing toolchain.
- XorTroll for the amazing Plutonium which allowed Apollo to look like this and the Goldleaf which is a mine of knowledge.
- GilFerraz for his beautiful Miiverse UI concept which inspired me to create sidebar.
- Lucas Lacerda for his Nintendo Switch UI Concept.
- jaames for the nx-hbmenu mockup which helped me with the design.
- Nintendo for security <3.
 
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More options are always good, nice work. I'll check it out. I see viewing text files is planned, if you can integrate text editing you'll be onto a winner.
I will definitely look into this. My goal is to implement features that are most requested by the community, so any suggestions are welcomed.
+1 it must be the most requested feature, and ftp
I thought about ftp, but I don't know whether should I implement someone's code or code it myself. I'm also interested in the way that current ftp (for example ftpd) works 'cause it doesn't show japanese/chinese/korean signs and I'm curious if it is possible to support these languages.
I love that UI, it's pretty sleek
Thank you, half of the time which I spent on Apollo, I spent on the design.
 

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Could you add a thumbnail view type? Selecting items in list view is a bit of a hassle for me.
 
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Could you add a thymbnail view type? Selecting items in list view is a bit of a hassle for me.
I planned to implement other view types (detailed list, bigger list and thumbnails) after accomplishing my current 'planned feature list', so yeah it should be done in 0.3 version
 

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I planned to implement other view types (detailed list, bigger list and thumbnails) after accomplishing my current 'planned feature list', so yeah it should be done in 0.3 version
Thank you. Simple thumbnail list should suffice.
 

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I second the USB storage access. I want to move files from a USB drive to my SD card.

Awesome job, this is one of those must have kind of apps.
 

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Thank you, half of the time which I spent on Apollo, I spent on the design.
And it shows. Looks very nice, sleek and very Switch-like.

I'd agree, a text editor would be amazing. USB storage access would be nice as well. Keep a thumb drive of a bunch of roms/nsp's to load on the go would be a cheap alternative to SD cards.
Regardless, I'm keeping my eye on this one.
 

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This is going to actually replace NXShell for me and probably many others. No offence to the creator of NXShell, it's great, but I'm kinda getting sick and tired of it's clunky UI so this looks very promising! Keep it coming!!!
 

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I would love to access the sd card via usb connection, similar to gold tree usb install, but also to copy/move other files than nsp
 
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