RELEASE Apollo - File Explorer for Nintendo Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by evo-brut3, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. NoNAND

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    Having an alternative to NX shell is good.
    Nice GUI
    hopefully you'll find a workaround that'll fix the moving files issue.
     
  2. Reecey

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    Excellent work! Does this delete content as well updates, dlc etc.. That’s what I’m looking for in a content manager. This looks very similar to n1dus which stopped working on firmware 7.0.1. and in my opinion was the best content/installer manager ever made, simple and so good.
     
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    now there's a quote to keep and treasure :)
     
  4. huma_dawii

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    Awesome! Make one for the Wii U... i beg you T.T
     
  5. Wamboniga

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    Looks super nice, good work pal :)
    Im also interested in USB SDcard Access and ftp.

    Keep it up :yay:
     
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    Your tool looks great so far, thank you :)
     
  7. Powerful

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    Just curious, what’s the point in this and why should I use it over NX Shell, and gold leaf?
     
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    Why do you say NX Shell AND Goldleaf intead of NX Shell OR Goldleaf? What's the point in using both?
    Multiple chioce is often nice. A new project could bring improvements and/or new functions not available in other projects
     
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    >a god of music
    music player support?
     
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  10. Natehaxx

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    Can they not add an ftp option
     
  11. Idaho

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    Nice project but NX-Shell is far more advanced and judging by the list of planned feature for this it'll never be better than NX-Shell is at the moment...
     
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  12. raxadian

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    Eh; don't you already have your smartphone for that?

    Unless you want a text editor to directly edit files on the switch for better hacking.
     
  13. hippy dave

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    This :) Config files etc.
     
  14. FoxMcloud5655

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    Exactly why it's been the most requested feature. Editing text files will allow you to manually change many things you previously could only do via FTP or otherwise.

    EDIT: Ninja'd by hippy :P
     
  15. evo-brut3
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    I planned to work on that feature, but I don't promise anything, because as for now I know very little about how to implement this.

    If I remember correctly joel16 said that he had some problems with that, but I'm really curious what are these problems, so I'll think about that.

    Well I removed the moving function in a minute before first release, but only because of my new overwriting method, I'll add it in v0.2 without any problems.

    Sorry I see that I didn't make it clear - Apollo is not going to be another content manager if we're speaking about nsp, xci, nca and others, there are already better homebrew for that, like Goldleaf or Tinfoil. Apollo's goal is to become convenient and reliable multi-functional file explorer.

    Haha, thank you, I need to make it more advanced before any porting, but I'm not saying no ;).

    That's is pretty good question, the point of project is that I'd like to learn new things, so I could provide community with better tools, the point of Apollo as I stated before - is to make it
    I also want to add new features which are requested by the community (of course features which I'm able to do at the moment). You're asking why you should use it over NX Shell or Goldleaf, well I do respect the creators very much, especially XorTroll because of the Plutonium, but for example NX Shell is pretty slow and Goldleaf doesn't allow you to select multiple files (or I'm stupid and I can't see that option) and I prefer Apollo's design over NX Shell and Goldleaf's (but that is only a matter of choice).

    You got it pretty quickly ;)

    Why not?

    I got a felling that not everyone understood it correctly - this is only a list for the very next release as I wrote in the first post and on the Github. I'm planning to do more advanced stuff, but in the next releases.
     
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  16. Joel16

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    Doesn't concern you.
    I don't mind some competition but the all the planned features are already incorporated into NX Shell apart from text editing/viewing. Anyways I hope to see more uniqueness from your project rather than another program that does the same thing in different ways.
     
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    I believe that these features are mandatory for any file explorer. My role model is currently banned from Google Play Es File Explorer, which before deletion was mine "must-have' tool. I'll be happy to give it more uniqueness, but this not a game nor a movie, this is a tool, so having same features which works in different ways is unavoidable.
     
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  18. Joel16

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    Doesn't concern you.
    No worries, I was just posting what I thought. I too learned a lot of how FS code works from 3D Shell and then here with the switch variant (I still have a lot to learn to be honest lol). I hope you can gather more knowledge with this and I wish you luck!
     
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    Thank you very much, hearing that from the creator of the most advanced file explorer for the Switch means a lot to me. I must say that making Apollo gave me more knowledge than 3 years of high school (they taught me english not c++).
     
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  20. Dichotomy754

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    I haven't tried it yet, for now ftp and windows browser is working good enough so I'll probably wait for text editing and the like before messing about with it. Though if you're looking for the most recommended features I'm sure a dark skin is going be be pretty high on that list ;)
     
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