When comparing Uber vs ES File Explorer, the Slant community recommends Uber for most people. In the question“What are the most useful Android phone apps?” Uber is ranked 13th while ES File Explorer is ranked 23rd. The most important reason people chose Uber is:
UberX and UberXL are the cheapest services where driver's use their own cars. Can seat 4 or 6 people respectively. UberBlack and UberSUV are premium services with licensed drivers and cars. Can seat 4 or 6 people respectively. UberTaxi is a service that requests a taxi via the app.
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Pro Choice of 5 basic services
UberX and UberXL are the cheapest services where driver's use their own cars. Can seat 4 or 6 people respectively.
UberBlack and UberSUV are premium services with licensed drivers and cars. Can seat 4 or 6 people respectively.
UberTaxi is a service that requests a taxi via the app.
Pro Can play music in any music-enabled Uber via Spotify
Pro Drivers are vetted rigorously
Pro Insured under required commercial livery/taxi license
Pro Carpooling service can save up to 40%
Pro Generally professional drivers
Uber drivers have excellent street knowledge and well dressed (there's suggested attire for drivers).
Pro Good user interface
First time starting the app requires creating an account, confirming phone number, and adding billing info.
Each time the app is started a map is presented that allows setting a pickup location. Choice of service at the bottom. Estimated pickup time. Once that's done the app asks to confirm billing information.
Pro Built-in ZIP and RAR support
ES File Explorer supports the .zip and .rar compression formats.
Pro Integrates with a wide variety of services
The app supports Dropbox, Box.net, Sugarsync, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Amazon S3, Yandex and more.
Pro Supports SMB
ES File Explorer supports a local Samba connection to browse files on other area connected devices.
Con Highly questionable business practices
Uber often takes part in ethically questionable business practices such as purposefully sabotaging competitors by ordering and canceling rides in bulk, pushing questionable auto loans to drivers, selectively spying on customers and ignoring regulations.
Con High surge pricing
During busy hours, Uber raises prices drastically. On holidays, it isn't uncommon for 10 minute rides to cost around $150 USD. An increase of up to 800%. Also, Uber doesn't pro-actively notify users of surge pricing.
Con Connects to an IP in China
For some reason ES File Explorer installs a folder called Baidu of which any app that installs this folder connects to an IP in China for some reason. Sadly it is still not known at this time for what or why.
Con Adds possible malware
This issue appears after the update of Aug, 1, 2016 ver 188.8.131.52.
Con Changes features often
Features are changed very frequently, with most of the additions/changes being unnecessary.
Interface is kind of crappy.
Con Constant notifications
It is always running in the background and monitoring for possible issues. It always pops up with notifications about new files and suggested files for deletion. There is no way to turn it off.
Con Closed source (proprietary)
The source code for ES File Explorer is closed source.
Con Loads at start up and constantly runs in background
Takes up resources by always running. Performs monitoring you cannot turn off.