Supposed Developer Of ES File Explorer Returns With fooView, A Floating Button...

Supposed Developer Of ES File Explorer Returns With fooView, A Floating Button For Searching, Screenshots, Navigation And More

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You’ve probably heard of ESĀ File Explorer before, even if you’ve never personally used it. The original developer of that app has seems to have resurfaced on XDA with an alpha app that you might want to check out. fooView runs a small floating button that you can use to get around the phone, take screenshots, and perform searches in a snap. Well, in a swipe, I guess.

After installing fooView, you’ll have to enable a few system features to let it do its thing. You can swipe the button to trigger back, home and notifications. Swiping up opens the fooView UI where you can use gestures to open apps web addresses. Probably the most impressive feature is when you drag the button out and hover for a moment. It lets you capture a part of the screen by drawing a box. A pop up has options for searching for the image, saving, sharing, or translating based on text recognition.

I should point out, we can’t say for sure this dev is truly the original maker of ES. The XDA account was created for this app (fvalpha) and the alpha is not hosted in the Play Store. However, the YouTube account does have some ES videos from a few years back, and the testing has been ongoing for a few weeks without anything fishy. At any rate, you can download the alpha of fooView and sideload it right now. It does seem pretty neat.

Article originally published at: Android Police