Has anybody else wondered if ES Global decided to make money with their Explorer app by abandoning the pro version altogether and milking the free version?
I have used ES file explorer for a long time. I've been having more and more problems with the pro version with regards to cloud networking, which is one of the features that I use most. Sometimes it grants me access to all Google Drives, other times not at all, and most frequently only to some drives.
I decided this morning to try their free version. Their free version not only worked extremely well with Google Drive, the connection is much faster than the pro version. In contrast, they have apparently spent a lot of effort updating the crapware. Today it felt like trapware. I was asked to install other apps in order to access features. So I did, to test this, and immediately uninstalled them. I still had access to the features but I feel like I need to take a long hot shower.
Have other people seen this? Is this a new moneymaking twist – offering a pro version without ads and updates while milking the free version? Or am I missing something?