Solid Explorer has been updated today, dropping the Beta tag and being released as a full product. A fan favorite for its UI, Solid Explorer has a fairly big user base. Unfortunately, there is a complication. As soon as you update, your Solid Explorer turns into a two week trial. The unlocker costs only $1.99, and the developer deserves to get paid for his work, but I think the way they handled the situation was poor.
Forcing your users into a trial by simply updating the app isn’t the right way to go about things. The developer should have created an ad-supported version for their loyal users, instead of just telling them they can no longer use the app without paying. I don’t think the reaction to that will be very good. However, this shouldn’t stop you from buying the app. It’s functional, beautiful, and if you use it a lot, definitely worth two bucks.
With the update, it also got a bunch of new features. One of the best ones is Samsung Multi-Window support. It’s amazing to see developers supporting device-limited technologies like that. Here is the rest of the changelog:
- Out of Beta, yay!
- Support for Samsung’s Multi Window
- Support for subtitles with streaming videos
- Ability to set ringtones
- Busybox included in the app
- Fixed issues with refreshing the gallery
- Optimized package size
- Minor bug fixes and stability improvements
Will you be buying this app? Or are you too disappointed by the developers actions? Tell us in the comments!