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Apkshellext 2_3: How to Use the %Attr% Variable and Other Advanced Options for Mobile Apps


ApkShellExt 2_3: A Handy Tool for Mobile App Developers and Users




If you are a mobile app developer or user, you might have encountered different types of mobile app files, such as .apk (Android), .ipa (iOS), and .appx/.appxbundle (Windows Phone). These files contain the app's code, resources, and metadata, but they are not easy to view or manage in Windows Explorer. That's where ApkShellExt 2_3 comes in handy.


What is ApkShellExt 2_3?




ApkShellExt 2_3 is a Windows shell extension that adds some useful features to Windows Explorer for mobile app files. It is an open-source project developed by kkguo on GitHub . It is based on the .NET framework and SharpShell library, and it supports Windows XP and above.




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Features of ApkShellExt 2_3




ApkShellExt 2_3 has several features that make it a useful tool for mobile app developers and users. Here are some of them:


Show icons for mobile apps in Windows Explorer




One of the most noticeable features of ApkShellExt 2_3 is that it shows the icons for mobile app files in Windows Explorer. This makes it easier to identify and distinguish different apps at a glance. It also adds some visual appeal to your folders.


How to install apkshellext 2_3 on Windows 10


Apkshellext 2_3 features and benefits


Apkshellext 2_3 vs other icon tools for mobile apps


Apkshellext 2_3 download and installation guide


Apkshellext 2_3 support for adaptive icons


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to batch rename .apk files


Apkshellext 2_3 latest release and updates


Apkshellext 2_3 review and feedback


Apkshellext 2_3 troubleshooting and issues


Apkshellext 2_3 preferences and settings


How to uninstall apkshellext 2_3 from Windows


Apkshellext 2_3 translations and languages


Apkshellext 2_3 source code and development


Apkshellext 2_3 compatibility and requirements


Apkshellext 2_3 alternatives and comparisons


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to show package information in the tooltip


Apkshellext 2_3 support for .appxbundle and .appx files


Apkshellext 2_3 license and terms of use


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to go to app store from Windows Explorer


Apkshellext 2_3 support for WebP format


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to dump androidmanifest.xml and other XML files


Apkshellext 2_3 support for gradient in adaptive icons


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to clear thumbnail and icon cache


Apkshellext 2_3 support for %Debugable% variable


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to select the best resolution icon from configurations


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to extract icons from mobile app files


Apkshellext 2_3 support for .ipa files and iOS app packages


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to customize renaming patterns and tooltips


Apkshellext 2_3 support for %Attr (TagPath,Attribute)% variable


How to use apkshellext 2_3 to display thumbnail in different sizes and options


Show package information in the tooltip




Another feature of ApkShellExt 2_3 is that it shows the package information for mobile app files in the tooltip. This means that when you hover your mouse over an app file, you can see some useful information about it, such as the app name, version, package name, min SDK version, target SDK version, permissions, activities, services, etc. This can help you get a quick overview of the app without opening it.


Batch rename .apk files




A third feature of ApkShellExt 2_3 is that it allows you to batch rename .apk files using variables. This can help you organize your .apk files more efficiently and consistently. For example, you can rename your .apk files using the app name, version, package name, min SDK version, etc. You can also use custom variables to suit your needs.


Go to app store shortcut




A fourth feature of ApkShellExt 2_3 is that it adds a "Go to app store" shortcut to the context menu for mobile app files. This means that when you right-click on an app file, you can choose to go to the app store where the app is available. This can help you find more information about the app, such as reviews, ratings, screenshots, etc. It can also help you download or update the app if needed.


How to install and uninstall ApkShellExt 2_3




If you want to use ApkShellExt 2_3, you need to install it first. Here are the steps to install and uninstall ApkShellExt 2_3:


Installation guide





Download the latest release of ApkShellExt 2_3 from the GitHub page. You can choose between the x86 and x64 versions depending on your system architecture.


  • Extract the zip file to a folder of your choice.



  • Run the install.bat file as administrator. This will register the shell extension and restart Windows Explorer.



  • Enjoy using ApkShellExt 2_3!



Uninstallation guide





  • Run the uninstall.bat file as administrator. This will unregister the shell extension and restart Windows Explorer.



  • Delete the folder where you extracted ApkShellExt 2_3.



How to use ApkShellExt 2_3




Once you have installed ApkShellExt 2_3, you can start using it right away. Here are some tips on how to use ApkShellExt 2_3:


Customize preferences




You can customize some preferences for ApkShellExt 2_3 by editing the config.ini file in the folder where you extracted ApkShellExt 2_3. For example, you can change the language, the icon size, the tooltip format, the rename format, etc. You can also add or remove custom variables for renaming .apk files. You can find more details about the config.ini file on the GitHub page.


Rename files using variables




You can rename .apk files using variables by selecting one or more .apk files in Windows Explorer, right-clicking on them, and choosing "Rename APKs" from the context menu. A dialog box will appear where you can enter a rename format using variables. You can use the built-in variables or the custom variables that you defined in the config.ini file. You can also preview the new file names before applying them. For example, you can use this format to rename your .apk files: %appname%_%version%_%minsdk%_%targetsdk%.apk


Dump androidmanifest.xml and other XML files




You can dump androidmanifest.xml and other XML files from .apk files by selecting one or more .apk files in Windows Explorer, right-clicking on them, and choosing "Dump XMLs" from the context menu. A dialog box will appear where you can select which XML files you want to dump. The dumped XML files will be saved in a subfolder named "xmls" in the same folder as the .apk files. You can view or edit these XML files using any text editor.


Support adaptive-icon




You can view and extract adaptive-icon from .apk files by selecting one or more .apk files in Windows Explorer, right-clicking on them, and choosing "Extract Adaptive Icon" from the context menu. A dialog box will appear where you can select which adaptive-icon you want to extract. The extracted adaptive-icon will be saved as a PNG file in a subfolder named "icons" in the same folder as the .apk files. You can use these PNG files for any purpose.


Why use ApkShellExt 2_3?




ApkShellExt 2_3 is a handy tool for mobile app developers and users because it offers many benefits. Here are some of them:


Benefits of ApkShellExt 2_3




Save time and effort




ApkShellExt 2_3 saves you time and effort by allowing you to view and manage mobile app files in Windows Explorer without opening any other software. You can quickly access app information, batch rename .apk files, go to app store, dump XML files, and extract adaptive-icon with just a few clicks.


Manage mobile apps easily




ApkShellExt 2_3 helps you manage your mobile apps easily by showing icons for mobile app files in Windows Explorer. This makes it easier to identify and distinguish different apps at a glance. It also helps you organize your .apk files more efficiently and consistently by using variables to rename them.


Access app information quickly




ApkShellExt 2_3 lets you access app information quickly by showing package information for mobile app files in the tooltip. This means that when you hover your mouse over an app file, you can see some useful information about it, such as the app name, version, package name, min SDK version, target SDK version, permissions, activities, services, etc. This can help you get a quick overview of the app without opening it.


Conclusion




ApkShellExt 2_3 is a handy tool for mobile app developers and users who want to view and manage mobile app files in Windows Explorer. It adds some useful features to Windows Explorer, such as showing icons, package information, batch rename, go to app store, dump XML files, and extract adaptive-icon. It is easy to install and uninstall, and it can be customized according to your preferences. It can save you time and effort, help you manage your mobile apps easily, and access app information quickly. If you are interested in ApkShellExt 2_3, you can download it from the GitHub page and give it a try.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about ApkShellExt 2_3:



  • Does ApkShellExt 2_3 support other types of mobile app files besides .apk?



Yes, ApkShellExt 2_3 also supports .ipa (iOS) and .appx/.appxbundle (Windows Phone) files. However, some features may not work for these files, such as showing package information, batch rename, go to app store, dump XML files, and extract adaptive-icon.


  • Does ApkShellExt 2_3 work on other operating systems besides Windows?



No, ApkShellExt 2_3 only works on Windows XP and above. It is a Windows shell extension that relie


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