Possibility to donate in X-plore serves two purposes:
- Your free will to appreciate the developer’s effort to work on this application and provide it for free
- Use some of the premium features that you enjoy, which are paid and require donation
X-plore offers most of its features completely for free. This keeps one developer busy each working day, putting hours of time into making this application work, and adding new features. As motivation to do this, the developer has added the possibility to donate into the application.
So donations cover part of the developer’s living costs, providing part of his salary.
Thanks to everyone who sent donations so far.
Why is payment asked
After X-plore became a mature free app, some features are being added as premium features. These features are built to make X-plore a really unique tool, and require lots of time to be invested into research, testing, and making them work properly.
That is why the developer decided to request payment for premium features for keeping his business and work alive. Since the donation system was already implemented and working well, and many users had already donated, the decision was made to charge for premium features using the same donation system already in place, so that previous donors could enjoy the new premium features.
There is no PRO version to buy, all purchasing of “pro” features is done by simply donating.
Some paid features require less virtual beers (donation currency), some require more. However, once you donate the minimal requested amount for more valued function (e.g. 3 beers), you get included also those less valued features (e.g. those that cost just 1 beer).
The following functions are paid and require some amounts of “beers”.
Once you pay the needed amount, all other features with the same or less “beers” will work too.
|WiFi file sharing||3 beers|
|Music player||3 beers|
|Access from a PC web browser||3 beers|
|SSH file transfer||3 beers|
|Video player||3 beers|
|PDF viewer||1 beer|
|ID3 tag editor||3 beers|
Some functions provide limited functionality without payment (for example the music player allows you to play one track, the video player shows donate icon).
How to pay
Payment for donation is possible from inside of X-plore application installed on Android device.
Click the donation button on the toolbar (the one with the beer icon) to show the dialog with payment.
Later you can find your donation summary in Menu → About dialog, from which you can also decide to donate again.
Your donation on all your devices
Once you donate, your donated items are shown on all your devices (using same Google account) in the About screen, and premium features covered by your donation amount are unlocked for you on all your devices. There is no time limit, and you can enjoy X-plore for as long as the Google Play store will be functional.
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