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A Windows shell extension supporting icon for files of

  • .apk (android package)
  • .ipa (iOS app package)
  • .appx .appxbundle (Windows phone 8.1/10 app package, .xap is not supported)

This is the code repository, please visit the project page or go to release for download.

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  • Display app icon in Windows File Explorer with best resolution. DOES NOT work with other file manager due to .NET restriction
  • Customize-able Info-Tip for showing package information.
  • Context menu for batch renaming, use customize-able patterns.
  • Go to app store from context menu.
  • Auto-check new version.
  • Show overlay icon for different type of apps.
  • Support multiple languages: Thanks to contributors on


  • Adaptive-icon support (Beta)
  • protobuf support
  • support .NET 4.0??
  • QR code to download to phone
  • Hook up adb function with namespace extension.
  • drag-drop to install / uninstall to phone

Check Wiki for how to build from source code

Credit :

SharpShell Shell extension library
SharpZip Zip function implementation in C#
Iteedee.ApkReader the original APK reader, not in use currently
PlistCS iOS plist file reader
PNGDecrush PNG decrush lib
Ionic.Zlib Another Zip implementation, used by PNGDecrush
QRCoder QR code generator
Ultimate Social A free icon set for social medias
SVG SVG format renderer
WebP-Wrapper WebP format renderer
Thanasis Georgiou Project web page

Originally this project hosted on GoogleCode, now moved to :octocat:Github and fully re-writen with a native apk reader. The active developing code is on ApkShellext2 branch. The obsolete code is on master branch